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Coachella Offers Refuge For The Social Media Obsessed, Especially Snapchatters

Posted by Tim Nichols

Apr 19, 2016 3:16:43 PM

With nearly 200,000 tickets sold in 2015 that helped gross over $84 million dollars, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the most famous, largest and profitable music festivals in the country. Dominating the Billboard Touring Awards list for the top music festival since 2011 doesn't mean the event has always been profitable. Starting in 1999 and relaunching 2001 it took the festival several years to find the right mix of ticket pricing, attendance size, musical talent and sponsors.

Over the past 17 years power of the Internet has become a completely different animal and Coachella appears to have its finger on the pulse of online success. From live streaming music and entertainer interviews to professionally managing all of their social media accounts, Coachella is sharing their special event all over the World. Growing to nearly 1.7 million likes of their Facebook page, 870k plus followers on Instagram, 785k followers on Twitter and over 446k YouTube subscribers, Coachella's online voice is very strong and continuously growing.

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Topics: Twitter, Social Media, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook Page, Hoverboard

10 Significant Advertising Topics of 2015

Posted by Tim Nichols

Dec 17, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Over the course of 2015, a number of important trends have emerged in the world of online advertising and digital development. From understanding ad viewability, banner fatigue, and dynamic ads, to making use of new concepts like mobile advertising, video, and social media, every brand is constantly on the search for new ways of making their particular product or service more appealing to the masses.

In the world of marketing, online advertising is always going to be an essential way to improve your brand presence, get your voice heard, and enhance conversions, but in order to stay ahead of competitors, it's crucial that you know the latest tactics and trends in place. For instance, do you know how to utilize retargeting and behavioral targeting as a way of reaching out to your audience on a more personal level? Do you understand the risks that you face with advertising online, and how to fight back against threats like click fraud?

As we approach the New Year, now is the perfect time to cover some of the most significant advertising elements that continue to be in play, so that you can start your upcoming campaign with support from the latest, and most relevant information.

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Topics: Click Fraud, Online Advertising, Ad Viewability, Behavioral Targeting, retargeting, Facebook Advertising, Video Advertising, Mobile Advertising, Conversions, Social Media, Behavioral Advertising, Dynamic Ads, Advertising 2015, Banner Fatigue

5 Steps to Improve Your Facebook Advertising Campaign

Posted by Adam Parikh

Dec 8, 2015 9:00:00 AM

No matter how you feel about the prospect of using social media advertising in your current campaign, it's impossible to ignore the fact that Facebook advertising can be an effective way of delivering more actionable traffic towards your website, through the use of specifically targeted media. On average, Facebook has a significantly larger amount of data contained about each of the people who use it than sources such as AdWords or Twitter. Alongside knowing where your target market lives, Facebook also knows how old they are, who their friends are, and what they're interested in.

If you're already using a Facebook Promotional Campaign as part of your advertising strategy, and you're not getting the results that you've been hoping for, then there are some methods you could use to boost your campaign and hopefully re-direct your efforts towards the right results. Here are five steps to improving your Facebook Advertising Campaign.

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Topics: Facebook Advertising, Social Media Advertising, Social Media

7 Steps For A Winning Online Media Plan

Posted by Scott Bagguley

Oct 8, 2015 4:06:48 PM

Today, it seems as though studies are constantly proving just how important it is for companies to establish a successful social media plan, if they want to get the most out of their online marketing strategies. Social media advertising is one of the number one ways for most businesses and brands to get their names out into the social sphere, increasing their traffic, improving the relationships that they build with customers, and developing their future within the industry.

Unfortunately, too many companies ignore the benefits that social media could have on their advertising campaign, simply because they believe that putting a winning strategy together will either take too much money, or too much time. The truth is that there may be a lot to think about when it comes to establishing a successful online media strategy. However, once you've got the initial questions out of the way, you should be able to build a plan that works for you well into the future - and it could all take no more than a few minutes. So how can you develop a winning media plan? Just follow these steps:

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Topics: Advertising Strategy, Social Media Advertising, Social Media, media planning, Online Media Plan

7 Things About Brand Safety Your Client Wants To Know

Posted by Eric Greener

Aug 25, 2015 8:30:00 AM

As more companies than ever rush forwards into an era of automated content production, digital advertising, and online presence, the idea of "brand safety" has grown increasingly important. The term "brand safety" refers to the tools and practices used to ensure that an advertisement or piece of content will not appear in a context that causes harm to the brand in question. This potentially damaging substance can fall into one of two categories: the first are hate sites, adult content, or sites covering controversial topics. The second category depends on the specifics of the brand itself.

