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Advertising. Full Steam Ahead.

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"Advertising is dying. Advertising is dead. Advertising doesn't work.". It's fine to think that advertising doesn't work. It is true that not every piece of advertising is a piece of art (in fact, the opposite). Advertising growth is about to hit a record high. advertising market is expected to grow at its fastest rate since 2010 - nearly 6%. Upgrading its earlier forecast, London-based advertising researcher Warc says U.S. ad market climbing 4.9% And, how is digital advertising doing? ad market. advertising.

Display Advertising Is A Failed State

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Display advertising has a huge problem. When someone says that the 30-second spot is dead or that television advertising (or newspaper advertising. or radio advertising) is dying because of online advertising, they could not be more incorrect. On one had, the smart advertisers are finding a tremendous amount of value in certain online/digital advertising channels (think about search engine marketing, affiliate marketing, email marketing, specific targeting capabilities on Facebook , being smart with YouTube pre-rolls, etc.).

The Truth In Digital Advertising

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There has been a long-standing statement that, "people hate advertising." 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. digital advertising revenue hit $60 billion last year. Who spends the most in digital advertising?

Content Marketing, Social Advertising, and SEO: Which Is Most Important?

Simply Measured

A lot of marketers say content is king. Others say that social is the most powerful marketing tool available. But instead of picturing three people, each from these different schools of thought, fighting it out with foam bats and shouted statistics, picture them sitting in a room with their heads together, creating great marketing content. Content marketing answers a need.

What New Data Tells Us About Blog Advertising

Convince & Convert

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. 5 Types of Sponsored Blog Content. billion pages each month.

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. Content and advertising are two very different things. 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. advertising. business blog.

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.

The Power of Facebook Advertising [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

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.

3 Reasons Why It’s Worth Paying For Social Media Advertising

The Realtime Report

3 Reasons Why It’s Worth Paying For Social Media Advertising. The majority of social media platforms offer their own advertising services, but it seems there are many businesses that do not believe it can benefit their business. Have a look at the three reasons below why it’s worth paying for advertising on the popular social media platforms. More Customers. Immediate Results.

The 10 Greatest Social Media Advertising Tips for Content Marketers

Meltwater

Let’s start with the bad news first. It’s tougher than ever to get your content… Read More.

8 Google Analytics Tricks For Marketers

The Realtime Report

8 Google Analytics Tricks For Marketers. It’s good to set up filters to prevent spammers from visiting your website (subsequently throwing off your marketing data). The filter verification feature of GA can help marketers test various filters before applying them. While most digital marketing advisors place high value on traffic, what really matters are conversions.

Programmatic Advertising Creative. Winter Is Coming.

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Software is knowing on the door of the advertising world, and many are none-too happy about it. While programmatic buying continues to be a hotly discussed topic in the advertising world (here's my none-to-subtle take on it: Display Advertising Is A Failed State ), there seems to be more motion in the marketing technology and ad tech space for programmatic creative. If you layer programmatic creative on top of programmatic buying, what does the future hold for advertising? We used to talk about brands and advertising within the realm of the "big idea."

The Complete, Always-Updated Guide to Facebook Advertising

Buffer Social

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

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.

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. 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.

Confessions Of A Recovering Advertising Professional With Alex Bogusky - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

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You can't turn down the chance to have a chat with legendary advertising professional, Alex Bogusky. Yes, he's been called the Steve Jobs of advertising. Under Alex's leadership, the agency became the most awarded advertising agency in the world. They are the only agency to have won the Cannes Advertising Grand Prix in all five catagories. That's when he retired from advertising to focus on consumer advocacy, angel investing and the venture capital space. advertising. advertising agency. advertising podcast. advertising professional.

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. 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.

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.

Advertising And The Super Bowl

Small Business Mavericks

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? A 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?

Analysis: Revealing the Highest Earning Blogs that Sell Advertising

Viper Chill

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).

Twitter Gives Advertisers More Klout

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Gnip product manager Greg Lyon said in a blog post that Twitter’s Klout enrichment 2.0 Evaluate the conversation around a competitive topic/brand and generate new content marketing ideas to win more share of voice from target customers. Twitter advertisers: Have you incorporated Klout into your previous campaigns? Advertising/Marketing Twitter APIs Application-Programming Interfaces Demographics Gnip Greg Lyon Influencers Interest Topics Klout Klout Enrichment 2.0 versions of its Gnip application-programming interfaces were generally available.

