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News Rundown at Adobe Summit EMEA – 2013

Adobe Summit EMEA, The Digital Marketing Conference, opened in London today at 9:00 a.m. local time with a keynote address by Brad Rencher, senior vice president and general manager of the Adobe Digital Marketing business.  Over the course of the two day event, Summit participants have the opportunity to learn from the industry experts and network with savvy professionals who continue to push the boundaries of digital marketing and advertising, ultimately making their businesses more successful.  Keynote speakers from high-profile brands like UniCredit Group, Nike Global, AKQA, Nissan Europe, Deloitte digital, BBC, SAP and SapientNitro DACH highlight the agenda, and record-setting Austrian skydiver and BASE jumper, Felix Baumgartner, will open the general session on Thursday.

We released several news announcements at Summit today including:

  1. News about a powerful new capability in Adobe Social that predicts social content performance on Facebook to maximize engagement and ROI.
  2. Details of an expanded global partnership that integrates Adobe Marketing Cloud with SapientNitro’s EngagedNow platform.
  3. An efficient means to conquer the webinar process from within Adobe Experience Manager.
  4. Results of the Adobe Digital Index State of Mobile Benchmark Report 2013, including detail on 1) how Samsung smartphones are gaining popularity with Europeans and 2) how iOS has re-emerged as a leader in US smartphone browsing and dominates on tablets.

Adobe Marketing Cloud has fast become the solution that helps marketers get from data to insights to action, faster and smarter than ever. Here are some expanded highlights:

Adobe Social Unveils Predictive Publishing for Facebook

This powerful new predictive publishing capability for Adobe Social, which predicts social engagement on individual pieces of content and automatically suggests ideal timing to improve how that content will perform, will offer Facebook integration with the initial version.  Additional social platforms will be added later in the year.

Adobe and SapientNitro Expand Global Partnership

Adobe and SapientNitro’s expanded global partnership includes integration of the Sapient EngagedNowSM platform with Adobe Marketing Cloud.  This integrated offering provides a solution for creating, delivering and optimizing consumer experiences across Web, social, mobile, and digital displays. NASCAR, E.ON and VISIT FLORIDA are among the organizations already seeing significant results using EngagedNow with Adobe Marketing Cloud.

Additional benefits for customers include:

  • Complete hosted and managed services for Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions from SapientNitro with EngagedNow
  • Ready-to-use integrations built specifically for key verticals, including travel, sports and entertainment, retail, and financial services, that help make development and deployment more efficient
  • Built-in operational efficiencies from the integration of EngagedNow and Adobe Marketing Cloud that streamline creative, delivery, and measurement workflows for better performance and cost savings

Conquering the Webinar Process – from within Adobe Experience Manager

Adobe Experience Manager webinars, powered by Adobe Connect, helps marketers 1) easily create targeted webinar landing pages that drive registration; 2) deliver immersive online events that engage audiences, build brand and drive demand; and 3) deliver post-event analytics via capabilities from Adobe Analytics.

Adobe Digital Index State of Mobile Benchmark Report

The report analyzes 150 billion visits to 1,500+ websites to provide an overview of how consumers are using mobile devices worldwide.  In addition to trends in social media, video content consumption and ecommerce from the past 12 months, the study features key findings on which mobile operating systems and device manufacturers are helping drive the most web traffic globally.

Samsung smartphones gain popularity with Europeans

In the 19 European countries analyzed, nearly 30% of all smartphone browsing now occurs via a Samsung device – up 9% from last year.

iOS has re-emerged as leader in US smartphone browsing and is dominant amongst tablets

The iPhone has been gaining ground since being offered on the Verizon network (February 2011), and again became the primary driver of smartphone browsing in the US during Q4 2012, after trailing Android phones for two years. In addition, iPads accounted for nearly early 80% of all tablet browsing in the US in February 2013, up 10 percent from last year.

Super Bowl Advertisers Can Expect a 20% Increase in Web traffic; Mobile Video Viewing will Double on Super Bowl Sunday

Those of us in the advertising profession don’t view the Super Bowl like most Americans. Let’s face it – most people will be focused on watching their big screen TVs, eating Super Bowl munchies, and hoping for their favorite team to score another touchdown. Marketers, however, think of this event as the Holy Grail of advertising. We run into the room when the commercials start, and admittedly some of us even tune out when the football action resumes. For marketers, it’s our opportunity to be inspired by the world’s best creative talent. Most importantly, it’s our moment to truly entertain, inspire and emotionally touch consumers during one of the biggest TV events of the year. In the back of our minds, however, a huge question looms: Is this the best we can do as marketers? Should we still be spending that much money on a seemingly untargeted and untrackable sports event?

Digital marketers are held to a higher standard nowadays. Measurement, targeting, and the ability to deliver relevant advertising through digital media channels have changed the game. Simply tracking marketing budget ROI via focus groups and awareness studies is insufficient for today’s CMO.  Interaction between online and offline media is still complex, but it’s imperative to analyze and optimize multiple media in order to build effective advertising campaigns.

The Adobe Digital Index team performed two types of analysis to understand 1) the consumption patterns of sports related content across devices, and 2) how web traffic is impacted by television advertising around the Super Bowl.

