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Custom Audiences + Lookalike Audiences: A Social Media Advertiser’s One-Two Punch

This article originally appeared on Social Media Today. Over the past few years, direct response has overtaken branding to become the dominant objective of online advertisers — and the percentage continues to climb. What does this mean for social media marketers in 2015? Now more than ever, the ability to drive user acquisition and boost customer retention is key to business growth — and being able to point to data-supported results is crucial; not just for marketers themselves, but for […]

Game Over: How To Avoid Mobile App Churn

User acquisition is often the primary focus for app developers, who are constantly bidding against hundreds of other gaming companies with the same goal: to reach users with a demonstrated interest in mobile games that are most likely to make in-app purchases. Given this intense competition for a very specific kind of customer, it’s surprising that many social media campaigns aren’t optimized toward yield or revenue. More frequently, app developers target towards Cost Per Install (CPI) and then lower their […]

3 Ways Marketers Are Tying Email to Paid Advertising

Paid advertising doesn’t exist inside a vacuum; often, it’s part of a wider range of marketing initiatives that are earned and owned. We’ve found that tying social media campaigns to other forms of customer communication can have powerful results, not just in customer engagement, but retargeting and user acquisition. One of the most powerful owned channels is email. Marketers consistently rate it highly in surveys for its effectiveness and low level of difficulty to execute. If you haven’t considered linking […]

Mobile Gaming After the Holidays: New Devices, New App Downloads

Smartphones were a popular gift this holiday season, no doubt. Prominent KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts that iPhones sales will have reached 71.5 million in Q4 2014 alone. The iPhone 6 is projected to account for 60% of all iPhone sales, at just over 41 million. Flurry analyzed device activations and app installs during the week leading up to (and including) Christmas 2014. Apple products accounted for 51.3% of mobile devices that were activated, with its big screened iPhone 6 as the frontrunner. […]

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 […]