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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 […]

Back to School Targeting on Facebook: Attracting the Right Customers

Social media marketing makes a lot of sense when it comes to the 2014 back to school shopping season. There are a number of factors prompting moms and millennials to purchase school supplies online this year: Comparison shopping is much quicker and convenient on the Internet, which is available 24/7 Retailers often post online-only deals, and taking advantage doesn’t involve battling large crowds or busy parking lots Online consumers often have product descriptions and peer reviews available at their fingertips, […]

8 Ways to Reach Moms & Millennials: Back to School Edition

The back to school season has become the second biggest revenue generator for retail companies, and eCommerce companies are steadily grabbing a bigger slice of the pie. AOL’s 2014 Back to School Season Preview reveals that 68% of consumers aged 18-34 plan to purchase more items from their back to school shopping lists online this year. The growing trend of omnichannel retailing means that eCommerce companies are competing in the same arena as department stores, who often have bigger budgets […]

7 Ways to Reach New Customers Using Lookalike Audiences

Lookalike audiences are a powerful way of targeting people that are similar to current customers. As Facebook describes it, “Lookalike audiences let you reach new people who are likely to be interested in your business because they’re similar to a customer list you care about.” This targeting capability provides a powerful way to reach potential customers who are more likely to convert based on their interests in similar products or services. There are two main ways to use a lookalike […]

Facebook Advertising for Travel Marketers

Facebook has emerged as a viable channel for travel companies looking to drive website referrals and sales. As Facebook usage continues surge, marketers have a huge opportunity to influence travel purchase decisions. The social network’s massive amount of user data makes it an incredibly powerful performance based channel through which travel advertisers can run highly targeted, cost effective campaigns. Facebook differs from search advertising in that the user often doesn’t explicitly state their intent to travel. Advertisers must not only […]