Within the last few years, we've seen the TV and advertising industries devolve into a state of bedlam.
As media dollars increasingly shift to digital—rising another 22 percent to $27 billion this year for display ads alone—brands of all sizes are striving to extract greater value from their campaigns and to prove their impact on the bottom line.
In digital video, it's not every company for itself—it's a team effort. And that's a good thing. Anna BagerKevin Scanlon for Adweek
Television its dead—long live television. That could become the unofficial motto, or at least the crawl at the bottom of the screen, to explain the recent flurry of hookups between digital players like BuzzFeed, Vice and Mashable with old-guard media companies such as NBCUniversal, Disney and Turner Broadcasting.
A round-up report from eMarketer, specializing in mobile advertising, recently landed in my inbox. On page three, a table of completion rates for U.S. digital pre-roll caught my eye.
On my way to work recently, my Lyft driver asked what I did for a living. It's a simple question but one almost anyone in content marketing becomes uncomfortable with as the answer inevitably leads to more questions. "I'm in content" is clearly a nonsensical thing to say.
As a salesman, I get the pleasure of having conversations with marketers on a daily basis. And, as marketers should, you're asking many questions to ensure your campaigns are getting the best results and your brands are reaching the right audiences.
In its inaugural gathering Thursday, Digital Storytelling, a newly sanctioned event of the Sundance Film Festival, ambitiously set out to better link brand marketers with digital content creators as well as discuss how return on investment on that content will grow and evolve beyond interruptive advertising models.