It is increasingly clear to many that marketing is becoming solely about engagement.
Pontiflex has a way for advertisers to build and grow lists of Twitter users using Cost-per-Lead (CPL) advertising. In addition to basic user information like name and email, Pontiflex's platform allows advertisers to capture Twitter handles of consumers who have opted-in to being contacted by the brand. Advertisers can then "follow" users on Twitter to better understand their concerns and also ask users to follow their brand to continue building the consumer/brand relationship. I initially thought I wouldn't be a fan, but I have to tell you that this might just have some merit.
Advertisers can currently run ad units through Pontiflex AdLeads on publishers like Boston.com, Monster.com, Orbitz.com and Babycenter.com. Using a form embedded inside the banner and direct response creative, users can choose to enter basic user information like first name, last name and Twitter handle. Users stay on the publisher's site during this process and their information is transmitted to the advertiser in real-time through Pontiflex's back end. Advertisers can then "follow" the user and reach out to them directly. Advertisers pay only for leads that have submitted their information.
"Marketing is moving from a one way monologue to a two way conversation," said Zephrin Lasker, CEO & Co-founder, Pontiflex. "Many advertisers have tried to incorporate Twitter into their marketing efforts but few have done so successfully. This gives brands a very easy starting point for building a group of people who want to engage with them on Twitter. With Pontiflex AdLeads, advertisers can now build a responsive community of users on Twitter, listen to what they are saying and respond in relevant ways."