Doug Chavez leads digital marketing for all Del Monte Foods brands. He discussed online display advertising and the opportunity for brand marketers with AdExchanger.com.
AdExchanger.com: Is online display becoming more important to the marketer? Or is it a “backwater”?
DC: The importance of display in an advertiser’s planning will vary for brands and DR advertising goals. I don’t believe display is a “backwater” for anyone, especially as display technology continues to get more sophisticated. I believe display will always have a distinctive role in the communications mix.
What’s your view on ad exchanges? For example, are brand marketers ready to run awareness campaigns through exchanges? If so, under what conditions?
For brands buying impressions in “tonnage”, I think it makes a lot of sense for brands to use a DSP. Using exchanges to help aggregate “true” target audiences is a intriguing proposition; one that warrants testing and better understanding. My hunch is most brands will see positive results and adopt quickly.
We work closely with our multi-discipline teams to determine how and what we measure. The important part here is that digital marketing professionals need to truly understand measurement across channels to see how digital is impacting the marketing investment vs. just looking from campaign-to-campaign. Digital marketers that don’t spend the time doing this analysis will forever be playing catch up and having a hard time getting more investment in the digital channel.
How have consumer privacy concerns affected your thoughts on using cookies to target audience?
If you could have the ad tech world build you a tool to help you with your digital marketing, and you didn’t have to pay for it, what would it be?
An intuitive, centralized reporting and management dashboard for all of my communications, for all my brands, such as CRM, Social, Paid Media, Search, Coupons, DFSIs, etc.