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The Truth In Digital Advertising

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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. The true state of digital advertising. digital advertising revenue hit $60 billion last year. advertiser.

Why B2B Marketers are Flocking to Native Advertising in 2015

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Native ads generate 82% more brand lift. Native advertising can mean different things to different people. According to Sharethrough , native advertising is: “A form of paid media where the ad experience follows the natural form and function of the user experience in which it is placed.”. Content marketing spending by B2B marketers is increasing in 2015. Why is that? Curation

Advertising Is Not Content Marketing

Janet Fouts

And Content Marketing is not Advertising. Many brand marketers believe their goal in life is to write tasty copy that extolls the virtues of their products and nothing more. They know the voice of that blogger, how they phrase things, the quirky ways they tell a story, the cutesy background any brand would feel a little squeamish about. We get it all the time. Lose-lose.

Are Brands Confusing Advertising With Marketing?

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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. Several weeks ago, I was giving a presentation to an executive board of a major international brand.

4 Tips to Ensure Your Branded Content Gets Discovered

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Branded content. To many, it’s the future of advertising. In an era of ad-blockers and hyper-competitive social media, marketing that takes the form of useful and entertaining content as a way of promoting a brand has become de rigueur. In fact, the New York Times , BuzzFeed , Mashable , and even The Onion employ branded content. To some, it’s a dirty word.

Twitter Gives Advertisers More Klout

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allows brands and agencies to: Rank influencers based on Klout data to evaluate potential follow-up for promotional, endorsement or sponsorship opportunities. Analyze the conversation about your products or brand to determine affinity groups. Evaluate the conversation around a competitive topic/brand and generate new content marketing ideas to win more share of voice from target customers. The brand could then turn this list of users into a tailored audience campaign and target them with a tweet from the spokesperson championing the products.

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Facebook Advertising Policies in a Nutshell – Get Your Ad Approved

Pam Moore

You know Facebook advertising is the perfect platform to help get the word out and reach your target audiences. You submit the ad for approval to Facebook and are dreaming about the increased brand awareness, new leads and even sales this new campaign is going to generate for you and your business. Walk-through of the key highlights of the Facebook advertising policies. iTunes.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

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The best performing and most valuable content provides relevance for the user as well as the brand with a great respect for the context. What And do you take local context into consideration when creating Social Media content for your global brand? This automatically ends up being customer engagement for brands, when users tag a certain geographic place, shop or restaurant.

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The New Advertising

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The point of this ad is to position brand in your mind as a benevolent corporate citizen and its goal is to get you to choose Home Depot over Lowe ’s the next time you need lumber or lightbulbs. Everything is advertising. For example, the fact that McDonald ’s mascot Ronald McDonald is the icon for the Ronald McDonald House is advertising. But in the end, it’s all advertising.

Content Is Not Advertising

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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.

New Research: Content Marketing vs Native Advertising

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The Reach, Engagement, and ROI of Content Marketing vs Native Advertising  is the subject of new research just given to us on Moz. Researchers took a data-driven approach, comparing the efficacy of native advertising to content marketing. A lot of data was gathered from over 30 different content marketing agencies and cost data from about 600 digital publishers. The result is an in-depth look at the variables surrounding the waning efficacy of outbound marketing and the return on investing in content marketing and/or native advertising. Content or Native?

Poets And Plumbers And The Future Of Advertising

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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.

Instagram to Offer Social Advertising to All This Year

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By Eleanor Pierce Am I the only one who likes some of the social advertising on Instagram ? Maybe my attitudes about some brands have been influenced by the social advertising images that pop up in my feed as I scroll. In a blog post , the Facebook-owned image-sharing network announced it will open its social advertising capabilities to all advertisers later this year.

Social Advertising: Focus on Power, Not Parity

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Giving advertisers the ability to target via identity and interest was an incredible opportunity that made personalized marketing at scale possible for the first time. These companies, generally referred to as “buying tools,” focus myopically on the tactical features that help brands create social ads. Consider Power Editor , which is effectively the lifeblood of the Facebook advertising platform. Advertising fuels Facebook’s growth and allows it to invest in areas like artificial intelligence  and virtual reality. Another highly manual process using Excel exports.

