Targeting

Hitting the Target: Strategies for Targeting Digital Audiences

Laura Noll Advertising, Data and Analytics

In the lands of B2C and B2B advertising, no one is a stranger to targeting. However, a recent study reported that 76% of marketers do not utilize behavioral data in segmentation or targeting. It also showed that only 38% believe they are capable of targeting prospects versus returning customers — concluding that “there’s a disconnect between segmentation development and execution.” …

Email marketing advantages

Top 5 Advantages of Email Marketing

Laura Noll Advertising

Even with the rise of social media, programmatic ad buying, native advertising and more, email marketing continues to make a splash as one of the most effective solutions for reaching your target audience. Add in automated solutions for buying reach to email audiences and you’re sure to see a rise in your ROI and greater success in your campaigns. Why? …

Subject lines ebook

Stop Sending Sucky Subjects

Laura Noll Content and Creative, eBooks, Resources

Crafting the perfect subject line takes much more skill than one might expect. In fewer characters than your typical tweet, you must grab attention, make a point and cause just enough curiosity to inspire a click. The perfect subjects are very much a balance of art and science — involving just enough creativity to entertain while very strategically moving subscribers …

Testing

Test, Review, Optimize and Repeat (and Repeat, and Repeat)

Ashlea Owings Content and Creative, Data and Analytics

The process is pretty standard. You create your email. You test it — for quality, function, usability, engagement and so on. You see what works and, more often, what doesn’t. Make your changes. Then, start the process again. Endlessly. You may be thinking, “oh, no, that’s simply not true. We only have to test our emails a couple of times …

Design matters

Why Design Matters More Than Ever

Laura Noll Content and Creative, Industry Events

Redefine design? Forget about it. Design evolves and, especially where the online world is concerned, it’s been making huge strides for years. Design is no longer the act of “making it pretty.” With the rise of data-driven design, it’s now as much of a science as it is an art — those that have mastered the balance of the two …

Going Mobile

Going Mobile: The Challenges Ahead

Laura Noll Advertising, Content and Creative, Industry Events

For advertisers, infiltrating the mobile space at full force isn’t easy. Screens are smaller, content is refined and the experience is optimized for ease, speed and efficiency. In an environment where user-friendly design comes at a significant premium, advertisers are challenged to innovate before their reach is compromised. At Media Next, Jeff Barish, Head of Digital Sales and Strategy at …

Peanut butter

The Delicious Secrets to Quick Content

Laura Noll Content and Creative, Industry Events

Peanut butter, lunch and an iron fist could, surprisingly, be the secrets to driving content velocity. The concept isn’t as far-fetched as it may seem according Bryan Deluca, Content Operations Director at Hearst Electronics Group, and Andrew Hanelly, SVP Strategy at McMurry/TMG. We joined them for a session at Media Next to peek at their strategies for driving content turnaround and improving audience …

Media Next quotes

10 Quotes You Missed at Media Next

Laura Noll Content and Creative, Industry Events

Media Next 2014 came and went in a whirlwind. Taking over two floors of Time Square’s Marriott Marquis, the show gathered some of the brightest minds in publishing to discuss content, advertising, marketing and everything in between. With three jam-packed days in New York City, you’d better believe that there were plenty of amazing ideas floating around. We overheard a few …

Press release

AdStation Launches Website to Highlight New Solutions

Laura Noll Industry Events, Resources

AdStation, the email channel of Adknowledge, today announced the launch of its new website built around new and upcoming product features. Aiming to improve the user experience, the new site features a sleek, modern design that will highlight future launches and technologies for email publishers and advertisers. “With a series of new launches on the horizon, we wanted to create …