Partners

Updated: Microsoft Advertising Select Channel Partner Program

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Adtaxi is pleased to announce becoming a Microsoft Advertising Select Channel Partner!

What is the Microsoft Advertising Select Channel Partner Program?

This new Microsoft Advertising Select Channel Partner Program is for partners who have proven and trusted expertise in driving growth to small- and medium-sized businesses through a deep understanding of the search advertising landscape, specifically through the Microsoft Advertising platform. These partners are committed to providing high-quality support and service and have the requisite technology, innovation and skilled workforce to help businesses see success using Microsoft Advertising products.

What are the benefits of working with a Microsoft Advertising Select Channel Partner?

  • Expertise that maximizes ROI through custom-fit digital marketing campaigns, the latest technology, performance tracking and tailored reporting.

  • Dedicated support that lets customers focus on their business while the Microsoft Advertising Select Channel Partners take care of their marketing needs.

  • Deep industry and Microsoft Advertising platform knowledge gained through exclusive access to customized training and industry insights.

AdTaxi is excited to continue to help clients change the marketing conversation with this Microsoft Advertising Select Channel Partnership.

Weekly Digital Breakdown

Google Is Changing How People See Search

Online shopping typically begins with a search bar and a product description.  Despite increased ease, it still poses its challenges. You can find yourself scrolling through pages of results if your description isn’t quite right or worse, the item is no longer in stock.  To alleviate the frustration, Google has a new vision for internet shoppers.

The company highlighted its visual search capabilities this week with Google Lens, an app that allows users to search what they see, which leverages augmented reality to find products online.  While in the works for a few years, Google is placing its bets on the evolving technology to provide a more personal shopping experience.

So how does this differ?  Google brings the products to you based on scanned image through the app.  Your picture can provide details such as color, brand, model, etc. with just one image, cutting down on filtering search results.  Once you find the desired product, you get a virtual view from multiple angles, highlighting the detail. If you really want to make sure it’s a fit, you can even place the image next to items you already own through the app to complete a look.

For marketers, the shift could change search campaign implementation and structure.  While visual search gives consumers a more detailed view of products, resulting in more satisfied customers, it only works if image assets for products are available and mobile optimized.  With products changing so frequently, it could pose significant challenges, particularly for smaller brands.

While improved shopping is only the start of Google Lens capabilities, it’s clear AI and augmented reality are shaping the future and are bringing digital window shopping to your living room.  

https://adage.com/article/digital/heres-what-googles-bet-visual-search-means-advertisers/2170861

Burger King’s “Traffic Jam Whopper” Delivers

Endless traffic is not fun for anyone, but if you’re like most, a hot meal delivered to your window would make the time a little more bearable.  Seems crazy, but Burger King is making it happen with their new campaign “the Traffic Jam Whopper” that delivers orders via motorcycle right to your car.  

With a little ingenuity, Burger King seized the opportunity to feed hungry commuters while also driving brand awareness and burger sales. The promotion is highly calculated for flawless execution to deliver orders quickly and accurately.  By partnering with Waze, Burger King is able to use real time traffic data to identify highly congested areas and dynamically adjust messaging with banner ads and push notifications on the Waze app once drivers enter delivery zones. Ads then lead users to utilize voice commands on the Burger King app to place their orders. Once ready for delivery, drivers rely on Google Maps API to pinpoint and locate drivers.

While the promotion was tested in Mexico City to gauge market interest, the results spoke for themselves. In just one week, the company saw app downloads increase by 44x and delivery orders spiked 63%, making the Burger King app the number one fast food app in Mexico.  

With undeniable success, Burger King plans to replicate the service in other large cities including Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Shanghai with the potential to expand. With a little luck, the “Traffic Jam Whopper” could be coming to a commute near you.

https://www.adweek.com/brand-marketing/burger-king-wants-to-deliver-whoppers-right-to-your-car-during-nightmarish-traffic-jams/

Facebook’s “Clear History” Causes Uncertainty for Advertisers

If you’ve ever wanted to erase your past, at least on social media, Facebook is giving you the opportunity.  The company announced this week they would be rolling out a new “Clear History” feature in response to their commitment to protecting personal information. Users will now be able to disconnect browsing history that is used for targeting and advertising purposes.  While this is an effort to foster online privacy, it could have a substantial impact the user experience based on limited knowledge of user behavior and interests.

As for advertisers, this creates concerns with targeting capabilities and campaign set-up strategies.  Data utilized from Facebook Pixels and Custom Audiences could become severely limited as their targeting ability is primarily based on user’s activity outside on other sites then leveraged once users return to Facebook.  Uncertainty remains as to how this will effect advertising opportunities, reporting metrics and site analytics. It’s also difficult to gauge how many users will take this action to protect their privacy versus the number that have become comfortable with the fact that very little is private in the digital space.

https://marketingland.com/facebook-warns-advertisers-clear-history-tool-may-impact-ad-targeting-260995

Adtaxi has been named a Facebook Marketing Partner

Facebook Small Business Marketing Partner

Facebook Small Business Marketing Partner

We are delighted to announce that Adtaxi has been named a Facebook Marketing Partner, an honor earned by a select group of companies recognized for their solid track record of success driving exceptional results from Facebook campaigns.

Our mission at Adtaxi is to help advertisers solve complex marketing challenges with custom, performance-driven solutions. Being selected as a Facebook partner further represents what we strive for each day at Adtaxi, which is to arise as a cutting-edge industry leader that breeds success and impact on small and medium size businesses.

The Small Business Solutions Partner Badge was fortified with Adtaxi for our proprietary optimization platform, Quantum, which was created to help advertisers drive conversions and lower the cost of those conversions over time. Initially built to power RTB campaigns, it has now been extended to apply this same methodology to Facebook, allowing us to drive direct response solutions and help advertisers navigate the complexities of digital marketing and the Facebook ecosystem.

“Earning the Facebook Partner Badge is a significant accomplishment for our organization and greatly enhances the opportunity for our Quantum solution,” said Chris Loretto, Executive Vice President of Adtaxi. “We are excited to partner with Facebook and receive recognition for the work we do as an innovator, continuously seeking creative and effective solutions for our customers."

As a Small Business Solutions Partner, our clients will benefit from our continued commitment to superior campaign management, direct support from Facebook, transparency, training, adherence to best practices and the ability to be at the forefront of the fast-paced evolution that FB is known for.

To learn more about Facebook for Quantum, please visit the Social Media page of our website and check out how we drove a 634% increase in return on advertising spend for a client.