This Week in Digital Advertising: August 28th, 2020

This Week in Digital Advertising: August 28th, 2020

Hello, Bidtellectuals! Congratulations to Bidtellectal of the Week Lisa Friedman! She is a true friend to all. If you know her, you know.

It’s Back to School Time for a lot of kiddos out there. If you’re a parent, check out Bidtellect SVP of Sales Terah Bocchi’s Working From Home With Kids: An Honest Assessment on Adexchanger. You got this!

Holidays 2020: Yes, It’s That Time

It’s still very much Summer and feels like we missed Spring (what year is it???), but holiday campaign planning is underway. We gathered and analyzed the latest insights and data to determine 5 Holiday Trends for Digital Advertisers 2020. The holiday season will look a little different this year: less travel, more local and virtual get-togethers, and sales starting earlier. Stay ahead of the game – trust us. We also have a gorgeous One Sheet just for you, and if you just want some down and dirty data, check out our Holidays 2020: Data and Trend Compilation. Get ready to copy + paste.

Quick Stats from 1H 2020

Last week, we shared our 1H 2020 Native Report. We’re so excited about it, that this week we have a “Quick Stat” One Sheet for you, so you can absorb the key stats at a glance. We also have a 3-minute video of three key trends from the report, if you’re more of a video-learner.

2020 Trend Report: 3 Key Native Advertising Trends Q1 + Q2 2020

Programmatic Is Returning to Its Prepandemic ‘Normal’ Levels

But we already knew that, didn’t we? According to data from MediaRadar via Adweek, the number of advertisers running programmatic ads through the end of July is up36% since January, and total programmatic spend between April and July is up 11%year-over-year. The beauty of programmatic is that campaigns can stop and start, but you’ll recall that meant significant pauses: programmatic spend in April alone was down 9% compared to the beginning of the year. But we’re back, baby! According to eMarketer, programmatic is projected to account for 86.5% of total display ad spend by 2021.

Retail and eCommerce Saving Us All

According to eMarketer, US retail digital ad spending will increase by 3.1% this year, to $28.23 billion. Retail will remain the largest digital ad spending vertical, accounting for 21.0% of total US digital ad spend. It is important for the retail sector to tap into the resources that are made available to them, either in the form of digital marketing assistance or in the way of tech-based help, for instance, it empowers businesses to use targeted software that can help them hone their strategies and build on plans that will work for them in the long-run, as well as evolve their business model to the level they need to reach their customers. The retail industry will spend $8.61 billion more on digital ads this year than the next-closest vertical, financial services. If you’re in retail, here’s how to keep your messaging up to par.

More Good News: Afternoon Pick-Me-Up Tips

We’ve all been there, cruising through the day when suddenly, right around 3pm, the slump hits. No energy. No motivation. How can you go on? What will bring you back to life? I asked my fellow Bidtellectuals for their secret “pick-me-ups.” They had a lot of suggestions!

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Charlotte Otremba is Sr. Manager of Communications and Marketing at Bidtellect.

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This Week in Digital Advertising: August 21st, 2020

This Week in Digital Advertising: August 21st, 2020

Hello Bidtellectuals! Congratulations to Bidtellectuals of the Week Yeni Gordillo and Shannon Malley – our [b]+studio superstars! Behind every great creative is likely one of these two.

Data from the First Half of 2020

Our 1H 2020 Native Report is here (!!). 2020 has been stressful enough, don’t let lack of insights be another roadblock! Download our report for free here. Bidtellect’s platform processes over 55 billion Native auctions daily across 58 million distinctly targetable placements and processes 50 million decisions per second. We analyze data from the start of an auction through post-click consumer activity to gain valuable insights about trends, performance, and opportunities in native advertising. Here’s a sneak peek stat: Mobile had a 106% higher CTR than Desktop in 1H 2020, so if you’re not adjusting your strategy to mobile, you’re missing out! (Reminder: check out bidtellect.com/resources/ for more research and case studies!)

What’s Next For Brand Safety, Social Budgets, and WFH?

For this week’s Bidtellect Beat: Digital Edition, I sat down with Bidtellect’s SVP of SalesTerah Bocchi to talk about changes in the digital advertising industry post-pandemic, how brand safety needs have amplified, shortfalls of social media, and the importance of adjusting creative in a fast-paced world. Plus, how virtual selling and work from home can be a challenge, but also has some positives to it. Give this a watch!

A Conversation With Bidtellect SVP of Sales on Brand Safety, Virtual Sales, and Creative Pivots

 

Surprise: Pandemic Causing Changes to Current Advertiser-Agency Relationship

Namely, according to this Digiday article, increased budget cuts and performance pressures are causing brands and agencies to reevaluate. One downside is corner-cutting: “…Agencies are having to do so much work with fewer people that there’s a tendency to default to the simplest plans, which usually means buying [the] most ads from either Google or Facebook.” (We didn’t say it!) Some have considered in-housing, but the costs of that are too high. For most, flexibility and the ability to test different models according to a number of possible scenarios is key. “Marketers don’t expect things to stop changing but they are looking to feel con􀃕dent — and find stability.”

 

Good News: The Crown Returns, Giving Goes Up, A Pup Salesman

The Crown released their first Season 4 teaser trailer and the show officially returns November 15! Any other fans? The upcoming season will feature storylines about Princess Diana and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. I’m obsessed and cannot wait. Some more good news: reports show that people are giving to charities more during the pandemic. And this adorable street dog in Brazil kept showing up to a car dealership, and he’s now officially a car salesman. My heart!

 

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Charlotte Otremba is Sr. Manager of Communications and Marketing at Bidtellect.

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Canadians are experiencing the full effect of digital advertising with trends like amount of spend on digital ads, mobile transactions, brand safety, and video ads.