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Nested Lookalike Audiences: How To Avoid Two Major Digital Advertising Pitfalls

A few months ago, we posted about the powerful effects of pairing Facebook’s Custom Audiences (people who have expressed interest in your brand) with Lookalike Audiences (people who behave similarly to the aforementioned cohort). Our direct response customers are seeing a lot of success with this combination, and it comes highly recommended as a best practice from our account managers. However, there is one major caveat to the approach that all digital marketers should be aware of: Cannibalization. Say you’re […]

How Online Retailers Can Avoid Mobile Shopping Cart Abandonment

You select an eye-catching image. You pair it with some great copy. You match your ad to a worthy mobile audience. You deploy the campaign. You get a lot of clicks, but your conversion rate is low. Puzzled? You’re not alone. According to MarketLive’s latest Performance Index, mobile phone ecommerce traffic surged 269% in Q1 2015, but 90% of smartphone carts were abandoned. How can online marketers avoid the curse of cart abandonment? We’ve gathered a few stats from UPS’s […]

How Online Retailers Are Getting Creative With Facebook Carousel Link Ads

It’s an exciting time to be in digital. Never before has there been such a wide array of social media ad units at a performance marketer’s disposal, and it seems as though every month we see a fresh addition to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. Lately, social media networks have been stepping up their direct response game, and online advertisers are taking notice. Between  Q1 and Q2 of this year, we’ve observed a 60% increase in Carousel Link Ad spend […]

Back To School And Back To College Shopping Outlook for 2015

It may be summer vacation for most students, but for retailers, it’s time to get ready for the back-to-school shopping season. This year, total spending in preparation for the K-12 and college school year is expected to reach $68 billion. Where will that money be spent, and what will it be spent on? A recent survey from the National Retail Federation provides a detailed forecast for retailers. Read on for more about what to expect for this year’s back-to-school and […]

Anatomy of a Growth Marketer: Nina Komm, Joss & Main

Anatomy of a Growth Marketer is an ongoing blog series showcasing top talent in the field of digital advertising. Great in-house advertisers are the lifeblood of digital business growth. They are methodical and analytical, using results from real-time reporting to iterate on best-performing creative and copy as well as to identify under-performing campaigns. A seasoned performance marketing specialist is expected to wear many hats, and may be responsible for a significant percentage of spend (resulting in significant company growth). What’s […]