Catch a glimpse of the future of #advertising – Read Wharton’s Beyond Advertising

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I am excited to announce that Beyond Advertising : Creating Value Through All Customer Touchpoints,” by Yoram (Jerry) Wind, Catharine Findiesen Hays, and The Wharton Future of Advertising Innovation Network, has hit the book shelves and is available on Amazon. What if you could catch a glimpse of the future of advertising? Advertising & Mktg.

Advertising Flight 2020: Destination “The Future” @whartonfoa #whartonfoa – The Wharton Future of Advertising Program’s Advertising 2020 Project

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The following post by Cheryl Burgess ( @ckburgess )  was initially published as a contribution to T he Wharton Future of Advertising Program’s Advertising 2020 Project. Your mind wanders in the silence of the night, and you begin to reflect on how lucky you are to still be a cutting-edge advertiser in a cutthroat world.  Advertising & Mktg.

Your Logo is NOT Your Brand – Marketing Brand Strategy in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

When many business leaders think of the term “brand” they think of pretty colors, expensive logos, fancy graphics, Facebook cover photos and traditional tv or radio advertisements. Smart marketers know branding is much more than a logo. In reality, the logo is the easy part and only one small yet very important component of your brand. Definition of branding.

How to Ignite Your Brand Ambassadors

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After my presentation on Spin Sucks , several people asked me how to create a brand ambassador program. That’s what you’ll get if you set up a brand ambassador program. ” So I dug into the archives at OPENForum and f ound this article I wrote on the topic after the book was published and we completely our brand ambassador program. Open application process.

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Five Priorities for Your Online Advertising

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Every company knows they need to devote some of their advertising resources to the web. If you’re going to make effective use of your advertising dollars, you need to properly define what it is you’ve set out to do. Following are five priorities to consider when developing an online advertising campaign. 1. Brand awareness. Identify your goals.  Leads.

Social Isn’t About Advertising Or PR

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The article is written by an advertising agency guy. No one wants to listen to an endless, aimless stream of dialog about a brand or a company, which is what you get from a strategy that focuses on news, offers and the occasional contest. But it isn’t left just to the advertising guys, or the creative, to do this. And boy did my blood boil! But to say. No one.

Does Advertising Even Work Any More? Of Course It Does!

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Today, one of my favorite online publications, Digiday , published the article, Does advertising even work any more? Advertisers may not like that consumers don't "engage" with their ads. For all of the problems that advertising - as an industry - faces, make no mistake about it. I'm talking about all types of advertising here: internet, native, TV, video, mobile, print, branded content, matchbooks, stunts, product placement, sandwich boards. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, so here's mine: Advertising is alive and well. advertiser. brand.

The Future Of Advertising Is. Magic?

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How much of great advertising is magic? Amazing: Making Magic: The Art of Illusion in Modern Brand Narrative - David Copperfield - Cannes Lions 2016. Also, check out Shin Lim : Tags: advertising. advertising award. brand. great advertising. This is a big week in the marketing world. Who said what? Who did what? Who did what to whom?). That smell? there.

The Complete, Always-Updated Guide to Facebook Advertising

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Social media has been found to be the most effective digital advertising channel for getting more impressions, clicks, and conversions. You can spend as little as $5 per day on Facebook advertising and see significant results. This article is our best shot at covering all the important aspects of Facebook advertising for someone who is just starting out. Advertising

Advertising or Social Media.Both!

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Why simulate emotion in advertising when you can express it in social media ? Now of course advertising is an important tool for brand awareness, I don't mean to say that all advertising is bad.it isn't and it plays an important role in advertising business. . Advertising in general is about translating emotion and to. How Building a Brand is a Process.

What New Data Tells Us About Blog Advertising

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Advertisers have partnered with bloggers for years, particularly in the women’s lifestyle space, because of the highly targeted and desirable audience (women 18-34), the association with premium content, and high social engagement. Bloggers are in many ways the first influencers, and brands started these partnerships as early as 10 years ago. billion pages each month. The Takeaways.

