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New Research: Content Marketing vs Native Advertising

Small Business Mavericks

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.

12 Secrets of the Human Brain to Use in Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Knowing how the human mind processes information and images—and putting that knowledge to use—can help you become a more engaging and effective marketer. Here’s a look at some fascinating facts about the human mind, from a marketing perspective.

Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If I could offer you a billboard in the middle of Times Square for little to no cost for you to advertise your company would you do it? After 9 years of Search Engine Marketing – I think it is safe to say any keyword you are going to buy is maxed out when it comes to the Google AdWords auction process. Trick 1) Place specific Job Titles into the Likes and Interest field.

Social Advertising: Focus on Power, Not Parity

SocialTimes Facebook

Since Facebook was founded more than 12 years ago, there have been several inflection points that changed social networking and social marketing forever. Most of those companies were acquired in 2012 and 2013 in a spending spree by enterprise software vendors, but after a failure to integrate what were effectively agencies, not software platforms, the Facebook partner market shifted drastically. 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.

An Insider Look at Reach and Frequency Ad Buying on Facebook

Ignite Social Media

Of the two methods of buying ads on the platform, Auction and Reach and Frequency , here’s a deeper look into the benefits of Reach and Frequency ad buying. What is Reach and Frequency Ad Buying. Facebook defines Reach and Frequency as “an ad buying type on Facebook and Instagram that can provide powerful and predictable results.” Me, too.

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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. Being able to take an advertising campaign and make it work in digital channels is no small feat.

Don’t Buy Your Programmatic Audience, Build It

Convince & Convert

Don’t be sad, it had a good, long life and now it will retire to a nice farm where it will live with the CueCat, the three-martini lunch, and other advertising ideas that are past their prime. But, chances are, if you were a direct-response marketer, you probably shut your office door and shed a tear for the funnel. The funnel is dead. The funnel was awesome that way. Simpli.fi

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

Blue Focus Marketing

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.

Why Are Social Media Agencies Now Buying Advertising?

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On April 14th, 2012, Jeremiah posted a fascinating piece on his blog titled, Trend: Social Media Agencies Turn to Advertising (make sure to read the comments too!). According to his blog post: "In a stunning early finding of interviews with nearly a dozen social media agencies and software providers, I'm seeing a new trend: Social media agency of record (SMaoR) are now moving into advertising buying." advertising podcast. digital marketing. marketing. marketing podcast. Tags: advertising. " Very conversation worthy. itunes.

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.

20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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Interesting Marketing Trends of Small Businesses [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

This infographic outlines some of the tactics and observations that help small businesses advertise. What are the most used marketing tactics used by small businesses? Website Marketing Email Marketing Print Advertising Social Media Online Advertising Event Marketing What are the most used social media sites used by small businesses? Postal Service.

How Pabst Blue Ribbon Dominated the Millennial Marketing World

Spin Sucks

The beer of  Pabst Blue Ribbon  has been described as a lot of things:  Delicious, cheap, watered-down hipster trash, the breakfast of champions (okay, maybe that last one is just me), but no matter what it’s called, the PBR brand has earned the right to be called the next Millennial marketing machine. Marketing. Millennial Marketing and Experiences. That’s right. Millennials.

Buy Some Social Media Today!

Jason Yormark

About a year ago, I remember reaching a crossroads for myself around what career path I wanted to align myself with. I had built up close to 12+ years of experience around digital marketing, but was really gravitating towards social media marketing. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time at Microsoft Advertising on the community team. The combination of a growing connected world and tools to enable society to interact effortlessly has businesses clamoring to figure out how to properly integrate a social media strategy into their existing marketing plans.

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Inbound Marketing vs. Outbound Marketing [Infographic]

Pamorama

The Web has empowered consumers in many ways, giving them new methods for finding, researching, and buying products. Marketing Marketing communication as a two-way dialogue emerged in response to these changes in behavior. People People no longer rely solely on TV/newspaper/magazine ads, billboards, direct mail, email, banner ads, and other traditional outbound marketing channels to learn about new products. [.]. Advertising Marketing Social Media Social Media Marketing Inbound Marketing Infographics Social media marketing

Real-time Bidding is the Future of Advertising 

Spin Sucks

When most marketers and advertisers hear the term real-time bidding, they likely think of auction houses, not lucrative business strategies. Marketers and advertisers target their ads—and ad dollars—to the most qualified prospects. They struggle to understand how these advertising decisions can be made at a moment’s notice. By Ash Nashed. Getting in On the Action.

