Display Advertising

What are advertorials?

Native advertising is the new buzzword in marketing. But not everyone correctly understands how advertorials and other native advertising work. Advertorials should not be confused with full-on adverts: As an advertiser, you have to stick to certain rules. An advertorial should not only fit in with its editorial environment, but also needs to lay all its cards on the table – i.e. : labelling requirements. We answer all and any other questions in our guide. [...]  

Display advertising vs. real-time advertising (RTA)

Banner ads and other forms of display marketing have been proven to be effective marketing strategies for products and services online. The new practice in this field is real-time advertising (RTA) and its real-time bidding (RTB) approach. This new strategy carries out an automated bidding war in milliseconds to decide which advert will be displayed. But how does it differ from traditional display advertising? And which practice is best for your company? [...]  

Adblockers’ impact on web development

Approximately a quarter of all internet users in the UK use adblockers in order to circumvent pop-ups or ad banners. And while it may be nice to peruse through your favourite content unhampered by advertising, these extensions cut into the profits of both advertisers as well as those running ads on their brand or company. However, only few seem to be aware of the fact that it’s precisely these ads that are responsible for financing such free content. That’s why it’s up to the designer of these apps to come up with viable solutions so that website designers can adjust to today’s rapidly changing internet landscape. [...]  

5 beginner tips for Google AdWords campaigns

Starting your first online marketing campaign is a serious challenge. Alongside e-mail marketing and search engine optimisation (SEO), display advertising is a key component of any good online marketing plan. When it comes to running your first Google AdWords campaign, you’ll need a great strategy, sensible planning, and expert know-how to give yourself the best possible chance of success. Here’s our top 5 Google AdWords tips to help get your campaign started. [...]  

Native advertising: the right context

Unlike traditional online advertisements, native ads are designed with both their target groups as well as the context in which they are to appear in mind. Native advertising is most commonly implemented within editorial contexts. Here, it’s important for ads to blend in with their natural surroundings as much as possible. And while this type of advertising needs to be labeled as such, it functions best when users aren’t able to immediately distinguish it from organic content. This is due to the fact adding value for the customer, and not promoting the brand nor the product in question, is the top priority. The overall goal is to increase brand recognition through positive user experiences. [...]  

Banner blindness: explanation and impact

Advertising banners, pop-ups, and similar ad formats are not popular within the internet community. The user consciously as well as unconsciously ignores this kind of advertisement while surfing the web with more and more internet-savviness, as well as being increasingly wary of untrustworthy fake dialog boxes. This phenomenon is known as 'banner blindness', which was identified by Benway and Lane is 1998. [...]  

AdWords – Advertising Guidelines at a Glance

Anyone who advertises with Google AdWords must follow certain guidelines. In addition to content, these guidelines define unauthorised practices as well as editorial and technical requirements. If an ad does not satisfy these requirements, it is automatically rejected by the system. This article provides an overview of what to look for when creating an advertising campaign. [...]  

An introduction to clickbait

‘What you’re about to read in this article has never been discussed before!’ This may not be entirely true, because the topic of clickbaiting is already commonplace in the world of social media. But by using sensational titles and descriptions like we just did, marketers and publishers aim to generate clicks to boost their ad revenue. And for the most part, it works. So how is this tactic so successful? And if it’s working, why is it so heavily criticised? We’ll take you through the function, tactics, benefits, and criticisms of clickbait. [...]  

What is display marketing?

Display marketing is among the best-performing advertising channels in online marketing. Those who immediately think of irritating banner advertisements and obnoxious pop-ups have fallen behind the times. This is because display advertising has experienced some changes in recent years. In order to adapt to recent developments, like banner blindness, new strategies for gaining viewers’ attention had to be developed: native advertising and in-stream video ads are just two of many innovative formats and channels in online advertising. [...]  

What is mobile advertising?

To reach potential customers, any time or place: that’s the vision of all the advertisers who want to get on board with the mobile generation. These days, most of us have our smartphones on us all the time, and savvy marketers can take advantage of this fact to zero in on their target audience and increase the success rate of their adverts. But for every advantage mobile advertising presents, there’s also a challenge [...]