The Truth In Digital Advertising
APRIL 24, 2016
There has been a long-standing statement that, "people hate advertising." For years, I (and many others in this industry) have said that this is not true. In actuality, "people hate bad advertising." Digital advertising brings with it many sets of bigger and scarier issues: tracking, fraud, viewability, ad blocking, programmatic, retargeting, and more. When it comes to key topics that advertisers debate, 2016 has been the year of ad blocking. How big of a growing market is ad blocking? The true state of digital advertising. ad market. ad fraud.
16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats
MARCH 15, 2016
As winter comes to an end, so too does the Winter Wonderland of Marketing Stats series that’s been running here over the past few months. This final installment covers some fascinating though sometimes contradictory and confusing stats about business blogging and the value of marketing. For example, what percentage of businesses maintain company blogs? Meghan M.
What New Data Tells Us About Blog Advertising
Convince & Convert
NOVEMBER 20, 2015
The blogging space has grown to be a major part of online publishing with a huge following and audience. On WordPress blogs alone, over 409 million people view more than 20.4 In terms of content, the blogging space captures every imaginable content category and topic from tech to sports to fashion to food. Types of Sponsored Blog Content. billion pages each month.
15 New Facebook Advertising Statistics
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
Our friends at Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud (a sponsor of this blog) recently released their boffo Social Advertising Benchmark Report , where they dug deep into the actual results stemming from more than one trillion (TRILLION!) advertising impressions on Facebook, purchased through their platform.
The Power of Facebook Advertising [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Last week Marlene wrote a blog post about ad opportunities on different social networks, where you can read more about Sponsored Stories and Promoted Posts on Facebook. Now the Facebook marketing team has published an interesting infographic about the power of advertising on the platform. How Advertisers Are Using Facebook Ads [Infographic]. Facebook ads statistics.
Are Brands Confusing Advertising With Marketing?
JULY 18, 2013
It turns out that the major advertising networks think that Yahoo made a mistake in the acquisition of Tumblr. Digital advertising people can''t figure out the social aspects of Tumblr or where to put all of those ads that their clients want to spread out to as many eyeballs as possible. As much as brands toss the words engagement and content marketing and social media and mobile around the boardrooms, they''re still ultimately looking for one thing: a quick impression. Being able to take an advertising campaign and make it work in digital channels is no small feat.
Content Is Not Advertising
DECEMBER 18, 2015
Sadly, many people believe that content is the new advertising. Do start the interview off, I was asked if content is the new advertising? In the past, I never said "content is the new advertising," if I did, I'd probably write an article saying how wrong I was. I do believe that content is media. Content and advertising are two very different things. People People think advertising is dead because of social media, or messaging apps, and it's just not true. Not that long ago, advertising was a $400 billion business, and currently it's over $900 billion.
Poets And Plumbers And The Future Of Advertising
APRIL 9, 2016
It seems like advertising is facing its Judgement Day. Advertising is not going anywhere, but like every industry, disruption comes. Rishad's insights, pushed further by the debate on the panel, illustrate that our advertising business needs to be populated by what he calls both the "poets and plumbers." So, what is the future of the advertising agency? advertising.
Liveblogging the FTC Workshop on Native Advertising
DECEMBER 4, 2013
The FTC’s Workshop on native advertising “ Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content ” will be held today in Washington, DC. To help spread the conversation to a larger community, I will liveblog the sessions this morning via this blog post, and post shorter updates on Twitter. Native Advertising: Don’t Deceive – Disclose! Any marketer can buy media.
Analysis: Revealing the Highest Earning Blogs that Sell Advertising
JUNE 27, 2013
It has been a long time since I published a data-centric blog post, even though they’re often my favourite to write and tend to get the best response. Today I’m going to share with you some of the biggest earning blogs (and a few non-blogs) on the web that don’t rely on affiliate links or selling products. Blogging Impressions: 865,000. Ad Units: 1 (8).
20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts
AUGUST 25, 2015
B2B marketers today certainly live in “interesting times” (in the sense of the not-actually-Chinese curse ). While search, social media, ecommerce and content marketing have dramatically altered the roles of buyers and sellers, a number of traditional channels (that is, pre-dating millennials) remain highly effective. Image Credit: B2B Marketing Insider. Not quite.
