The massive environmental impact of the U.S.’s constant readiness for war

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A new book examines the long-term costs of constantly refreshing our warships and fighter jets, and what happens to the ones we get rid of. The United States spends more on national defense than the next seven-highest spending countries combined, and much of that budget goes toward the quest to be ever-ready for war. Our military is constantly updating infrastructure and technology that falls out of date or into disrepair. The Navy’s 2020 plan to expand its fleet, for instance, would cost $31 billion annually over 29 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (despite the fact that the last fleet engagement for the Navy was in 1944). The annual cost of maintaining and replacing the Department of Defense’s aviation fleet is expected to average $40 billion in the 2030s. Read Full Story

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17 ways PPC can help your business survive economic crisis

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People are clicking, but are they buying? WHEN will they buy? Are they buying too much too fast? When will stores reopen and foot traffic resume? Consumer demand is evaporating for some businesses, while others may be unable to fulfill orders due to supply chain disruptions or shipping challenges. Dynamics shift daily, if not hourly. Now some good news: Search marketing is adaptable, measurable, and when done correctly, cost effective. Even with shifting data models, PPC pros can use timely trends to guide strategic decisions. COVID dashboards Tinuiti has created a useful dashboard that provides a look at trends in paid Facebook media since the pandemic took hold. It requires you to sign up (free, with your email) and offers insights into media spend by key verticals. Tinuiti advertising spend tracker shows changes in ad spend week over week and month over month. The dashboard is regularly updated with week-on-week …

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Key insights: Consumer trust segmented, the power of push notifications, martech stacks lack strategy, and more

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30-second summary: Healthcare and educational institutes win consumer trust while media and government struggle March saw push notifications reach their highest direct open rates and 32% of website visits were through these mobile app push notifications Mobile remains the best way to engage people with push notifications DemandLab’s recent ‘Martech stack optimization survey’ reveals that 53% of marketing leaders have no plan in place for their martech stacks Deals have shown a positive graph, Australia and Germany are opening up their economies due to some relief from the COVID-19 hit Conviva study segments streaming behavior across regions and devices – TV, PC, live streaming, and video on demand Standard ads vs COVID-19 based ads, what performed better? More on what CMOs’ immediate budget actions should be Information is power and mental health is key. In light of current events, we took the onus to save you the effort and have …

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5 Points About CMOs’ Budgets Going into 2021

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Roughly 2 in 3 (68%) CMOs expect their martech budget to increase in 2021, despite the impacts of COVID-19 being seen elsewhere in budget decisions, according to Gartner’s latest annual CMO Spend Survey [download page]. Here are 5 key points about what CMOs’ financial priorities look like right now and heading into 2021. 1. Marketing… Read More » The post 5 Points About CMOs’ Budgets Going into 2021 appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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17 ways PPC can help your business survive economic crisis

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People are clicking, but are they buying? WHEN will they buy? Are they buying too much too fast? When will stores reopen and foot traffic resume? Consumer demand is evaporating for some businesses, while others may be unable to fulfill orders due to supply chain disruptions or shipping challenges. Dynamics shift daily, if not hourly. Now some good news: Search marketing is adaptable, measurable, and when done correctly, cost effective. Even with shifting data models, PPC pros can use timely trends to guide strategic decisions. COVID dashboards Tinuiti has created a useful dashboard that provides a look at trends in paid Facebook media since the pandemic took hold. It requires you to sign up (free, with your email) and offers insights into media spend by key verticals. Tinuiti advertising spend tracker shows changes in ad spend week over week and month over month. The dashboard is regularly updated with week-on-week …

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Avoid campaign overspend with an automated budget monitor

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30-second summary: SEM budgets fluctuate naturally depending on volume and auction outcomes, so it’s important to see the outliers right away. But with many campaigns running simultaneously, it’s nearly impossible for any one human (or even a team of humans) to extract that information in a timely fashion and act on it. To address this problem, and enhance confidence in the campaigns they run, the digital team at Vladimir Jones built an automated budget monitor. At its core, the automated budget monitor is a tool that pulls your daily advertising spend (actual spend, not your budget amount) for each campaign over a given timeframe and highlights any spikes that are worth your attention. You can create additional budget monitors on separate tabs of your Google Sheet for any other platforms to which Supermetrics connects, such as Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, Pinterest Ads, and Microsoft Advertising (Bing). In digital marketing, managing …

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Key Insights: Mobile ads “the hotspot”, advertising growth projections, and customer experience dissected

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30-second summary: Mobile ad spending will increase by 4.8% ($4.22 billion) making the total mobile ad spend budget this year to $91.52 billion. Mobile continues to increase its share of digital ad spending, reaching 68% in 2020. The estimated growth for the US digital advertising sphere 2020 that stood at $154.58 billion (pre-pandemic-era) now stands at $134.66 billion. Digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising is on a ballooning pattern as it is expected to account for 33.0% of all US OOH ad spending. Customer experience, retention, success, and customer engagement were the top four priorities. Technology adoption is the divide between high growth and low growth organizations. Email and CRM were some of the most effective tools used for optimizing customer experience and meeting customer expectations. This week’s key insights give you a clear picture of why mobile ads are the place for your advertising dollars, a revised umbrella view of the …

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Two things you need to turn PPC campaigns into winners

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How do you set yourself apart in PPC when Google and Microsoft are continually adding more automated capabilities that effectively level the playing field? We believe there are a few critical factors that can tip the scales back to your advantage: Better strategy and better execution, tied together with an awesome process. On the surface, these factors may seem like common sense, “Business 101” tactics, but the real challenge comes into play when businesses attempt to build the processes that closely tie strategy to execution. We believe that companies with a great process will be the ones best positioned to deliver successful results. When your process enables you to be nimble and adapt to new strategies quickly, and you can quickly get your whole team to shift into execution mode on the new strategy without dropping balls left and right, that’s when you win. Business case study: Why process matters …

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This project aims to change how schools adopt technology

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K-12 educators spend billions on tech—but still need help identifying the products that actually help kids learn. Educators in the United States spend $13 billion annually on ed tech but have no way to collectively track the success of those technology tools. That’s why the EdTech Evidence Exchange, part of the University of Virginia, has launched the EdTech Genome Project—to create a framework to give K-12 school and district decision makers a tool for making more informed choices when it comes to purchasing and implementing classroom technology. Read Full Story

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The MozCon Virtual 2020 Initial Agenda

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Posted by cheryldraper It's the question that's been on plenty of people's minds: What's up with MozCon this year? We're happy to report that 2020's MozCon is on like Donkey Kong, and as you can tell from its brand-new name, the format this year is just a tad bit different. MozCon 2020 is now MozCon Virtual , an online conference experience delivering every ounce of digital marketing expertise you expect in-person with the safety and security of social distancing at home. Today, we're here to tell you all about it — changes, challenges, nitty-gritty details, who's speaking and what you'll learn , and more! Here's the skinny on MozCon Virtual MozCon Virtual will take place from the comfort of your at-home office space across July 14 & 15, 2020. Business on top, social distancing sweatpants on the bottom — you'll be cozier than ever while learning all the latest and …

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