Q Thoughts

ownerIQ's staff (aka – "The Q") shares our insights and opinions on how marketers can more effectively impact today's shopper along the digital path to purchase. "The Q and A" provides honest and practical answers to the questions and challenges facing digital advertisers in the areas of second-party data, programmatic buying, shopper marketing, co-operative marketing, attribution, and emerging media.

Let’s Get Real (Transparent) – Find More Buyers with Second-Party Data

We’re all shoppers. Likewise, we’re all buyers. The difference between these two self-identifying nouns seems minuscule; buyers complete the act of making a purchase, whereas shoppers are really both, buyers and browsers. This seemingly small difference is at the heart of what advertisers and marketers all over the world spend their days ruminating over – […]

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How to Become a Programmatic Pro

As featured in Inc.com, Steve Ustaris, ownerIQ CMO, shares his insights on how to build a successful programmatic strategy. What drew your interest in marketing technology, and specifically programmatic? I started working at the media agency, Carat, in 1999-2000. Back then, I was assigned to the AOL ISP campaign, so you can say I was […]

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Frequency Capping: Why ownerIQ Made it Dynamic

Programmatic advertising – everyone’s doing it. And for good reason. Today’s digital world is more cluttered and complex than ever, and programmatic’s power of automation is one of the many ways to help to simplify the process. But the need for programmatic stretches far beyond automation; buying media at lighting speed is useless unless that […]

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Retailers and Brands: A Match Made When…Shopping

You may have heard this before: 50% of the consumers who visit your brand website will make a related purchase in the next 30 days. In fact, 83% of them won’t buy from the brand’s website. And most likely, this purchase will take place at some local or online retailer. Savvy retailers know that brand audiences […]

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A Time Before Ad Blocking

Humans – what a complicated species. As history has shown, we’re often perpetually indecisive and we flip flop, admit it. What’s in one day, is out the next, and all by the makings of our own short-lived declarations. Yesterday’s news, for instance, declared ad blockers the next necessary step to an annoyance-free web experience, and […]

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