So they say: no two social networks are alike. And if you’ve got a tight budget, or not much time, you might be wondering where to focus your social media advertising efforts. Facebook, the titan, has the most users, but what’s the value in that if the market you’d actually be better at penetrating is Pinterest ?
Everyone likes to talk about “the Big 6” as if you could go into a job interview and say, “I’m proficient in the Big 6” and walk away with the job. But what does being proficient mean? What exactly do you have to understand about the Big 6? And is the Big 6 a static entity? We’ll get to the other...
Yesterday Gawker's Sam Biddle published the article "Snapchat Lost a Ton of Money Last Year," which is based on leaked financial documents concerning Snapchat's financial health over the year 2014. The article isn't very good.
Last decade the disciplines of SEO and content marketing had very little in common and few would have said they did. Content marketing was just beginning to emerge as a viable organic digital marketing strategy and enterprise SEO departments were being built at companies around the world. While each had similar macro-goals, their tactical approach to digital marketing success was often much different and their KPIs reflected such. Fast forward to today – some would argue the two disciplines are damn-near homogenous. The tactics of yesterday just don’t quite work to drive organic search traffic like they once did. For many, in its place arose data informed content or inbound marketing. Much of the forward-thinking thought leadership of the time predicted this change, too.
The recent Facebook announcements for brands regarding what can be done on Instagram (finally!) are still pretty disappointing. The story is very similar to Tumblr; Instagram promises marketers a sort of kiosk of relevant ads that will be presented to its growing user base. These ads would appear in the flow of pictures on Instagram, which could be clickable. We already know it won’t necessarily work that way.
There are few prevailing myths about advertising on the web that keep advertisers and marketers hamstrung. Do you count the number of people who view a page on your website? It turns out that counting clicks, though it may be one of the most common metrics, doesn't work that well if you want to know how many people you are truly reaching. Pageviews are out, folks. And real engagement is in. But how do you know that you are really engaging people? Here are three truths about advertising on the web.
A new Facebook app, BuddyBid, enables retailers to host highly-targeted auctions direct on Facebook to better engage customers, increase sales and lower customer acquisition costs. The app gauges and surfaces demand from potential customers, providing marketing teams with actionable leads.
The Facebook Awards are timed to coincide with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, where the international advertising world crowns its best creative w ork. Facebook will also attend Cannes, to encourage advertisers to use the platform in new ways, and to capitalize on the growth in international advertising that seems to make up more and more of Facebook’s revenue. According to AdWeek , “more than half of its [Facebook’s] ad revenue came from overseas” last ye a r. Here are the best of the best:
Pinterest is known for its effectiveness for driving high-converting traffic, and particularly for retailers. A study by MillwardBrown revealed that 96% of active Pinterest users have used Pinterest to research and gather product information, 93% have used Pinterest to plan for purchases, and 87% have purchased something because of Pinterest .