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Go Where Your Customers Are… the Mobile Phone

At the recent Social Media Day Jacksonville 2018 conference, Carlos Gil, founder of Gil Media Company, spoke about current social media marketing strategies. In an entertaining and informative talk, Gil spoke about the challenge of getting companies like Win-Dixie to understand that they should be engaging with their customers on the device their customer is always paying attention to, and that’s the cell phone. It’s not about advertising either, it’s about being part of the conversation, being a brand that matters. Here are selected excerpts from Gil’s talk below that highlight this…

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Google Introduces New Metrics to Help Marketers Test Ad Strength

For some time now, Google advertisers have been frustrated by a lack of reporting metrics on Universal App marketing campaigns and responsive display ads. The limited data has made it difficult for these advertisers to determine which ad combinations are the most effective. Research by Google, however, revealed that 91 percent of mobile device users have purchased or planned to purchase something after they saw a relevant ad. Since relevance is a key factor behind which ads most appeal to consumers, Google recently rolled out an ad strength metric and also…

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The Challenges of Brand Search and PPC

Controlling the search position of your brand is very important to your business. However, this has become increasingly difficult due to changes in Google brand policies that have opened the door to competitors stealing (or buying) your brands traffic and business. Puneet Vaghela, Head of Paid Search at PHD UK, a global communications planning and media buying network recently spoke about these important challenges: Why is brand search difficult to control in PPC? With brand search, you are expected to get most of the traffic. However, what we are seeing increasingly…

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7 Most Attention-Grabbing Words to Use in Your Online Marketing

Words are powerful. For marketers, they can mean the difference between successful conversions or a failed campaign. Certain words can pique a customer’s attention while others might repel them. So what words have the most power to get people interested in what you have to offer? 7 Words That Will Grab the Attention of Your Customers 1. Free People love to get free stuff, so it’s no surprise that “free” is one of the most persuasive words in the English language. It’s often the primary factor in what product a customer…

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5 Ways to Stop Ad Fatigue From Killing You Facebook Campaign

The Internet and social media have made it easy for brands to get their message out to millions of people. In fact, the average American is reportedly exposed to 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements every single day. But this accessibility has also led to “Banner Blindness,” a psychological effect wherein people become blind or indifferent to the ads they see. Banner blindness is essentially the consumer’s defense mechanism in the face of an abundance of information. This means that at some point, your ads will no longer be effective as your audience…

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Nissan UK: 6% Adwords Conversion Rate Of Showroom Visits From Mobile Clicks

Marc Palmer, Marketing Communications Manager of Nissan UK, recently spoke in an Adwords promotional video for Google on the effectiveness of using Google Adwords for Nissan. “When you get your first car, suddenly, there’s that little bubble that you live in, where you can do whatever you like,” Palmer said. “I got this little old car: the top half was brown and the bottom half was gold! But what it meant was you could then start to just do things on your own. So there’s a sense of freedom.” “Buying…

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Snapchat is Now Selling Merch with Launch of New Snap Store

Is Snapchat trying its hand at eCommerce? That just might be in the works with its launch of a new feature that would essentially enable the company to sell merchandise through the messaging app. Snapchat Inc. just opened up the Snap Store today, a new feature that lets users buy merchandise. Currently, it appears that the company is still testing the waters as the online store does not yet offer a lot of items for sale. For now, you will be able to purchase a Dancing Hot Dog Plushie that…

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5 Brands That Used Influencer Marketing to Raise Their Profile

Influencer marketing is more than just a marketing buzzword these days. More companies are utilizing this marketing method to boost sales and grow their brands. For those still confused about what influencer marketing is, it’s simply the act of promoting or selling products or services via influencers, or people who have the ability to affect a brand. Where the main influencers before were celebrities and industry leaders, today’s influencers are more varied. Nowadays, top brands are seeking out bloggers, food critics, makeup mavens and celebrities who rose to fame on…

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Snapchat and Amazon Could Be Teaming Up on a New Visual Search Tool

Snapchat is seeking to expand its horizons and utilize its camera to go beyond social media with a new visual search feature. This novel search capability and a team-up with Amazon could open a new revenue stream for the company. According to reports, a new Snapchat version for Android smartphones includes a secret code for a new “Visual Search” feature. This new feature, dubbed Project Eagle, can allegedly utilize Snapchat’s camera to send a barcode or product image scans to Amazon. The retail powerhouse will then display the results of…

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2018 Will See Continued Decline in Facebook Use Among Teens

Is Facebook losing its cool factor? That seems to be the sad truth as the social media giant lost around 2.8 million young users last year. eMarketer’s 2017 forecast stated that for the first time ever, Facebook would see a drop in users. The research firm estimated that there would be a 3.4 percent drop in US users aged 12 to 17 years old. However, the reality turned out to be much worse, as that young demographic actually saw a 9.9 percent decline in users. That’s about 1.4 million people. Based…

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