Best Practices for 2017 Social Media Buying

Ignite Social Media

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!

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Why B2B Advertisers Need Facebook

SocialTimes Facebook

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. The key is differentiating marketing from sales.

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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. The two buying types work can work hand in hand.

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No More Media Buying Specialty for Facebook Marketing Partners

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced that it is eliminating the media buying specialty for Facebook Marketing Partners. The current media buying partners for Facebook and Instagram are: 360i. The social network said in a Facebook Marketing Partners post : We have found that the Blueprint Certification , which recognizes an individual buyer’s competency with Facebook and Instagram products, better suits the need of the market and of our agency partners.

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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. benefits of native advertising are brand awareness and engagement.

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? So let’s go through 3 Tricks to Maximize a Facebook Advertising purchase for B2B Marketers.

How digital marketing is supplanting traditional advertising

Socialmedia.biz

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.

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.

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.

7 Keys to Facebook Advertising Success

Jon Loomer

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.

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.

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. Because the funnel was like the mullet of marketing: you knew exactly what you were getting.

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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. We used to talk about brands and advertising within the realm of the "big idea."

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. Jason Beckerman is the CEO of social marketing and analytics company Unified.

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. Pros and cons of Facebook advertising. Advertising

Buy Some Social Media Today!

Jason Yormark

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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How Much Does Facebook Advertising Cost? The Complete Guide to Facebook Ads Pricing

Buffer Social

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.

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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.

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? 57% of customers say they are more apt to buy a product in a store after receiving an email.

Why Testimonial Advertisements Still Matters

Pixlee

In order to build credibility for your company, you need to make testimonial advertising a part of your marketing plan. What is testimonial advertising? Testimonials can take the form of text, audio, or video formats as part of your website and other marketing materials.

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.

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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 communication as a two-way dialogue emerged in response to these changes in behavior. 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. [.].

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.

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 ). Image Credit: B2B Marketing Insider. Despite the tremendous growth in digital marketing , several basic old-school marketing channels remain highly effective.

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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.

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.

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Get the Scoop on Twitters New Buy Button to Target Customers with Geo Located Ads

Buzzlogix

Only a small percentage of users in the United States would see a Twitter’s Buy Now button appearing on some tweets, presenting users with the ability to purchase directly from those tweets. The company reported that the number of users seeing the Buy button would grow over time. At the same time, marketers would be able to take advantage of a new method for building direct relationships with consumers. Twitter is certainly not alone in launching buy now buttons.

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 how cheap can we buy this spot for?" ).

The Complete Guide to Instagram Ads: A Step-by-Step Guide to Advertising on Instagram

Buffer Social

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. Facebook’s Marketing API.

Social Networks Have Little Influence on What You Buy Online

Pamorama

In a previous post , I cited some research by Webtrends and Adgregate Markets that showed Facebook stores now have the same sales conversion rates as e-commerce websites. Google is very worried about the growth of Facebook, and with good reason.

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Do you know what makes your prospects buy?

Audiense

Businesses need to better understand their customers to design and develop more personalised and targeted products, services and marketing activities. Online advertising and what their friends say follow. The post Do you know what makes your prospects buy?

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. Does the Marketing Automation tool provide any insight?

Best Practices for Social Media Ad Spending

Ignite Social Media

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. https://blog.twitter.com/advertising. It’s how you save valuable marketing dollars.

4 Ways to Effeciently Spend Your Holiday Paid Media Budget

Ignite Social Media

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.

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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. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

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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 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? marketing mix.

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. In December of last year, Business Insider published the news item, Facebook is quietly buying information from data brokers about its users' offline lives.

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. I 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.

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Facebook Boosted Post vs Other Facebook Advertising Options – Do You Know the Difference?

Pam Moore

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.

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. Mobile Marketing should be an integrated part of your marketing mix.

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