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The Difference Between PR and Advertising

Spin Sucks

But he’s wrong about the difference between advertising and PR. He started off the description of the differences between advertising and PR so well: I believe far too many chief executives officers of the country’s fastest-growing companies have no real clue how truly multi-faceted and more powerful public relations is than its marketing counterparts. column. know Steve.

Facebook Updates Calls to Action on Pages, Recommendations, Local Events

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network Wednesday introduced updates to recommendations , local events  and call-to-action buttons on pages for local businesses. Get tickets to movies and events: For many new movies this fall, you can buy movie tickets straight from their Facebook pages via Fandango. Welcome to Facebook. Now Facebook wants to make sure you never have to leave. Available in the U.S. today.

Advertising Is Not Content Marketing

Janet Fouts

And Content Marketing is not Advertising. You have time to actively engage with the speakers, join breakout groups and workshops or just join us all for evening events and a morning power-walk. It’s a hard thing to beat into a marketer’s head sometimes. That content written by “amateurs” or worse yet “engineers” is not worthy of publication.

How Snapchat is Revolutionizing Modern Day Advertising for Nonprofits


Anything from a cleanup job at a local park to coverage of one of the many political debates we’ve been seeing lately could be featured to show the event’s progress. Social media in general has had a profound impact on the way that people interact and do business, but many people have overlooked its effects on nonprofits. When done right, all evidence points to “yes.”

The Three “Ss” of a Successful Live Event

Spin Sucks

The problem is, as soon as people see a new channel is working for another business, they jump in, attracted by the “free advertising” this platform offers. The Live Event: The “New” Social Media Platform. Putting on a successful live event, however, takes more time and effort. Why Put On Live Events. live event is your own social media platform. By Rich Brooks.

12 Questions When Considering A Hybrid Event


Hybrid events, face-to-face experiences with a live streaming component for remote attendees, should be the norm. 12 Question To Consider About Hosting A Hybrid Event. Do we have a budget to broadcast the event to our members and potential members? Can we use one of the free platforms that contain advertising? Then you can brand the page with event information.

5 Tips for Social Media Advertising During the Election Season

Ignite Social Media

When it comes to advertising on Facebook, Twitter and the other social platforms during this crazy time, we have a few suggestions on how to make sure your content is front and center. 1. For example, if you are running an advertisement for office supplies, market to office admins and receptionists who are likely to purchase the products rather than anyone in the working population.

How to Engage Event Attendees with Pokemon Go

Ignite Social Media

However, one of the most fascinating topics for me has been the conversation around how to incorporate Pokémon GO into event marketing. Meaning, how can conference and event planners incorporate the game into their meetings to keep attendees engaged? Pokémon hasn’t officially opened the game up for advertising or sponsored activities yet but, here are a few initial ideas.

Facebook Debuts App Event Optimization, Extends Dynamic Ads, Canvas to Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced Monday that it will extend its dynamic ads  and Canvas  ad product to applications, along with launching a new product, App Event Optimization. Through App Event Optimization, advertisers can deliver ads to the people who are likely to take valuable actions within their apps. Businesses such as mobile commerce and gaming apps are seeing success.

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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.

Social Isn’t About Advertising Or PR

Spin Sucks

The article is written by an advertising agency guy. And I also talk a lot about the type OO (output only) person you avoid at cocktail receptions and networking events. But it isn’t left just to the advertising guys, or the creative, to do this. Social Isn’t About Advertising Or PR originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 26, 2011. But to say. No one.

What New Data Tells Us About Blog Advertising

Convince & Convert

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. With the rise of new social media channels, influencer marketing company  Mediakix  evaluated who’s advertising with bloggers and how this space has grown.

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. Advertising isn't engagement.

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?

How to Get Started with Social Media Advertising


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).

