Let’s take a quick look at the three main trends for the end of 2019
1) The Rapid Rise of Identity-Based Pay-Per-Click Marketing
The variety of targeting options have continued to evolve at an amazing speed lately. It is possible now to target people with incredibly specific ads even based on details such as phone numbers and email addresses.
2) AI: The machines strike back!
Manual modalities of optimisations are being increasingly replaced with automated solutions. This comes with its pros and cons.
Want to know a pro? A pro is that automatic optimisation saves a lot of time.
And now time for a con: there is a degree of loss of control when it comes to the automatic take on advertising.
3) The new mantra is Recycle-Remarket-Recycle-Remarket
The future is the Convergence of paid/organic teams and the rise of content remarketing. It is sooo difficult to be seen at all in organic social feeds, and this is the case EVEN IF users have already liked or followed your brand.
There is a mind boggling amount of competition, and not only from other businesses but from users’ media publications amongst other stuff. This is where content remarketing makes an entrance: it can distribute your content among the right audience segments, increase brand recall, and generate qualified leads and sales.
The way forward is recycling the fantastic content you already have in order to make the most of the interest consumers have expressed for the ads you are promoting.
Vertis Media have been using weather-based advertising for a while now. This involves targeting consumers based on the local weather (past, current, or future).
This means that ads are delivered based on the weather conditions that the user is experiencing. It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? For example, adverts for particular beachwear could be presented to people during a heatwave, or antihistamines could be promoted to audiences located in areas where there is a high pollen count. An efficient way of doing this is through a weather targeting platforms, which enables users to trigger ads and automate bid adjustments dependent on real-time weather news.
In a world where we are ever more in control of our every day, it is strange to think that weather has a firm grip on nearly all aspects of the consumer purchase experience today.
Starting from what we eat, drink and an array of other activities that are fundamental to us as humans are all influenced by the fluctuations that weather throws at us.
An understanding of this relationship can be extremely fruitful for all parties. Data relating to weather can be used to advertise products at the most profitable time and in the most impactful way.
We broken it down here: this is how weather influences consumers in three different ways.
Purchase method: weather affects how people make purchases. For instance, during a hot day, physical shops often enjoy more footfall, whereas during colder periods of the year, traffic to online portals is likely to increase.
Mood: The second way in which weather influences consumer behaviour is through its influence on mood. Sunlight, in particular, can have a huge impact on a consumer’s mind frame and by consequently the the amount they choose to spend.
Product choice: Weather drives product demand. More pharmaceutical products will most likely be bought on days where the temperatures are at a particular level. Colder temperatures will determine a higher spending on soups, porridge and lip care products for instance.