Mobile video viewing will double on Super Bowl Sunday

The Digital Index team analyzed 1.4 billion video starts during 10 large sporting events in 2012 and compared them to typical, non-event days.  Viewers demonstrated an increasing propensity to check sports-related videos from their mobile phones and an even larger desire to watch those videos from tablets during these special sporting events. These data points are compelling, but most striking is the percentage of online videos accessed by tablets and mobile phones, reaching 16% on a day with a major sporting event – a 100% increase compared to a typical day in sports. Viewership levels of this magnitude are significant and demonstrate the need for media websites to continue to invest in usability, design, and optimization of mobile content.  For advertisers, it begs the question, Should I supplement my Super Bowl ad spend with online video to reach a more affluent and targeted audience with more measurable results?  Or, if I can’t afford America’s most expensive 30 seconds of airtime ($3.8 million in 2013), can I take advantage of the event in other ways online?

Digital Index data suggests that marketers should be saying yes and yes. Super Bowl advertisers should consider the mobile video consumption trend to supplement their television expenditure with incremental online video advertising. Advertisers seeking more targeted vehicles or those who cannot afford the Super Bowl premium can tap into this marketing moment online and capitalize on the digital channel’s great targeting, low cost per mille (or cost per impression), and affluent audience. We know that mobile advertising is still complex, but the prices remain relatively low while the audience is growing and is proven to spend more. U.S. advertisers spent 180 billion dollars in 2012, but directed only 2% of that spend into mobile advertising (Source: eMarketer Worldwide Ad Spending Forecast, January 2013).

Mobile Video Graph

Super Bowl advertisers will see a 20% increase in web traffic and the bump in visits will last about a week

Visits and page views to companies that advertise on TV during the Super Bowl show a 20% increase in visits on the day of the game and maintain higher than average traffic for a week following the game.  However, by the following week, all is forgotten and traffic returns to its normal levels.

This chart shows visits leading up to and following the Super Bowl in 2011 and 2012:

2011-2012 Super Bowl Graph

In 2012, more and more brands launched Super Bowl videos online before the game. The 2012 data in the graph above shows that traffic for advertisers peaked much earlier in the cycle prior to the Super Bowl. The week following the Super Bowl, however, saw a lower lift of 12% more page views versus 15% in 2011, and 12% more visits in 2012 versus 23% in 2011. These findings indicate that the previews were more likely to pull traffic forward than increase the overall impact. Clearly, optimizing the digital returns from Super Bowl advertising is still a work in progress.

Many advertising conversations revolve around the tradeoffs between digital and traditional advertising when in fact, the most powerful formula comes from the combination of them. As media companies expand their digital content and ad insertion capabilities, especially in the area of video and mobile, and as advertisers dial in the magic formula between online and offline media spend, it becomes increasingly clear that we can no longer think in terms of one versus the other. The marriage of digital and traditional media will become the ultimate solution and will drive unprecedented results.

Will Super Bowl advertisers be able to dial in the previews and extend the post-Super Bowl bump this year? Will they incorporate online and offline campaigns more effectively and improve the effectiveness of their Super Bowl ad spend? Will advertisers get their money’s worth? A lot of these questions will be topics of discussions after February 3rd.  In the meantime, we’d be interested in hearing your thoughts and predictions.

Adobe named a Leader in Gartner’s Web Content Management Magic Quadrant

We are living in exciting times when it comes to technology. The pace of change is so incredible that you can almost take it for granted unless you pause, catch a breath and reflect. Over the course of just this past month, I’ve talked to a retailer that realizes it needs to double the amount of business it’s driving through the online channel or rapidly lose relevance and market share. Every bank I talk to is trying to grapple with understanding how to improve the mobile experience to help them attract Gen Ys and keep their existing customer base loyal.

On a personal level, did you ever think the first thing you would wake and end the day with was your mobile phone? Speaking of which, there are more mobile phones in the world than toothbrushes. Scary, I know.

It is in this climate of incredible, mind-blowing transformation that Gartner has released their fourth annual Web Content Management Magic Quadrant report. This year, the Gartner team of MacComascaigh, Gilbert, Tay and Murphy call out in their opening statement that social media, mobile computing and online channel optimization has forever changed how buyers need to think about the three letter acronym, “W”, “C”, “M”.

I am proud Gartner has recognized us as a leader in this space. For all of us who are part of the creation of Adobe CQ, it is another affirmation that the hours, days, weeks, and years invested are delivering value to our customers across our vectors of innovation of mobile, social, cloud and commerce, and, further, that we’re doing so while still ensuring the software remains easy-to-use.  These are the right bets.

Adobe CQ provides a broader customer experience solution, Adobe Web Experience Management, with deep architectural integrations across the products of the Digital Marketing Suite, such as SiteCatalyst [a leader in the Web Analytics Gartner Magic Quadrant].

We’re focused on the challenges of marketing in this age of scarce attention, because we believe driving brand loyalty and customer acquisitions is critical to those responsible for marketing and online commerce.  As digital drives greater transparency and engagement between businesses and customers, in order to effectively build brand and drive demand, marketing has to care about the relevance of the entire customer experience.

To all of our customers who’ve partnered with us on this journey, we thank you for your support and we’ll strive to continue to make sure you have the best solution to build your digital business, one that enhances your real-world presence. Your success is our success.

To those exploring their digital business strategy, we believe we can offer great value to your business. And we’d welcome the opportunity to demonstrate that for you.

To all digital marketers, we see web content management as a central piece in the ability to deliver relevant, personalized experiences that build long-lasting customer relationships. In the end, as a digital marketer myself, I want this to be what digital marketing represents. Digital Marketing needs to build brands people trust and customer experiences that augment and differentiate the value of the core product or service.

Beyond all the ads and demand-generation activities, I also believe marketing can help build lasting value.

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