Fear And Loathing In Advertising
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
There are many who think that advertising as we have known it to date is going to rapidly change in our new media world. There are days when I feel this way (and you've read about it here), but there are days when I think to myself that if advertisers get it right, the opportunity going forward is bigger, better and more opportunistic than ever before. The challenge with that is that marketers are woefully bad at grabbing these new opportunities and really running with them. With just a handful of strategically placed ads, you could plaster the market, rinse and repeat.
Facebook Brings More Advertising Control to Location Targeting
APRIL 14, 2015
Facebook is always adding to the multitude of ways that advertisers can reach their ideal audience. Thanks to the latest rollout to both Power Editor and the ad create tool, advertisers have several new ways to target based on geography. Facebook advertisers can now target those living in, recently in or traveling in an area… Click To Tweet. Target By Address. Your Turn.
Top 15 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts Of 2015
DECEMBER 21, 2015
The 15 most-read posts on our social media marketing blog in 2015! By effectively managing your organization’s social channels, investing in social advertising, and implementing a digital PR approach, you can expect to see a consistent increase in social media ROI in 2015. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: PROCESS MATTERS. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TWITTER CHATS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS.
LEGAL ADVERTISING RULES: HOW ABOUT THAT FLORIDA BAR?!
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
The Florida Supreme Court just released new advertising rules for Florida lawyers, as well as those who practice law in the State of Florida. The advertising rules were revisited in an attempt to make them easier to understand, and to clarify what some of them mean. Myrland Marketing. The Florida Bar Association continues to encroach on lawyers’ digital real estate.
Five Facebook Advertising Features You Haven’t Tried Yet
DECEMBER 22, 2015
Since Facebook unveiled its advertising options for businesses, the ads have grown substantially. From short ads along the right pane to full newsfeed ads, the platform continues to expand its advertising opportunities, giving business new and exciting ways to reach their audiences. Looking for the next big thing in Facebook advertising ? Guest post by Mike Bird. Carousel ads.
How To Think About Mobile Advertising
JANUARY 16, 2015
Marketers can say whatever they want about advertising. As a marketer, my gut reaction is always the same: "whoops. Still, what we, primarily, see when it comes to measuring advertising on mobile platforms is the same as advertising on the Web. Advertising success is classified like this: Was the ad served? There are viewability, deliverability and a host of other issues when it comes to online advertising. This is the new creative imperative that all marketers should be thinking about. advertising. content marketing. adweek.
How to Get Started with Social Media Advertising
FEBRUARY 5, 2011
The answer lies within a smart investment in social media advertising. There are lots of ways to advertise on social media sites, but we are just going to cover 3 of the most popular: Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter. An important advantage of Facebook Ads over other social media advertising options is its user-friendly manager tool. Facebook Ads. LinkedIn Ads. based).
Advertising And The Super Bowl
Small Business Mavericks
JANUARY 23, 2015
And how many marketers wondered if it was worth the megabucks being charged for a few seconds of glory during the hype surrounding one football game? conversation over at the Marketo blog caught my eye because it was about that very topic. There is definitely change happening with Super Bowl ads, and the mass-marketing blasts of the past have been joined by digital, targeted outreach that tends to be a good bit easier to track. But is that digital marketing actually better than the megabucks mass marketing we see on television? Who Are You Already Talking To?
The Internet Is Not Just Another Advertising Channel
NOVEMBER 28, 2014
Advertising Agencies Have Got It All Wrong. To say that marketers are scrambling to get the attention of consumers - in a world where a message can be flicked away with complete ease - would be an understatement. If all you''re looking for is attention, then the Internet can be used like every other channel in which advertising is seen. recently blogged about this: It''s Not My Job Anymore. Still, this is the ultimate stance that most traditional advertisers take when it comes to digital marketing. advertising agency. advertising channel.
10 PPC Blogs Every Marketer Should Read
Convince & Convert
AUGUST 3, 2015
When I first started my own digital ad agency, all I had was a strong passion for marketing. ” That was when I came across these words in a Moz blog: You offer SEO, Web Design, and PPC. If there was one thing I wanted to do in my life, it was digital marketing. didn’t just survive—I flourished, and I owe my existence to these PPC blogs. Clix Marketing.
