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Sometimes, it’s better to get the news from the horse’s mouth. DMA CEO Tom Benton spoke with Target Marketing yesterday morning, before
Having enough information to develop an intelligent business strategy is overwhelmingly what marketers want, and what so few of them
Even though the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) declared "programmatic" the word of 2014, marketers self-admittedly lack deep knowledge and understanding of it. The ANA put it best when it stated that, when it comes to programmatic, "everyone is talking about it, trying to see how to measure it, implement and/or define it. But few people get it or do it."
Few marketers are aware that the digital advertising industry faces a serious dilemma stemming from weak inventory oversight and, in many cases, outright fraud
Return on Investment: Everybody's talking about ROI, but not everyone agrees on what it is. Given the various ways that I've heard marketers bandy about the term ROI, I wonder how many of them really understand the concept, and how many just use the term as a buzzword. There's certainly a disconnect between the way many marketers use of the term and the traditional definition embraced by CEOs and CFOs.
Some of the world's biggest and best-known brands are going to act as bait in order to catch a thief. As part of an initiative being unveiled by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), 30 brand marketers will participate in the sting operation, which will be conducted by online ad fraud detection company White Ops, which will measure precisely how much of their online advertising exposure is comprised of so-called "bot fraud," or nonhuman traffic generated by machines posing as actual consumers. "Bot fraud costs marketers billions of dollars annually," says Bill Duggan, group executive vice president of the ANA.
The Direct Marketing Association is leading a broad group of industry associations in asking Congress to pass a national data breach notification law. The letter, signed by 16 trade associations representing thousands of the leading companies across the information economy, notes American businesses have compelling incentives to protect sensitive information and maintain valuable customer relationships—and that they work tirelessly to implement security measures to safeguard data.
Consumers’ adoption of PCs, smartphones and tablets has effectively necessitated the need for advertising campaigns that stretch across multiple screens in order to stay in front of audiences. Marketers appear to understand this clearly. An August 2013 survey of U.S. marketers conducted by Nielsen and the Association of National Advertisers discovered that they expected the share of their budgets allocated to multiscreen campaigns to increase to 50 percent by 2016, from 20 percent this year.
Last night, I was watching TV with my oldest daughter. And after shaking our heads at a really bad commercial, she asked me the question we’ve all asked many times: "How did that commercial ever get made?" She continued by asking me a number of questions, which all boil down to: "Why does most marketing stink?" The statistics don't paint a pretty picture: Consumers are bombarded with more than 5,000 marketing messages a day, up from around 2,000 just a few years ago; two-thirds of us are on the “Do Not Call List” to avoid telemarketing: 86 percent of us