This Week’s Newsletter: An Easy Way to Give Back This Thanksgiving

This Week’s Newsletter: An Easy Way to Give Back This Thanksgiving

We send a newsletter each week to cover industry news, including Bidtellect updates. Don’t miss out! Subscribe here! 

Hello Bidtellectuals!

Congratulations to Bidtellectuals of the Week Emili Lewis!

 

Bidtellect Gives Back for Thanksgiving

Bidtellect is hosting a virtual food drive to help those in need this Thanksgiving and December Holiday Season. Sadly, in our headquarters of South Florida, 1 in 6 individuals is food insecure. Feeding South Florida is the largest, most efficient food bank serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. More than 98% of all donations are put back into the community.

We hope you will consider donating. $5 = 45 meals that Feeding South Florida can provide to the community – so any donations made on our page have a BIG impact! Donate here.

 

Bidtellectuals Share What They’re Grateful for This Year

On the topic of Thanksgiving, we asked Bidtellectuals what they are grateful for this year. Despite its challenges (a lingering pandemic, political conflicts, general uncertainty, and adjusting to ever-changing circumstances), 2021 also saw hope for recovery and a brighter future: new emphasis on work-life balance, rapid medical advancements, and travel and business reopening. Bidtellect was proud to announce some new changes for the team, too: new half-day Fridays, company-wide mindfulness/meditation twice per month, a more formal remote work assistance program, and more.

Read what they shared here: Bidtellectuals Share What They’re Grateful for This Year

 

We Went to an In-Person Industry Conference and Loved It

Bidtellect was psyched to sponsor Digiday’s Programmatic Marketing Summit last week. Aside from the valuable information shared, the real highlights revolved around finally seeing industry friends and cohorts in person (safely, of course).

Bidtellect CEO Lon Otremba spoke about the evolution of context-driven technology and how to make adjusting to the cookieless future easier. Did you know 8 in 10 US marketers and publishers are still relying primarily on 3rd party cookies to determine the identity of their audiences?

Get prepared with our new context demographics targeting feature.  

Read more: 5 Ways Technology Can Create a Brand Safe Environment for Advertisers

 

What You Do NOT Want to Forget When Planning Your Holiday Campaigns

It’s the final countdown! Did you know that 30% of consumers will try a new online store because of early holiday deals? And one-quarter of consumers research purchases one month before their Black Friday buys. Read more in our top tips and trends for holiday campaign planning that you don’t want to forget.

Read now: 6 Tips and Trends for Your Holiday Campaigns That You Do Not Want To Forget

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Bidtellect Named Top Martech Company in 2021

“We always place the advertiser and the advertiser’s performance on the top of the priority list when it comes to positioning our technology in the market, ensuring the best possible results for the client.” – Bidtellect CEO Lon Otremba.

Read the full interview now. 

NEW Case Study With HPE

When Bidtellect recognized it was time to switch to HPE Ezmerel for its data needs, we knew migration would be a massive undertaking. Despite this pressure, we achieved it in just five weeks with no service interruption. Read more about our partnership with HPE Ezmerel for data and performance outcomes.

 

Bidtellect reports 4 data management and analytics benefits using HPE Ezmeral

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Creatives of the Week:

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Each week, we’ll share some of our most engaging creatives out in the wild!

Listicles always lure attention and the simple tire image lets consumers know exactly the topic. Placement on the page played a role in this, too , reaching the eyes of consumers looking for shopping inspiration – especially important in auto shopping.

Read more about Bidtellect’s creative services team, [b]+studio.

NEW CASE STUDY: Bidtellect Exceeds Full Funnel Goals for Leading Automotive Tire Brand by 2x

Bidtellect was able to help an automotive brand drive upper funnel, site engagement, and conversion performance. The campaign leveraged Bidtellect’s context-driven optimization algorithm in order to find sites, contextual environments, and ad placements most likely to deliver qualified site engagement, and time on site.

Read more here.

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Joint Case Study: HPE Ezmeral & Bidtellect Partnership Reports Data Management & Performance Benefits

Joint Case Study: HPE Ezmeral & Bidtellect Partnership Reports Data Management & Performance Benefits

When Bidtellect recognized it was time to switch to HPE Ezmerel for its data needs, we knew migration would be a massive undertaking. Despite this pressure, we achieved it in just five weeks with no service interruption. In this joint case study feature published by HPE, read how Bidtellect was able to save money and improve performance. Here are 3 takeaways:

1. Change is good!

The motivation to switch came from increasing in prices along with the need for better functionality and performance. Change is (usually) never a bad thing!

2. The data needs

Bidtellect is a highly competitive demand side platform that runs online bid requests and auctions for digital advertising. With that, there is a lot of data that needs to be processed. Migrating to a new vendor would not be easy, and HPE Ezmerel would need to be up to the challenge of our data and performance needs.

3. Key advantages

The migration to HPE Ezmeral has allowed for real-time feedback. There are four key advantages that have been a direct outcome in this migration: more efficient date storage, higher performance, improved security, and an easy-to-access file system architecture.

Read more about our successful partnership with HPE Ezmerel for data and performance outcomes.

Bidtellect reports 4 data management and analytics benefits using HPE Ezmeral 

5 Tips to Make WFH Easier & More Productive

Lysa Vincent shares her five tips to make working from home easier, more productive, and stress-free. From scheduling breaks to what to wear for success.

Ask [b]+studio: Top Tips for Tip Top Holiday Creative

We asked Bidtellect’s [b]+studio for their top tips for engaging creatives to drive maximum results this holiday season.

What’s in Store for 2019? NAI’s Predictions

Wondering what's in store this year?! Ah, great news: Every year, Native Advertising Institute asks experts in the industry what their predictions are for upcoming year. This year, three trends emerged, according to the ebook: technology will enable more measurable...

Valentine’s Day is Coming. Why Content First Should Be Your Strategy for Retail

With high quality content, expert creative copy, and targeted placements, Valentine’s Day might be your new love affair. 

Bidtellect Does Virtual All Hands & A ROBOT Case Study?!?

This Week in Digital Advertising: September 30th, 2021

This Week in Digital Advertising: Beauty, Privacy, & COVID Drones

This week in digital advertising: Bidtellect’s Virtual All-Hands Gathering, beauty adapts to digital, eMarketer’s latest.

Which Social Platforms Banned Trump and How to Adjust Your Creative Messaging. This Week in Digital Advertising: January 8th

Hello Bidtellectuals! When I began to draft this newsletter at the beginning of the week, the sentiment was still an excited and hopeful “Happy New Year!” Well, it feels as though 2020 is having a good laugh at us. We send our fervent hopes and prayers to Washington...

5 Easy Self Care Tips to Lift Your Mood Today

Practice self-care with these tips to lift your mood and make you feel happier and more productive – even in these uncertain times.

4 Ways to Stay in the Game with the New Data Rules

GDPR and CCPA are holding businesses to a higher data standard. How to stay ahead of the game even while the rules are changing – from Contextual Targeting to AI to content marketing.

B2B Post-Pandemic: Shift to Digital & Omnichannel, Context-Driven Advertising Necessity

B2B sales during coronavirus are holding steady thanks to ecommerce. Adapting to work-from-home and digital events is key. The golden opportunity is digital advertising, according to data.

Bidtellectuals Share What They’re Grateful for This Year

Bidtellectuals Share What They’re Grateful for This Year

Thanksgiving is nearly here, so we asked Bidtellectuals what they are feeling grateful for this year. Despite its challenges (a lingering pandemic, political conflicts, general uncertainty, and adjusting to ever-changing circumstances), 2021 also saw hope for recovery and a brighter future: new emphasis on work-life balance, rapid medical advancements, and travel and business reopening. Here’s what our team is thankful this year. 

"My family"

Terah Bocchi, SVP of Sales

 

"I am so very thankful for all of my family."

Those I was born into and those I was not. The family who has reminded me that no matter what happens to you, in the face of your deepest challenges – you are loved.

Lisa Friedman, Director of Sales

"I am thankful for fermented grapes."

Missy Steiner, VP of Marketing

"I am grateful for people who are experts in their field."

Specifically, my veterinarian who helped Daisy after she ate 3 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!!!!

Janelle Watanabe, Director of Sales

 

"I am grateful for adding this little guy to our family!"

Craig Aron, SVP Growth and Strategic Business Development 

"In honor of Thanksgiving, I am grateful for my health and the health of my colleagues, family and friends."

I am also grateful to be living in the United States, where we still honor the Constitutional right for freedom of expression and religion.

Ryan Seaver, Director of Sales

"I'm grateful for my family and Starbucks 😉 "

Victoria Papadimas, Director, Performance Analytics

And some recent photos of Bidtellectuals spending time together despite the circumstances! We are grateful for team!

Happy Thanksgiving! We at Bidtellect are grateful for you!