33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
As noted in the 2016 B2B Marketing Trends report , B2B marketing strategies and practices are in the midst of significant change, driven by new technologies and evolving buyer expectations for more “consumer-like” experiences. These changes are affecting tactics, budgets, messaging, and metrics as illustrated in the compilation of B2B marketing facts and statistics below.
20 Statistics That Will Drive 2014 Marketing Strategies [Infographic]
NOVEMBER 23, 2013
Next year’s trends highlight the importance of social media marketing. As 2013 draws to a close, marketers are looking ahead to next year when social media marketing will begin to take center stage. No longer a luxury, it will become a must-have in 2014 marketing strategies. 78% of CMOs think that custom content is the future of marketing. What to expect.
Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers
MAY 23, 2016
Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers. Creating an effective Facebook strategy needs to be an essential focus, and with influencer marketing now becoming a staple, huge opportunities exist for brands that invest at the intersection of these two complementary approaches. Rob McCarty is the chief operating officer at content and influencer marketing agency PopShorts.
5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first. At the same time, it’s also very exciting times for marketers and business owners, to have so many powerful marketing tools to escalate and grow their business, sales and exposure. Social media is the future of marketing. 2. Consumers
47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
JANUARY 19, 2016
Most businesses now use social media for marketing and those efforts are expected to continue to increase, yet many marketers and top executives alike find the business value difficult to quantify. Here are four key takeaways (among the many possible) from the compilation of social media marketing facts and statistics below: Social is important today, but even more so tomorrow.
11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog
MAY 6, 2014
Here’s one by Adam Nowlin, that originally appeared on his blog here , and is reposted with permission for you. —————— Effectively promoting content is often the most challenging variable in the content marketing craze. Meanwhile, some estimates suggest that there are as many as 2 million blog articles uploaded to the internet every 24 hours.
104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)
DECEMBER 2, 2014
Looking at marketing surveys and studies from the past year, a few trends are clear, among them that buyers are firmly (and increasingly) in control of the purchase cycle. In response, marketers are producing an increasing amount and variety of content to support all stages of the decision process. What do marketers rate as the single most valuable SEO tactic? Blogging Stats.
21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides
APRIL 8, 2014
marketers have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. On the other, marketers don’t “own” their presence on Facebook, consumers continue to have privacy concerns about the site, and Facebook is constantly making changes to its interface and other functionality, including recent modifications that have drastically reduced organic reach for brands. by Marketo Blog.
The Truth About Advertising In 2013
MAY 16, 2013
Let''s face it: we often make out marketing and advertising to be more important than it really needs to be. Ads are everywhere and the game of repetition and saturation is still what captures the attention, but there''s something else happening to the advertising industry that is worthy of thinking about. It''s also worth noting that the people who care most about marketing and advertising is usually us: the people who create it. More than advertising. And so, marketing, continues to change and evolve. advertising. advertising agency.
The Paradox Of Choice And Advertising
MARCH 7, 2012
Yesterday, I Blogged about the "do not track" button that would stop media companies from tracking an individual's online usage (you can read more about it here: The Do Not Track Button ). Consumers are up in arms about having their every online move tracked and monitored, so that more relevant advertising can be thrust upon them. In yesterday's Research Brief by MediaPost there was a news item titled, Too Much Advertising Is Digital Suicide. advertising. contextual advertising. digital advertising. marketer. marketing industry.
How To Market Your Business With A Blog
Small Business Mavericks
DECEMBER 5, 2011
Everywhere you turn, you can hear someone talking about a blog. Whether they are writing a blog or they are reading a blog, one thing is for sure. Blogs are wildly popular. You might as well jump on the bandwagon and market your business this way. Blogs are like websites, but you have social interaction with your viewers. Many blog sites are free and easy to use, too. Each time you post a blog, it looks as if it is an individual web page. We have a lot of experience and can get you off to a good start with your new business blog.
What Advertisers Want: 6 steps to Attract Advertisers to Your Blog
JULY 30, 2013
How do advertisers determine whether a blog is worth their marketing dollars? Promising blogs start out with must-have elements — interesting content, loyal readership, eye-catching design and regular updates. Here are six ways bloggers can become more attractive to advertisers. One of the growing metrics on an advertiser’s radar is a blog’s social media page.
