Global spending on native ads is predicted to hit $85.5bn a year within the next two years; it’s a format that is deemed to offer a more appealing and engaging user experience and is thus rapidly growing in popularity among marketers and brands – likely to overtake banner ads as the field leader in display advertising. Here’s a glimpse into tomorrow’s digital ad world and what the more creative, relevant and editorially compelling native advertising 2020 could add up to.
For most marketers, 2018 will be a milestone year – the year when their data comes under scrutiny by both regulators and consumers themselves, who are increasingly aware of the value of their personal details and concerned about how they are used. Is your company ready to comply with the changing GDPR? Are your data policies in order? Marketers need to focus on the merits of GDPR and how it will rebuild consumer trust. Here’s what you should be aware of and why you should be preparing now, before the new regulation becomes law in May 2018.
Testimonials, opinions, social proof – call them what you will, but consumer reviews are on the up when it comes to what influences a business’s potential customers. Whether fake or fair, people are reading and acting on these online reviews. Here’s a careful look at the latest trends and how consumer trust is measuring up: