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Are Marketers Missing the Mark?

Today we unveiled new global research that suggests marketing is still falling short in connecting with consumers online.  Click Here: The State of Online Advertising polled consumers and marketers in seven countries across the United States, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Among the top findings:

  • A significant portion of consumers and marketers feel online advertising is still not effective (consumers 32%; marketers 21%). Marketers in the U.S. and Europe were the most dismissive of online advertising.
  • Consumer and marketing respondents globally believe that banner ads do not work (49% consumers; 36% marketers).
  • Traditional media such as print and TV received higher scores for credibility and effectiveness among consumers and marketers in all regions.
  • One-third of respondents agreed it is valuable when a website makes personalized product and service recommendations. More specifically, respondents said they were comfortable with targeted advertising based on their behaviors (U.S.74%; Asia-Pacific 63%; Europe 71%).
  • The marketing profession was consistently ranked as one of the least valuable to society, although it’s viewed most positively by consumers (24%) and marketers (47%) in Asia-Pacific.

You can read the study online, and also check out our animated infographic below, highlighting a handful of top insights from the research.

To paraphrase global co-leader of McKinsey & Company’s Digital Marketing and Sales Practice David C. Edelman, the “era of creativity” in online marketing is only beginning. We just have to be smart about how we use it. We hope this research helps fuel some great discussions among marketers who want to make it better.

You Can’t Trust Marketers. Or can you? Find out at Cannes Lions 2013

You Can't Trust MarketersIt’s hard to believe that another year has gone by and we’ll be back again on the sunny beaches of Cannes for the 60th Cannes Lions Advertising Festival.

We’re kicking off the week on Monday, June 17th at 10 a.m. with a panel, “You Can’t Trust Marketers.” Did you know that 80% of CEOs say they can’t trust marketers? It’s time to prove them wrong. Today’s digital marketing solutions are renewing the credibility of marketers, and putting the advertising world in a position to prove its business impact like never before.

Come hear the best minds in the industry, including our own CMO Ann Lewnes, Lisa Donohue, CEO of Starcom USA, Dr. Steven F. Althaus, Director Brand Management, BMW, and Tina Brown, Editor in Chief, The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, discuss marketing’s changing landscape. Will you be joining us?

For those of you who will be following the festival from home, follow us on Twitter: @Adobe. We’ll also be blogging highlights and capturing videos throughout the week here and on our Cannes site so check back for more.

News Rundown at Adobe Summit 2013

This week at Adobe Summit – The Digital Marketing Conference, more than 4,500 digital marketers and senior leaders representing the world’s top brands are coming together in Salt Lake City to learn the latest about marketing trends, network and share best practices with each other.

At the conference, we are making a series of news announcements to address growing industry needs that include:  1) helping marketers iterate and act more quickly to better meet consumers’ expectations; 2) staying on top of the mobile explosion and delivering better mobile experiences; 3) simplifying the complex task of delivering the right experience or content to the right person at the right time.

Keynote presenters this year include Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and SVP and GM of Adobe’s Digital Marketing Business, Brad Rencher, along with record-setting stratospheric daredevil Felix Baumgartner; Adam Bain, president of global revenue at Twitter; and Sal Kahn, founder of Khan Academy.

You can watch the keynote live today, Wednesday, March 6 from 9am-11am MST.

Our news today highlights major new Adobe Marketing Cloud capabilities, including:

New Touch Interface and Mobile Marketing Capabilities 

Adobe today unveiled an innovative new UI for Adobe® Marketing Cloud that surfaces data and insights to marketers and business leaders so they can easily gauge the impact of their marketing dollars.  Through this visually rich, touch based interface, Adobe Marketing Cloud, which marketers use to understand how campaigns are performing, now links with Adobe Creative Cloud™, which agency creatives use to build and deliver those campaigns.  In addition, every solution within Adobe Marketing Cloud has been upgraded with new mobile marketing capabilities, including new mobile capabilities for analytics, advertising, social app development, targeting content on smartphones and tablets, and mobile content management and delivery.

Adobe Social Goes Mobile 

Adobe today upgraded Adobe Social®, part of Adobe Marketing Cloud, with a completely redesigned user interface focused on interpreting and presenting social data in a more digestible format that helps social marketers prove business results.  Adobe also debuted Adobe Social for mobile phones and tablets.  Social marketers now have a marketing tool that’s as mobile as they are.

Delivering Personalized Experiences across Mobile and Social 

The static website is long gone.  Personalizing and optimizing your customer’s experience is essential.  Adobe today announced a major update to Adobe Experience Manager, part of Adobe Marketing Cloud, which introduces new responsive design, social communities and video capabilities that deliver a fully personalized experience to customers. In addition, Adobe today introduced a new Digital Asset Management offering within Adobe Experience Manager.  Adobe has re-imagined digital asset management with both marketers and creatives in mind, giving organizations unprecedented capabilities to deliver consistent, high-quality experiences anywhere.

New Digital Advertising Solution for Media Agencies and Marketers 

Adobe today unveiled a standard version of Adobe Media Optimizer, part of Adobe Marketing Cloud. Media Optimizer is Adobe’s digital advertising platform for campaigns across search, display and social media. The new edition, Media Optimizer Standard, delivers a rules-based bidding solution that improves the performance of search engine marketing campaigns through seamless integration with Adobe Analytics. Media Optimizer Standard is designed for media buying agencies, search engine marketing (SEM) agencies and direct advertisers seeking more control and transparency over their campaigns at an economical price point.

Taken together, these groundbreaking new solutions and capabilities are all designed to help our customers deliver the right online experience to the right person . They also offer the best way to tie social media activities to business results. And finally, they enable customers to achieve the greatest return on investment from online advertising.

Adobe Completes Acquisition of Efficient Frontier

Adobe-Efficient-FrontierToday, Adobe solutions are central to how digital marketing and advertising are created, managed, executed, measured and optimized. Our focus on market leadership in the digital marketing space has driven some dramatic changes at Adobe including the recent acquisition of Efficient Frontier, a leader in multi-channel and auction-based digital advertising optimization across search, display and social media.

With Efficient Frontier, Adobe delivers an industry-leading independent platform for digital ad buying to our customers. With this addition to our Digital Marketing Suite, we offer a more powerful solution for managing search, display and social media to better answer the needs of our customers. Even more importantly, we add the expertise of over 300 talented Efficient Frontier employees to our team.

The several key areas of technology and expertise Efficient Frontier brings to Adobe’s Digital Marketing Suite include; 1) leading portfolio optimization algorithms and platform for paid search, 2) real-time bidding technology for display advertising that is placing millions of dollars of bids today, 3) Context Optional, a social engagement platform that Efficient Frontier recently purchased that is managing content for major brands on both Facebook and Google+, and 4) the ability to forecast future returns and model media mix options to drive business results from multi-channel campaigns. These additions to our already strong offerings significantly advance our capabilities in the market and, in many cases, accelerate our existing roadmap to give our enterprise and agency customers new ways to manage digital marketing.

What this means for both Adobe and Efficient Frontier customers – the marketers behind some of the world’s largest brands – is new and better ways to understand, and make impactful business decisions around digital ad buying and engagement. Both Efficient Frontier and Adobe customers are making tremendous investments in advertising and must make complicated and real-time decisions about where, when and through which channels they will place ads.

We understand that the marketer is on the hook to report back to the CEO on return-on-investment and lessons learned from their choices and allocation of resources of any other marketing campaign. This is no small task. Our customers trust and expect Adobe to be the strategic partner to help them exceed their business goals. With Efficient Frontier, we continue to make customer-driven business decisions as we build a powerful and comprehensive digital marketing platform to drive business impact through the marketing department.

It’s clear through Adobe’s investment strategy and the $2.4 billion worth of acquisitions we have made since 2009, that we are committed to winning in Digital Marketing. The acquisition of Efficient Frontier joins a strong list of recently acquired businesses including Auditude, a video ad management leader, Day Software, a leader in web content management, digital asset management and social collaboration solutions, and Demdex, a powerful data management platform to power multi-channel strategies, among many others.

With these players as part of Adobe, we help our customers optimize multi-channel advertising spend, giving them the means to place the right ads and offers at the right time and place, and then identify high performing campaigns to replicate for best business results. Adobe’s Digital Media and Digital Marketing platforms continue to intersect with these recent acquisitions, providing increased value for our customers.

The completion of Adobe’s acquisition of Efficient Frontier is great news for both businesses, for our customers and for a fast-growing industry in need of breakaway leadership. With it, Adobe is poised to win.

-Brad Rencher, SVP & GM, Digital Marketing & David Karnstedt, VP & GM, Advertising, Digital Marketing

Making Site Search Experiences More Targeted

15CaptureThis week we released the newest version of Adobe Search&Promote. This release promises to give our customers even more opportunity to give their site visitors relevant search-driven experiences. And today at Omniture Summit 2011 online sheet music retailer Musicnotes.com helped us tell attendees all about these new capabilities.

So what’s new? In the true spirit of online marketing optimization, we’ve taken additional steps to make site marketers and merchandisers more effective in their jobs. Specifically, we’ve deeply integrated Adobe Test&Target functionality with Search&Promote.

First, marketers or merchandisers can now test a variety of business rules before pushing them live to all their site visitors or specific segments. The great thing about business rules in Search&Promote is that it allows the marketer to influence search outcomes based on what he or she thinks (or what the metrics indicate) is the best direction to take the visitor who, through search or navigation, expresses interest in a particular item. Now, marketers can test their hypotheses — rather than wondering what would have happened if they’d used an alternate business rule. Additionally, you can take advantage of the cool new simulator we introduced in December. This means that you can see the results of these alternate rules-generated experiences the way they would look live on your site. You don’t even have to leave the Search&Promote marketer interface to do this as long as you are a current Test&Target user.

Second, beyond testing, Search&Promote’s integration with Test&Target allows businesses to utilize targeted business rules to make search experiences even more releva
nt and personalized. For example, Musicnotes’ Bill Aicher today in our Search&Promote Summit 2011 breakout described new strategies for presenting relevant results — and eliminating noise — by using a targeted “guitarist” business rule. He also demonstrated how using geo-targeting will help create more relevant site search experiences based on delivering results according to popularity of certain kinds of music around the world. Very cool. If you weren’t able to attend this session, the recording will soon be available to Summit attendees on Omniture.com.

If you want to learn more about the new release, I encourage you to check out this video of my colleague, product manager Mark Tuyay, demonstrating the new capabilities now available in Adobe Search&Promote.

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