Best Practices for 2017 Social Media Buying
Ignite Social Media
JANUARY 3, 2017
We are officially in 2017 and you may have some looming questions as to how best utilize your social media buys for the remainder of the year. Here are some quick tips and reminders to keep in mind for your 2017 social media buying. Buy while the going is good!
Why B2B Advertisers Need Facebook
JANUARY 9, 2017
Business-to-business advertisers have long prioritized search-engine marketing as their primary digital path to new customers. With at least one study now showing social media to be a top marketing channel for B2B companies, it’s time for advertisers to re-examine their lead-generation mix. For most B2B advertisers, we’re finding that Facebook generates exponentially more leads at a more efficient rate. All of this makes Facebook a must-test platform for B2B advertisers.
An Insider Look at Reach and Frequency Ad Buying on Facebook
Ignite Social Media
JUNE 23, 2016
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. An Ideal Use Case for Brands.
Advertising. Full Steam Ahead.
AUGUST 27, 2016
"Advertising is dying. Advertising is dead. Advertising doesn't work.". It's fine to think that advertising doesn't work. It's fine to question it, in a world of spam, terrible infomercials, 30 second spots that are horrific, or by the amount of paper that gets popped on to our doorsteps to buy stuff on a daily basis. 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.
Display Advertising Is A Failed State
DECEMBER 27, 2016
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 the other hand, the idea that any form of traditional advertising is going to be dead because of online advertising (mostly banners. or display advertising) is simply not true. . advertiser.
7 Keys to Facebook Advertising Success
FEBRUARY 17, 2017
I host a near-monthly free webinar called the Keys to Success, where I break down the details of when Facebook advertising does and does not work. Many advertisers have unrealistic expectations that ads will or should always work — or they should be easy. Your brand is polished.
New Research: Content Marketing vs Native Advertising
Small Business Mavericks
MAY 6, 2015
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. 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.
Programmatic Advertising Creative. Winter Is Coming.
JANUARY 3, 2017
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. Branding - as we know it - is going to change if programmatic creative gets momentum. brand.
Instagram to Offer Social Advertising to All This Year
JUNE 11, 2015
By Eleanor Pierce Am I the only one who likes some of the social advertising on Instagram ? I have yet to buy anything as a result, but who knows. Maybe my attitudes about some brands have been influenced by the social advertising images that pop up in my feed as I scroll.
The Complete, Always-Updated Guide to Facebook Advertising
AUGUST 9, 2016
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. Pros and cons of Facebook advertising. Advertising
Don’t Buy Your Programmatic Audience, Build It
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 3, 2014
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. The funnel is dead.
Buying Friends, Followers And Likes
JULY 17, 2012
A national radio program was doing a segment on brands who buy Facebook likes and followers. They wanted to know if Twist Image buys likes, friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter or any other online social network. The first time the call came in, I was in a client meeting, so when I listened back to the voice message, I had to stop and think: "does my agency buy likes, friends and followers?" You can tell your boss that the brand is popular?
How digital marketing is supplanting traditional advertising
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Target audience: Businesses, brands, digital marketers, advertising agencies, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, Web publishers. T he world of advertising has undergone a seismic shift over the past two decades. greyweed / Creative Commons BY.
How Much Does Facebook Advertising Cost? The Complete Guide to Facebook Ads Pricing
JANUARY 10, 2017
We previously shared what $5 per day will buy you on Facebook Ads , but how much does Facebook advertising really cost? Let’s go… Benchmarks: How much does Facebook advertising cost? Time of The Year: How many people are buying Facebook ads.
Social Advertising: Focus on Power, Not Parity
JUNE 1, 2016
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. Despite what people would have you believe, no one is ever going to provide better social ad buying tools than the social networks themselves.
Buy Some Social Media Today!
MAY 5, 2011
I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time at Microsoft Advertising on the community team. MA has established themselves as a leader in brands using social, and I was lucky enough to be a part of that team in the early stages as social media tools like Facebook and Twitter began to take off. Find Real Experience – One great way to ensure you’re getting the real deal is to find those that have or had social media experience at well known brands or companies.
Not Buying What You're Shilling
JULY 28, 2011
At first strike, penalizing Bloggers because they're not disclosing if they're being compensated by a brand seems somewhat petty in the grand scheme of things that the FTC should really be focusing on, but they may have been on to something. In one instance someone was discussing a food brand and asking people to retweet it (yawn.). It fails because the brands have no Social Media credibility. Brands assume that all tweets, Blog posts, YouTube videos, etc. brand.
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. EST. To get us started I have re-posted a native advertising ethics piece that ran on the Vocus blog a month ago.
Digital, Social, Brands in 60 Seconds [Infographic]
APRIL 26, 2012
People connect with brands they like. I don’t just buy an MP3 player, I like the Company Page, I review the product, I share the features, and I connect with customer support.
