* Only 16% of the Web Is Clicking Display Ads
The number of people online who click display ads has dropped 50% in less than two years, and only 8% of internet users account for 85% of all clicks, according to the most recent "Natural Born Clickers" study from ComScore and media agency Starcom. As the pool of people who click on banner ads rapidly decreases, it begs the question: Is the long-used click-through rate now officially useless?
* Seriously, why bother using social networks?
Read what our resident social media guru made of the sessions at the ad:tech London conference last week. Do brands really need to be present across all platforms, for example?
* In-Stream Standardization: Creative And Media Agencies Win, Too
In-stream standardization is in progress now, and the sooner standards are finalized and adopted, the better. All players in the interactive digital advertising ecosystem will get what they want; publishers monetize their site content, creatives get to truly leverage the interactive power capable online, media agencies maximize their budgets and advertisers enjoy improved ROI. In addition, marketers will enjoy the same branding opportunities they get with TV-online video conveys messages viewers can not only see and hear, but interact with and be entertained by. In the end, everyone wins because advertisers gain reach, branding AND measurement, a combination they can't get with TV.