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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 […]

Optimized Budgeting: Justify Your Facebook Ad Spend

Many marketers are reluctant to spend on ads until they’re sure that they’re investing in top-performing creatives and audiences. Optimized Budgeting automatically allocates budget to better-performing ads, and reduces budget to ads that are not performing well, therefore ensuring high ROI. It also evens the playing field so that ads get an equal chance out of the gate on Facebook. This increase in budget for individual ads requires sufficient data, so it won’t necessarily happen the hour after ads are […]

Marketing to Moms & Millennials: A Back to School Guide [eBook]

As Labor Day approaches, now is the time to reach last-minute purchasers and deal seekers through refreshed creative and new campaigns.   Related Posts: 8 Ways to Reach Moms & Millennials: Back to School Edition How to Succeed in eCommerce Advertising: 6 Creative Best Practices Fall Advertising Tips for Social Media Marketers Facebook Advertising For Beginners: Best of Bundle

Facebook Leads eMarketer’s Social Commerce Roundup

In Q1, eMarketer predicted that global B2C eCommerce sales will reach $1.5 trillion by the end of 2014 (a 20.1% increase over last year) due in part to the growth of Internet availability and a mobile use base in emerging markets. This year, Asia Pacific (APAC) consumers are expected to spend the most on eCommerce purchases, surpassing North America for the first time ever. In response, many major brands are extending their reach internationally. Last month, eMarketer released its 17-page […]

Recap: Facebook’s Q2 2014 Earnings Call

Facebook’s been busy since its f8 developer conference back in April, when the company announced a majority of mobile ad revenue (59%) and the launch of the Facebook Audience Network. Over the past few months, the social network has garnered headlines for its right-hand side ad redesign, the acquisition of online video advertising platform LiveRail, and most recently, its testing of a direct action “Buy” button geared toward ecommerce companies. The advertising community has eagerly anticipated Facebook’s Q2 earnings report yesterday, a […]