Advertising technology and digital marketing are changing rapidly, with exciting new opportunities arising daily. Some of the dominant trends you can expect to see in 2019 are:
Content syndication is the tactic of publishing quality, high-value material on websites that target audience groups you might not have access to, usually gated with a data collection device such as a contact form, a survey or a poll. These websites typically reach audiences matching your criteria with whom you have not yet formed any relationship.
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For those folks running Google display campaigns, and you’re targeting mobile audiences, you may not want to target people within apps, or even categories of apps. The new Google Ad interface doesn’t have device options you can exclude, so you need AdWords editor. Take a quick look.
The name of Google is practically synonymous with search, to the point that few people even realize alternatives exist for paid search in places other than Google. They do exist, however, and both Bing and Yahoo have paid search platforms that users can advertise on in much the same way as they do on Google, often with better results. In fact, Bing and Yahoo have both grown over the past year, which means they must be doing something right.
As content becomes more and more powerful and effective, the lines are becoming blurred between advertising and editorial material. Paid marketing content that looks and feels like the “real” thing, i.e. journalistic material, a feature article or a scientific report, is called native advertising because it appears “native” to the channel through which it’s delivered. It naturally follows the form and function of the user experience in which it is placed. Trickery. Well maybe, but It actually offers a range of benefits for both the publisher and the reader.
It’s used mostly in B2B environments or long-term B2C sales, and requires a number of steps and components to make it successful, depending on the size and complexity of your average sale. These could include building awareness, achieving relevant positioning in your market, and “marrying” your marketing strategy with your sales process.