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. Opened to all advertisers last year, Instagram is turning out to be what marketers hoped for and more. Buy while the going is good!
Trolls, Smear Campaigns, and Reputation Management
OCTOBER 18, 2012
All because the company wouldn’t buy advertising with the Internet giant. A good example of this is Scott Van Duzer , the pizza restaurant owner who hugged President Obama during a campaign stop. Smear Campaigns Exist. Trolls and smear campaigns don’t happen to most businesses, but it’s no longer an option to ignore. Trolls are Alive and Well.
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. Facebook defines Reach and Frequency as “an ad buying type on Facebook and Instagram that can provide powerful and predictable results.” Me, too. Now what? ”
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. advertising market is expected to grow at its fastest rate since 2010 - nearly 6%.
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. But you send people to a horribly designed website to read your content, provide an email address or buy a product.
Eleven Reasons Domino’s Turnaround Campaign Worked
JUNE 6, 2011
The past decade has seen some great public relations campaigns, particularly in the for-profit realm. To me, however, the Domino’s turnaround is the most brilliant PR campaign in recent memory. And it did so through an innovative marketing campaign that seamlessly integrated traditional advertising, social media, and public relations. Strategic planning. Period.”
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. This article is our best shot at covering all the important aspects of Facebook advertising for someone who is just starting out. 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. 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."
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. As a programmatic marketer, you deserve to know the following about your campaigns: You should know exactly who you are targeting. Campaign performance is table stakes. Simpli.fi
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? However, as many factors influence the cost of Facebook advertising, there isn’t an absolute answer to this question. Time of The Year: How many people are buying Facebook ads.
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. The picture is less sunny for traditional advertising methods. greyweed / Creative Commons BY. Post by Megan Totka. ChamberofCommerce.com.
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. Consider Power Editor , which is effectively the lifeblood of the Facebook advertising platform.
Advertising Flight 2020: Destination “The Future” @whartonfoa #whartonfoa – The Wharton Future of Advertising Program’s Advertising 2020 Project
Blue Focus Marketing
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
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.
Four Step Process to Create an Integrated Marketing Campaign
JUNE 13, 2012
It used to be all we had to worry about was advertising, public relations, and direct marketing. If you don’t, buy a social media book (such as Groundswell ) and learn how to set one up. I’ve been reflecting recently on the changes that have happened to the public relations industry in the past few years. Then we added websites and email marketing. Where do you start?
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. They struggle to understand how these advertising decisions can be made at a moment’s notice. This data drives smarter, more effective advertising.
How to Create an Evergreen Facebook Ad Campaign
JANUARY 7, 2016
As I speak with Facebook marketers on a daily basis, a common theme arises: They are able to create campaigns that work for a while, but then they suddenly die. What if we could turn on a campaign and walk away, knowing that it will remain effective over time? We’ll do this through a series of ads to get those subscribers to buy our product. The Plan. This can work.
A New Take on the ‘Registry’ – Crowdfunding Helps Millennials Buy a New Dodge Dart
The Realtime Report
JANUARY 22, 2013
Chrysler’s new campaign for the Dodge Dart is taking the ‘registry’ concept way beyond the wedding. 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. with their contribution.
How to Select Keywords for Pay-Per-Click Campaigns
AUGUST 20, 2012
pay-per-click or PPC advertising) is an often-ignored element in small business Internet marketing. When asked, small business owners typically give one of two reasons for not using PPC advertising: They have already tried it, lost money, and given up on it or they have considered trying it, think they will lose money, and have decided against it. Pay-per-click advertising.
How to Know You’re Getting the Best CPC for Your Facebook Campaign
AUGUST 19, 2016
One of the primary challenges content marketers face is making sure that they’re getting the best cost per click that they can for their Facebook campaigns. You wouldn’t want to spend your entire campaign budget at a CPC of $0.50 To illustrate this, let’s compare sampling to–stay with me here–buying a car. We all want more for less. Crash course in sampling.
5 Black Friday Social Media Campaigns and Tactics to Learn From
Ignite Social Media
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
Black Friday and its online bestie Cyber Monday are a great time of year for brands to implement a social campaign to support traditional marketing efforts. Recently implemented by REI’s #OptOutside campaign, the Marketing-By-Not-Marketing Approach is essentially advertising how a brand isn’t participating in Black Friday so they can stand out from the crowd.
Not Buying What You're Shilling
JULY 28, 2011
When you engage in these Social Media activities, don't treat it like an advertising campaign. 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. Do you remember when the FTC got involved in Social Media (more on that here: Mashable - FTC to Fine Bloggers up to $11,000 for Not Disclosing Payments )? This is noting new.
The Complete Guide to Instagram Ads: A Step-by-Step Guide to Advertising on Instagram
MARCH 16, 2017
Using the Facebook advertising system, marketers can now reach any specific segment of Instagram’s 600+ million users. Instagram advertising uses Facebook’s advertising system which is very comprehensive and powerful. Since Instagram launched advertising on its platform in 2015, Instagram ads have driven more than one billion user actions. In the U.S., music.
