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February 22, 2017 As the YouTube viewer increasingly shifts to mobile, Google is actively searching for ways to build solutions that will allow advertisers to reach customers across screens in more effective ways. Last month, Google finally announced that they would be allowing users to use search data for YouTube targeting.
January 26, 2017 Ad fraud is an eternal struggle that we as PPC and Programmatic specialists contend with on a daily basis. Not only will ad fraud cause issues with your reporting and interactions with clients about poor performance, but also your marketing budget. This post will talk about how to identify bot traffic and how to prevent it.
December 16, 2016 For decades, the concept behind advertising has remained relatively lateral: A singular message, to a wide scope audience as many times as possible. While the evolution of Paid Search, Social Media and Programmatic Advertising has provided us with treasure chests of data and segmented audiences to target, advertisers have struggled to move into a modern min ...
November 16, 2016 Being from Ireland, I deal with time zones and the issues that they cause in my personal life, including talking with family and friends or watching sports from home. Since I have begun working at Hanapin, time zone issues have slowly crept into my work life. I am based in Spokane, WA which is on Pacific Time and I have clients spread across cities in 4 dif ...
October 21, 2016 Programmatic advertising has many definitions including, “automated media buying,” “tech assisted buying,” and “ai driven media buying.” To many marketers, programmatic is the holy grail of ad buying. Technology that will find their perfect audience and optimize every part of their campaign. Sounds perfect, right? To a certain extent, this is true.
September 27, 2016 In days of marketing gone by, how and when we saw ads were determined by major media outlets, such as TV, radio, and print. The placements were determined by aggregated data that was based on assumptions and user feedback. It was dated, not entirely accurate, and there was no way to track how each channel performed. Consumers had little to no control.
August 31, 2016 As PPC nerds, we continuously find ways to bring PPC into our daily lives outside of work. We break baseball down into a game of stats and metrics, try to find the quickest path to the goal completion of everyday chores, and even try to guess the CPM of TV ads during an episode of The Walking Dead.