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Facebook Brings More Advertising Control to Location Targeting

Jon Loomer

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.

Math Is Hard. Or How To Make Your Advertising Count

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At what point will advertisers hold the publishers really accountable? Those who were early into digital marketing had many hopes (like me). That advertising would be highly targeted and relevant. The net effect of this would be that online advertising would not only be better than other media formats, but that it would be worth more to advertisers, because consumers would appreciate it more. That advertising would be super-accountable and measurable. That advertising would be more interesting. Don't worry, advertisers. advertiser.

LEGAL ADVERTISING RULES: HOW ABOUT THAT FLORIDA BAR?!

Myrland Marketing

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. How do you plan on changing your current Social Networking and Content Marketing practices?

How to Get Started with Social Media Advertising

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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). MyLikes.

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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How To Think About Mobile Advertising

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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. If you''re looking at clickthroughs on mobile ads, just refer yourself back to the top of this blog post. advertising. adweek.

How To Market Your Business With A Blog

Small Business Mavericks

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.

The Future Of Advertising Is. Magic?

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This is a big week in the marketing world. In case you have been living under rock, this is the biggest week in marketing. In Cannes, France the marketing industry is primed for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. How much of great advertising is magic? Also, check out Shin Lim : Tags: advertising. advertising award. business blog.

The Internet Is Not Just Another Advertising Channel

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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. A very senior digital marketing executive recently pulled me over and suggested that - in parts of my presentation - I move beyond the, "hey, did you know that this is how big digital has become?" advertising agency. marketer.

Time to Rethink Your Blog Strategy? Writing Epic, Incredible Blog Posts

Pam Moore

I recently saw a video and blog post from a leader in the social marketing space offering tips to generate new ideas for content blog writing. They went so far as instructing them how to leverage RSS feeds, do social listening and more to get ideas for new blog content. Content marketing is no different. Importance of blog post format, planning and goal setting.

20 Statistics That Will Drive 2014 Marketing Strategies [Infographic]

Pamorama

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.

Beyond Advertising With Catharine Hays - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

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What comes after advertising? Is there anything after advertising? This is the question that Catharine Hays (along with her co-author, Jerry Wind ) tried to tackle in their book, Beyond Advertising - Creating Value Through All Customer Touchpoints. Catharine is the founding Director of the Future of Advertising Program at the Wharton School. The program is trying to bridge the academic and real world to create a better advertising environment. Don't let that fool you, Catharine held many positions in B2B marketing at AT&T for over a decade. audio.

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The Frightening Ramifications Of High-Frequency Advertising

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It's not a question of "if" creativity and advertising will be automated, it is a question of "when." There is a certain speed that the business of advertising has entered into, and it's going to shift from areas like the time we spend on finding the right media placement and pricing, down to the actual ad creative itself. It's not hard to imagine two massive technological innovations that are about to collide and change the landscape of advertising forever. Why can't the creative part of advertising be the same? advertising agency. advertising automation.

Less Money. Less Traffic. Advertising In Chaos?

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Who benefits from a world where advertising is getting less money and there is less traffic for the content? Advertising (mostly due to programmatic) is seeing the CPMs being pushed down in a technological version of a reverse auction (i.e. "how Yes, advertising continues to be a healthy business (see: Advertising. advertising. business blog. marketing.

Waze Does Display Advertising Right

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There was a time when I thought all display advertising was "meh." . I was there when search engine marketing first became a thing. I was there when the IAB came online, and standards became part of the formalization and validation of this advertising channel. This was before search engine marketing became the online advertising juggernaut that it is. Back then display (known as banner advertising) was much bigger than search. Now, it's becoming abundantly clear: publishers can't get off of the drug of display advertising. advertising.

Three Influencer Marketing Secrets to Drive Traffic

Webbiquity SMM

I was trying to figure out what kinds of ads they responded well to on social media—but lo and behold, they’ve already grown a deep resistance to advertising. Blog comments. Most people get notifications for their blog comments, and if you leave a well thought-out comment on their blog, they’re apt to take notice. Find ways to get on influencers’ blogs.

10 PPC Blogs Every Marketer Should Read

Convince & Convert

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. I didn’t just survive—I flourished, and I owe my existence to these PPC blogs. Clix Marketing.

11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog

SocialFish

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.

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The Paradox Of Choice And Advertising

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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.