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19 October 2015

Last week, Taboolars were busy attending industry events around the globe, from New York City to Mexico City and London. Below is a brief recap of each event, along with photos and a special video (in French) with coverage from September’s Paris Retail Week 2015. Ad: Tech 2015 (London) As data, content, and technology merge closer than they ever have before, this year’s Ad:Tech conference in London brought together leading experts from advertising and technology sectors to discuss the challenges, trends, and opportunities facing the marketing industry as a whole. Over 300 brands, agencies and media owners were present for compelling keynotes and panel discussions. Taboola was on hand at Stand #314 with the ever-so-popular Zoltar to help engage visitors and predict the future. The classic animatronic fortune teller machine found in arcades became famous in the 1988 film, Big, starring Tom Hanks, and remains an iconic piece of movie history today. Content Rising […]

14 October 2015

If you live in Europe, you probably already know that Euronews is the continent’s most-watched television news channel, as well as one of the most popular multilingual global news sites in the region. What you may not realize is that Euronews also boasts a major online video presence. Last year, the publisher announced a record 13.6 million unique visitors on YouTube, and today that presence spans over 30 YouTube channels and 900,000 total subscribers. Building on this success, Euronews is now looking to expand its video viewership beyond YouTube, developing new audiences on its owned and operated digital properties. Today, I’m very excited to announce that Taboola has teamed up with Euronews to boost efforts around accomplishing this mission, leveraging our personalized content recommendations to increase on-site video engagement and monetization efforts, across desktop and mobile. Taboola’s predictive technology has long been rooted video, which is the first content format […]

13 October 2015

Sports fans are some of the most voracious consumers of digital content on the web today. Nielsen’s “Year in Sports Media Report,” published earlier this year, found that fans consume close to eight hours of sports-related content each week. These habits are particularly pronounced on mobile, where fans use sports-related apps twice as much as the average user, and time spent in such apps have jumped 210% in the last year (according to data from eMarketer/Flurry). With such an engaged audience, the sports industry provides an interesting lens through which to view many of the ongoing trends in the digital media space. To learn more about how some of the industry’s leading companies approach these topics, we hosted our latest Taboola Talks on “Tackling Sports in the Digital Era: How Technology is Changing the Game.” Joining us for a special panel discussion was Troy Ewanchyna, Vice President and GM of […]

12 October 2015

Last week, Taboolars were on-site at industry events across both sides of the Atlantic, in New York City and Barcelona, Spain. Below is a quick recap of each event, along with photos and relevant discussion that each event inspired on social media. Argyle Forum: 2015 Leadership in Digital Marketing (New York) Taboola’s SVP of Business Development, Paul Jelinek, was one of a select group of marketing executives chosen to speak at Argyle Executive Forum’s 2015 Leadership in Digital Marketing conference. The forum’s many sessions addressed a range of marketing topics, including mobile marketing, omnichannel strategy, and Buyer 2.0: the B2B customer. Paul joined a panel of executives from MasterCard, Dunkin’ Brands, Elizabeth Arden and Barneys New York to discuss “Building Stronger Engagement With Storytelling and Discovery.” Throughout the session, he emphasized the fact that almost every brand in today’s environment is looking at content marketing, but such strategies can’t be […]

9 October 2015

It’s well-known, that the competition to reach audiences in the digital universe is fierce. How do you make the most out of your limited advertising in a competitive traffic acquisition space? The answer is simple: get people to share your content. Build “buzz” into your PR, promotions, and distribution strategy. Let’s start with some simple math. If you pay a content recommendation company $300,000 to distribute a series of articles you’ve created to a group of 1 million people, you are paying $0.30 for every person you expose your video to. But if an additional 500,000 people see the video after it’s embedded in a blogpost on BuzzFeed and shared by your customers on Facebook, your cost-per-viewer decreases. The bottom line is that you need an integrated content promotion strategy: you need a healthy mix of organic and paid traffic, which comes from building trust with your target audience. But […]