Whether you manage a blog, personal project, or entire business website, it's crucial to be aware of the threats that currently exist online. Blogging and social networking have introduced new risks as malicious individuals search for ways to steal customers and hijack revenues. Unwarranted abuse and criticism has also been made far easier by the anonymity and ease-of-access associated with the internet. If you want to reassure your customers, and make sure that your loyal fans remain devoted to your company, then you'll need to answer questions about the following 7 things your clients need to know regarding brand safety.

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Topics: Click Fraud, Social Media, DoubleVerify, Brand Safety, Brand Personality, Brand Risks, Phishing, Brand Protection Services, PPC Fraud

5 Myths About Facebook Advertising

Posted by Aaron Gibeaut

Aug 20, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Today, there are 1.49 billion active users on Facebook. With so many people around the world using this form of social media to connect with friends, discover new things, and expand their online reach - it's no surprise that businesses want to make the most out of a possible new resource. Facebook advertising provides companies with an effective way of reaching out to target audiences - but just like anything else online today, the concept comes with a number of worrisome myths.

How much do you really know about Facebook advertising? Here, we'll discuss 5 of the most common prevailing myths about this type of online advertising.

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Topics: Facebook Exchange, Facebook Right-Hand Side Creative, Facebook Advertising, Facebook Ads, Social Media Advertising, Social Media, Facebook, Brand Awareness

3 Little Changes That Will Make a Big Difference in Your Online Advertising

Posted by Tim Nichols

Mar 6, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Online advertising has come a long way from the tacky, blinking banner ads of the 1990s. Today, sophisticated, highly targeted online ads are delivered through a plethora of digital channels, from search engines to mobile apps - and a growing number of marketers are reaping the benefits.

With the right strategy, savvy tools, and smart resource allocation, even the smallest of businesses can take on the giants of the online advertising world.

Here are a few small changes you can make to improve your online advertising and make your digital dollar stretch a little further:

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Topics: Online Advertising, SEO, SEO Recommendations, Social Media Advertising, Social Media, Content Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Clickz

Winning Political Votes With Social Media

Posted by Scott Bagguley

Dec 26, 2014 7:30:00 AM

The rules of advertising have changed drastically in recent years, due tothe significant growth of social media. It has become the online advertising strategy du jour for organizations in every industry, but one area we have see the effects of this prevail more and more in recent years is politics.

The tech-savvy campaign that Barack Obama’s aides unveiled six years ago is a case in point. It was historically significant for two reasons; not only was Obama the first African American to be elected president, but he was also the first presidential candidate to effectively use social media as a major campaign strategy. Obama created an environment of transparency never before experienced in American politics.

His strategy? Personalized tweets; Facebook updates, and his very own YouTube channel.

The Obama campaign reached 5 million supporters on 15 different social Networks, and by November 2008, he had approximately 2.5 million Facebook supporters, 115,000 Twitter followers, and 50 million viewers of his YouTube channel.

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Topics: Political Advertising, Twitter, Social Media Advertising, Social Media, Facebook, YouTube, Politics

Exciting Social Media Sites To Keep An Eye On

Posted by Adam Parikh

Nov 11, 2014 8:38:00 AM

As avid marketers, you’ll be familiar with the usual social media suspects - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and LinkedIn. You will have most likely experimented with at least one of them as part of your digital marketing strategy and seen varying degrees of success.

However, there are some exciting social media kids on the block, many of which are unfamiliar to online marketers, and yet they possess great business potential.

While you obviously can’t be on all of them, here are a few thatmight fit into your social media campaigns.

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Topics: Google+, Social Media Advertising, Social Media, Facebook, WhatsApp, Ello, StumbleUpon

Facebook Advertising: 10 Top Tips To Nail Your Next Campaign

Posted by Tim Nichols

Oct 7, 2014 7:30:00 AM

Ignore the gurus - advertising is deceptively simple. It’s about creating the right messages and putting it in front of the right people. But there’s a knack to enjoying effective Facebook advertisingFirst, why target Facebook advertising? Well, it’s the third most popular website in the world (after Google and YouTube), which makes Facebook advertising extremely powerful for businesses.

With this social media platform, we’re talking about well over 1 billion users – that’s a lot of potential leads. But while the concept of advertising is straightforward, here are 10 top tips to make sure your digital messages cut through the clutter.

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Topics: Facebook New Feed Advertising, Facebook Advertising, Facebook Ads, Social Media Advertising, Social Media, Facebook

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