How Fortnite changed the game for mobile app developers

By Marketing, Multi-Channel, Social Media

Recently, the makers of Fortnite took a wild chance, pulling their massively-popular game offline for 48 hours. Users spent lots of time staring at a “black hole,” and Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, didn’t provide much information about what was happening. The lack of info only drummed up excitement, leading to countless streams, tweets, and articles. The New York Times covered the “black hole.” Variety hailed Fortnite’s “masterful stroke.” The general consensus was: by…

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Traditional marketing metrics are broken. Here’s what to look at instead.

By Marketing

The metrics that digital marketers have to deal with are bad. There, we said it. Open rates. CTR. Impressions. While offering bits and pieces of the story, none of these metrics actually tell you if a real person saw your message, engaged with it, and bought your product. Sure, old-school metrics serve a purpose — it’s nice to know when one email outperforms another, so you can take note of its subject line, for instance…

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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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Five ways to use Instagram for your Father’s Day marketing campaign

By Marketing, Media, Social Media

People like to spend money on dad. Sure, they don’t spend quite as much on him as they do on mom. But Father’s Day still presents a formidable haul for brands, retailers, and marketers (anyone with something to sell, really). According to the National Retail Federation, Father’s Day spending was tracking at $15.3 billion in 2018. More than 77 percent of Americans celebrate the holiday, with consumers spending an average of $133 per person. Being…

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This was the most important conversation at the LUMA Digital Media Summit

By Data, Marketing, Privacy

On May 14, we attended the Luma Digital Media Summit, an event that separates itself from similar events through its sheer volume of heavy-hitters, and the ideas these heavy-hitters bring to the table. There were CEO’s, COOs, and EVPs from The New York Times, Axios, Snap, Verizon, Accenture, Publicis, and GroupM, among others. The keynotes and firesides had information — good information — and, in general, we can report that the future of the digital…

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Auto dealers: follow these 8 golden rules for digital marketing

By Auto, Data, Email, Marketing

Al Khouri knows how quickly a talented car dealer can go extinct. He watched the internet turn a whole generation of them into dinosaurs. “What worked for them for years,” he said. “No longer worked for them.” Khouri, the general manager of DCH Millburn Audi in Maplewood, New Jersey, knows that dealers used to wing it. Maybe they’d run some radio or TV, or announce a sale in the newspaper. It was always enough. Until…

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