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Explore new waters with branding in paid search

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“Search = performance”. “With paid search sales are for the taking”. This is what you were told or maybe you were the one telling this to others. Paid search has always been considered a performance channel. While Google has shared a brand uplift study before (spoiler alert: 80% lift in top-of-mind awareness!), the perception of paid search does not seem to »

Ensure quality & performance on a larger scale

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Today's paid search accounts are often very big, containing hundreds of keywords. In order to optimize these accounts, search specialists have to carry out many repeating, time-consuming tasks that get boring after a while. With all these repetitive tasks, it is becoming more challenging for search specialists to reserve time for strategic thinking. An example of a repetitive and time-consuming »

Can AR reach Generation Z where normal advertising can't?

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With an average attention span of 12 seconds amongst Generation Y and a staggering 8 seconds amongst Generation Z, companies are continuously challenged in their storytelling on social media. It has to be short but captivating, quick but meaningful. Can augmented reality come to the rescue? »

The Rise & All of Social AR

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In the new age of AR, they way we connect with consumers is changing. We’re looking through our screens instead of looking at our screens. Physical interactions and custom experiences are great ways to implement storytelling and immerse people in new surroundings. During the Facebook F8 summit, Mark Zuckerberg presented a lot of exciting AR news for creatives and »

Working with Creative Macros in AppNexus hosted creatives

As a creative developer, one of the best features of AppNexus is their huge number of creative macros. We use those macros for quite some purposes, like reading query string parameters, reading user context information like state and device type and to do some advanced click tag magic. Their creative macros look something like this: ${MACRO_NAME}, and as a »