Are Brands Confusing Advertising With Marketing?
JULY 18, 2013
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. Digging a little deeper, it became clear that this agency is skilled at taking advertising, spinning it for digital and creating highly effective digital advertising, but they lack any ability to do anything more than digital advertising. advertising. Epiphany! brand.
#ActionTags Let Consumers Buy Products Directly From TV Ads Using Twitter, Facebook or Instagram
The Realtime Report
MARCH 5, 2014
It’s a way for consumers to respond, opt-in and buy with a social post from anywhere they encounter a brand’s message; previously that included print, in-venue and online sources. Here are a few stats to check out: in just 90 days, brands using #actiontag campaigns engaged 300,000 customers. What do you think – are you ready to buy through a hashtag?
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? 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
4 Examples of an Evergreen Facebook Campaign Trigger
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
A little more than three weeks ago, I published a blog post about how to create an evergreen Facebook ad campaign. Quick backtrack: One of the primary challenges facing Facebook advertisers is creating a campaign that keeps on working. But for most, campaigns require constant pruning, editing and refreshing of the audience, copy and imagery. What Is a Trigger? 2 Days.
Facebook Blueprint Tops 1 Million Enrollments, Announces Blueprint Certification
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
The social network also announced three additions to its Blueprint program: Blueprint Certification for digital advertisers, a partnership with the Miami Ad School and the inclusion of French and Indonesian on its list of languages. This credential is awarded to digital advertising professionals who are proficient in planning successful Facebook advertising campaigns.
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. Let’s take a look at five mistakes that are killing many of today’s display advertising campaigns.
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? It was the ability to put advertising only on sites that were relevant. It is growing, and it is as dominant (if not more dominant) than TV advertising.
How Coca-Cola Built Its Liquid, Linked Social Campaign for Olympics 2016
AUGUST 16, 2016
The brand has come a long way since, as has advertising, from radio and print in the 1920s to digital media today. Coca-Cola’s campaign for this year’s Olympics has both these qualities, hitting on emotional, inspirational, and aspirational sweet spots for consumers. The campaign uses footage of over seventy athletes from all over the world, across a wide variety of sports.
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. In many cases, they offer managed services so they can take the weight of buying off your plate for a fee. What we have found extremely beneficial is getting to know the native buying tools up front and personal. https://blog.twitter.com/advertising. Use the Native Tools Provided. Measure.
Facebook Ad Campaign Process: Build Audience, Leads and Conversions
JULY 1, 2016
Every Thursday, I host three one-on-one sessions , and the discussion almost always inevitably focuses on one thing: A Facebook ad campaign process that actually works. It’s specifically for advertisers who don’t currently have a large, built-in audience to target for leads and sales. Your campaign will ultimately run out of gas. The Problem. The Solution. Not true.
What We Can Learn from Walmart’s Bazillion Dollar Facebook Campaign
MAY 30, 2013
Based on the premise that a company’s Facebook fan is likely to shop more, buy bigger, and advocate more than a non fan, the study found that your average Coca-Cola Facebook fan is worth $70.16, while your average McDonalds fan is valued at more than twice that, at $182.98. Notice that there’s no call to action, no “buy now”, no sale, no price, no logo – nothing! Or Twitter.
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. I call it the $1,000 Facebook guide partly because I had planned to sell this information as part of a premium product but mostly because I think it will be worth far more than that to any Facebook advertiser. So…they bought the page. Really.
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. Instead of buying on all channels, focus on the ones that have historically been cost effective for you. Plan your Timing. Capitalize on your Efficient Channels.
How 2nd Screen Apps killed off Television Advertising – Social Media TV
JULY 22, 2013
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.
The Trouble With Online Advertising
AUGUST 21, 2012
Is online advertising any good? 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. It would be easy to dismiss Hoffman as a traditional ad guy, doing everything in his aging power to hold on to the dream that tomorrow the mass population will wake up and stop using their DVRs to skip television advertising, or that cities all over the world will stop banning billboard advertising as visual pollution. very early days for online advertising.
28 of the Best Marketing Campaigns and Experiments of 2016 (and the People Behind Them)
JULY 11, 2016
If you’re in need of a marketing recharge, here are 28 amazing marketing campaigns and experiments—and the amazing people who dreamed them up. US: PLEASE BUY SMOOTHIES. It’s easy to get tunnel vision as a marketer. You’ve got lots of goals to achieve , and only so many hours in the day to get there. So you put your head down, get focused, and get results.
Will The Real Super Bowl Advertisers Please Stand Up? #SB50 #SuperBowlAds
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
Hey, more power to you if you had $5,000,000+ to spend on ads last night, and even more to have your agency create and produce the ads, but I am waiting to see who the real advertisers were and are from last night. Just because you spent a bagillion dollars during the game doesn’t mean much if you don’t know how to surround that ad with a fully integrated campaign surrounding it.
The Truth About Advertising In 2013
MAY 16, 2013
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. advertising. advertising agency. advertising industry. People read what interests them. media.