Thursday Thoughts On Advertising 24

Digital Advertising

#ThursdayThoughtsThe first #thursdaythoughts of 2019 is here!

Every Thursday we look at the trends/updates/interesting articles found in the Marketing + Advertising + Tech industry. Each submission is presented by a different MA+A employee and covers various topics applicable to our business. The following are professional opinions, summaries or both.

This week we’ll look at Retail Challenges, Paid Social Tips, 2019 Content Strategy, 2018 PPC Review + Netflix Ads.Bob McKay
President + FounderIncreased Consumer Expectations See the article here

Retail is having to adapt to increased expectations from consumers. The consumer wants what they want, and when they need it, which can be quickly. These are the new realities for DTC companies. Very disruptive times!Alex Andrews
Director of Social AdvertisingSharpen Your Blade For 2019 See the article here

This is a good reflection on the past year of Paid Social Advertising developments, and particularly just how quickly things change.  Three biggest points include:

  1. Always research. The tactic you learned 4 months ago could already be stale and no longer advisable
  2. Invest more in creative, because that’s the main differentiator as more and more advertisers flock to social platforms
  3. Stay away from exclusively using last-touch attribution, and embrace a larger funnel approach

Christian Bayne
Director of Content Strategy + Market ResearchDoes Your Organization Have A Strategy? See the article here.

Content strategy is a marathon and not a sprint. In order to be successful, you need to have a solid strategy in place. This article gives you insight into strategy tips and grants you access to an e-book that’ll get you started. It’s a lot, we know, but it’s worth a start if you haven’t already.Matthew Giardino
Sr. Platform ManagerHere’s What Will Have The Biggest Impact In 2019 See the article here.

After big advancements within Google this year, looking at how these changes will affect 2019. With Google’s new interface being the big change of 2018, it will be interesting to see what changes will be made in 2019.Eric Ortiz 
Director of Sales + AcquisitionWhy Wouldn’t They? see the article here.

Netflix? In my opinion, it’s only a matter of time. They have access to 130 million users complete with their interests based on the programming they watch, they have the internal digital marketing team to manage the process, and they have the promise of quite a hefty return of revenue. Why wouldn’t they?We hope you enjoyed these snippets of information that we chose to share. Look out for the upcoming #ThursdayThoughts post. (Yes, it’ll be on Thursday). See our previous post here.