5 tips for adding connected TV to your holiday ad strategy

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There’s no doubt about it: this year you need to add Connected TV to your holiday ad strategy. With total viewing time on Connected TV devices jumping 81% year-over-year, millions of shoppers will be spending more time streaming television than ever before. And while you may initially think that viewers are mostly tuning in to subscription options like Netflix or Disney+, it’s ad-supported Connected TV that’s getting a major chunk of viewership; according to research from the IAB: 73% of streaming viewers watch ad-supported CTV content. 45% of streaming viewers watch ad-supported CTV the most. Meanwhile, this holiday shopping season is set to be massive for e-commerce. Last year saw holiday e-commerce sales grow by 13.2% to $137.6 billion. That double-digit growth occurred before the COVID-19 crisis forced millions of shoppers to turn to online options for everything from gifts to groceries. And with 66% of shoppers saying they plan to buy more online this holiday season , we can expect to see e-commerce sales eclipse last year’s. Connected TV advertising sits right at the crossroads of these two major consumer trends. Its digital approach to TV advertising makes it an ideal solution for brands looking to expand their marketing footprint into television. And its ability to act as a direct-response performance ad channel makes it an excellent option for any advertiser looking to tie specific performance goals to their ad spend. SteelHouse Performance TV , our CTV ad solution, has proven especially effective at driving key metrics for our advertisers in 2020. We cover the best ways to make the most of this year’s Connected TV opportunity in our 2020 Holiday Marketing Guide , and we highly recommend you check it out. If you’re looking for some quick advice, though, we’ve got you covered—here are the top five things to keep in mind when adding Connected TV to your holiday ad strategy. 1. Use Connected TV Prospecting to Reach Valuable New Audiences Connected TV is great at getting your brand in front of new audiences. That’s because it uses audience-first targeting, just like a digital ad channel like social or display. For example, SteelHouse Performance TV leverages the Oracle Date Cloud (the world’s largest CTV audience provider) to give advertisers access to tens of thousands of audience segments. Shoppers tend to seek out brands they’re already familiar with when it’s time to buy, so reaching them early in the …

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5 tips for adding connected TV to your holiday ad strategy

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There’s no doubt about it: this year you need to add Connected TV to your holiday ad strategy. With total viewing time on Connected TV devices jumping 81% year-over-year, millions of shoppers will be spending more time streaming television than ever before. And while you may initially think that viewers are mostly tuning in to subscription options like Netflix or Disney+, it’s ad-supported Connected TV that’s getting a major chunk of viewership; according to research from the IAB: 73% of streaming viewers watch ad-supported CTV content. 45% of streaming viewers watch ad-supported CTV the most. Meanwhile, this holiday shopping season is set to be massive for e-commerce. Last year saw holiday e-commerce sales grow by 13.2% to $137.6 billion. That double-digit growth occurred before the COVID-19 crisis forced millions of shoppers to turn to online options for everything from gifts to groceries. And with 66% of shoppers saying they plan …

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Key Insights: The CTV boom, everyone prefers ad-supported video streaming, and how to target them

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30-second summary: 61.5 million households around Europe have CTVs, of which, 60% of the UK use CTV as their primary source for watching TV British CTV viewers are tolerant of ads In fact, 69% of CTV viewers watch ad-supported content and around 58% said they prefer to watch ad-supported programming free of cost Ad-Supported Video on Demand (AVOD) is a very wide scope across the diverse UK consumer base The four CTV viewer base segments and ad targeting insights – Streamloaders, Jet Streamers, Do-it-all Streamers, and Silver Streamers More insights into their preferred screens, whether they consume ad-supported content, when they are watching CTV, and their interests What’s the best day to advertise on CTV? Find out! CTV equals more advertising opportunities for Ad-Supported Video on Demand (AVOD) Connected TV (CTV) might just mean “Constantly connected consumers” TV. CTV is the coming of age technology for consumers to access visual …

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A definitive guide to video marketing 2020: Stats, strategies, and challenges

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30-second summary: Today, video marketing is a tool for building every marketing campaign, raising click-through rate, conversion rate, and memorability of the brand message. Although nearly 63% of marketers regularly use video marketing strategies, lots of them don’t know that the right ad formats and platforms can do wonders for their ad campaigns. Piling up the freshest conference insights with the customer data aggregated by SmartyAds DSP, I made a short and definitive video marketing guide specifically tailored to the year 2020. More on video marketing strategies that will work in 2020, stats, platforms, and challenges. Everyone agrees — the future of video marketing is bright and filled with innovations. Still, no one is talking about how to overcome challenges to get the most out of application strategies. What is video marketing in 2020? Today, it is a tool for building every marketing campaign, raising click-through rate, conversion rate, and …

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CTV advertising remains on the rise with new opportunities for Roku channel owners

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30-second summary: Despite the pandemic, CTV advertising remained a stable ad channel with a growing audience across the US and Europe. More than 50% of US ad buyers shifted their ad spend from linear TV to CTV. The increasing popularity of CTV among viewers and advertisers is accompanied by streaming-platform wars, where Roku is leading, so far. With advertising opportunities, though, Roku brings their channel owners some challenges and limitations. Over the next few years, one might see more AR/VR content and ads across CTV CTV measurement is becoming more mature By the end of the last year, viewership on CTV had skyrocketed, and the lockdown only strengthened the trend. Thus, as of March 2020, 80% of households in the USA alone had at least one connected TV device. The CTV trend is also booming across Europe. Especially the U.K., where 60% of viewers there use CTV as their primary …

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Key Insights: The internet landscape, advertising arena, and holiday shopping season is already here

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30-second summary: As of April 2020, there are 4+ billion internet users with unique mobile phone users crossing 5+ billion worldwide. The tea on the devices that people use the most, their digital habits, content types they’re increasingly engaging with, and more. Did you know? A user clicks on a Facebook ad at an average of 13 times and a LinkedIn ad can help brands reach around 676 million people. Pinterest is popular for holiday season shopping and planning as people begin here before any other search engine. Dive in to discover all of the insights! Although “hand sanitizers” are still one of the top searches, people are already digitally planning their holiday season. This week, we give you a good lay of the internet land topped with a quick run-down of the what, who, and how of digital advertising. Shape of the global digital landscape As of April 2020, …

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Key Insights: Holiday shopping ecommerce trends and how your business can win brownie points

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30-second summary: As holiday shopping season inches closer ecommerce prepares for the biggest opportunities in 2020. Trends and consumer behaviors that will give your business a strategic benefit. COVID-19 sure has crunched wallets and purses but brands still stand a better chance as 36.6% of consumers shop with more brands as compared to 2019. What will win more love during holiday shopping season? Digital platforms you should invest in and target your advertising on. Which regions should you target? How values and tasteful social media content makes 58% of consumers more inclined to make a purchase. Bon appetite, your weekly key insights are served! How businesses can buckle up for the early holiday shopping season The global pandemic and its domino effect will fail to dampen the 2020 holiday spirit. In fact, our previous key insights have pointed towards the holiday shopping season arriving sooner than before. To help you …

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Facebook Advertising Consulting

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Social media dominates the present-day marketing landscape. More so, a platform like Facebook that gives you direct access to 2.6 billion people. But is it actually worthwhile to use Facebook? Facebook advertising has definitely increased in popularity, with an increasing number of businesses using the platform to gain new leads and stay connected to their existing customers. Plus, there are solid stats that highlight how useful incorporating Facebook can be for your marketing strategy: A total of 1.6 billion users see Facebook ads , out of which 1.21 billion are between the ages of 13 and 34. An average Facebook user clicks on about 12 ads every 30 days. Approximately 80% of social reference to e-commerce sites stems from Facebook. Converting visitors into customers should be super easy on the platform then, right? Sadly, this isn’t the case. You see, all your marketing efforts will backfire if you don’t have …

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The Trade Desk SVP helps agencies understand the changing trends in media consumption

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30-second summary: ClickZ interviews The Trade Desk’s Philippa Snare, SVP of EMEA, for our ongoing Peer Network series. In her Peer Network briefing, Snare discusses the benefits of ethical ad buying, addresses the changes in media consumption during COVID-19, and provides some insight on how this is impacting marketing trends. Snare notes that people’s media consumption habits are changing, in part due to being home more. People are consuming audio and visual content in more traditional ways, and this includes younger generations who are watching TV on connected devices. Snare emphasizes the importance of continued consumer outreach during COVID-19. Ads should not go dark, but it should also be thoughtful and appear beside good quality, trusted content. Two specific areas of growth from The Trade Desk include connected TV (CTV) and digital out of home advertising. Snare recommends marketers visit The Trade Desk’s Edge Academy and enroll for free to …

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How to Leverage Storytelling to Increase Your Conversions

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In the not so distant past, I embarked on a journey to grow NeilPatel.com to 100,000 blog readers . At the end of every month, I shared my traffic stats and the changes I’d made. That storytelling strategy went on to help my blog reach over 100,000 views a month — in only about eight months. As marketers, we use storytelling to help make our ideas stick. We create stories to help prospects understand our products, use company stories to build trust and transparency with consumers, and include stories in sales pitches to help persuade. Why does it work? Competition in native advertising and social media marketing is fierce. And, the rate at which great content is being produced and published on the web and across the media channels is expanding. Our readership is drowning. Most people scan web content, looking for something that stands out. If they don’t find …

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How to Use Events to Optimize Your Facebook And Google Ads

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Your website is bustling with activity. Visitors are constantly interacting with it. But are you taking full advantage of everything that’s happening on your website for your paid marketing? Every interaction a visitor has with your website… a pageview, a click… can be used to better understand your audience . And when you understand your audience you can target them in a smarter way, and get more bang for your buck from your paid campaigns on Facebook and Google. Both Facebook and Google refer to these user interactions as Events . They allow you to track them using a tracking code installed on your website. What Are Events ? Events are user interactions that don’t involve loading another page on your website. In e-commerce, the prime example of an event is Add to Cart. Another event can be filling out a field in a form, as opposed to a form …

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