Canadian advertisers harnessing power of mobile video

Canadian advertisers are continuing to expand their video strategies at a rapid rate. Advertisers in Canada are using a variety of platforms, including mobile video, which is growing at an immense rate, says a new study. Last week, Videology, a software provider for converged TV and video advertising, released a report titled “First Quarter Canada Video […]

Why increasing your digital ad spend is safer than media buys

Marketing is about one acronym: ROI. Nothing hurts more than wasted marketing dollars, and it’s hard to prove something you can’t track. That’s why digital marketing, when done properly, is a safer bet than traditional mass media. It’s hard to understand the effects of your marketing with inaccurate information. Digital marketing provides the most accurate […]

Twitter rolls out new advertising feature ‘partner audiences’

Twitter launched a new ad-targeting feature to allow marketers to reach a specific audience segment. Called “partner audiences,”  this rollout can also be combined with look-alike targeting, giving marketers the ability to expand the reach of their campaigns to people who have interests similar to those in their partner audience, a Twitter blog post writes. The blog post offers […]

Infographic: How the B2B digital landscape is changing

Social media and technology have changed the way people research and buy products. Unfortunately, B2B suppliers, manufacturers, and organizations have had a hard time adapting to this new and quickly evolving reality. With that idea in mind, the team behind digital marketing company Acquity Group surveyed 500 U.S.-based procurement officers with annual purchasing budgets of […]

Why content marketing is facing a shortage of qualified staff

The world of digital marketing is facing a skills shortage when it comes to content generators. You might not think that’s the case, what with the incredible amount of content available online, but according to recent survey results from by SkilledUp.com, a website focusing on online educational resources, there is a critical need for skilled […]

Tracking the rise of mobile advertising’s dominance in Canada

The 2014 Canadian Media Usage Trends (CMUST) report, the only study of its kind, documents consumers’ ever-shifting media consumption across various digital platforms and devices, chronicling how new and evolving technologies impact the digital habits of Canadian consumers. This year’s CMUST report details how the ‘Internet of Things’ is providing increasing opportunities for digital advertisers […]

Battle rages on between Google and data management platforms

Digital marketers take note. If you haven’t heard about the recent competition between Google and data management platforms (DMP), you need to catch up. The way you approach online advertising campaign could be affected by this head-to-head. In October, Google began informing advertising technology partners it was going to begin more tightly enforcing one of its data […]

Debating Internet’s role in business success at FFWD Advertising and Marketing Week 2015

“Is the Internet the answer?” is a big question to ask, but its ambiguity left little room for middle ground in a spirited debate as  FFWD Advertising and Marketing Week 2015 began this week in Toronto. Moderated by GigaOM’s Mathew Ingram, the talk pitted Andrew Keen, author of The Internet is Not the Answer, against Mitch […]

Report: Marketers will spend more on social media advertising in 2015

Marketing campaigns are getting a lot more social this year as the industry plans to ramp up social media ad spending, a new Salesforce survey of 5,000 marketers found earlier this month. According to the organization’s 47-page “State of Marketing” report, 70 percent of marketers plan to increase their social media advertising dollars, including on content marketing […]