The $1,000 Facebook Guide: How I Advertise to People You Can’t…Yet
MARCH 5, 2015
Today I’m going to show you how I’m (probably) the only advertiser that can reach all of Moz.com’s users via Facebook. I’m also going to show you that for every industry you care about, you should have at least two fan pages to cover it. I’ll also show you how you can steal the best content ideas from any of your competitors right under their nose. Really.
Digital Advertising Just Got Worse (If You Can Believe It)
JULY 11, 2014
While many of those services ran advertising, they were private, so our industry considers HotWired (which was the Web version of Wired Magazine ) as the first commercial media property to run a true banner ad. " I was around then. I was active on the Internet, and I was involved in the very early days of banner advertising and search engine marketing (long before Google even existed). What got me so excited about digital advertising? It was the ability to put advertising only on sites that were relevant. How is that good for advertising? Right?
Five Intriguing Inbound Marketing Stats [Infographic]
JUNE 30, 2015
Inbound marketing is fundamentally about making your company’s website an active component of the sales process rather than static “brochureware.” Its use is becoming widespread (though adoption varies somewhat by company size), and offers some compelling advantages over traditional outbound (advertising, direct response, cold calling, etc.) activities.
How To Advertise Your New Business In Blog Posts Without Looking Too Promotional
JANUARY 22, 2015
Sometimes we just want to advertise our new businesses in blog posts so people can quickly know the new product or service we’re selling. Here’s the truth: Millions of people visit various blogs every day to get tips that would help solve specific problems for them. So you really don’t want to look too promotional in your blog posts. Share your results in blog posts.
Tips to Get More Advertisers For Your Website
AUGUST 11, 2012
Direct advertising sales can be a huge opportunity for established websites to increase their revenue. Direct advertising is great for bloggers and smaller websites because you are not required to deal with an intermediary – you keep every cent you make. There is no reason why you’d have to share the profits with a middleman, that is, if you can find advertisers on your own.
The Trouble With Online Advertising
AUGUST 21, 2012
Is online advertising any good? Bob Hoffman (CEO of Hoffman/Lewis ) runs the blog, The Ad Contrarian , and leverages the platform as a place to debunk the over-exuberance that many digital marketing and social media professionals have when they're chest thumping or declaring the latest online platform that everyone is jumping on as panacea for brands and the future of marketing. They initially sold us on 'banner' advertising by telling us that display ads would be so much more effective than static print ads because people would interact with them. Hardly.
Five Ways to Draw Traffic to a Blog Post
MARCH 22, 2016
As buyers spend more time with online articles, blog posts and reviews, and rely less on advertising for product information , companies have quickly caught onto the fact that they need great content to attract new customers and retain their current ones. Here are five methods you can use to get your blog posts more exposure amongst your audience and beyond.
From Advertising To Youtility
JULY 21, 2013
If you have yet to fall in love with his blog, Convince And Convert , or his first book, The Now Revolution (which he co-wrote with Amber Naslund ) or his podcast, Social Pros , you don''t know what you''re missing. He is a frequent guest on this podcast and I am honored to have him back to discuss a topic that is both near and dear to my heart as well (a full chapter and more on utility-driven marketing is featured in my latest business book, CTRL ALT Delete ). blogging. digital marketing. marketing podcast. Tags: advertising podcast. More pudding?
The Church And State Of Advertising
APRIL 10, 2012
Are marketers poisoning the well? We were a two-person operation back then and my job was not only handling all of the editorial content, but the advertising as well. The world of editorial content in the media and the advertising that surrounded it was separated like the church and state. This way, the content could not be impacted because some advertiser wanted more bang for their buck. They called it Blogola, and it got to the point in 2009 that the FCC in the United States decided to step in with an attempt to regulate Blogging. advertising. media.
Content Marketing And The New Advertising
JULY 30, 2012
I've been following Rebecca Lieb 's marketing, advertising and media thinking since the early days of online marketing and her work at ClickZ and when she ran Search Engine Watch. Most recently, she published a book titled, Content Marketing - Think Like a Publisher - How to Use Content to Marketing Online and in Social Media. blogging. content marketing. digital marketing. marketing. marketing blogger. marketing podcast. the truth about search engine marketing. Tags: advertising podcast. altimeter group.