8 Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media Live-Streaming

Ignite Social Media

Make sure to check with the venue, location or event coordinators ahead of time so when you show up there are no surprises. If you have an outdoor event, make sure you have a plan to go indoors if it’s an option. Live-Streaming isn’t a new tactic, it’s been around awhile now with companies such as Live Stream and UStream just to name a few. The Do’s. Do Check Your Connection.

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? tv advertising.

Five Facebook Advertising Features You Haven’t Tried Yet

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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’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.

How 2nd Screen Apps killed off Television Advertising – Social Media TV

Laurel Papworth

As viewers use  Twitter, Facebook and apps like Zeebox to continue to drive attention to TV Shows, these social tools paradoxically kill off TV Advertising. If you are a company looking to advertise would you advertise on the TV during the show’s ad break or on the iPad, smart device during the ad break? Do you advertise on the TV or the iPad? Or #TheVoiceAu.

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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. 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. What are the most used marketing tactics used by small businesses?

Facebook advertising facts

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook is one of the largest media companies on the planet and has developed three sales channels to serve advertisers: Direct sales – Here they take a key account management approach to working with large global brands.  Inside sales – This team serves clients who spend in the $100k to $1m range on Facebook advertising.  A sales representative deals directly with the company but little strategic support is offered. Marketplace Ads -  There are four  distinct types of marketplace advertisements.  Using any of the advertising vehicles will expand reach exponentially.

How to Nail Seasonality in Your PPC Advertising

Convince & Convert

It might be tough getting into the summer-lovin’ mindset when you’re still carrying jackets and umbrellas, but to make the most of your PPC advertising, heed these insights. Don’t forget about those one-day holidays or events either. Digital Marketing ad strategy advertising holidays pay-per-click PPC strategy seasonalityIt’s best to start early. Images are powerful.

4 Brand Opportunities for Instagram Stories

Ignite Social Media

Live Event Coverage. Covering live events is another fantastic opportunity for brands to show users a unique glimpse of their organization. Stories are especially great for showcasing ample live event content without overwhelming your users’ newsfeed with too many images. The idea is showing coverage of an event to those who are interested but may not be able to attend.

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. The report sheds some light into how deep the chasm is between traditional advertising and the newer channels as well.

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Are Most Advertisers Asleep At The Wheel?

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Advertising used to be easy. In the golden age of advertising, you could - literally - buy your way to the top. Not just in terms of changing the distribution and media models, but in how advertising is planned and managed. Sadly, there is still too many brands that manage their advertising with a very traditional planning mindset. You can''t blame digital advertising for not working if you - as the brand lead - are not doing the hard work. Check this out: Small-to-medium-sized businesses waste 25 percent of their search advertising spend. advertising.

Facebook 360 Photos: The New Frontier of Hyper-Engaging Content

Ignite Social Media

From universities that have entire campuses to show off, to major new sources that have whole cities, states, or countries to explore, and even live events where tens, or hundreds, of thousands of people are gathered to celebrate (say, Sir Paul McCartney ), a quickly captured 360 photo can allow folks who weren’t there themselves to feel nearly as if they were. That is, until now.

Grounded: Twitter Scraps Flight Developers Conference In Favor of Local Events

SocialTimes Twitter

Facebook announced the dates for its next F8  annual developer conference, but what happened to Flight , Twitter’s similar event for mobile developers? Flight had taken place in October the past two years, but Twitter director of communications Will Stickney confirmed to Kurt Wagner  of Recode  that the social network shifted its focus to smaller, local events for developers. Stickney shared the following statement with Wagner: We heard feedback after last year’s Flight conference that small, more intimate events are where our developer community is seeing the most value.

A Look at the New Twitter Advertising Platform


The social-media giant, Twitter recently released their advertising platform for brands. Twitter released their very first advertising platform. Now’s the time when you can and will receive the most help from Twitter per their advertising platform. What do you think about the new ability to advertise with Twitter, and if given the opportunity (and budget) would you?

