Every Super Commercial you watch this Sunday came with a price tag of five million dollars. The same amount that GoPro will grant in cash prizes this year to its fandom of content creators in the GoPro Awards. The former represents the behemoth of traditional advertising, and the latter is arguably the future. Super Bowl Ads tell :30 to :60 stories that make an immediate impression and the GoPro Awards start stories that last a lifetime. One is an expense and the other is an investment.
When it comes to crafting ads for Facebook, sometimes color speaks louder than words. Color is one of the first things that audiences notice as they scroll through their Facebook newsfeeds, so advertisers who can skillfully use color in their ads will attract more views, clicks and conversions.
Last year, Facebook rolled out a number of new tools within their self-service advertising platform that allow marketers the opportunity to do new things and be more creative in the method that they approach their consumer base. Do you know how to use them properly?
Jason Alan Snyder has a new post up, "4 Ways to Catch Robots' Attention With Your Marketing," and he has some very important points to make about who marketers should be targeting in the future. Hint: It isn't people.
The Federal Trade Commission recently released two statements on the practice of native advertising. The statements lay out exactly what the FTC considers native advertising to be, and what it would consider to be deceptive use of the relatively new advertising format.
Race. Gender. Sexuality. Class. Immigration status. Religion. Ethnicity. Ability. What do any of these have to do with marketing? Quite a bit, actually. Marketing has always been focused on demographics – targeting groups of people based on specific perceived characteristics (Think “Baby Boomers” or “Working Moms”).
WeChat (or 微信 in Chinese, which translates to "micro message") is a Chinese mobile text and voice message app service. It was developed by Tencent, and first released of January of 2011. But it is so much more than that.
The brains behind social networks have been promising to give the market internal social networks – that is, networks that are only available within a company for employee communication, reducing and/or altogether eliminating the need for email communication. With this kind of system, employees no longer have to sift through thousands of messages for relevant communications or contend with the vexation of reply-to-all threads.
When starting out with Facebook ads, it's not always clear what steps you need to take in order to begin running relevant and impactful campaigns for your business. After all, there are many factors, tools and tactics to remember, not to mention numerous ad types to choose from and best practices to consider. With Facebook marketing beginners in mind, we've created the following checklist to help you go from a novice to social advertising master.