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Joint Case Study: HPE Ezmeral & Bidtellect Partnership Reports Data Management & Performance Benefits

Read more about Bidtellect’s migration to HPE Ezmeral to improve performance, functionality, and security of our data needs!

Bidtellectuals Share What They’re Grateful for This Year

In honor of Thanksgiving, Bidtellectuals share what they are grateful this year!

6 Tips and Trends for Your Holiday Campaigns That You Do Not Want To Forget

It’s the final countdown! We rounded up our top tips and trends for holiday campaign planning.

6 Tips and Trends for Your Holiday Campaigns That You Do Not Want To Forget

6 Tips and Trends for Your Holiday Campaigns That You Do Not Want To Forget

It’s the final countdown! While preparing your holiday advertising campaigns, we rounded up our top tips and trends you do NOT want to forget.

1. It’s the Happiest Time of Year – Keep it Positive!

Keep it positive! Use positive adjectives in headlines coupled with happy images to increase CTR. Cold, monotone creatives do not bring joy. Bonus: add puns or rhymes to make it even more…puntastic.

2. Which Images and Creative Units Perform Best?

Photographs perform better than animated images. Always. On that note, children, pets, and people in images perform best. Smile! Go solo: if using images with products, one solo “feature” product performs better than a group.

Take your static images up a notch with cinemegraphs, scroller units, and carousel units. These are highly effective at telling a short story and conveying a specific setting or emotion. They also drive maximum in-unit engagement. One advertising agency found that cinemagraph content tends to have more virality, with 71% higher organic reach than still photographs. Don’t believe us? Check out this case study or this one.

3. Make It Personable! Build Trust.

Holidays can be the most amazing, yet most stressful time of the year for families – especially given the last two years. As a brand, bringing a “human” and empathetic touch to your messaging can make your holiday campaigns more attractive and build trust with your consumers. When asked by eMarketer which emotions were most effective at making consumers feel connected to brands, admiration and trust were the overwhelming choice. Gain trust by being personable and building a connection with your consumers. This can be through family-forward images, warm and inviting copy, and inspirational content and stories. Don’t forget the importance of brand safety tech controls – i.e. where your ad is placed on the page – consumers can quickly lose trust in your brand if it’s placed next to unsavory and/or user-generated content.

4. Count on Heavy Ecommerce Holiday Shopping

Last year proved that consumers were just as – if not more – willing to spend money online while shopping for the holidays. Even with the ability to shop in-store this year, ecommerce will continue to grow, and forecasts predict record-breaking ecommerce sales this holiday season.

Retail ecommerce sales are projected to make up 18.9% of total holiday retail sales, up from 17.5% last year according to eMarketer. Thanksgiving Day ecommerce sales are expected to hit a whopping $6.21 billion, per eMarketer forecasts. (For reference, Thanksgiving Day ecommerce sales reached $4.13 billion just two years ago in 2019.) And as we mentioned, Cyber Monday was the heaviest online spending day in history, rising 15.6% to $10.78 billion. This continued through the end of the year, especially online, driving a dramatic 47% increase in ecommerce sales during the traditional holiday season, according to Facebook.

5. Help Holiday Shoppers With Context Discovery

Half of all shoppers polled by Facebook experienced some difficulty knowing what to buy for others, while 63% of global shoppers surveyed enjoyed discovering items they weren’t actively looking for. Call it Discovery Commerce, online discovery, point of intent, content marketing – the point is the same: consumers want a bit of help when it comes to shopping, and there’s no shame in that.

Creating digital ads – discovery aides – that help shoppers determine what to buy based on what they are likely to love (thanks to context clues and audience groups, for example) is crucial to success. Maximizing contextual targeting and context-driven optimization will ensure your ads and content find your target shoppers. Make your consumers’ holiday shopping job easier. Don’t just meet them at their needs; anticipate them.

6. Black Friday is Starting Early This Year​ – So Get Ahead

Companies are coming out with Black Friday deals earlier and earlier every year! Do not miss the chance to jump ahead on early deals in order to gain the attention of your target market – because they’ll be more likely to shop with you. New data from Criteo found that 30% of consumers will try a new online store because of early holiday deals, and one-quarter of consumers research purchases one month before their Black Friday buys. Amazon has already started rolling out their Black Friday Deals, and “when the biggest power in ecommerce sets an early start to a shopping season, others quickly follow to avoid missing out.”

Brands and advertisers, we hope tips for engaging holiday creative assets make your performance soar! The holiday 2021 shopping season is going to be a great year!

For more tips, check out our creative best practices: the naughty and nice list.

