Spring and Summer Travel Trends & How To Reach Consumers

Spring and Summer Travel Trends & How To Reach Consumers

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. It is time to get ahead on your summer travel campaigns and advertisements. Here are the latest trends and tips to make your programmatic campaigns take off!

People Are Excited About Spring & Summer Travel

With warmer weather and summer vacation ahead, travel plans are almost inevitable. We are seeing an upward trend in excitement to travel in the coming months. Last year was all about covid-restrictions and sanitary measures, this year is all about luxury and epic travel destinations.

People are excited about traveling this spring and summer:

  • 81.0% of American travelers report strong excitement for their travel this year and 86.2% are in a ready-to-travel state-of-mind (Destination Analysts, 2022)
  • A record high 57.9% feel we are closer to normal in the U.S (Destination Analysts, 2022)
  • Americans saying they are avoiding international travel is down to a record low 52.0% (Destination Analysts, 2022)
  • This year the likelihood of spring travel is even higher for hybrid workers (86%) and millennials (75%) (Vacasa, February 2022)
  • Family and friend events were the activities most likely to encourage a trip in 2022 (45% and 32%, respectively) (Vacasa, February 2022).

On the other hand, rising gas prices are a concern for travel plans:

  • About six in ten travelers indicate rising gas prices will impact their travel plans during the next six months (Longwoods International)
  • One study found that 58% of respondents said they would adjust their itineraries if gas prices continued an upward trajectory (Travel Pulse, 2022)

Booking (And Advertising) Travel Online Is More Popular Than Ever

As travel tends to pick up around this time of the year, gross bookings increase simultaneously. Travelers are looking to book online more frequently than ever before, as well as looking for luxury travel experiences. This could even mean that families and business travelers look for private jet hire and luxury accommodation bookings online to find the best deals that they can get their hands on. What does this mean for advertisers? Adjust messaging and photos to appeal to those looking for luxury and leisure through nice hotel rooms, lounges, etc. Also, use context-driven targeting to reach consumers on luxury travel blogs and websites. Luxury travel is in, and so is online booking. Get a head start on summer travel trends with your ads.

  • 51% of US luxury buyers purchased travel online, compared to 14% who purchased travel in-store (eMarketer, 2022)
  • By 2022, it’s estimated that total gross bookings will hit $441 billion (Phocuswright, 2019)

Bucket List Trips, Epic Destinations, & Group Travel Is The Move

It is safe to say that after a couple of summers of being cooped up in a home due to the pandemic, it gave people the chance to adjust to the new normal. They tried a bunch of things to pass their time. While many took to making appearances on TikTok, others played games that pay real money to pass the time. Yet there were others who may have considered learning new skills and therefore took up online classes on website development, graphic design, acting, and cooking; the list is long. However, now people are again ready to begin on their adventurous journey. A recent study by Longwoods International found that only 2 in 10 travelers say that COVID-19 will greatly impact their decision to travel in the next six months. Not only to travel, but to begin crossing off Bucket List travel destinations. Last summer, we saw an increase in travel by cars due to the worry of flying during the pandemic. This summer, it is expected that epic travel destinations by plane will be in the forefront. People are itching to plan their next epic destination vacation with family and friends.

  • In a survey of 12,000 travelers in 12 countries, 68% of respondents are planning to “go big” on their next trip (Expedia, 2021)
  • One travel company reported a jump in searches to “epic destinations” (Amadeus, 2021)
  • There’s been a reported 600% rise in bookings for groups of over 20 people, while searches for popular destinations for groups of friends have doubled (Amadeus, 2021)
  • Vacation home bookings were up between 30 and 60 percent in small cities and resort destinations compared to 2019 (NY Times, 2022)

However, many people are still afraid to travel because of covid. To avoid traveling, they prefer to spend their summers at home, playing games, learning new skills, and so on. Many even hire professionals to build residential pools and spas at their homes so that their children can enjoy summer to the fullest while taking all necessary safety precautions.

Video Ads Build Trust & Recognition

Using video in your advertisements can help build trust and recognition from the consumer. Online videos have the ability to bring a destination to life and they allow for the consumers to see the experience they are looking for. Most vacation resorts and hotels who are offering the option of timeshare tend to use this method to attract potential clients while giving the brief about the whole deal. However, one needs to clearly read the contract and understand all the conditions put forth before getting into the deal. It is understandable that the deal can offer many opportunities, but one could also end up paying hefty amount in the long run and may have to reach out to timeshare exit companies for solutions. Coming back to using online videos, capture the attention of your audience by utilizing an expert in programmatic video delivery who can target, optimize and reach your captive audience like Bidtellect.

  • 80% of millennials use online videos when researching a purchasing decision (Animoto via Digital Brew, 2020)
  • 84% of people say they’ve been convinced to buy a product or service by watching a brand’s video (Optinmonster via Invideo, 2022)

Not All Video Ads Are Created Equal

Bidtellect delivers access to in content video placements at unparalleled scale. We leverage our proprietary real-time optimization algorithms, multiple formats including Instream and Outstream-Native, and pricing options – offering brands a solution to reach your target audience within premium content they are consuming.