Brand Consistency Engages Employees and Creates Loyalty

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If you believe that the only employees responsible for maintaining brand consistency are your marketers and PR experts, you’re highly mistaken. The truth is that every instance of a company’s communication with external subjects—from clients and employees to partners and investors—should emulate the brand’s primary values. Establish a Brand Consistency Team.

31 Expert Guides to Maximizing Online Brand Visibility – WPO

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Given all of the changes Google has made affecting organic ranking factors (asking webmasters to disavow low-quality links, reducing the value of guest blogging , ignoring links in press releases , etc.),  the practice of SEO—optimizing owned content for search—is no longer sufficient for maximizing a brand’s online visibility. What role does email play in extending online visibility?

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Great Advertising (From An Unexpected Brand)

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Kimberly-Clark ''s Cottonelle brand (not a client) has come out with dispenser packaging for its Fresh Care Flushable Dry Wipes product. Stunning Cannes-worthy advertising? Great advertising acts as an engine to transmit brand information. " It''s a lesson that advertisers, presenters, brands and more could learn from. great advertising. Maybe.

How your brand can win the 2015 Super Bowl

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In this blog we discuss the ways that your brand can come out victorious during the big game in 2015. From organization and preparation tips, pre-game content recommendations, Social Media Campaign ideas, and rules of real-time engagement, SayItSocial has tons of great ideas to help you win the Super Bowl advertising and marketing game!

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How To Think About Mobile Advertising

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Marketers can say whatever they want about advertising. Many brands feel that it is all about the message being consistent across all platforms. Other brands believe that the message should be contextually relevant within the myriad of platforms and channels that their messages now appear. that was a total waste for the brand, and it''s going to throw off their analytics. Still, what we, primarily, see when it comes to measuring advertising on mobile platforms is the same as advertising on the Web. advertising. brand. brand awareness.

15 Highly Engaging Pokemon Go Brand Posts

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turned to Discover to see if brands too were going nuts over Pokemon Go. There were about 12,000 pieces of Brand Content across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, in North America alone that mention Pokemon. Remember, this is in just two weeks! I dug a little deeper to identify certain trends in Pokemon Go content that won a lot of engagement for brands. And guess what I found?

The Lego Model: How to Build Your Social Brand

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From the incredible success of The Lego Movie , to the product enjoying decades of success, not to mention the successful video games  in a variety of genres, Lego may now be more relevant than at any point since it launched in 1949–a fact supported by Brand Finance  naming Lego the world’s most powerful brand in 2015. YouTube and online video marketing. Would you like proof?

Liveblogging the FTC Workshop on Native Advertising

Geoff Livingston

The FTC’s Workshop on native advertising “ Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content ” will be held today in Washington, DC. EST. To get us started I have re-posted a native advertising ethics piece that ran on the Vocus blog a month ago. Cheers, and please add your thoughts on the ethics of native advertising in the comments section. Disclosure, said Andy.

Facebook Adds More Tools for Branded Content in Instant Articles

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Facebook added some new options to branded content  in its Instant Articles , including support for marketer logos atop those articles. Today a publisher can use our existing article styling tools to visually distinguish branded content from editorial content, as well as to meet contractual obligations established with the content sponsor. This feature will be available in late June.

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The Inevitable Downfall of Native Advertising

Geoff Livingston

I’d like to offer a word of caution for those who may be over-excited about native advertising. Native advertising works for a couple of reasons; audiences aren’t used to embedded corporate content, and these media forms are somewhat deceptive , and don’t appear as sponsored. Are we heading for a decline in native advertising success? Who knows?

Infographic: Native advertising effectiveness

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Sharethrough worked with IPG Media Lab to complete the industry’s first native advertising effectiveness study using both eye-tracking and survey-based techniques. The goal of the study was to measure visual attention and brand lift for native ads from top brands, including National Geographic, Southern Comfort, and a premium travel brand in comparison to traditional display ads.

Fear And Loathing In Advertising

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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. TV, radio, print and even out-of-home advertising was never an easy business, but it was very simple in its architecture. the most valuable demographic behind the emerging potential of mobile advertising. advertising.