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.

The Q

Mother’s Day 2016: What Did You Shop for?

Mother’s Day 2016 is a wrap! So what were we shopping for leading up to the special day? Not surprisingly, the gifts we sought out were as unique and diverse as our lovely mamas. Looking at real-time shopping interactions across The Qniverse, we’ve noticed the following behavior from the beginning of April to the week […]

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Give in to Programmatic Advertising to Become Even More Powerful

What’s the difference between feeling powerless and powerful? Personal variations aside, I’m guessing that one of the biggest differentiators is the element of control. When we believe we’re in full control of a situation, our confidence in our abilities to act, to influence a particular course of action or outcome, naturally improves. We associate a […]

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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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What Weather Prediction Tells Us About Programmatic

As I write this there is a major snow storm bearing down on New England, where I live. The storm could either hit us with a wallop or whimper. Which is more likely? Depends on which weather model you believe. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) makes the results of multiple weather models available […]

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