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Telmetrics Names New CEO, Looks to Prove the Value of Phone Calls — And the Digital Ads That Drive Them

Nicole Spector

Telmetrics Names New CEO, Looks to Prove the Value of Phone Calls — And the Digital Ads That Drive Them

The call tracking and call analytics company announced this morning that it has named Andrew Osmak its new CEO, replacing David Howard (who assumes the role of chairman of the company’s board). Osmak had been managing partner of Toronto-based Leverage Capital.

7 Tools SMBs Can Use to Track Leads

Stephanie Miles

7 Tools SMBs Can Use to Track Leads

When local merchants spend big on digital marketing, they expect to see results. Without using the appropriate tracking technology, however, it can be downright impossible to determine whether a marketing method is working. Here are seven options, each for a different type of business or marketing scenario.

Why Call Tracking Works Across a Variety of Local Marketing Contexts

Donna M. Airoldi

Why Call Tracking Works Across a Variety of Local Marketing Contexts

Call tracking and analytics can be implemented across any media channel — although online search, directories and context-based marketing are especially important avenues. The key is to include a tracking component to measure and capture post-call, offline information and behavior in order to identify real advertising value…

Solving Mobile’s Attribution Problem

The Editors

Solving Mobile’s Attribution Problem

Traditional online metrics, focused more on website clicks, fail to accurately capture online-to-offline attribution. How can companies “close the loop” on measuring mobile ad effectiveness? An important way is through calls, given that 30% of display ad secondary actions are calls…

Study: Consumers Increasingly Receptive to Mobile Ads

David Hirschman

Study: Consumers Increasingly Receptive to Mobile Ads

A new study released by xAd and Telmetrics finds that consumer engagement with mobile ads has increased dramatically over the past few years. Nearly 50% of mobile shoppers said that they found mobile ads informative/helpful — up from 22% in 2013. In addition, nearly half of respondents who clicked on mobile ads said they went on to take secondary actions (like viewing a website or searching for additional information)…

Mobile’s Increasingly Strong Influence in Consumer Purchase Decisions

Bill Dinan

Mobile’s Increasingly Strong Influence in Consumer Purchase Decisions

The third annual installment of the xAd/Telmetrics Mobile Path-to-Purchase study shows that mobile is a powerful force throughout the consumer purchase cycle. Consumers are spending more research time on their mobile devices than on their PCs, and more than one-third of mobile users use their devices exclusively to research purchases…

Why Attribution Is the ‘New Black’ in Local Marketing

Bill Dinan

Why Attribution Is the ‘New Black’ in Local Marketing

Advertising performance measurement has never been a simple process, but cross-platform consumer media usage, mobile, and advanced targeting technologies have made the process of linking ad engagement to a consumer purchase action even more challenging. The next generation of proper attribution has become essential for the ad tech industry and marketers looking to make ROI-driven advertising decisions…

When It Comes to Mobile Local Search and SMBs: Mind the Gap

Mike Boland

When It Comes to Mobile Local Search and SMBs: Mind the Gap

Mobile is inherently local and thus conducive to location-based, high-intent user engagement, all of which appeals to many SMBs. B ut mobile also exacerbates their paradox of choice. That’s why there is a big opportunity for third parties to help SMBs get there. That can be marketing or SEO consultants, but the real opportunity is for the local media organizations with deep roots and existing relationships with SMBs…

Survey Shows Rise In Mobile Search as a Starting Point for Consumers

Isa Jones

Survey Shows Rise In Mobile Search as a Starting Point for Consumers

A new survey, released by Telmetrics and xAd, indicates that there is increasing use of mobile devices by consumers as a part of their path-to-purchase, as well as increasing desire for local. The results found that 45% of consumers go to their mobile device first when starting a search. One-third said they used mobile throughout their purchasing process, two-thirds switched to another device or converted offline…

5 Ways to Track Calls Coming From Mobile Ads

Stephanie Miles

5 Ways to Track Calls Coming From Mobile Ads

The true test of a mobile ad’s effectiveness isn’t in page views or click-throughs, but in the number of actual phone calls it drives to a business. Tracking the number of incoming calls that result from a mobile ad is a measureable way for big brands and local businesses to gauge the effectiveness of their digital campaigns. Here are six platforms that businesses can use to get a better sense of how many calls are resulting from their mobile ads.