Happy Birthday banner ads, welcome IntelliAds

Posted by Merchenta on October 27, 2011

Today – October 27th is the banner ad’s 17th birthday. Display advertising has come a long way in that time – and is now a $multi-billion industry. But like most adolescents, there are a few pimples these days and bit of attitude to boot.

Back in ’94, a clickthrough rate of 20, 30, 40, 50% was not unusual. Today, according to Doubleclick, the industry average hovers around a miserable 0.1%. Like a teenage crush, the novelty of clicking on an ad has passed just as quickly as it arrived. 

So where do we go from here?


Retargeting Split Tests

Using Merchenta’s display retargeting platform, marketers can run split-tests to measure the impact of Merchenta IntelliAds upon consumer behaviour. These statistically rigorous tests eliminate the guesswork in assessing the true contribution of display retargeting within the overall online marketing mix.

Show me how

Since working with Merchenta, we’ve seen a 12% increase in sales with an average order value almost 10% higher than other online channels – in just a few weeks.