This past week, MediaPost published an article written by our own EVP of Marketing, David Shay. The article talks to the current ‘perception’ of digital advertising and the need to alter that view in order to reach the full potential that the medium has to offer.
Just a little more than 10 years ago, the way we measured a user’s engagement of a specific ad would likely have involved a call center lighting up for the 15 minutes following the broadcast of a direct-response commercial. (It probably ran in the overnight hours on a second-tier cable network.)
But in the late ’90s, the idea of advertising designed for user engagement took a monumental leap forward. What became known as ‘the click’ did two things: