Ad Agencies Use Instantaneous Data to Adjust Online Strategies

june 2, 2009  08:55 am
The increasing amount of data available about online advertising is leading marketers to turn to data mavens to tweak campaigns based on what is and isn't working, the New York Times reports. Agencies can also use web ads to test out different themes, phrases and imagery before investing in old media ad buys, which are much more expensive. "It's nice to be able to tell your brand manager or the chief marketing officer which audience is interacting with the unit, what time of day, what day of the week, and what the response is on certain types of offers," Varick Media Management president Darren Herman says. "Before, nobody could really tell you that."