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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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Great Ad Finds: Simpli.Fi's Display Ads

Great Ad Finds: Simpli.Fi’s Display Ads

It’s always worth it to call attention to well-done ads you see while surfing the internet. And this ad I saw last night from Simpli.fi was awesome: Let’s discuss why. First, it’s very on-target. I spend far too much time Googling and reading about display and programmatic ads so they […]

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Looking at Summer Ad Trends

Looking at Summer Ad Trends

We’ve said it before and we’ll continue to say it: testing and exploring are the ideal ways to find the tactics that will best fulfill your online advertising needs. We have so many tools at our disposal, and trends that keep changing, that it’s sometimes hard to pinpoint how to […]

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You Won't Believe What Google Banned—It's Clickbait!

You Won’t Believe What Google Banned—It’s Clickbait!

Clickbait, we’re all familiar with it. You’re scrolling through a website when you see: “learn how Kyle lost 20 pounds in two weeks” or “you won’t believe what happened when…”. Only to click on the link and find out that what happened was completely different. It was normal (and annoying) […]

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Pro-Tip: Recognizing the Instagram Effect on Ads

Pro-Tip: Recognizing the Instagram Effect on Ads

Today, social media is at the center of everyday life. Even before we were all forced to lock ourselves up at home tech and social media took over our professional and social lives.  Social media is no longer just a way for you to connect with old friends, it has […]

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Pro-Tip: Have You Tested Out Memes As Image Ads?

Pro-Tip: Have You Tested Out Memes As Image Ads?

With the boom of the use of online marketing by advertisers, users have become wary of being met with ads everywhere they look. For this reason, advertisers are resorting to creative approaches to make ads that will garner attention. We have previously advocated to test out ugly ads. But what […]

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