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That time someone sold a t-shirt on Amazon saying “Keep Calm and Knife Her”

That time someone sold a t‑shirt on Amazon saying “Keep Calm and Knife Her”

Why would we use such a clickbait headline if it wasn’t, right? So it all started when, in 2017, people started seeing these Ads and buying crazy specific shirts. So, all of a sudden, people were wearing shirts that said things like “Never underestimate a Mother who listens to Iron […]

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The Two Types Of E-commerce Display Ads

The Two Types Of E‑commerce Display Ads

If you’ve spent a considerable amount of time on the internet (as we all have lately), you’ve surely come across various display ads. One feature of these ads that has likely stood out to millions of viewers is their design. It only takes simple observation to note that not all […]

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The Influence of Instagram On Ads

The Influence of Instagram On Ads

Instagram is now one of the leading social media platforms in the world and for good reason. The surprising feature Instagram has managed to pull off amidst rising competition from other social media platforms is that it’s still growing in popularity. One way to explain this would be the timeless […]

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Is the Display Ad world too complex? (AKA, DSP, SSP, What?!)

Is the Display Ad world too complex? (AKA, DSP, SSP, What?!)

Short answer: Yes, it is. But today, we’ll try to approach understanding why, and what consequences all this complexity brings. A few days ago, a friend of mine and I realized we had another friend in common that we never knew of, so I said: “The world really is a […]

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Have you checked out Google Web stories?

Have you checked out Google Web stories?

Do you remember those days when Snapchat was the only social media platform that even had stories? Well, they are definitely over. First, Facebook and Instagram decided that they should have them too. Later, Twitter figured they also should take advantage of them. And just when everyone thought this was […]

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Ads that sell more than just a product

Ads that sell more than just a product

  Ever since I was a teenager I’ve been using the same Dior perfume that I begged my father to get me for Christmas 2015: J’adore by Dior. By now, I’m not sure if I even like it anymore but neither did I when I first wanted it after seeing […]

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What Are The Most Popular Banner Sizes Of All Time?

What Are The Most Popular Banner Sizes Of All Time?

Last weekend was a great weekend. My sister visited me and, as usual, we drank good wine, ate yummy food, and started a discussion about the most popular banner sizes. (That’s what you do when your siblings visit you, right?). And I’m not kidding! Here’s a simple explanation of why […]

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Display Ads in Which Parody Meets Reality

Display Ads in Which Parody Meets Reality

Hot off the press: while reading a newspaper’s website on my phone, scrolling down, down, down, and I see this ad:     No, not the spammy supermarket ad on the top nor the bank ad on the bottom, but the big one in the middle. Note that the Spanish text […]

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When Ad Targeting Gets Too Specific

When Ad Targeting Gets Too Specific

It’s a known fact that targeting for online advertising is becoming more and more specific by the minute. Companies look at users’ behavior—both online and offline—to determine which types of ads to serve to their target audience.  At times the targeting gets so specific it’s almost creepy, but it could […]

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The Beauty of the Ugly E-commerce Display Ads

The Beauty of the Ugly E‑commerce Display Ads

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of cheap-looking e‑commerce ads, they keep appearing everywhere! So, I thought about a life-changing question: why do so many ads have to look so ugly and simple? I searched for clues to try to unravel the mystery of life, and suddenly a new thought popped […]

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A Gentle Introduction to TikTok Advertising

A Gentle Introduction to TikTok Advertising

TikTok has been growing quickly the past couple of years, reaching a peak this summer at around 800 million monthly active users. As millennials and Gen Z‑ers are stuck at home social distancing, they have resorted to the app to make goofy videos or dance along to popular songs. At […]

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