Should You Buy Facebook Fans? - Social Media
Social Media Network Marketing
MAY 25, 2011
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.
Less Money. Less Traffic. Advertising In Chaos?
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
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 how cheap can we buy this spot for?" ).
The Complete Guide to Instagram Ads: A Step-by-Step Guide to Advertising on Instagram
MARCH 16, 2017
But as more and more brands join Instagram and the feed becomes more competitive, it can be harder to stand out. Using the Facebook advertising system, marketers can now reach any specific segment of Instagram’s 600+ million users. Brand awareness. Brand awareness.
The Frightening Ramifications Of High-Frequency Advertising
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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. In December of last year, Business Insider published the news item, Facebook is quietly buying information from data brokers about its users' offline lives.
8 Questions to Answer Before You Pay to Advertise Your Business
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
MARCH 20, 2012
So you think your business is ready to get into paid advertising channels? Is your brand and site optimized? 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.
How to Use Facebook Advertising to Grow Your Brand or Business – Mari Smith [SSM023]
JANUARY 9, 2017
As marketers and brands, we sure have our work cut out for us in terms of getting our content in front of potential customers. That’s where the power of Facebook Advertising comes into play. You’ll also learn great things like: How to get started with Facebook Advertising.
Getting The Social Customer To Buy
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
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. What are brands really up to? They're asking customers to subscribe to the RSS feeds of their Blogs or share their content, while the brand editors spend zero time engaging in the comments on the Blogs being created by their customers. brand. brand editor. traditional advertising.
Real-time Bidding is the Future of Advertising
OCTOBER 1, 2015
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. Brands want to get in front of prospective shoppers.
Facebook Boosted Post vs Other Facebook Advertising Options – Do You Know the Difference?
JUNE 29, 2016
Would you like to achieve more ROI from your Facebook advertising and Facebook boosted posts? Key differentiators for how the Facebook boosted post differentiates from other Facebook advertising options. How to set yourself up for success with Facebook advertising.
Best Practices for Social Media Ad Spending
Ignite Social Media
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
The bulk of this, about 77%, is expected to be spent on Facebook advertising. With that in mind, here are some best practices to ensure your brands dollars are used wisely. In many cases, they offer managed services so they can take the weight of buying off your plate for a fee.
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 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? How is that good for advertising? banner advertising.
5 Deadly Ad Buying Mistakes
Convince & Convert
JULY 23, 2013
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. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.
Online Video Is Just As Expensive As TV Advertising
MAY 8, 2014
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. If a brand is trying to get a message across, there is something deeply profound about being able to target that message to such specific, interested and connected niches and audiences. advertising budget.
4 Ways to Effeciently Spend Your Holiday Paid Media Budget
Ignite Social Media
OCTOBER 27, 2016
For us this means increased prices as advertisers are looking to spend their budget before the end of the year. Here are money-saving tips for social media buying during this expensive period. Competition during the holiday season is at its peak as advertisers are competing in the same space. Avoid the pricy competition by advertising your non-holiday content before and after these times. Use these findings for advertising during the competitive holiday season.
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. very early days for online advertising. advertising award. advertising creative.
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. Standing out doesn’t mean that you have to get in the way of branding. Or more specifically, Facebook Advertising.
A New Take on the ‘Registry’ – Crowdfunding Helps Millennials Buy a New Dodge Dart
The Realtime Report
JANUARY 22, 2013
Instead of the traditional engaged couple asking family and friends to purchase silverware and bedding, “ The Dodge Dart Registry ” is a new vehicle for millennials to raise funds to buy a new car.
Your Brand Is A Learning Space
JUNE 26, 2015
Ads continue to take a back seat in these digital channels, to brands that are creating pieces of content which are augmented with a paid media strategy. The world has changed, but brands have remained (mostly) stagnant. A brand is not something that sits outside of innovation, culture, traditions and creativity (all of of things that turn us from individuals into communities). Brands are now an important part of our communities and ecosystems. it's a brand ethos.
139 Instagram Marketing Facts Every Brand Needs to Know
Convince & Convert
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Even top international brands use social media to its fullest. Website Builder has created a detailed infographic with Instagram facts that you may find beneficial for marketing your business or brand. Top Brands Are Already on Instagram. These brands post on average 4.9
Should Advertising Cost Less?
APRIL 24, 2014
The price of advertising (or anything, for that matter) is typically predicated on value. When it comes to advertising, we are typically looking at metrics like how large the audience will be (that will see the ad), when they will see it (time of day), how they will see it (staring at a TV, listening as they drive.) At a more fundamental level, advertising has always been based on the scarcity model. Now, think about digital advertising. advertising. branding.
The Trick of Convincing Someone to Buy From You
FEBRUARY 6, 2014
We know that we need to stand out from a crowd of different websites, blogs, advertising methods. you truly know your brands emotional triggers?