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Marketing

Cookies are on the way out. Here’s why there’s nothing to fear.

Google announced in January that they will be phasing out cookies in their Chrome browser within the next two years. This change will impact the ability of advertisers to deliver targeted messages in cookie-based media channels. At BRIDGE, we are ready to address these changes and here are our marketplace principles that will guide our work in solving this for our customers and partners. 1. Technology accelerates everything This is nothing to fear. As it…
Madison Dratch
January 17, 2020
People-Based MarketingPrivacy

WTF is identity resolution?

We worked with Digiday to put a spotlight on identity resolution, and our guide — aptly titled “WTF is Identity Resolution?” — serves to better illuminate the oft-used buzz term, showing how marketers are using data to reach real people across all their devices.
Dan
January 10, 2020
CreativeMulti-ChannelPrivacy

Adapt or die: How modern agencies must flourish (or face the consequences)

It's a jungle out there. And for the modern agency, it's adapt or die. Consider this quote from Michael Kassan, the chairman and CEO of MediaLink. He says: "Nobody has a crystal ball and nobody can say the agency of the future will be this way or that way. But what we can say is that there has to be a true willingness for the agency of the future to be more adaptive and reflective…
Dan
January 6, 2020
Privacy

A national data privacy law could be taking shape. Here’s why that’s great news.

On January 1st, the California Consumer Privacy Act goes into effect. It’s the nation’s strictest privacy law yet and is paving the way for other states to act. The CCPA is the first of potentially many jurisdictional laws meant to protect U.S. consumers and will help close the gap between where laws currently are and where we believe they should be. And now there’s movement on a national scale: a wave of Senate activity that…
Dan
December 10, 2019
MarketingMulti-Channel

How Fortnite changed the game for mobile app developers

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…
Dan
October 22, 2019
AttributionPeople-Based Marketing

Two key insights from our webinar on the future of digital marketing metrics

Last week, we hosted a webinar on digital marketing metrics, and how we see the future of reporting shaking out. In short, we think there's a problem with the current state of metrics, and offered what we see as some solutions. Let's start with the problem(s). Only a quarter of ad spend ever hits real people, according to the Association of National Advertisers. A recent report from GroupM put the costs of ad fraud in…
Dan
September 16, 2019
AttributionMulti-Channel

Black Friday is exciting for marketers… and also a bit terrifying

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming. That’s great news for retailers, small business owners, car dealers, big brands, and just about anyone with a product to sell or a message to push. Marketers of all types anxiously await November 29th. But Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also full of noise and pressure. (Note: we've got three simple ways to cut through that noise and pressure, which we'll go over in our free webinar…
Dan
September 11, 2019
Audience InsightsData

How to audit your paid search strategy and make sure you’re not wasting money

Let's talk about a free paid search audit. You know that paid search is vital to finding your next customer. And you’re familiar with the essentials of doing it right. But you still have specific questions about your paid search account and whether you’re capturing as many customers as possible with the budget at your disposal. Are you reaching the right people? Are your campaigns as targeted as possible? Where are you wasting valuable marketing…
Dan
September 3, 2019
Multi-ChannelTargeting

Ad fraud is still a huge problem for mobile. Here’s how to not be a victim.

Mobile app ad fraud is still a huge problem. PubMatic recently released its quarterly mobile index for Q2, 2019. Among the findings in the report: the mobile advertising ecosystem, although improving, still isn't clean. The report referenced data from DoubleVerify, which in April said that impressions for mobile app sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) have doubled year-on-year since 2017, and that the total number of fraudulent apps increased by 159% from 2017 to 2018. If you're…
Bridge Intern
August 29, 2019