Why Weekends Are Best For Financial Services Online Advertising

Consumers are more likely to convert on financial services ad campaigns on Saturdays (+16%) and Sundays (+30%). A survey from Rocket Fuel, analyzed 2,300 ads on its platform two months, from over 200 financial services campaigns. Other conversion factors: Consumers were also more likely to convert late at night, with conversion rates peaking between midnight and 6 … Continue reading »

Which Type of Advertising is Trusted and Acted On Most? [report]

Online consumers around the world place their greatest amount of trust in earned media, while TV wins among paid media, finds Nielsen in its latest “Trust in Advertising” report. 84% of respondents said they completely or somewhat trust recommendations from people they know, a 6% point increase from 2007. Branded websites (+9% points to 69%), … Continue reading »

Major US Digital Ad Market Shifts Revenues to Mobile

Nearly one-fifth of Google’s revenues will come from mobile search Major players in the US digital ad market are shifting more of their revenues to mobile, as consumers in the US spend more time than ever with portable connected devices. Search is the largest single format when it comes to mobile ad spending, and search … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Prompts from TV, Print, and Digital Ads Drive Social Brand Interaction

According to a recent Burst Media survey, social media prompts in digital and TV ads are effective in driving interaction with social platforms. Among respondents who recall social media prompts in advertising, digital ads (61.0%) and television ads (58.7%) are the most effective at driving interaction with a brand’s social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter … Continue reading »