If you’re like most of America, November 8th can’t get here fast enough. With the nearly 3 years of political campaigning, news coverage and forwarded emails from my grandmother, I have a special bottle of bubbly to celebrate the end of the current round of elections.
My name is Steve and I’m a news junkie. But I’ve grown increasingly frustrated with the distracting and destructive advertising I’ve seen on news websites lately. And I’m not the only one.
As a digital marketer, the importance of constantly monitoring and analyzing website analytics is vital in order to understand website traffic and make recommendations and optimizations to improve a campaign’s performance.
Digital marketing has become a data-driven science, which gives us as marketers the ability to prove results and ROI.
We should all know by now that digital marketing is no longer an option, it’s a necessity. However, the digital marketing world can be confusing and ambiguous, so how do you know what to do, why to do it and if it’s working? I’ve put together 3 questions you should ask your marketing team so that you can sleep better at night, put some important changes in place or find a new marketing team.
Undoubtedly you haven’t been able to avoid all the buzz surrounding the HTML5 discussion (thanks Google). At VI we thought we'd take the opportunity to throw our unique perspective out into the world. This discussion is highly nuanced and can at times become extremely technical, so we are going to attempt to keep this simple and informative while still bringing something new to the table.
Over the past several years, there has been a tremendous increase in digital video consumption. Let’s take a quick look at some numbers that illustrate this point. eMarketer estimated digital video spending at approximately $7.66 billion in 2015, a 46% year-over-year increase. That amount is expected to reach $9.84 billion in 2016. Furthermore, an estimated 66% of the US population will consume some form of digital video in 2016.
The digital landscape changes everyday, which makes it difficult to keep up, much less know what’s coming next. This isn’t an attempt at guessing new digital tactics, it’s a forecast for how I believe ideas and strategy will evolve over the next year.
If you’re like other marketers, you’ve probably noticed that advertising is changing. Even though the first banner ad appeared 21 years ago, it seems the changes in digital advertising have recently been moving faster than the speed of light.
If you're a business that still posts to Facebook and prays that your target demo will see it, just stop it. It probably has never worked and never will. And because it has never worked, you are probably in the camp that thinks social media doesn't work. Here we go. Strap in.