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Reach Your Target Travel Consumer: A Holistic, Privacy-First Approach With Bidtellect

Bidtellect Benchmarks – Travel

  • .25% CTR – Responsive Rate
  • 79% VCR
  • 60 Secs Avg Time on Site

Contextual Targeting + Optimization + Audience Creation

Reach your audience in contextually-relevant environments. We combine our context-driven solutions with audience creation to reach the most interested and relevant consumers in your category. Prepare for the cookieless-future while reaching performance goals in your vertical.

Access to Travel Consumers:

  • Seaside Resorts
  • Adventure Travel
  • Budget Travel
  • Last Minute
  • Business Travel
  • Honeymoons
  • Holidays
  • Traveling with Kids
  • & MORE

3P Travel Audiences:

Utilize Bidtellect’s 3P data partners to reach users who show patterns similar to your campaign’s target audiences.

Example Segments:

  • In Market – By Destination, Hotel Searchers, By Airport
  • Traveler Types – Family, Business, Leisure, Budget, Roadtrippers
  • Booking Windows
  • Competitive Brand Conquesting

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Father’s Day Onesheet: Get Campaign-Ready With Bidtellect

Father’s Day Onesheet: Get Campaign-Ready With Bidtellect

Father’s Day is fast approaching: mark your calendars for June 19, 2022! A day to celebrate father and parental figures of all kinds, this year expect a rise in unique gifts, outdoor activities, and thoughtful messaging.  Advertisers can reach interested shoppers and gift-givers using thoughtful creative messaging to offer inspiration and context-driven targeting and optimization to reach those on the hunt for gifts – especially those in the highest-spending demographics. Get your advertising campaigns ready.

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Sneak Peak:

Special Gifts & Memories Matter:

  • 45% Want to find a gift that’s unique or different
  • 35% want to find a gift that creates a special memory

(NRF, 2021)

What You Can Do

  • Work with [b]+studio to create custom creative assets and messaging to inspire consumers with special gift and outing ideas.
  • Leverage sequential retargeting, an advanced targeting strategy that ushers users down the funnel with a second, complementary brand message and stronger CTA.
  •  Bidtellect’s context-driven optimization will optimize down to the placement level of the page to place ads next to relevant information – meaning you can reading about Father’s Day.
  • Plus, dynamic creative optimization (DCO) means your creatives will adjust dynamically and automatically to the best-performing combination.

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Mother’s Day Onesheet: Reach Gift-Givers & Travelers With Bidtellect

Mother’s Day Onesheet: Reach Gift-Givers & Travelers With Bidtellect

Celebrations for Mother’s Day have changed over time since first established as a holiday. In the Middle Ages, the holiday was known as “Mothering,” developed to allow for those who had moved away from home to return to their mothers on this day. Over time, the holiday sculpted into a celebration and honoring of motherhood. It evolved from a day of honor to a day of gift giving and sending cards. Though celebrated across the world, it is not observed on the same day everywhere. This year, we celebrate Mother’s Day in the US and Canada on Sunday May 8th.

Download our onesheet for everything you need to know to plan your Mother’s Day campaigns this year.

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Find Your Pot of Gold With Bidtellect

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Find Your Pot of Gold With Bidtellect

Get Lucky With Us:
The DSP Built for the Future of Programmatic

Bidtellect is a programmatic platform that delivers ads that work – without risking brand safety or privacy.

We Don’t Leave the Important Things to Luck
Don’t leave pricing and brand safety to luck alone! With Bidtellect as your programmatic partner, our advanced optimization technology will reach your target audiences across publisher environments with the most effective bid pricing and safety measures in place. Better yet, work with our in-house creative team, [b]+studio to ensure that your creative assets end up on the right side of the rainbow.

Found Our Lucky Charms! The Bidtellect Ad Types:

Clover

Responsive Native

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Display

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Video Units

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High-Impact Units

Pot of Gold!
The Bidtellect Difference:
Delivering Ads That Work

We consistently outperform competitors in head-to-head tests thanks to our industry-leading context capabilities and proprietary optimization technology.

You don’t need luck, you need Bidtellect.

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St Patricks Day Hat The Bidtellect Difference:

  • Specialization in Native, Native Formats & Creative Control
  • Flexible Bid Types
  • Context Optimizations
  • Insights Dashboards
  • Excellent Client Service

St Patricks Day Hat Plus

  • Proprietary Context-Driven Optimization
  • Proprietary Targeting Solutions
  • Bid Factoring Efficiencies: AARDvark
  • Engagement Code & Unique Measurement Through Post-Click

Here’s What to Expect for St. Patrick’s Day This Week:

High Spend

On average, people are expected to spend $42.33 each on St. Patrick’s Day
(NRF)

High Spend

The total expected spending on St. Patrick’s Day is $5.87B. This is an increase from $5.14B in 2021
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Food Purchase

Among those celebrating, 59% of women plan on purchasing food for St. Patrick’s Day
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Food Purchase

Among those celebrating, 57% of men plan on purchasing food for St. Patrick’s Day
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Beverage Purchase

Among those celebrating, 44% of women plan on purchasing beverages for St. Patrick’s Day
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Beverage Purchase

Among those celebrating, 49% of men plan on purchasing beverages for St. Patrick’s Day
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Apparel Purchase

Among those celebrating, 35% of women plan on purchasing apparel or accessories for St. Patrick’s Day
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Apparel Purchase

Among those celebrating, 38% of men plan on purchasing apparel or accessories for St. Patrick’s Day
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Here’s What You Can Do:

Let us help you find the pot of gold at the end of your rainbow!

