Monday, December 10, 2018

Why Offline Data is Key to Online Data Segmentation

Now that advertising is driven by “big data,” marketers are well aware that certain targeting segments can make a positive impact on their campaigns. In ad tech, anyone with an algorithm and a data scientist on their staff can make a few bucks by pulling together some appealing segments and selling them to marketers. However, not all data segments are created equal. If online marketers and data companies keep trying to plug in the same segments, campaign after campaign, they will see diminishing returns. Targeting the same mom or auto intender segments doesn’t do much good. Marketers need some outside-the-box thinking to uncover new data segments, and the secret may lie in offline marketing tactics.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Blogger Background Week 25: Falling Leaves

Every week, we take a look at a new background and utilize it as best we can.  This week we're using a second piece of art by artist Jason Morrow.

Monday, November 26, 2018

How to Safely Change WordPress Themes

For new WordPress sites, you can just select the perfect theme and install it on your site. However, if you have a established WordPress site, then you need to properly switch your theme to avoid any effect on your site’s performance and SEO. 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Learning to Code and Beyond

If you've ever thought about learning some new, geeky things - like learning how to add code to your blog - I'd like to start addressing you.  Knowing how to code in HTML can make your posts look better and can even do some neat stuff - like add video or audio to your blog.  Even just knowing the basics of coding can help make you a better blogger, and can do some impressive things for increasing your readership.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Share your Pictures With Facebook

Ever since the modern day camera was invented, people has been eagerly grinning while someone says "Cheese!".  Photographs make great memories, but often we forget to develop them, upload them, or scrapbook them away.  Many memories tend to simply fade away, stuffed into a box in the back of a closet, stuck on rolls of undeveloped film (remember film?!) or sit on a hard drive, forgotten.  Facebook has great options and incentives to get us to upload, organize, edit and get our photos out there.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Blogger Background Week 24: Red HummingBird

Every week, we take a look at a new background and utilize it as best we can.  This week we're using a piece of art by artist Jason Morrow.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Blogging on Social Media

Many Social Networks allow you to connect with your friends and make new ones while sharing stories, photos and videos.  They've exploded in popularity in the past few years, and many of these social networks offer a rudimentary blogging tool.  Everyone from Myspace to Facebook has tools to craft a post and their quality and options are always expanding.  It can be pretty stressful to choose which social network you want to belong to, but a good rule of thumb to follow is to find out where your friends currently are - but don't forget to consider other networks that have great design or great features either.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Data Visualization Can Unlock Digital’s Advertising Confusion

Which would you rather read: USA Today or the phone book? I’m going to bet nearly 100 percent of people would take the first choice and flip through the newspaper with colorful charts and graphs over a brick of monotonous listings. The paper is just easier to read and process. It’s alarming then, that online campaign analysis is closer to handing a client the phone book than it is to providing easily digestible information.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Blogger Background Week 23: Blurred Lights on Red

Every week, we take a look at a new background and utilize it as best we can.  This week we're using a piece of art called Blurred Lights on Red by ideabug.