Social Media Events Calendar and Advice Guide

Convince & Convert

The social media events season is again upon us. It’s going to be an exciting Fall for me, as I hit the road to talk about The NOW Revolution and other aspects of social media and content marketing. I’m often asked what social media events I recommend. If you think the social media event will be great, chances are you’ll be right. The people you meet. Sweet.

The Advertising vs. PR Debate Won’t Exist in 30 Years

Geoff Livingston

In my mind, the whole advertising versus public relations, and sometimes interactive (or social media, if you prefer) debate about which discipline owns what will not exist. walked away from the USA Today event with two other critical points. Where do you think the advertising, PR, interactive debate will be in 30 years? Marketing. Why the Debate Will End. Other Key Takeaways.

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Unique Advertising Options Worthy of Turning Heads


Every day we are exposed to thousands of advertising signals whether it’s during the time we’re watching television, browsing the Web, commuting to work, or even the logos on our apparel. Alternatively, New York taxi advertising , for example, places ads on top of those small billboard-like areas which get in front of millions of eyes each day. Takeaway.

Facebook Audience Network Updates Coming

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network unveiled Facebook Audience Network at F8 in 2014  as a way for advertisers to take advantage of Facebook’s advertising and targeting tools on mobile sites and in applications outside of the social network. Jakubowski wrote in a blog post  that quality ads and insights garnered from advertisers’ conversion signals will drive changes that will be introduced to Facebook Audience Network in the coming months, adding: One way we optimize for real outcomes is through the signals advertisers send us.

The 3-Pronged Facebook Advertising Strategy That Cut Lead Costs by 80%


However, the best part about Facebook advertising is that the platform gets smarter the longer you work inside it. Not that selling stuff on Facebook cannot occur – its just that as a social network, its far more natural to use Facebook advertising as a way to capture a lead, which you can them convert into a sale later on. And best of all, all this data makes YOU a better advertiser.

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Dos & Don’ts Regarding What to Post this Memorial Day

Ignite Social Media

Branding Community Management Event Marketing Holiday Marketing Social Advertising Social Media Marketing #MemorialDay event marketing Holiday marketing holiday marketing on facebook Holiday marketing on Twitter Memorial Day posts Memorial Day Social Media Posts what to post for memorial dayMemorial Day is almost upon us once again. And it makes no reference to Amazon.

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More New Features for Facebook’s Analytics for Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network introduced Analytics for Apps at F8 in March 2015 , and updates have included the addition of custom audiences and lookalike audiences  last October and a long list of new features  earlier this month: people insights, push notifications, in-application notifications, sharing insights, breakdowns, improved event trends and an app events export application-programming interface. These app events are identical to those you use in your native mobile app, providing a seamless cross-platform measurement experience. Learn more about user properties in our docs.

Offline Conversions API Available via Facebook Business Manager

SocialTimes Facebook

Business Manager users now have access to a new Offline Events section, and the description for that section follows: Start uploading data related to offline events, which are business activities that happen outside of Facebook, your website, or your app. Advertisers can use the offline conversions API to: See real-time results as transactions occur in-store and over the phone.

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Digital Success for your Small Business

Saying It Social

In case you missed our Google Partner Connect Live Stream event, check out our recap with our major takeaways from speakers Todd Rowe and Fred Vallaeys about digital marketing and advertising for your small business! The post Digital Success for your Small Business appeared first on.

Twitter Awards to Highlight Top Marketing Efforts

SocialTimes Twitter

The social network created the Twitter Awards to recognize the best creative work by marketers advertising on Twitter, just as the Facebook Awards  does for Facebook and Instagram. Will the acceptance speeches be limited to 140 characters or less? Twitter Monday announced  the first-ever Twitter Awards. Feeling lucky? Feeling proud? Feeling confident? Submit your campaign here.

How I Learned to Love Networking

Spin Sucks

When I graduated college and tried to break into advertising , conventional wisdom said you could find a job by answering ads, but the odds were against you. The way to connect with people is not by advertising your need and desperation, but to build connections with them. Using social media to prepare for a networking event is. could even learn something from it.