It is that time of year again. The week before the Labor Day weekend when Email Marketers are away on vacation, clinging to their last grasp of summer, and all my blog writers are laying on the beach sipping My Ties. So every year, it is my turn to take the blogger reins and talk about my thoughts and dreams about where Only Influencers is headed next year.
Ever wish your cookies were actually people?
Not the yum-yum type cookies, but the cookies that you use to identify and target consumers across different channels like Third Party Web Sites, Search, and Social Networks.
Lost in all the hullaballoo in recent weeks over Pokémon Go was the news that Google recently made available a ‘My Activity’ page, which makes it possible for people to see all the information Google has related to their user login.
By now, you’ve played Pokémon Go. And if you haven’t, you’ve witnessed someone who is playing it.
Welcome to the world of mainstream augmented reality. Before we dig deeper into the implications of Pokémon Go to Email Marketing – and yes, there are several – let’s begin with a complete understanding of what augmented reality is and how it came to be.
Pokemon Go became the top downloaded and top grossing app when it was released three weeks ago. It already has more Daily Active Users (DAUs) than Twitter, and there’s probably much more to come —Niantic, the developer, has hinted at features that will involve bricks-and-mortar stores and may drive even more usage. In short, Pokemon Go is a massive hit.
The simple email announcement came across my desk. All kinds of thoughts raced through my head and I considered all aspects of it in a matter of seconds. Do it! Don’t do it. Ack! Reach out and try. Move beyond your cube walls. This is an example of what you’ve been looking to do. What happens if peers and current leadership find out? What will it bring? What will it hurt? You’re not good enough. You are good enough. What will you say? You’ll figure it out somehow. And, in a split second I made a gut-decision and said yes to being one of the first contributors to the OI blog.
I recently signed up for two very different email lists, Pottery Barn and Chubbies. Why on earth would I add more email to my already exploding inbox? In the case of Pottery Barn, it’s because I want some new towels for my guest bathroom and I was hunting for a discount code. In the case of Chubbies, it’s because I heard from a co-worker that their emails were hilarious, and I wanted to see them for myself.
Having been on both the brand and vendor side – and having been part of multiple decisions to evaluate and/or change ESPs (hint – it’s not as hard as your current vendor makes it seem…nor as easy as your new vendor claims), I’m surprised by how many mismatches between client and vendor still happen. It’s the biggest reason for account churn – bad fit between the client and vendor.
The Relevancy Group’s “State of Identity Management Report” recently revealed that when it comes to driving actual revenue, deterministic data pays like a Lannister.
In a story we’re breaking just now, Microsoft has acquired B2B social platform LinkedIn for the mind-numbing sum of $26.2 billion dollars.
Just to put that in perspective, with 26.2 billion dollars, you could buy the Chicago Cubs…. 26 times. That’s about 2.7 trillion years of losing.
That’s why this week, Only Influencer’s partner LiveIntent is taking a look at what it is about LinkedIn that Microsoft thinks is worth all those dolla-dolla-bills, y’all.
Viewability or the ability of an ad to actually be seen by a human being has become the critical metric for media buyers and marketing executives alike. There are a number of advertisers and agencies that have publicly stated that they will not pay for any impression that is not 100% viewable.
There were great minds, quality content, and inspiring discussions at the Email Innovations Summit in Las Vegas (May 17–19, 2016). Big kudos to Bill McCloskey and the Only Influencers community for creating a new space where trends, challenges, and opportunities in the email marketing world can openly be discussed.
Social “Buy Now” buttons were supposed to be a game-changer, eliminating the friction from purchasing on mobile and providing retailers a way to tap into a mobile-first audience that’s expanding exponentially.
The FTC's Native Advertising guidelines are here, and according to a new report from Mediaradar, if the Federal Trade Commission decided to audit publishers' native ads today, around 70% of websites wouldn't be compliant.
That's why this week, Only Influencer's partner LiveIntent is explaining how to make sure your Native Ads aren't Naughty by Nature. You down with the FTC? Yeah, you know me.
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Retargeting has been historically thought of as a lower sales funnel, direct response tactic. But there are some problems with cookies, the pieces of code used to identify and retarget customers, that have lead to a rethinking of retargeting strategies.
This week, Only Influencer¹s partner LiveIntent is looking at how brands are changing the way they think about retargeting ads and how those ads are changing the ways customers think about themselves
Recently, L Brands – parent of Victoria’s Secret and home to the famous (and some would say infamous) Victoria’s Secret catalog – announced a strategic change “evolving how the business connects with customers through more focus on loyalty programs and brand-building engagement rather than traditional catalogues and offers.”
Mark Ash, managing director at Teradata Interactive International, recently told MediaPost’s Sean Hargrave that we’ve seen the end of the days of email being seen as the “ugly duckling” in digital marketing and that, “Email is now the linchpin to our clients as they look to identify people moving from digital marketing’s cookie to in-store purchasing.”