8 October 2015

Personalization has long been a topic of conversation within technology and media circles, but the intensity of that discourse has ramped up in recent years due to the rise of social media. “The users have voted by going to Facebook for their news,” said Nick Denton, the founder and CEO of Gawker Media Group. “Personalization may be the biggest issue in online media today.” Last week, over 60 attendees gathered at Gawker’s new HQ in Downtown Manhattan to hear from a select panel of executives whose companies are each grappling with the challenges and opportunities around “personalization.” Joining Nick on stage was our own Adam Singolda, founder and CEO of Taboola; Ian Fette, CTO at Gawker Media Group; and Daniel Doubrovkine, CTO at Artsy. While computer engineers have been experimenting with forms of “machine learning” since the 90s, Adam remarked that the these projects are becoming more important as companies […]

7 October 2015

In their quest to reach the coveted “Inbox Zero,” many people around the world have installed Boomerang for Gmail, a popular browser extension for Chrome, Firefox and Safari that helps users take control of their email inboxes. Boomerang supports an array of useful features — such as “send later,” snooze messages, read receipts, and more — that enable users to better manage the flow of incoming and outgoing emails throughout the day. Although Boomerang has had tremendous success acquiring new users through search and referral channels, their team was looking for a new way to reach audiences who may not be aware of such email productivity “hacks.” Realizing the potential for content-driven efforts to educate these new audiences, Boomerang teamed up with Taboola to craft a strategy for tapping into the “discovery” channel. Our teams published a case study about the partnership, which involved extensive A/B testing to uncover the […]

6 October 2015

With the increased competition for attention in today’s digital landscape, it can be especially difficult for publishers to break through and join the conversation around the culture’s most talked-about topics. American Media, Inc. (AMI) has a long history of doing this through its widely-circulated print periodicals, and now they are replicating that success for the web, transforming its popular media brands into some of the fastest growing online destinations in their respective categories. I’m excited to announce that, earlier this morning, Taboola signed a new, two-year partnership with AMI to bring our content discovery technology to its leading roster of sites, including Radar Online, Men’s Fitness, Star, OK! Magazine, National Enquirer and Muscle & Fitness. In addition to implementing our personalized content recommendations, AMI will be exploring other aspects of Taboola’s discovery platform as a means to boost engagement and monetization across its network. These include Taboola’s Audience Exchange™ architecture, […]

5 October 2015

Digital-first publishers may be more nimble than their traditional counterparts, but building a loyal readership from scratch can be especially difficult given the level of online competition for user attention. While social media networks have had a “flattening” effect, allowing new sites with compelling content to quickly go “viral” and reach massive new audiences, even those platforms are becoming increasingly cluttered, and many publishers are beginning to question the value of social-referred audiences. This is a challenged faced by publishers around the world, including independent digital media company Scroll, whose online destination Scroll.in has become one of the fastest-growing news sites in India. Looking to diversify its audience development efforts, Scroll teamed up with Taboola to target engaged audiences on top sites across the web, and ultimately grow their overall readership. We published a case study that features some of the key highlights from this partnership, including data around how […]

5 October 2015

  As the web becomes more and more fragmented and mobile traffic booms, it is increasingly important for publishers around the world to think about how they can best engage audiences across all platforms, and this challenge has no borders. In India, millions of people are just now starting to get their hands on mobile devices. This single purchase decision has transformed the general population’s access to information and with it, the opportunity for publishers, brands, and marketers to cultivate relationships with millions of new consumers. To that end, we’re excited to announce that Taboola has inked the largest deal in the Indian digital media space with NDTV Convergence, the digital arm of NDTV group. Our exclusive, 3-year deal is estimated to be worth approximately Rs. 90-100 Crores, or $13-15 million USD in revenue share for NDTV. Regarded as one of the most highly respected global publishers in the world, […]

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