AI applications for digital out of home advertising

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30-second summary: The use of data to contextualize campaigns to the “here and now” means messages can be aligned with consumer mindset in the moment and become useful and relevant. Dynamic Creative joins the dots between data-driven media planning and the mindset of a consumer at a given time, in a given place, making the medium truly reactive, and much more intelligent, as well as driving efficiencies. Advances in technology will allow us to hold a true interaction with the consumer, using deep fake technology in real time. Currently it’s a resource intensive task that requires content to be rendered ahead of time but with faster machines this can happen in real time. AI can be used with facial recognition technology to detect how much a person likes an advert by their facial expression and creative can be tweaked and updated depending on gender and age demographics in real time. …

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A Complete Guide to AI Digital Assistants for Marketers

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If you aren’t willing to embrace AI digital assistants as a marketer, you’re going to have a tough time competing with everyone else. While you’re drowning in the tsunami of daily, weekly, and monthly tasks, your competition will swim laps around you. What if you could: Spend more time in your zone of genius. Stop feeling overwhelmed by your workload. Boost your productivity by 80% . Create a personalized experience for your audience. Increase your ROI with only a few clicks of your mouse. Just like Alexa brings you the best jams on-demand and Siri helps you find the nearest Starbucks, AI digital assistants can help you become a better marketer. In this guide, we’ll discuss the benefits of AI digital assistants and the tools you can use to put your marketing tasks on autopilot. But, to do that, we need to first look at what AI personal assistants really …

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Best Practice: Four ways to leverage lifecycle marketing

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30-second summary: Lifecycle is a more holistic view of the customer journey – accounting for post-purchase touchpoints such as: adoption, retention, expansion, and advocacy Increasingly, customers are expecting engagement in this context. And business leaders are expecting marketers to leverage this space Greenberg’s best practices include: tracking digital behaviors, defining segments pre- and post-acquisition, engaging around your offering, and developing advocacy programs September 17 saw ClickZ host a webinar by David Greenberg , SVP of marketing at Act-On. The presentation really dug into lifecycle marketing best practice. Greenberg also highlighted how the lifecycle approach differs from the more traditional funnel approaches to thinking about customer journeys, and shows how the old ways are simply not enough when looking at marketing strategies in today’s omnichannel world. Here are our takeaways: The differences between funnel and lifecycle marketing Greenberg points out that the best way to begin to understand how lifecycle marketing …

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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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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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Real-time digital insights & automation: Powering digital marketer’s performance

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30-second summary: Too often, the budget is wasted because the marketer driving the ship isn’t keeping pace with modern consumer behavior. The coming year holds great promise for digital marketers. In this article, we’ll take a look at two areas of great opportunity—two places you can focus to tackle these challenges head-on: real-time insights and real-time automation. It’s about truly understanding your customer’s need at that moment—even if there isn’t a human on the other end of the interaction. Last year digital marketers wasted on average of 26% of their budgets on ineffective channels and strategies {Rakuten Marketing}. While there are many different reasons and ways in which marketing strategies underperform, I believe there is a common thread woven through many of the campaigns we see today. Too often, the budget is wasted because the marketer driving the ship isn’t keeping pace with modern consumer behavior. As consumers evolve, so …

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The digital marketing landscape: Visualizing the 5 locations of today’s customer journey

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30-second summary: If digital marketing is a landscape, why not think of the phases in the modern customer journey as regions, paths and locations? The awareness phase imagines a wandering consumer, or top-level POV. Touchpoints change in the search and research areas of the landscape. Site design and UX increase in importance. Post-purchase consumers go back into the landscape. How can they advocate for the product, service, or experience? We often refer to the digital marketing industry as a landscape – an electronic place in which consumers spend their time engaging with content as well as buying goods and services. The analogy is useful. And trying to visualize it in order to understand it better makes sense. But often when this landscape is represented in a more visual way (adapted transit maps and periodic tables spring to mind) I question how practical these visualizations are. Source: Gartner My method of …

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