How Retailers Are Reaching Back-to-School Shoppers

It’s that time of the year. As summertime comes to an end, parents around the country have started filling up shopping carts with pencils, notebooks, and binders. Families in the U.S. are expected to spend an average of $696 on back-to-school supplies this year, the highest amount ever recorded by the National Retail Federation.

Back-to-school shopping has become an important event for retailers like Target, Walmart, and Office Depot. While ecommerce is king at other times of the year, parents shopping for their kids’ back-to-school supplies are just as likely to shop in-store as they are online.

Years After YouTube-Driven Brand Safety Crisis, Consumer Concerns Remain

A whopping 60% of consumers surveyed by mobile ad tech firm AdColony say they still see content on Facebook that is damaging to brands, and 49% say seeing appropriate advertisements in proximity to harmful content negatively affects their perception of proper advertisers. That’s the most provocative finding from a survey that indicates the brand safety issue is far from resolved in the digital advertising ecosystem.

5 Mobile Video Vendors for Brand Advertisers

Mobile video is one of the hottest ad channels on the market. Understanding the importance of a strong CTA in video ad campaigns, we’ve put together this list of five mobile video vendors, each with its own interactive capabilities designed to elicit high engagement and response rates.

Street Fight Daily: Snap Throws Publishers and Brands a Bone, Lyft Exceeds 1M Rides Per Day

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Snapchat Adds Linking Feature, a Boost for Publishers and Brands… Lyft is Doing Over 1 Million Rides Per Day.. Apple News May Let Publishers Sell Ads Their Own Way…

Street Fight Daily: Apple and Google Spook Publishers, Pinterest Lands $150M for Visual Search

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… As Apple and Google Take Aim at Ads, Publishers Tremble… Pinterest Raises Another $150 Million As It Aims to Conquer Visual Search… Analytics Tools Are Still a Challenge for Many…