IBM, Apple partner launch new B2B apps

A slew of made-for-business apps for iPhones and iPads have been launched thanks to a collaborative effort between Apple and IBM, the outcome of a partnership forged earlier in the year between the two tech rivals. In a press statement, Bridget van Kralingen, senior vice president, IBM Global Business Services, said: “Our collaboration combines IBM’s industry expertise […]

Programmatic advertising comes to wearables

by Kay Mathews Programmatic ad buying promises “hyper-targeting abilities” and FitAd brought this burgeoning tech for marketers to wearables by inking a deal with Amtrak’s Acela Express. The train-travel company is being called by Adweek “the first known programmatic wearables ad buyer.”  Travelers in Acela’s Eastern Seaboard route who are golfers on courses in that […]

Google’s new Contributor: great for bloggers, bad for advertisers?

There’s a new offering from the Googleplex that appears small but could be seismic, released without a lot of fanfare. It’s a new way for sites to generate revenue called Google Contributor. What we know so far: What is it? It’s a type of distributed subscription model Google is calling crowdfunding (though it is not […]

How can you better measure the success of your mobile marketing?

To create more effective advertising campaigns, there is one key question marketers need to ask: what was it that persuaded a consumer to make a purchase? Determining attribution in digital advertising is one of the most difficult challenges in the industry today, and this is made even more challening with the rise in mobile devices. […]

Why programmatic is a trend you can’t afford to ignore

Programmatic buying is shaking up the digital marketing industry, even if those deep within the market don’t know it yet. As TechRadar reports, according to recent research by the IAB (International Advertising Bureau), 89 percent of European publishers, advertisers and agencies state that they believe “programmatic trading will indeed have a significant impact on digital […]

These six slides explain everything about Twitter’s ad business

This week, Twitter held its first “analyst day” where the company shared details of its plan for the service, its future and how it believes it will increase revenue from its users. “We want Twitter to be nothing less than the very best way to keep up with your world,” CEO Dick Costolo said at the beginning of the event. […]

Google to spend 60% of digital marketing budget on programmatic

Google is looking to shift more of its digital marketing budget into programmatically traded campaigns, according to its global chief marketing officer Lorraine Twohill. Twohill, speaking at the recent Web Summit in Dublin, set the expected figure at 60 percent, the Drum reports. “The biggest barrier to getting to that is that the team gets the value, so retraining […]

No debate about native advertising — great content still wins

The great debate among media, advertising and marketing professionals continues: Is native advertising a strong strategy? How you answer that question usually depends on where you ply your trade. The question has different meanings to different industries. Are native ads a threat? A trick? An opportunity? The future? Is it even fresh thinking or just an age-old tactic varnished with a […]

What you need to know about the state of online video display advertising

With online video display advertising poised for significant growth in the next five years, two factors are top of mind: quantity and quality. Online video, in some ways similar to television with its ability to “tell stories” that are particularly strong at creating brand awareness, is a medium unlike any other, especially for advertisers. According […]

AdTechNY 2014: the industry that programmatic ate?

If the adtechNY conference floor of this past week is any indication, adtech is stuck in the doldrums. The most interesting vendors at the show wouldn’t even be considered traditional adtech but display and data: interactive large scale visualizations and pure analytics/BI platforms (which are starting to show promise on the promise of one dashboard; […]