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Ritika Puri

Ritika Puri is a San Francisco-based blogger who writes about trends in business, internet culture, and marketing. She's inspired by the intersection between technology, entrepreneurship, and sociology.

5 Reasons to Become a YouTube Advertiser

Thinking of becoming a YouTube advertiser? This insights roundup will help get you off the fence.

If there’s one thing that online audiences love, it’s engaging, inspiring, and thoughtful content — which is why YouTube has grown to become the third-most popular website on the Internet.


Every Media Buyer Needs to Know these 5 Digital Video Trends

Digital video is one of the biggest opportunities in advertising—the decision to launch a campaign will be a great one. Platforms like YouTube give a new twist to the mass-market value of television: in addition to generating reach, you’ll be able to drive conversions and direct ROI for your client or brand.


4 Things that Marketers Should Know About the Human Brain

At any given time, marketers face hundreds of decisions. In testing new customer acquisition channels, advertising imagery and messaging, the process of choosing the right combination of elements can feel like a shot in the dark. Even more frustrating is the fact that the decisions have a high probability of being wrong.


An APAC Marketer’s Guide to Finding the Right Mobile Ad Partner

Asia’s mobile app economy is booming; more so than ever before, consumers are relying on their phones to stay entertained and connect with brands. The following areas of opportunity are emerging in key markets like Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, and China:


6 Common Ad Budget Mistakes Media Managers Can Easily Avoid

Ad tech is one of the most fascinating industries out there. If you’re reading this blog post, you probably know how much fun it is to manage an ad budget. Every campaign starts with an experiment, and when you find something that works, you can scale your program as big as it will grow—and I’m talking daily ad spends in the six figures.


A Foolproof Guide to Millennial-Friendly Video Marketing

Millennial audiences are a tough crowd to please. We’re heavy researchers, natural skeptics, and are—as one infographic points out—"completely unfazed by celebrity endorsements and star-studded ads." Our purchase paths are more convoluted than shoppers of other generations, and we have zero tolerance for salesy, spammy, and deceptive marketing. We hold brands to high standards, and if we come across a campaign that annoys us, we’re not afraid to "shame" the offender on social media.


5 Lessons from Running Thousands of Video Ads

Digital media represents a complete and total paradigm shift from what marketers are used to seeing with TV commercials. For the first time ever, brands can track who’s watching. The days of wondering whether someone skipped through your message? They’re gone for good. With digital media, you’ll get a definitive answer within a couple of hours.