Tag Archives: advertising

Four Big-Brand Grammar Gaffes—and Why Language Matters So Much in Marketing

It can take time, effort and expertise to craft a compelling marketing message. In fact, it’s all too easy to imagine the minute hand whirring around the clock—and the associated expenses climbing—as entire days are spent creating brand archetype word clouds, devising virulent hashtags and debating whether a flashy new subheading should call out “premium” […]

Understanding Digital Ad Fraud and Bot Traffic

Much has been made of the rise of fraudulent digital ad traffic over the last couple years, with headlines such as “Russian Ring of Digital Ad Crooks is Reportedly Making Over $3 Million a Day” and “Hackers Make $5M a Day by Faking 300M Video Views” making a splash in the press. Hackers! Russian rings! […]

DAC Featured in eMarketer’s Digital Video Advertising Best Practices 2017 Report

US digital video ad spending stands to approach $18 billion by 2020 – it’s a bright spot in the digital advertising market, but also presents unique challenges. In their January report, Digital Video Advertising Best Practices 2017, eMarketer spoke with more than two dozen industry leaders – including Eli Grant, VP of DAC / Chicago […]

Augmented Reality: Blending Real-World and Digital Marketing

Unless you’ve been snoozing like a Snorlax, you’ve probably heard of Pokémon Go. It’s a free-to-play augmented reality game in which players use their smartphones to locate and catch Pokémon. It’s also the most interesting marketing development we’ve seen in years. The crazy thing is, that’s not even an overstatement. The game itself may stand […]

Sex Sells…but so do Cats! Content marketing lessons

I wrote recently about the most important thing in content marketing still being reaching and persuading people. Sometimes acknowledging that as a primary focus can make it awkward pitching ideas; for agencies pitching to clients or for clients pitching to their upper management. Why? Because people enjoy and engage with things that are easy to write […]

How to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Local Directory Ads

Do you get 80% of your leads from your top four markets? Is your franchise aligned to service only certain zip codes? Do you know what directories (if any) your customers are using? Successful local search campaigns are built through targeting specific local market areas and ensuring that your message reaches consumers in that area. […]

SEO is Dead. Long Live Content.

Matt Cutts, Google’s sheriff of all things Search Engine Optimisation, caused quite a stir among search folks when he let slip at SXSW that Google is essentially rolling out an official algorithm update that will penalise sites that engage too vigorously in search engine optimisation. To paraphrase, Cutts said that, as part of Google’s ongoing effort to […]