 

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These Are The Top 3 Trends Predicted for the 2022 Holiday Shopping Season

Holiday shopping is just around the corner! Here’s what brands and advertisers need to know when it comes to their holiday advertising and digital marketing campaigns for 2022.

Cookieless? We Got This.

How Bidtellect’s contextual tools set you up for success in the cookieless future.

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Bombora and Bidtellect Announce Industry-First B2B Cookieless Targeting Solution

Bombora and Bidtellect Announce Industry-First B2B Cookieless Targeting Solution

Bidtellect is excited to announce a partnership expansion with Bombora that gives digital advertisers the most comprehensive and technical B2B cookieless targeting solution on the market. Utilizing Bombora’s proprietary Company Surge Intent offering and Bidtellect’s context-first programmatic platform capabilities creates a unique contextual target solution at scale for B2B marketers. It’s the first of its kind in the industry.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Together, the partnership enables B2B contextual targeting against 62 topic categories including digital transformation, supply chain management, business intelligence, cryptocurrency, and marketing technology.
  • Bombora’s Company Surge Intent data uniquely measures and scores intent signals across a proprietary data cooperative of 4,000+ B2B content sources.
  • Bidtellect’s granular ad placement-level targeting, now combined with Bombora’s robust topic taxonomy, delivers first-of-its-kind precision, scale, and performance tailored for B2B brands – all in a cookieless environment

The Coverage:

Notable Quotes:

“Partnering with Bombora not only strengthens Bidtellect’s ability to power smarter advertising, but also provides a cost-effective, high-performing solution in a market that worries about a cookieless future.”

CRAIG ARON

BIDTELLECT SVP GROWTH & STRATEGIC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

“Bombora’s contextual partnership with Bidtellect is one of many future-proofing initiatives we are developing to address the cookieless world and continue to serve our clients effectively.”

TONY MOWAD

BOMBORA VP of BUSINESS DEVELOPEMENT

“Bombora and Bidtellect’s global cookieless B2B solution is the industry’s first integration capable of bringing together granular contextual targeting and robust taxonomy specifically relevant for B2B brands.”

ROSEY SUTTON

JUST GLOBAL ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMATIC

“Bidtellect and Bombora’s new global cookieless B2B solution provides us with a unique combination of data and content-driven solutions that allow us to plan for the future.”

ANTHONY LOPEZ

JUST GLOBAL SUPERVISOR of PROGRAMMATIC

To speak with a Bidtellect representative, reach out to marketing@bidtellect.com.

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Black History Month: Diversity in Advertising Builds Trust

Black History Month: Diversity in Advertising Builds Trust

As Black History Month comes to end, it is important to continue to honor the contributions and hardships of the Black community. Indeed, one month out of the year does not suffice in recognizing the racial injustices that our country continues to deal with. In this blog, we look at valuable statistics around diversity and how it applies to our field of digital advertising.

Recent data points to a desire from users – especially younger generations – to see more diversity in advertising. What does this mean? Younger generations are seemingly the most passionate about, and trusting of, brands that represent diversity.

Here are more statistics and key takeaways:

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1. Diversity In Ads Builds Trust With Users:

2. And Is Good For Business:

  • Brands with the highest diversity scores see an 83% higher consumer preference (Heat Test Report via Impact).
  • 69% of Black consumers are more likely to purchase from a brand whose advertising positively reflects their race/ethnicity (Think With Google via Impact).
  • Studies have shown that more inclusive ads have seen 23% more “purchase intent” from Gen Z consumers (Microsoft Advertising via Impact).

3. But Many Consumers Still Do Not Feel Represented:

  • 54% of consumers surveyed by Facebook said they do not feel fully culturally represented in online advertising (Facebook Advertising via Impact).

4. And Focused Ad Marketing Spend Needs to Increase:

  • Multicultural consumers make up almost 40% of the U.S. population, but multicultural media spending is only 5.2% of total ad and marketing spend (PQ Media via Impact).

5. Here’s What You Can Do: 

  • Work with Bidtellect’s in-house creative agency, [b]+studio, to ensure your creative assets incorporate a range of faces from varying backgrounds, plus use language to connect differing age ranges. Maximize Bidtellect’s advanced targeting and optimization capabilities to reach more users, especially skewing towards gender and age with cookieless context demographics targeting.

Focusing on genuine representation and building a connection with all communities builds trust with consumers and ultimately builds brand loyalty. It is imperative to not only represent minorities within advertisements, but also to normalize the presence of non-white bodies within the media. While we have a long way to go, learning and reading more about it is a great place to start.

 

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