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This Week in Digital Advertising: Are You Falling for These Tricks? Plus: Election Spend, Podcast, Apple Privacy

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It’s Data Privacy Day: So What?

January 28th is Data Privacy Day. Read why it exists and how it empowers users and businesses to implement better standards for data usage and processing.

Methods to Maximize Dynamic Pricing

As the digital advertising ecosystem has become increasingly crowded with multiple devices and formats, marketers must have the right strategies in place to drive optimal value for each campaign. To maximize the efficiency of direct response strategies, breaking...

This Week in Digital Advertising: Beauty Recs, CCPA Enforcement, NFL & Alcohol Sales

This week in digital advertising: October 2, 2020. Beauty and coronavirus, CCPA, and good news.

This Week in Digital Advertising: Gen 5.0, Thanksgiving, eMarketer Prediction Shake Ups

This Week in Digital Advertising: Gen 5.0, Thanksgiving 2020, eMarketer Prediction Shake Ups

What We Celebrated, Valentine’s Day Digital Strategy, and eMarketer Content Marketing. This Week in Digital Advertising: January 22nd

This week’s news: eMarketer, Valentine’s Day strategy, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

One Sheet: Unfriending Facebook? Social Media and Native Ads

Advertisers are disillusioned with Facebook and social media. How to shift budget outside the walled gardens and to the open web, safely.

Best Practices That Will Get You on the Nice List, 2019

Get on Santa’s Nice List with this Infographic of best practices for an engaging content distribution strategy this holiday season.

This Week’s Newsletter: NEW PRODUCT DROP: Target Age & Gender Demographics WITHOUT COOKIES

This Week’s Newsletter: NEW PRODUCT DROP: Target Age & Gender Demographics WITHOUT COOKIES

We send a newsletter each week to cover industry news, including Bidtellect updates. Don’t miss out! Subscribe here! 

Hello Bidtellectuals!

Congratulations to Bidtellectuals of the Week Logan Bykofsky!​

 

PRESS RELEASE: Bidtellect Releases Cookieless Context Demographic Targeting Feature, Industry First

Bidtellect is excited to collaborate with BidSwitch to announce the success of its SmartSwitch technology to optimize bidstream processing, save on listening costs, and ultimately drive performance.

To quote Arthur Hainline, Bidtellect VP of Product: “Bidtellect’s Context Demographics has three distinct advantages over traditional third-party data demographics targeting. First, it is cookieless and so its scale will not diminish as the addressable web shrinks. Second, it is cheaper than the vast majority of third party demographics data. Third, instead of sifting through studies for various demographic providers, buyers can manage and balance their accuracy and scale directly. The accuracy of Bidtellect’s new targeting option is self-evident.”

Talk about powering smarter advertising.

Read the Press Release | Read Our Recap on the Blog | Watch the Video

What You Need To Know For the Holiday Shopping Season

New data from Criteo published in Mediapost found that 30% of consumers will try a new online store because of early holiday deals, well ahead of Black Friday. That means your creative assets should feature sales and deals in its headline/copy, and that you should start reaching consumers sooner rather than later. In fact, reach cosumers with “context discovery:” one-quarter of consumers research purchases one month before their Black Friday buys. Facebook found that 63% of global shoppers surveyed enjoyed discovering items they weren’t actively looking for.

Read Now: 5 Trends and Tips For Brands & Advertisers This Holiday Shopping Season

Read Now: Our 6 Mandatory Tips for Engaging Holiday Creative Assets

Around the Industry:

  • A study from MAGNA Media Trials and Disney Advertising Sales released today called “No News Is Bad News: Ads in News & Other Types of Content,” finds advertising in a reliable news source creates stronger brand effectiveness. People found news content to be more valuable, trustworthy and interesting. But reliability is key: 57% of respondents said marketers should vet news sources before advertising (Forbes).
  • Speaking of news, it continues to move online. The New York Times Company said on Wednesday that it added 455,000 new digital subscriptions in the third quarter, a gain that keeps the publisher on pace to reach its stated goal of 10 million subscriptions by 2025 (The New York Times).
  • US TV advertisers will increase their upfront TV spending by 7.6% this year to $19.90 billion – a return to pre-pandemic normalcy (BusinessInsider).
  • Holiday travel is returning, but lingering habits and health and safety concerns linger from the pandemic: About twice as many travelers plan to road trip (70%) versus fly (37%), citing enjoyment (38%) and convenience (28%) as the top reasons, above health (12%), according to Deloitte’s latest study. Another pandemic trend? Renting. 43% of those staying in rentals over the holidays tried this lodging type for the first time during the pandemic (Deloitte).
  • ICYMI: Facebook is officially changing its corporate name to Meta, distancing itself from its namesake social platform that launched in 2004. BUT apparently they may face a trademark battle, as a startup that sells computers, disk drives, keyboards, and other devices filed for the patent in 2020 – well before Facebook’s announcement (BusinessInsider).
  • Gartner released its fourth annual Magic Quadrant for buy-side technology and the buzz is: keep your eye on Amazon. It’s “rubbing shoulders” with the “leader” quadrant, which includes Google, The Trade Desk, Adobe, Amobee, Adform and Mediaocean. (Adexchanger).

Creatives of the Week:

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Each week, we’ll share some of our most engaging creatives out in the wild!

On the left, a top engaging creative in Spanish! We love our team’s multilingual capabilities, and above is proof of our commitment to performance no matter the market. On the right, a listicle in the headline always lead to high engagement, and this content will provide valuable information.

Read more about Bidtellect’s creative services team, [b]+studio.

5 WAYS TECHNOLOGY CAN CREATE A BRAND SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ADVERTISERS

How can advertisers ensure their ads are seen positively “in the wild” and not found somewhere that comprises their brand integrity, privacy, even safety? We cover 5 of the most common problems.

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Post-COVID Trends You Need Now

The top trends in a post-covid economy include a new work normal, a looming cookieless future, ecommerce and native discovery. Read it now!

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Top 5 Trends for Digital Advertisers in a Post-COVID Economy (With Data!)

NEW CASE STUDY: Bidtellect Achieves 309% Overall IO Increase With Consistent Conversion Performance​

A favorite regional Zoo forced to close due to the pandemic turned to Bidtellect to let customers know about their reopening plans and newly-implemented safety and sanitization measures. To overcome conversion setbacks due to an antiquated web host, Bidtellect implemented sophisticated contextual targeting and retargeting measures that drove conversions and surpassed goals

Read more here.

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This Week’s Newsletter: Happy Halloween!

This Week’s Newsletter: Happy Halloween!

We send a newsletter each week to cover industry news, including Bidtellect updates. Don’t miss out! Subscribe here! 

Hello Bidtellectuals!

Congratulations to Bidtellectuals of the Week Janelle Watanabe!

 

SPOOKY ONESHEET ALERT!

Are you getting TRICKED this year when it comes to choosing a programmatic partner? We’re talkin’ one-size-fits-all capabilities, ho-hum creative assets, and not adjusting to the new post-pandemic circumstances. TREAT yourself to our Halloween onesheet for our top tips and solutions to these problems.

Download Now: The Halloween Onesheet: Advertisers Beware of These Tricks & Treats!

Bidtellectuals celebrated Halloween with a costume parade in-office and over Zoom! Can you guess which Bidtellectual’s family emerged from Beetlejuice? And check out CEO Lon Otremba as the Joker! Talk about spooky!

ICYMI: The Bidswitch Collab SUCCESS

Bidtellect is excited to collaborate with BidSwitch to announce the success of its SmartSwitch technology to optimize bidstream processing, save on listening costs, and ultimately drive performance. Read more below!

Read the Press Release | Read Our Recap on the Blog

Creatives of the Week:

Each week, we’ll share some of our most engaging creatives out in the wild!

Hello, high engagement scores! Bright colors, a happy child – the image on the left is a recipe for success. In the second, a listicle always wins, baby, and leads to valuable content to help a researching shopper.

Read more about Bidtellect’s creative services team, [b]+studio.

B2B Post-Pandemic: Shift to Digital & Omnichannel, Context-Driven Advertising Necessity

The pandemic accelerated a clear shift – arguably already in the works – to online B2B sales. Digital strategies will need to adjust to keep up – including shifting to greater digital advertising efforts and online sales to reach their intended business audience. Here’s what you need to know if you’re an advertiser in B2B.

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Post-COVID Trends You Need Now

The top trends in a post-covid economy include a new work normal, a looming cookieless future, ecommerce and native discovery. Read it now!

Read it Now:

Top 5 Trends for Digital Advertisers in a Post-COVID Economy (With Data!)

CASE STUDY: Specialty Retail Chain Tests New Display Offering With Bidtellect, Increases ROAS by 40%​

A leading home goods retail brand, who previously partnered with Bidtellect for native activation, sought to expand on the success of their native campaign by testing Bidtellect’s context-optimized Display Banner units.

Read more here.

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