WHAT’S UP? “Board To Death,” a new report from Bango, reported that corporate CEOs have issues buying into digital Marketing tactics, specifically social media marketing. The report found that 62% of CEOs believe too much of their digital marketing budget is wasted on activities that don’t deliver meaningful results. Ouch…but true.

Marketers’ losing CEOs with social media marketing

QUICK READ: According to the Ad Contrarian “the ISBA found that only 12% of ad dollars tossed into the programmatic were traceable end-to-end. With over $300 billion invested annually in online advertising, and 80% of it run through the programmatic black box, the amount of money unaccounted for is staggering”. “Less than 60 percent of web traffic is human”:

Programmatic ads are ripping you off

QUICK READ: According to different polls, most brands are shifting more money into digital marketing when people are starting to go shopping again at local retailers. The reason? Because the majority of marketers are brain dead. Marketers are shifting ad spend from traditional channels (especially TV) to digital channels. But in doing so, they risk eroding brand ROI.

Are marketers really this stupid?

QUICK DIVE: For the past three years, Setup has conducted a Marketing Relationship Survey to take the pulse on how Companies and Agencies operate and work together. Setup surveyed over 300 Marketers from both Brands and Agencies – 66% of Brand respondents are in Director, VP, or C-level positions, and 55% of Agency respondents are at the Executive level. The responses are puzzling to say the least.

The agency-brand relationship is changing

WHAT THE..? A new report from NewsGuard, which uses journalists and artificial intelligence to identify sources of misinformation online, found more than 42,000 programmatic ads from 4,315 brands running on websites spouting misinformation about the vaccine and COVID over the past year. Programmatic continues to fail brands.

Programmatic ad fails, again