Watch out Google Shopping… Amazon’s advertising business is growing fast!
Estimates have put their ad revenue at $2.1 billion in 2016 and forecast that it will hit $3.5 billion in 2017.
This means Amazon’s ad business is closing in on third place globally behind Google ($80b in 2016) & Facebook ($27b in 2016) and whilst it’s miles away, their platform is still not available in all countries!
There are some pretty confusing areas of digital marketing to get your head around, and one that many struggle with (including myself) is Programmatic advertising.
It’s a type of marketing that is everywhere now and through a combination of technical complexity and the jargon used throughout the industry, it is one that is hard to truly understand.
All of which is made even harder by the fact that if you ask someone who should know what it is, you’ll get a range of different answers.
To help demystify this complexity, in my latest video I take a look at:
- What is programmatic advertising?
- Why has it grown so quick?
- When should you use programmatic?
I keep it as simple and jargon-free as possible so if you’re struggling to understand programmatic – check it out now:
There’s a tendency in business – as with most things in life – for people to copy one another. That’s why we get fashions. People are afraid to be different, so we follow one another like sheep.
I recently attended a conference run by DigitalMarketer – a company based in the US with some of the top marketers in the world working for them. They sell online marketing training and more importantly they practice what they preach – running several large & profitable online businesses using the exact same strategies.