Leverage Attribution: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts
For anyone who buys, sells or has any kind of stake in the world of digital advertising, a headline like "We Have No Idea if Online Ads Work" is certainly something you notice. This recent Slate column focuses on a much talked about eBay study that essentially came to the conclusion that search ads offer no measurable benefit for well-known brands.
When it comes to performance-based marketing attribution, understanding the end-to-end customer journey is key. Digital marketers need to be able to capture every touch point, from first click to final sale, so that they can create a commission model that rewards the most valuable affiliates.