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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 […]

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 — […]

The Ghost of Holiday Shopping Past: How 2013 Will Impact Online Advertising in 2014

With the back to school shopping frenzy in our rearview mirrors, it’s time to focus on eCommerce’s most wonderful time of the year: the 26 days between Black Friday and Christmas. October may seem too early to plan out holiday campaigns, but in reality, you have less than 8 weeks to put together and test images, copy, calls to action, landing pages and targeting groups — not to mention analyze what worked best last year. Speaking of which — here’s […]

Is Social Media Advertising Replacing Search?

This article was originally published on iMedia Connection. Media spend on marketing, particularly online, continues to rise in 2014. As CMOs gain confidence in their ability to generate revenue through digital channels — especially mobile — they will continue to invest time and resources into online methods of driving user acquisition and retention. According to the Chief Marketing Officer Council’s eighth annual “State of Marketing” report, 54% of marketers plan to boost their budgets in 2014, focusing on the following […]

Exploration Boost: Ensure Your New Ads Have the Chance to Succeed

In the competition for impressions, clicks and purchase events, recently launched social media ads often get the short end of the stick. Facebook doesn’t know how likely it is that consumers will click on a new ad, so it gives preference to other ads that already have a track record of clicks. This approach makes logical sense, but it puts marketers in a chicken-and-egg spiral where a new ad’s odds of good delivery are low because there’s not enough data, […]