Which Ad Types Are Considered Most Annoying [Survey]

Reasons for blocking ads point in the direction of user experience. While it’s clear that internet users are unhappy with ad loads overall, there are also some types of ads they like more—or less. The ones that are found to be most annoying get in the way of the users ability to view the content … Continue reading »

Best Performing Digital Ads [Analysis]

Personalized digital ads deliver 3 times the performance of rich media ads, per Jivox’s analysis of more than 1 billion personalized ad impressions. Comparing the results of its personalized ads to the Google Benchmark for Rich Media Creatives (GBR), Jivox found that personalized ads excelled in generating high click-through rates. On average, personalized ads delivered … Continue reading »

Google Adwords Benchmarks

The median click-through rate (CTR) in AdWords across industries is 1.91% on the search network, according to a WordStream analysis of 2,367 US-based clients who were advertising on AdWords’ Search and Display networks in Q2 2015. Dating and personals (3.4%) advertisers scored the highest median CTR, while other verticals with above-average CTRs included finance & … Continue reading »

Digital Ad Tactics – Spending by Industry [report]

US digital ad spending continues to grow. Between 2012 and 2017, investment in online and mobile paid media will increase from $36.80 billion to $62.83 billion, for a compound annual growth rate of 11.3%, according to a new eMarketer report, “Digital Ad Spending by Industry 2013: Forecasts and Key Trends.” Advertisers across vertical industries are … Continue reading »

Facebook Right Behind Google In Ad Spending [survey]

Mobile now accounts for more than 22% of all US digital ad spending, compared with less than 3% in 2010 US mobile ad spending is expected to near $9.6 billion in 2013 and account for a whopping 22.5% of all digital ad investments, according to new figures from eMarketer. The channel’s incredible growth—considering mobile represented … Continue reading »

Mobile ad spending to rise 120% to $9.6B

Most Digital Ad Growth Now Goes to Mobile Mobile advertising continues to grow faster than expected, largely at the expense of desktop ad spending, which is flattening or declining more rapidly than previous predicted, according to new figures from eMarketer.US mobile advertising spending is expected to reach $9.60 billion by the end of this year, … Continue reading »

Twitter Advertising Tips and Opportunities [infographic]

Twitter provides three types of advertising • Promoted Accounts Increase your brand’s exposure and scale your follower base • Promoted Tweets Extend your reach and drive engagement and conversions • Promoted Trends Increase your brand’s awareness and capitalize on immediacy. Are you advertising on Twitter? Check out this infographic to learn more. Source: Kenshoo Take … Continue reading »

B2B Marketers Ad Budgets To Increase Next Year [research]

Last year also saw increases Marketers operating in the business-to-business (B2B) realm have seen a steady uptick in dollars dedicated to marketing over the past year. According to April 2013 research from American Business Media (ABM), a B2B industry association, 29% of US marketers reported increasing their B2B advertising budgets over the preceding 12 months, … Continue reading »

Retargeted Ads Noticed by Online Buyers

Majority notice retargeted ads for products they previously looked up Online retailers are putting more dollars to retargeted ads to remind shoppers of the item they once seemed interested in buying. And there is evidence that consumers do notice these ads. Nearly three out of five US online buyers surveyed in April 2013 by programmatic … Continue reading »

Personalized Ads – What You Need to Know

Email, social lead preferred personalized ad formats Personalizing digital ads has become a priority for marketers, as data has made them better able to segment and target their consumer base. And in general, consumers have shown a fair amount of receptivity to these personalized ads. In an August 2012 survey from ChoiceStream, 35% of US … Continue reading »

New Google Adwords Drop Down Menu

The “I am Looking For” ad extension gives users a drop-down navigation menu with links — in this case 10 — to specific sections of an advertiser’s web site. In the screenshot below, notice the advertiser is using both traditional site links — for subscription plans and broader content categories — and the new drop-down … Continue reading »

Marketers Need For Ad Verification Rises

Programmatic buying increases the need for ad verification Publishers, agencies and marketers use ad verification services to validate the delivery of display ads and ensure brand safety. Verification measures also provide insight into viewability and fraudulent activity, according to a new eMarketer report, “Ad Verification: Validating Brand Safety and Ensuring Quality Impressions.” The past few … Continue reading »

Sponsored-Ad Spending Sees Hike in 2013

Still, spending on sponsorships to remain less than 5% of US digital ad market Spending on digital sponsorship ads—a category that can encompass socially shareable ads as varied as logo placements, banners and pre-roll video ads, streaming concerts, brand-created articles, and “Most-Amazing” listicles—is on a strong growth trajectory, according to eMarketer’s latest US ad spending … Continue reading »

Online Ad Click Through Rates – Highest Around Midday

Based on an analysis of 1 trillion impressions from its 100,000-strong publisher network during Q1, Infolinks has released a set of findings concerning online ad click-through rates (CTRs) by time of day, day of the week, and US state. The data suggests that CTRs are highest between 11AM and 2PM, rising to 14% above the … Continue reading »