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How to Prepare Your Holiday Advertising For Social Media, Part 2

Welcome back to our three-part series on setting your 2014 holiday campaigns up for success on social! In Part One, we shared the first step: Evaluating your goals and KPIs, targeting, and ads from last year to help inform and improve Q4 2014. In Part Two, we’ll discuss newer targeting types and how they can fit into your strategy. Let’s dive in. Step Two: Update your arsenal Right Hand Rail Cue the makeover montage! In April, Facebook announced its plans […]

How to Prepare Your Holiday Advertising For Social Media, Part 1

Have you started thinking about your holiday campaigns yet? According to the latest Think With Google survey, more than half of holiday shoppers say they’ll begin researching gifts before Thanksgiving — with 26% starting before Halloween (read: now). If you’ve been focusing on marketing pumpkins instead of sugar plums, don’t worry — we’ve outlined three steps for planning your holiday ad spend. In Part One of this three-part series, we’ll discuss how you can apply key takeaways from last year’s […]

Nanigans Global Facebook Advertising Benchmark Report: Q3 2014

About This Report This report is representative of more than 300 billion Facebook ad impressions delivered by customers leveraging Nanigans advertising automation software. It includes ad spend on both Facebook desktop and Facebook mobile, and excludes Facebook Exchange. The vast majority of Nanigans customers are direct response advertisers at ecommerce, gaming, and other internet companies. Many leverage Nanigans’ ROI-based bidding algorithms, which focus on reaching high value and high ROI audiences (e.g. those who make purchases) and typically cost more […]

The State of Mobile in 10 Charts

Did you know that US app install spending is predicted to hit upwards of $11B in 2017? Or that push notifications drive the greatest rates of user retention and engagement in the retail vertical? How about that of all time spent on digital media, apps represent 51%? The world of mobile — including gaming apps, web browsing, online shopping and social networking — is full of stats and data that will influence advertising dollars and marketing initiatives. To help you […]

4 Steps for Troubleshooting a CPA-based Campaign (+ Tips)

There are several components to running a successful advertising campaign. Here a few of the major ones: Creative variations on images, calls to action and copy Relevant ad units, targeting and bid types An ability to analyze reporting and optimize toward future campaigns Remove one element from the picture, and your ads may very well fall flat. But the beauty of marketing is that there’s always room for testing and improvement. If you’re not hitting your KPIs, don’t panic — […]