InMarket, a leader in 360-degree marketing intelligence and real-time advertising, today released their new study, Getting Smart About Ad Waste, in collaboration with the CMO Council. The study revealed that brands using InMarket’s advanced attribution technology, including real-time inflight optimization, can achieve up to an 11x reduction in media waste compared to brands that don’t. The highest performers in the study drove positive incremental results for 94% of their media spends.
Improving the economics of advertising and driving better outcomes against key KPIs are persistent challenges for CMOs. By focusing on always-on attribution and real-time inflight optimization, CMOs can extend the performance of their campaigns and drive dramatic increases in Return-On-Ad-Spend (ROAS).
The report highlights a major national Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR) brand that uses LCI (Lift Conversion Index) always-on attribution and real-time inflight optimization to monitor what exactly is driving their restaurant visits and sales. InMarkets’ LCI attribution platform demonstrated that this specific chain was able to optimize nearly all impressions served—93% and 7% waste. The study compares this result to another major QSR brand that did not use the LCI’s advanced capabilities resulting in a wasted 72% of all impressions served.
Additional highlights from the study on always-on attribution and real-time, in-flight optimization include:
- InMarket found that LCI customers not leveraging always-on, real-time optimization have the opportunity to optimize 75% or more of their media spend: InMarket saw positive results in 94% (6% inefficiency) of the media for their highest-performing brands, while seeing an opportunity for their lower-performing brands not leveraging advanced attribution to optimize 75% of their current media impressions.
- With increasing campaign spending, the opportunity cost of wasted media is rising significantly: For campaigns nearing $20 million, if 75% of the campaign is non-performing, then that lack of optimization within their campaign is equivalent to 15 million wasted dollars in advertising spending.
“Consumer behavior is constantly shifting and evolving, requiring marketers to react and optimize in real-time to assure they engage consumers when and where it matters most,” said Todd Morris, CEO of InMarket. “Traditional media approaches focused on lowering the costs associated with advertising. However, today’s advanced measurement technologies empower CMOs to drive unsurpassed experiences, outcomes and efficiency from existing investments. We’re excited to partner with CMOs to help them better engage consumers while also driving improved media efficiency and effectiveness.”
Some of North America’s largest corporate marketing organizations and brands trust InMarket’s award winning advanced LCI attribution solution to optimize their media investments. InMarket’s LCI has become the industry’s leading attribution platform for marketers and agencies to understand the impact of their omnichannel marketing spend from impression to visit to purchase. For more information on InMarket’s LCI visit https://inmarket.com/attribution.
“CMOs are facing growing budget pressures and increased expectations to drive positive ROAS from their media investments,” said Donovan Neale-May, Executive Director of the CMO Council. “As a result, attribution adoption has become mission critical in order to accurately measure outcomes from media efforts, while further informing marketing and media strategies.”
Spending on attribution software globally is expected to experience a strong 15.5% CAGR from 2022 to 2031, reaching $12.9 billion globally according to Allied Market Research. The CMO Council’s 16,000-plus members control approximately $1 trillion in aggregated annual marketing expenditures and run complex, distributed marketing and sales operations worldwide. The council works to connect thought leaders and key players across multiple industries to build strong relationships among a strong group of senior corporate marketing executives. For more information, visit www.cmocouncil.org.
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