AOL To Debut New Campaign Platform
Investing further in ad services, AOL is expected to debut a centralized platform for campaign optimization, expansion, and real-time bidding capabilitiesTuesday.
The AdLearn Open Platform (AOP) — an extension of Advertising.com’s current AdLearn technology — is, in part, AOL’s answer to the rise of real-time marketplaces.
“With AOP, we are providing advertisers and agencies access to the power of our platform … as the industry evolves to real-time marketplaces,” said Ned Brody, Chief Revenue Officer at AOL.
Using the new platform, marketers can centrally manage campaigns across what Brody calls the largest market of real-time bidding inventory available, including all major RTB exchanges, as well as bidded access to AOL, Huffington Post and Ad.com’s inventory.
It also includes inventory from the recently announced display ad agreement between AOL, Microsoft, and Yahoo.Marketers will have the option to use the AdLearn Open Platform through self-service or managed service solutions
The State Of Rocket Fuel: CEO John Sees Impressive, Real-Time Bidding Impact
George John is CEO of Rocket Fuel, an online advertising technology company.
As part of its “State of…” series of articles with industry executives, AdExchanger.com spoke with John to discuss his company, his views on the space, and the state of Rocket Fuel today.
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•RTB Impact On Display •The Ad Network & Company Positioning
•Revenue, Momentum •Trends Ahead for 2012 and 2013
•Mobile, Social And Rocket Fuel
AdExchanger: Are you seeing the impact you originally anticipated with real-time bidding (RTB) for PC‑based display?
GJ: It’s much better than I thought. If you consider the layers of sophistication around leveraging exchanges and liquid inventory, where “1.0″ was the original Right Media Exchange, and you’d log in and define your targeting rules and your bids, then “2.0″ was real-time bidding – but it doesn’t add anything to that style of buying.
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div id=”_mcePaste”>Attributing Social Media to Sales Revenue
Today’s social media networking sites are conduits to build, expand, and reinforce brands’ relationships with its target audience. Social media in today’s brand management arena is not just about setting up a Facebook Page and post content that is no different from similar editorial material found on the corporate website. It is about brands building an online relationship with its customers that encapsulates trust, reliability, and service-centricity. Indeed, the intent of any social networking strategy must mirror the same focus and attention that offline relationships are built on over the years.
What this means is that it takes time for companies to create a profile on the social media environment to engage with the online community. Invariably, this approach raised questions on how brands should measure the success attributed to social media. This is especially tricky. Some brands perceive social media similar to the many digital channels available to advertisers, whereby there’s an implicit perception that measurement standards adopted for online advertising applies in social media.
In my opinion, the success metric from social media networking is improved sales revenue, and it has to be clearly attributed to the social media strategies implemented by the brand or its appointed agencies. This approach builds on the belief that discussions that that originate from social media networking will lead to revenue opportunities for brands and advertisers.
Read more: ClickZ
AOL Ad Platform Customizes Display
Hoping to attract more brand dollars, AOL has debuted a technology platform for marketers to customize the design, delivery and management of display advertising. Pictela Enterprise gives ad agencies a guided self-service interface to manage their clients? brand assets and serve them directly into online display ads.
?We are putting the power of publishing in the hands of the ad agencies and their clients,? said Greg Rogers, senior vice president, premium formats at AOL and CEO of Pictela — which AOL acquired in late 2010.?Think of [Pictela Enterprise] as a content management system for ads.?
The platform is certified to serve its ad units across AOL, Advertising.com and most major online publishers.
Building on AOL?s Project Devil initiative, Pictela?s product suite of products and services includes a cloud-based platform for the creation, delivery and analysis of premium ads.
At launch, the system supports six IAB standard ad sizes, including 300×1050, 300×600, 970×90, 728×90, 160×600 and 300×250.