how should i do paid search

Six essentials to doing paid search the right way

By People-Based Marketing, Targeting

Let’s assume for a moment that you’re not running a paid search marketing campaign for yourself or a client. But you’re doing some other things very well, especially at the top of the funnel. You’ve built an audience and are running highly-successful display campaigns. You’re killing it on Facebook. Ditto for email. Things are running on (almost) all cylinders. Your creative is great. Your team is happy. Your boss is impressed. Because of all of…

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people based marketing definition

This is what “people-based marketing” actually means

By Multi-Channel, People-Based Marketing

“People-based marketing.” It’s one of those terms that gets tossed around too much. Much like “rebranding,” “organic growth,” and our all-time favorite, “synergy,” people-based marketing has been used so loosely that it threatens to become fodder for a Dilbert cartoon. The thing is, people-based marketing actually solves huge problems for anyone trying to sell a product or get a message across. But before you embark on a people-based campaign, make sure your partner is actually…

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Your ads might not be hitting real people. That’s a problem.

By Multi-Channel, People-Based Marketing

Marketers have a problem. They’re not sure they’re talking to real people. This is an issue, as you can imagine. The inability to accurately track who your message is hitting across a litany of devices — the inability to know if your ads are even hitting real people (and not bots) — creates a host of problems, not the least of which is wasted money. Only one-quarter of all digital ad spend ever reaches actual…

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The secret sauce in identity resolution? Location-based data

By Geofencing, Mobile, Targeting

Location data: it’s useful. C-suite execs use it to identify new markets and improve customer service. Retailers use it to understand who comes to their store. Car dealers use it to know if you’ve been near one of their lots lately. It’s an essential tool in any marketer’s arsenal, providing insight into user behavior, consumption habits, and identity. That last one is key: location-based data is an essential tool in identity resolution, one of the…

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We’ve joined the Digital Advertising Alliance. Here’s what that means.

By Data, Marketing, Privacy

Transparency. Accountability. Control. All important things, especially in a world where some publishers and ad tech vendors place a less-than-ideal emphasis on user privacy. But around these parts, we take users’ privacy seriously. The only good privacy policy is one in which you’re completely honest with your users, and we’ve long advocated for unified national privacy law. Which is why we’re excited to announce that we’ve joined the Digital Advertising Alliance. The DAA is a…

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You can now build reliable global audiences and target them at scale. Here’s how.

By Data, People-Based Marketing, Privacy

You want to build a global audience. You want to make sure it’s full of real, verified people. You want to perform U.S.-style ad targeting in countries outside the U.S. All valid objectives. But up until recently, you may have faced obstacles. Perhaps your global data was sparse or didn’t come from reliable sources. Perhaps you didn’t have global data at all. Maybe you weren’t able to correctly identify your global audiences across the litany…

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How to hire the next generation of government workers

By Multi-Channel, People-Based Marketing

In its attempts to recruit younger workers, the government is facing some challenges. Since the 1980s, the median age of the federal workforce has climbed from 30 to 42. Around 7% of the federal workforce is under the age of 30. According to LinkedIn, “government” is one of the industries losing the most millennial job switchers. According to the 2018 Federal Workforce Priorities Report, agencies faced a host of problems in recruiting and hiring new…

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The Fourth of July marketing guide

By Audience Insights, Email, Multi-Channel

Coming soon: fireworks. And hot dogs. And burgers. And lots of red, white and blue tank tops. Oh, and an effective July 4th marketing campaign from your brand, agency, retailer, or charcoal, gas, or electric grill company. Yep, Independence Day is approaching fast. Anyone looking to market something — from gyms with summer specials to auto dealers looking to move metal — should have a plan in place. Whether you have goods to sell or…

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When the 5G wave hits, it will make identity resolution more important than ever

By Mobile, People-Based Marketing

5G is going to be a big deal. It’s predicted that over 1.4 billion devices will be running on the fifth-generation network technology by 2025. According to PCMag, you’ll be seeing the first big 5G applications to pop up around 2021 or 2022. Before that, you’ll see wireless carriers mentioning 5G as they compete for space in consumers’ minds. 5G will also make identity resolution — already a difficult issue for marketers — that much…

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