Media Buying

Digital media buyers today aren't just in the business of negotiating transactions. They are planners, strategists, and sages, ever at the ready to act and react. As digital technologies and media consumption habits change, so do advertising opportunities, creating a minefield of interactive marketing complexities.

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Native Advertising in 4 Easy Steps

Nov 21, 2013 - Are brands making the most of their native advertising investments? Columnist Tessa Wegert offers four best practices in the development of top-notch native. Comments

8 Simple Rules for Stronger PowerPoint Presentations

boringpowerpoint Nov 14, 2013 - Admit it, no one likes PowerPoint, yet it remains the industry standard. Columnist Kristin Kovner shares her 8 simple rules for more engaging, attractive and effective PowerPpoint presentations. Comments

How Auto Brands Are Driving the Success of Online Films

tessawegertvolvo Nov 14, 2013 - What is it about films that's so appealing to auto brand marketers? Cars and movies have a rich history that still benefits auto brands today, yet all brands can enjoy the benefits of online video content. Columnist Tessa Wegert explains. Comments

Stuck in the Visual Web: 6 Strategies for Winning Short-Form Video

instagramvideo Oct 31, 2013 - What makes your branded video worth watching? How can you create something that has marketing chops, both as a product of the Visual Web and a social ad? Here are six strategies to help you out. Comments

StreetFight Summit: In Local Marketing, How Close is Close Enough?

fight-9-9 Oct 29, 2013 - Just how effective is your local marketing? It goes far beyond messaging people who live or are located within a certain proximity of your store. Columnist Kristin Kovner shares insight from the StreetFight Summit. Comments

Respect Your Readers - Best Practices in Labeling Your Native Ads

newyorkersponsor Oct 20, 2013 - What's the right way to label your native ads? Let's look at these examples. Comments

The Next Iteration of Native Advertising Will Be Interactive

An interactive iPhone display Oct 17, 2013 - What better way is there to engage site visitors than with an interactive feature that requires consumer participation? Comments

Not So Fast! 7 Hurdles to the Big Data Revolution

big-data-screen Oct 16, 2013 - Behind the big data hype are a few realities that threaten to stall the revolution. Comments

Digital or Interactive? Brands Exemplify Modern Media Trends

interactivemessaging Oct 10, 2013 - The result of our complicated history with interactive media is that brands, publishers, and ad developers are keen to push the boundaries of interactivity online. Here's a peek at what's been cooking in digital interactive campaigns. Comments

Paid Media Spend Rising, 96% of Brands Use Owned: Converged Media Study

Social media Oct 8, 2013 - The new Converged Media report, the culmination of a series of consumer and marketer surveys by London-based agency Seven. Comments

The Annoying Consequences of an Awesome System

robots Oct 4, 2013 - Sure, bots and fraud are problems in the online advertising space. Would we rather return to the archaic Nielsen panel monitoring of old? Comments

Google Adds Estimated Total Conversions to Track Cross-Device Purchases in AdWords

google-logo-square Oct 3, 2013 - Google AdWords has released a major reporting update called Estimated Total Conversions, which provides estimates of conversions that take multiple devices to complete. Comments

The New Online Advertising is Rich in Scientific Method

life-sciences Oct 3, 2013 - Examining the ways in which traditional science and digital advertising collide can be fascinating. Where creating online advertising is concerned, science couldn't be more useful. Comments

The Year of the Web Series Has Arrived

padmaspicks-cigna Sep 26, 2013 - Where web-based series were once a novelty, they're now gaining traction among viewers that crave clever and imaginative content. Comments

Four Visual Social Campaigns That Riff on Tradition

chipotle-scarecrow-1 Sep 20, 2013 - Before you default to old platform stand-ins for your next campaign, explore the potential of image-based social media. Comments

Six Best Practices to Steal from Native Advertising

mentos Sep 17, 2013 - Six lessons we can learn from the explosive growth in native advertising –and apply to whatever marketing we do, native or not. Comments

China's Digital Spend For Video, Search, Mobile Forecast to Grow 44.5%

arrows3 Sep 16, 2013 - China's digital spend is forecast to grow fueled by video, search, and mobile - continues to be major driver for growth in Asia Pacific region. Comments

Content Curation for Brands - Time to Take a Deeper Dive

storifypeople Sep 12, 2013 - Content curation is about adding value, not getting a quick marketing fix. Comments

Digital Media's Social Summer

kors-instagram Sep 5, 2013 - Social networks are constantly introducing new ad products and marketing tools, but this summer brought with it a bounty of significant events that stand to change the way we approach our future campaigns. Comments

5 Things to Do Today to Make the Rest of Your Year Easier

holiday-shopping Sep 3, 2013 - The holiday season will be here before you know it, so here are five things to do today that will make for smoother sailing for the rest of the year. Comments

To Skip or Not to Skip: The Question of Pre-Roll Ads

mobile-video Aug 29, 2013 - If we can deliver all of the information we want the consumer to see before an ad even begins, perhaps we needn't worry so much about the format. Comments

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