Facebook announced that they were rolling out a new set of tools (or rather updating old tools) to help publishers better connect with their audience using Organic Targeting. I say updating old tools because Targeting on Facebook has actually been around since 2012, but back then organic reach was easier to achieve than it is now causing few people to actually use these tools. When Facebook made the announcement at the beginning of 2014 that they “expect organic distribution of an individual page's posts to gradually decline over time as [they] continually work to make sure people have a meaningful experience on the site,” many began to wonder if it was time to give up on the idea of a “free Facebook” altogether.
If you’re a B2B marketer, chances are that the things that cause you to grow a few extra gray hairs in your day to day are different than your B2C counterparts. Not only are the products more complicated to explain, but decisions often involve more than one person, making targeting and overall strategy tricky. So how can a business focused brand beat the odds and find the right audience? One-word: LinkedIn.
What if you knew exactly what your audience wanted, before they even knew for themselves? The technology is getting there. With the advent of audience targeting, pinpointing your customers by segment is only a matter of collecting and analyzing data (admittedly, really a lot of it).
Geo-fencing is used by companies to reach users in real-time based on their location. However, the concept of geo-fencing is broken. Location information alone isn’t enough for effective targeting. User consent along with knowledge of users’ interests makes targeting a much more effective and can result in high level of user engagement and positive ROI for companies and app developers alike.
App developers now know just how hard it is to “make it big” in the super crowded app ecosystem. There are ways to maximize the odds of success of an app and contextual targeting is an important one. Contextual targeting is essentially the practice of reaching the right users at the right time with the right message and it is crucial if you want your users to be loyal and engaged.
The first step to creating an effective Facebook ad is building a buyer persona, but Facebook targeting doesn't have to stop there. Once a buyer persona has been created, it is possible to slice it into sub-categories based on more specific interests and hobbies. This post shows how to create super personal Facebook ads by creating hyper-specific target groups.
Marketing in the modern world is more complicated than ever. Competition is fierce, and every potential consumer is being pulled in a thousand different directions through every marketing medium available. So how do you make your campaigns more effective?
While many naysayers try to dispute its efficacy and ROI, social-media advertising does work, and in many ways, can be even more effective than more traditional forms of advertising. Here's why social media, done right, should be a crucial part of every marketer's strategy.