Total spending in digital advertising in the US was $72.5 billion in 2016 per the advertising revenue report released by the IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) based on a study by PwC. In 2015 the total spending on digital advertising in the US was $59.6 billion which means that in 2016, advertisers spent 21.8% more onContinue reading “More Than Half of Digital Advertising Spending in the US is Now on mobile”
Viewability of ads on the Washington Post has increased by 100% compared to the industry average since every ad loads in under two seconds, according to the Media Rating Council. On mobile devices, the increase in viewability of ads on the Post from using Zeus is a robust 40%. There has been an increase ofContinue reading “Ads on Washington Post Will Now Load in Less Than Two Seconds”
Will the rise in streaming platforms change their strategies if viewers leave the room when ads appear on traditional TV? Advertisers are doing all they can to keep up with changing viewer behaviors even as the technology around TV keeps advancing and evolving. How about targeted and interactive ads for viewers to engage with ratherContinue reading “Advertisers Now Prefer High Precision Interactive Ads on Streaming Platforms”
Coca-Cola has been forced to transform its profile from that of the world’s biggest soda drink maker to one that is now making soft drinks with much less sugar and even adding a range of beverages that would be considered healthy. Coca-Cola’s compulsion arises from what every marketer, howsoever large and powerful, fears – consumerContinue reading “Coca-Cola Focusing on Healthier Drinks with Its Traditional Soda Fast Loosing Fizz”
Today, many brands are struggling to figure out the best ways to reach their audiences with consumers increasingly using smartphones while at the same time expecting more benefits from their phones. Wendy Clark, CEO of DDB North America said, “We cannot be ham-fisted anymore as a brand. It’s unacceptable and really diluted.
When 70% of all digital payments in North America, not just the United States, are processed in Atlanta, it’s not surprising to see it being called the ‘Transaction Alley’ of America. There are around 100 small and big financial technology companies in Atlanta out of which around 66 are engaged in processing payments made viaContinue reading “America’s ‘Transaction Alley’ – Atlanta”
If anybody had doubts that “customer is the king” PepsiCo, whose global turnover equals the GDP of many mid-sized developing countries, has decided to respect that motto and pull out its latest ad themed “Live for Now Moments Anthem,” which stirred a huge controversy. Importantly, this was a timely course correction before the damage toContinue reading “Pepsi Finally Decides to Withdraw its “Live for Now Moments Anthem” Ad After Massive Criticism”
If politics is not what you do for a living, it is better not try and use it for non-political gains because it is a double-edged sword and can cut both ways. This is what beverage major Pepsi is learning the hard way after it ran its latest campaign starring Hollywood icon Kendall Jenner gettingContinue reading “Pepsi Makes a Grave Mistake by Walking into Uncharted Territory of Politics”
Snapchat recently announced that it is restructuring the way its users search for stories like the daily photos and videos that individuals and brands post to their accounts. The ‘camera company’ which is how Snapchat classifies itself officially, also announced that it will be opening up a new advertising revenue stream.
When New Yorkers think or talk about ‘Melting Pot,’ they not just refer to the cosmopolitan nature of their city but also praise it for the diverse food options that are available in every borough of the city. Seamless, the food delivery service has always spoken about the availability of great food all across theContinue reading “Food Delivery Service, Seamless Works up New Yorkers’ Appetites with its ‘Melting Pot’ Ad”