8 Questions to Answer Before You Pay to Advertise Your Business

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

So you think your business is ready to get into paid advertising channels? She’s not ready to buy a tablet right now, but she’s been researching tablets because once she gets her year-end bonus, she’s going to buy one. Her boss has been talking about buying a tablet next week. Some advertising campaigns are meant to be flighted. Marketing advertising

There is NO Passive Marketing with Social!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Traditionally, marketers think of outcomes like they think of the weather – you sit back and see what happens.  Social media allows the marketer to jump into the fray and to CREATE outcomes instead of being a victim. Then, another “Hail Mary” pass resulting in hope becoming the marketer’s best friend. Well “hope” isn’t a strategy. Not so with Social Media. 

Not Buying What You're Shilling

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Embrace a Marketing mentality. When you engage in these Social Media activities, don't treat it like an advertising campaign. Don't do this as a thinly-veiled Marketing ploy. marketing. advertising audience blogger brand broadcasting community directrelationships evangelist facebook ftc fulldisclosure marketing mashable publicdiscourse shill socialmedia transparency twitter youtubeTags: advertising. Transparency and full disclosure don't mean much in the world of Social Media anymore. Social Media can be very disturbing. This is noting new.

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Social Networks Have Little Influence on What You Buy Online

Pamorama

So Google will maintain its dominance when it comes to advertising earnings as long as it continues to hold the upper hand in impacting consumer shopping habits — advertisers obviously want to be where they can influence purchase decisions, and they will keep promoting their goods and services on Google as long as they get good results. Case in point: Google Buzz.

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Why Content Marketing Fails

Spin Sucks

Before I talk about why content marketing fails, I want to talk about Barbie. Of course, I looked forward to the magazine, and of course all I wanted to do after devouring one was buy more Barbies, more Barbie clothes, more Barbie cars, and more Barbie shoes. (I didn’t get most of these things, but oh how I wanted them.). Why Barbie Magazine Fails at Content Marketing.

5 Deadly Ad Buying Mistakes

Convince & Convert

Although display advertising has room for improvement, there are many people who see its effectiveness, as evident by the fact that display advertising made up a large chunk of the nearly  £5.5 billion the UK spent on online advertising last year. After all, the current capabilities of the display industry allow you to buy the exact audience that you want to reach.

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Social Media Stock Talk: Five Reasons to Buy Facebook

Waxing UnLyrical

The biggest news in the history of social media took place Friday when Facebook had its IPO, becoming the biggest social name ever to join the public market. Its $108 Billion offering came in as the 3rd largest ever (behind Visa and Enel), so the day was significant not only for social media types but also for market watchers. Facebook is buying like crazy. It’s official.

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Should You Buy Facebook Fans? - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

We hear one or all of the below: Buy Facebook Fans Want Facebook Fans Link Exchanges I Fan You And You Fan Me Do you think that outright purchasing Fans solves your marketing concern? The retailer buys some 10000 people to just come to the retail outlet. People don't buy such thinking. For this they will do proper marketing like: advertising, direct marketing and public relations. Who perhaps could be looking at this? Lets look at a different scenario: Imagine there is a retail outlet in the brick and mortar world. Don't be in a hurry.

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21 Fantastic Facebook Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

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. Many (most?)

The $1,000 Facebook Guide: How I Advertise to People You Can’t…Yet

Viper Chill

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.

Online Video Is Just As Expensive As TV Advertising

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You have to wonder just how power online video advertising really is. Targeting is - more often than not - the most significant value proposition that is given to brands from media professionals as to why online video is such a wise advertising investment. Well, is online video advertising that much cheaper? The article suggests that, "Untargeted online tonnage buys generate much lower CPMs of about $9, which makes them roughly comparable to TV''s all-daypart/all-platform norm. It''s also about more than advertising. advertising budget. That works.

Digital Advertising Just Got Worse (If You Can Believe It)

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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?

The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem

Puzzle Marketer

For maybe the first time in history, there is a surplus of technology and strategy to help advance both sales and marketing of a business, while at the same time a lack of resources and understanding to utilize it to its fullest capacity. Closing the loop on marketing ROI becomes both easier and more complicated at the same time. Does the Marketing Automation tool provide any insight?

