Reach your customers on one of the world’s most popular social platforms.
Due to hundreds of millions of active daily users, Instagram is becoming a key component in every cross-device marketing strategy. To help you reach and engage a wider audience, we put together The Performance Advertiser’s Guide to Instagram.
Highlights from the guide:
Guidelines for Instagram ad formats
Essential tips for Instagram advertising success
How to track the performance of your campaigns
How other companies have used Instagram to grow their business
The Games industry is growing at break-neck speed, surpassing growth rates of the
Entertainment industry as a whole. Many Games industry players are joining the race to win-over
the coveted online games audience. Developing new games that not only draw in audiences,
but also keep them engaged is an on-going challenge. Recently we solicited feedback from
more than 150 Akamai global games customers to gain industry insights into the challenges and
opportunities their faced with each day. We would like to share their responses with you.
If you’re a small-to-midsized business (SMB), you know that you’re operating in a fast-paced, ever-changing business environment. Customers want their demands met instantly, and increasing competition multiplies the pressure you’re under. If you can’t deliver, you can be sure somebody else will.
Fortunately, the technology landscape is changing the way you do business. Mobility, social media, and Big Data are leveling the playing field and making it possible for companies like yours to access more sophisticated technology, reach bigger audiences, target their messages, and innovate in their offerings. Yet nothing has changed the landscape so much as the cloud.
In the face of changing consumer demands and expectations, publishers are seeking new ways to reach and engage their audiences. With this in mind, Akamai and Telegraph Media Group combined efforts to test a hypothesis: would the optimization of image display improve page load times enough to boost session lengths and ad impressions?
Online images used to be simple. In the past, they weren’t the focal point of a page — there were only a handful of images on a given page and all users were viewing online images on a desktop with dial-up. That has all changed. Today’s web pages are dynamic, filled with images and viewed by end users on different devices with varying connectivity. As audience expectations for rich web experiences have grown, so has the requirement to deliver increasingly image-heavy web applications. The problem? The cost and complexity of creating, storing, and delivering web images tailored for every device poses a significant challenge for businesses, but failing to address the increasing diversity across devices and networks will lead to a poor and inconsistent user experience. Current solutions don’t solve this problem completely.
De plus en plus d’entreprises trouvent leurs audiences en ligne. Celles qui ciblent leurs clients par le biais d’un message cohérent sur l’ensemble des canaux digitaux obtiennent un meilleur retour sur investissement.
Les marketeurs dans le domaine des médias et du divertissement
ont toujours joué à un jeu de cache-cache aux enjeux élevés avec
leurs audiences, à la recherche de fans à forte valeur ajoutée. Mais dans le monde digital d’aujourd’hui, en constante évolution, les règles ont changé.
Data is the fuel of all marketing activities. Customers and prospective buyers are savvy, empowered, and carry high expectations for personalization across all interactions. Without the right data—at the right time—as well as the most effective strategies in place to manage our data sources, our communications and offers are dead on arrival. A one-size-fits-all approach to marketing is not a sound tactic—it’s a marketing fruitcake that no one wants to receive. It’s time to get down with data to delight your audience and provide them with the personal experiences they deserve. Read the marketing essentials guide now.
In order to appeal today’s empowered audiences, you have to deliver highly personalised marketing experiences that respond to their needs and behaviour. Read this report for actionable insight into customer-centric marketing.
Content marketing is driving the way marketing organizations are engaging their audiences. In our consumer-empowered world, it’s become more difficult for marketers to cut through clutter and a lot more challenging to garner loyalty with their audiences. That’s why smart content delivered in context will make you stand out in the crowd. Read the modern marketing essentials guide on Content Marketing now.
As mobile device usage has skyrocketed in recent years, mobile applications have emerged as the key engagement channel for businesses to connect with their most loyal and most valuable customers. Mobile app usage represents more than 85% of total mobile device time, and users now spend more time with apps than they do with television. But while app usage has increased more than 60% over the last two years, the number of apps each user actively engages with has remained fairly steady, at around 27 per month. This means users have a limited appetite for additional apps – but are heavily engaged with the ones they use. So while the mobile web gives businesses broad reach, mobile apps offer a robust link to their best customers. Users who value the company enough to go through the trouble of downloading and installing the app are a brand’s most engaged audience and loyal fan base.
Quality matters, but despite advances made in video streaming technology, delivering great quality live video over the
Internet is still not easy. There are challenges with predicting the scale and potential audience location; challenges with
managing complex encoder and origin technology; challenges of delivering video securely and reliably over the Internet;
and challenges of protecting live streams. Add to that the range of devices, the complexity of live event production, and
the demand for HD and 4K image quality and you get a scenario that is more complicated than ever before.
Video quality can be measured in multiple ways, but the primary metrics – playback reliability and image quality – are
the most critical. Get these right, and content providers are on their way to winning the loyalty of online audiences and
driving monetization. Get them wrong, and viewers will defect in a heartbeat. For live-streaming events, such as sports,
where there’s can’t-miss fast action, the ante is raised even higher.
In this white paper, we’ll explore why online video quality matters and the specifics of how it should be measured. Get
a peek “under the hood” to understand the core elements of video delivery that contribute to high-quality viewing
experiences. Most importantly, see why the choice of a content delivery partner is essential to your online video success.
Online video’s explosive growth has created tremendous new opportunities for engaging
customers and developing new revenue streams. But despite the fact that video is becoming
increasingly central to many online business strategies, many publishers still lack the tools and
data to understand what factors are important in keeping their audiences engaged.
In this whitepaper, we present data from the first ever large-scale scientific study that shows how
video performance quality affects viewer behavior. The results help to shed light on important
considerations that can help businesses craft a successful online video strategy – boosting their
business bottom line and ultimately reaping the rewards of online video’s vast potential.
• Our survey of companies that currently offer, or
plan to launch, so-called “direct to consumer,” or
over-the-top (OTT), video services in the market
suggests that the industry is maturing. Though
51 percent of those surveyed view their video
service as a money-making venture, 49 percent
see it as providing some other primary benefit to
the company. Not only are the types of OTT video
services offered to consumers becoming more
diverse, but the marketing and distribution are also
improving such that target audiences are more
likely to find new services intended for them
Your customers are demanding better answers, faster-and social media gives them a louder megaphone. Meanwhile, Management is pushing you to reduce support costs and increase team efficiency.Our panel will discuss practical advice and proven strategies for integrating Social into your organization's customer service ecosystem, followed by a live audience Q&A session.
Today’s leading DMPs are ingesting a wide range of owned and licensed data streams for insights and segmentation and are pushing data into a growing number of external targeting platforms, helping marketers deliver more relevant and consistent marketing communications.
Worldwide social network ad spending is expected to reach nearly $9 billion in 2013, a 33% increase over 2012. While Facebook will maintain a significant share of the 2013 total ($5.48 billion), that leaves $3.5 billion to be spent on fast-rising Twitter, Chinese social networks, social games, LinkedIn and other sites.
Most brands would love to have their apps among the top 25 most downloaded apps on the Apple App Store or Google Play. With more than one million apps available, there’s a great risk that your app won’t stand out from the crowd. Marketers need to make sure their core target audiences will first download and then regularly use their apps, without spending huge promotion budgets. This report will analyze how consumers discover apps and will provide some guidelines on how to promote your apps.
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