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7 Simple Things Every Online Advertising Campaign Needs to Succeed

Posted by Tim Nichols

Jul 21, 2015 8:53:00 AM

You might have the most amazing company product or service in the world - but what you can offer to your customers won't matter unless you can find a way to let them know about you. Advertising is the most crucial path to customer awareness there is, and the goal of any advertising program should be to reach out to the largest possible audience, with the smallest impact on your budget. If it's done properly, the right online advertising campaign can be the most beneficial thing you invest in for your small business. Unfortunately - like many parts of running a business - online advertising can be a tricky thing to perfect. With that in mind, here are seven of the simplest and most important things you and your online advertising campaign will need in order to succeed.

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Topics: Online Advertising, Banner Ads, Budget Pacing, Online Media Buying, Personalization, Audience Targeting, Wasting Ad Budget

3 Key Reasons Why You Should Invest In Retargeting

Posted by Tim Nichols

Mar 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Retargeting has become the tactic of choice for the modern marketer - and for good reason. Also commonly referred to as behavioral retargeting or remarketing the term is defined as a type of online advertising where certain products or services are targeted to specific users based on their previous interactions with a brand.

How Does Retargeting Work?

When a user visits a particular online retailer’s website (for example) and browses for a product, a record of that interaction is stored on their computer in the form of a cookie. A programmatic retargeting campaign can then access that cookie the next time a user visits a site with an appropriate ad buy; view the record of the product the user was looking at and serve up ads that are designed to showcase that product in greater detail.

Because retargeting only focuses on previously engaged website visitors, it tends to be more effective than many other forms of online advertising.

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Topics: retargeting, remarketing, retargeting platforms, Conversions, Personalization

4 Essential Tips To Get You Started With Mobile Advertising

Posted by Adam Parikh

Mar 11, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Good news marketers! According to a recent survey, consumers are more than just tolerant of mobile ads; they’re actually receptive to them. At the rate mobile device usage has rapidly increased worldwide, it’s clear that mobile is more than just a device – it’s a lifestyle. And with some 60% of small businesses claiming that mobile solutions are essential to their work, mobile is a strategy that you don’t want to ignore.

With mobile advertising, you can get closer to your customers than ever before, with ads that are personalized, local and timely.

If you’re ready to reap the benefits of mobile advertising, here are 4 essential tips to help you on your way:

1.    Keep It Simple 

Because mobile phones have small screens, it’s important to keep your messages as clear and concise as possible. Eliminate anything that makes buying more difficult, such as flashy graphics, drop-down menus or hard-to-find contact details - mobile customers don’t want to have to pinch and zoom. Instead, give them the information they need most — your location, hours of operation and current deals. Providing a “call now” button can also help drive traffic to your site.

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Topics: Dynamic Display Ads, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile, Smartphones, Personalization

3 Key Tips About Behavioral Advertising

Posted by Tim Nichols

Feb 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever wondered how banner ads seem to know what you are thinking? That you were coveting that new pair of Jimmy Choo’s, or that vacation in the Bahamas? Or, have you been curious about how that dynamic banner ad knew to tell you about the new coffee shop that has opened at the end of your street?

Every time you surf the Internet, advanced data mining operations are cataloging your interests, so that businesses can serve you personalized advertisements. The practice is known as “Interest Based” or “Behavioral Advertising (or behavioral targeting,” and it enables advertisers to speak directly to their target audience with timely and relevant messages.

What is behavioral advertising?

As opposed to direct marketing, where advertisers send the same message to everyone,behavioral advertising takes online information and uses it to tailor the message to the user.

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Topics: Behavioral Targeting, Dynamic Display Ads, Personalization, Behavioral Advertising, Segment, Audience

4 Key Tips About Mobile Advertising

Posted by Tim Nichols

Jan 21, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Whether you’re involved with ecommerce or own a brick-and-mortar store, mobile advertising should be considered as part of your strategy. If not, your competition is going to have a significant upper hand. Take into consideration the growth of mobile advertising. According to a study by eMarketer, in 2010; 2.1% of digital search ad dollars were spent on mobile devices. That amount increased to 22.1% in 2013 and is expected to surpass 59% by 2017.

People now spend more time on apps than on the mobile weband advertisers are always on the lookout for ways to optimize their mobile advertising and quantify ROI.

Here are 4 key tips to help you get the most out of your mobile advertising spend and mobile advertising campaigns:

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Topics: Call To Action, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Marketing, Mobile App, Mobile, Personalization

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