The Truth About Advertising In 2013

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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.

Top Marketing Trends for 2013

yMarketingMatters

As we reach the half way mark for 2013, I wanted to bring you updates on the top marketing trends this year, and what you should be incorporating into your marketing mix to give your marketing a boost. Consumers rely on social media to research and make buying decisions and for customer service issues. Mobile Marketing should be an integrated part of your marketing mix.

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Why Digital Marketers Need to Get More Personal

Buzz Marketing for Technology

As trendy catchwords go, “personalization” has become a go-to term for websites and online marketers, laden with all the possibilities of connecting with individual consumers and a departure from the limitations of a one-size-fits-all approach. Nearly every online marketing vendor touts some form of personalization as the secret sauce for helping to target customers. It makes sense.

Getting The Social Customer To Buy

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Between us friends, I've shifted and changed my presentations on Digital Marketing in the past few months. It has moved away (almost completely) from what brands either should be doing in the Digital Marketing and how to think about the space to being one hundred percent customer focused. wish I had the source for the following thought, but someone recently said that this is the first time in the history of Marketing that the consumers are ahead of the marketers. It's mostly their traditional advertising or a longer version of a TV ad. digital marketing.

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16 Enigmatic Business Blogging and Other Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

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. Image credit: Association of National Advertisers. Other Marketing Stats and Facts.

The Trouble With Online Advertising

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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. advertising award.

Forensiq to Provide Ad Fraud Detection Services for Twitter MoPub

SocialTimes Twitter

She wrote: Mobile in-app programmatic advertising  is the fastest-growing segment of digital advertising. As consumers spend more time in mobile apps and inventory grows exponentially, advertisers are looking to reach this audience on their mobile devices. In fact, we found that 115 percent more advertisers invested ad campaign dollars on MoPub Marketplace in the fourth quarter of 2015 versus the fourth quarter of 2014. This partnership is key for the rapid growth and adoption of mobile advertising to continue. We are excited to be working with Forensiq.

14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Much has been written about how the internet in general, and the explosion of content marketing in particular, has changed the nature of b2b marketing. How should b2b marketers adjust their strategies to keep up with this evolution? Which long-held beliefs of b2b marketers need to be discarded? Most marketers cannot deliver on these and almost no customer believes them.”

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104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

Webbiquity SMM

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? Marketing Land ).

10 Marketing Tips from Father of Marketing David Ogilvy

Convince & Convert

Marketing ideology seems to change every ten years or so—unless you’re David Ogilvy, and your philosophy has lasted the better part of a century. Despite having passed on over a decade and a half ago, Ogilvy’s ideas on marketing are as true now as they were when he founded Ogilvy & Mather back in 1948. All were taken from his book Confessions of an Advertising Man. 1.

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What Type Of Advertising Has The Most Influence?

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That true influence when it comes to advertising comes from channels that are more personal or more interactive. MediaPost ran a news item today titled, TV Advertising Most Influential , that would make any Digital Marketing professional raise an eyebrow (or two). In addition, 86% of Americans stated that TV advertising still has the most impact on their buying decisions. That's a pretty powerful testament to the strength of television advertising. Which type of advertising has the most impact on buying decision? buying decision.

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Thanksgiving Marketing Statistics You’ll Gobble About

Spin Sucks

What I can do is provide you with some fun-filled Thanksgiving marketing facts to help pass your time with friends and family while celebrating this holiday weekend. How to Use the Thanksgiving Marketing Facts. Thanksgiving Marketing Turkey Talk. Obviously no discussion of Thanksgiving marketing would be complete without talk of Black Friday. By Laura Petrolino.

8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan

yMarketingMatters

What a year was 2011 for social media and marketing! Things moved at the speed of light, right?  I watched and experienced first-hand the marketing and social media landscape change, consolidate, focus, develop and evolve all at the same time. But social media is a powerful marketing medium that MUST be used in your marketing tactics today.  Source: Mobile Marketer).

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Marketing is Dead?

Spin Sucks

Advertising is Dead! Marketing is Dead? In a  Harvard Business Review blog post, Bill Lee claims Marketing is Dead and he’s not being cynical; he’s really serious. In fact, he quotes a study of 600 CEOs who are frustrated with their chief marketing officers. But it certainly doesn’t mean marketing is dead. Marketing is long from dead.