Most of us in the industry know well that programmatic advertising allows marketers to clearly define budgets, set goals, and apply attribution models for campaigns while the technology does all the work. Algorithms do the heavy lifting, analyzing variables in real time to determine the right campaign settings. If you ask online marketing professionals, they’ll say programmatic works, which is why it has maintained its dominance in the ad space. So what exactly are the factors driving programmatic’s growth?
Consumers spend an enormous amount of time on mobile, particularly with chat and messenger apps, such as Line, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. This represents a huge business opportunity for marketers, who must figure out how to leverage messenger services and add the in-app channel into their cross-device campaigns.
At least a third of the projected $617 billion to be spent this holiday season is expected to come from ecommerce transactions. Here are four top trends to boost consumer engagement and maximize sales this holiday shopping season.
The mobile revolution is more extreme than any other megatrend in technology today. For a long while now, the growth of mobile adoption amongst consumers has been talked about, but the pace of change continues to be rapid and is accelerating. As a brand, being seamlessly present across all devices and actively engaging users, especially on mobile, is key to winning in this new mobile world. But, it’s easier said than done in some cases. The secrets to success are still in progress, but there are some fundamental steps brands need to take today in order to win.
Marketers are known for demanding ROI and previous results before they embrace new strategies, but they're going all-in on the assumption that mobile will be a far more prosperous channel this year than in previous holiday seasons.
As retailers gear up for the last quarter of the year, they’ve been carefully prepping for the 2015 holiday shopping season in an effort to maximize sales. They’ve strategically mapped out marketing plans, advertising creative and in-store displays to capture consumer attention. However, as the path to purchase quickly shifts to mobile, one crucial element continues to need improvement. Often overlooked, yet invaluable for boosting sales, the user mobile experience will be key for retailers looking to drive profit during the upcoming gift-giving season.
The day after Thanksgiving is becoming less an in-store, discount-driven event where shoppers line up in the cold, run into stores and fight over the last $29 tablet computer or coveted Barbie doll, and more of an online phenomenon driven by shoppers using smartphones, a study finds. Data shows online sales were 275% higher for mass merchants on Black Friday last year than during non-holiday periods, nearly hitting the level of the Monday after Thanksgiving, known as Cyber Monday, according to research by ad tech firm Criteo S.A.
After crunching data from 200 retailers and over 60 million online transactions during last year’s holiday shopping season, performance marketing firm Criteo discovered just how key an event Black Friday is online. Moreover, the firm said 32 percent of e-commerce transactions that occurred on Black Friday were done on a mobile device. Criteo’s analysis showed that the so-called “Bounceback Tuesday” experiences a strong spike in online sales as well.