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7 Deadly Sins of CPA Based Advertising

Are you willing to pay 5% more to acquire a customer that purchases 500% more? Most marketers would answer “yes” to this question; however, if you are buying digital advertising on a low-cost or inflexible CPA basis, the reality is that in practice you may not be! Never has this missed opportunity been more harmful to advertisers than during the holidays, when measuring, bidding and optimizing your ad budgets for post-click, downstream behavior through ROI-based bidding has the highest potential […]

How to Prepare Your Holiday Advertising For Social Media, Part 3

We’re back with the third and final installation of “How to Prepare Your Holiday Advertising For Social Media.” In case you missed it, Part One covered goal and KPI-setting based on last year’s campaign performance, while Part Two tackled Facebook features that weren’t available in Q4 of last year. Here, we’ll be discussing creative best practices and how to sync your ads to the seasonal window. Without further ado: Step Three: Get creative Back in 2007, a market research firm estimated in […]

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 […]

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 — […]