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How To: Align Your Email and Paid Advertising Campaigns

During the holiday season, eCommerce companies play their best cards to try to stand out from the competition. Over $700 million is on the table, and marketers should have a solid cross-channel strategy in place to get a piece of the pie. Will your ads and emails get lost in the seasonal shuffle, or will they be clicked-through, driving traffic to your website? Email Marketing In order to run effective email campaigns this time of the year, you need to be […]

How To: Maximize Your Ad Budget

According to ZenithOptimedia, Internet advertising is likely to account for almost one-quarter of global ad spend by the close of 2014. More likely to raise eyebrows: Zenith forecasts that Internet display spend will hit $74.4 billion, overtaking paid search by the end of 2015. As businesses continue to funnel their budgets into social media channels and mobile ad networks, competition for inventory and high-value customers will only increase. How can you cut through the noise? We’ve rounded up some of […]

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 […]