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New Tricks for Old Marketing Dogs in 2017

Trend Summary: In 2017 marketers are going to see old dogs with new tricks in areas such as content, melded with game-changing newer dogs.


This is the time of year when marketers don the mystical mantle of Nostradamus and US PR firm Edleman Digital is no exception. Hold your breath as Edelman's sorcerers blow the dust off their crysal ball for a glimpse into the ...

 

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2016]

... world of marketing in 2017.

Conversational experiences, it seems, will be the name of the game in the year to come, with Messaging apps transmogrifying into an additional  home screen.

There's a chatbot revolution going on, and it's being fuelled by the adoption of chatbots by major social and messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, Google, Microsoft Skype, Salesforce, Slack, Twitter DM, WeChat, Kik and Line.

There are billions of daily users of messaging platforms who have become accustomed to engaging with brands in the feeds, these platforms hope will facilitate the ability to scale creative 1-to-1 engagement opportunities, known in the marketing trade as "conversational experiences."

Edelman posits that these conversational experiences will integrate with past revolutions in ecommerce and text services, at the same time highlighting the potential of artificial intelligence.

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Source: AdWeek.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7060

Adobe Debuts New Digital TV Sales Tool

Trend Summary: Adobe Systems aims to level planning playing field for digital TV sellers.


TV ad buyers currently rely on state-of-the-art toolboxes to assist them in negotiating deals for cross-platform audience-based media buys. However, IT giant Adobe Systems aims to change the name of the game, arguing that the tools currently used by media sellers are ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2016]

... rusty and that Adobe can help chamfer away that 'rust'.

With this end in mind, the Texan titan has introduced a TV Media Management platform for audience-based planning, forecasting, and yield management in digital, non-linear TV systems such as Roku, Apple TV and gaming consoles.

The system, made available last week, incorporates cross-platform viewership data from Adobe Analytics, which currently works with top drawer TV clients such as FOX, Comcast, NBC Sports, ESPN, Turner Broadcasting, MLB and Viacom.

Hypes Jonathan Tabak, group product manager at Adobe Primetime:"You need a tool that can factor-in  all those dimensions".

In a typical scenario, a media seller might need to know how an ad client's desired audience overlaps with particular TV shows.

The seller might, for example, import data from an advertiser's brand, overlay that data with show viewer data in Adobe Analytics, then add in other requirements such as preferred device types or geographic targets.

From thereon, the platform predicts the number of impressions expected to be available during the planned campaign run.

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Source: AdAge.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7059

Web Connected TV Ads Burgeon

Trend Summary: US advertising buyers predict 'explosive' growth in the still-nacsent OTT ad market.


OTT, adland's latest jargon for “over-the-top” services, is a term used for the delivery of film and TV content via the Internet, without users having to subscribe to traditional cable or satellite pay-TV services such as ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2016]

... Comcast or Time Warner Cable.

Americans are increasingly purchasing web-connected TVs and becoming more accustomed to watching shows on demand via apps instead of cable, resulting in  more ad space becoming available to media buyers.

According to equity research company Pivotal Research Group, connected TV viewing overall grew by 65% over the past year and now accounts for 8.1% of total daily TV viewing by US adults in the 18-49 age group.

It’s a safe bet that a large portion of that viewing is driven by ad-free platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. However, it transpires that commercial time is also receiving a healthy boost.

Moreover, ad tech company Innovid, which delivers ads to web video outlets along with fast growing TV apps such as Fox Now, Hulu and Crackle, says the share of ads delivered to connected TVs via its platform quadrupled this year.

Likewise Modi Media, the ad-buying division within WPP's GroupM, reports that over 37 million US households watched ad-supported shows on connected TVs over the past year.

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Source: WSJ.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7055

Marketers Cede Control of Online Ads to Consumers

Trend Summary:  A Los Angeles based online advertising technology firm aims to give consumers control over digital ads.


Online marketers are unlikely to be overjoyed at the launch of Project Awesome, new technology that enables consumers to gain control over ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2016]

... unsolicited online ads.

Rubicon Project, an online advertising technology firm based in Los Angeles, has harnessed the latest technology to help it's clients optimise advertising revenues for websites.

Earlier this week the firm announced the private beta launch of Project Awesome, a consumer-centric solution that enables users to control their own digital advertising experience.

According to Frank Addante, CEO and founder of Rubicon Project: “People recently have been given a choice with ad blockers, although their choice has been limited, either to see all ads or block all ads".

Concludes Mr Addante: "That's not ideal for consumers, advertisers, publishers and application developers.”

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7048

Amazon's Latest Gamechanger: 'Just Walk Out Supermarkets'

Trend Summary: Amazon's latest ground-breaking project promises "Just-Walk-Out" Supermarkets


Just as Amazon founder and ceo Jeff Bezos disrupted the cosy cabal of book publishers back in 1994, the bucaneering business whizz is on course to play havoc with the ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2016]

... world of supermarket shopping.

While the e-commerce industry has been waiting wirh bated breath to see what unexpected grocery gizmos Bezos had up his online sleeve, he has just pulled a fast one with the advent of Amazon Go, a brick-and-mortar supermarket with no queues and no checkouts.

The company's “Just walk out” technology enables consumers to simply toss items in their bag and then leave the store. This is driven by the latest developments in computer vision, sensor fusion, and deep learning.

Says Amazon in a company statement: “Four years ago we asked ourselves, 'What if we could create a shopping experience with no lines and no checkout? Could we push the boundaries of computer vision and machine learning to create a store where customers could simply take what they want and go?” The answer to that retorical question is a resounding "yes".

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7046

The Times They Are A-Changing (For Programmatic Marketing)

Trend Summary: Marketers will no longer have to struggle for the greater good of sponsored content.


As Bob Dylan so memorably sang back in 1964: "The times, they are a-changing". Today the same is true of the ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2016]

... marketing, advertising and media businesses.

Fifty-two years on from Dylan's biggest hit song, industry bible AdWeek reports that advertisers, brands and social influencers are now competing for the greater good of sponsored content.

ROI Influencer Media, in partnership with multiple programmatic platforms like Rubicon Project, PubMatic, OpenX and Google's DoubleClick Ad Exchange, is making that process of sponsored ads a lot more simple.

According to Seth Kean, CEO of ROI Influencer Media, the social influencer market is basically in it's Wild West stage. Says Kean: "It reminds me of [the days] before video, digital or mobile advertising became standardised.

Kean predicts that when buying programmatic advertising packages, bundles of influencers who have signed with ROI will appear as options for buyers.

Enthuses Jay Sampson, Rubicon Project's head of strategic partnerships: "For the first time, premium brand and advertising agency partners on our platform can access native social content across all major social media platforms programmatically."

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Source: AdWeek.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7042

Marketers Adopt Instant Messaging for Customer Communications

Today's Marketing Trend: Instant messaging has become the fastest growing peer to peer means of communication.


With over 2.5 billion active users globally, instant messaging [IM] has emerged as the de facto channel for delivering personalised, instant one to one messages of all kinds, including ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2016]

... images, video and chat.

WhatsApp, bought by Facebook in February 2014, now occupies 200 minutes a week of its billion users and is forecast to surpass 3.6 billion users by 2020 – approximately half of humanity!

Messaging is mostly used by people on their smartphones, surpassing even social media usage in 2016, and is now a deep-rooted habit in our semi-conscious minds.

Studies have shown that e-commerce websites in particular often lose sales because customers can’t get their answers quickly enough. With IM, customers don’t have to slog through voicemail menus to send an email.

Instead instant messaging automatically creates a written transcript of customer dialogue, thus making it easier to understand the historic relationship between business and customers, enabling businesses to archive and reuse these transcripts to monitor customer interactions for quality control.

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Source: TheDrum.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7038

Creative Automation Set to Take Over Ad Industry

Today's Marketing Trend: How Mankind and Artificial Intelligence [AI] will work together to improve the advertising industry.

AI machines have already proven capable of writing poetry and driving cars. Moreover, there is even speculation that a machine will one day win a ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2016]

... Pulitzer prize!

Meantime, AI technology is likely to disrrupt the global advertising and marketing industry. McCann Erickson Japan has already launched a sixteen minute movie titled The Automation of Creativity starring the world’s first AI creative director. The movie also discusses the impact of automated creativity on humans working in the ad industry.

Predicts Justin Taylor, UK managing director at video advertising marketplace company Teads: “As we are moving into this creative era of programmatic, we should see creative directors, data technologists and machines working together to really start making a difference, which is where the new era of creativity is going to come from".

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Source: TheDrum.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7036

Addressable TV Ads Are On the March

Trend Summary: Addressable TV in the USA is on course to double its revenues, creating a $2bn marketplace by 2018.


According to TV industry trade group the Video Advertising Bureau [VAB], addressable TV is an advertising technology that enable advertisers to selectively segment TV audiences and serve different ads or ad pods (groups of ads) within a ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2016]

... common program or navigation screen.

The VAB calculates that current revenues from addressable TV approach $900 million in 42% of TV homes.

The trade body also estimates that 71% of marketers are willing to pay a higher cost per thousand price  for addressable ads - which are able to span live and on-demand TV.

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7033

Facebook Lures Marketers With Multi-Account App

Trend Summary: A new gizmo from Facebook enables marketers to manage all their social media accounts via a single multichannel app.


Social media directors for large and small-to-medium sized businesses no longer need to simultaneously manage different accounts for Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger. Instead, the social media titan today unveiled ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q4 2016]

...  a new feature branded Universal Inbox which handles communications for all three channels via a Facebook Pages app.

Universal Inbox will enable marketers to more easily take note of comments, reviews and direct messages authored by consumers on Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Messenger.

In addition, page managers can use their cursor to tap a user's profile and see his or her publicly available information, potentially giving businesses more insights on how to interact with potential customers.

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Source: AdWeek.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7031



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