Blog Abstract: The Great Consumer Shift

From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated by content from an industry thought leader. Here, social media expert Alexandra Sciocchetti discusses the recent McKinsey article, “The Great Consumer Shift: 10 charts that show how US shopping behavior is changing

As a data geek, I loved this article. It provides a backbone to many of the trends our team (and plenty of others) have seen developing over the last few months. From an increase in digital shopping to consumers dropping their usual brands, McKinsey provides some excellent charts that display consumer behavior during the current pandemic. Here are my top takeaways:

Digital Shopping is here to stay.

Just a year ago, we were trying our hardest to convince a local client to get an online store up and running. Now they can’t add inventory fast enough. Even as stores re-open, the number of consumers shopping … Continue reading

Time to get Snapchat Certified: What to expect from Snap Focus

Snapchat is a social media platform on the rise. A favorite for the younger generation, Snapchat reached 90% of all 13-24-year-olds and 75% of all 13-34-year-olds in the US last year. These trends are only growing as more and more teens abandon Facebook and head to Snapchat to stay in touch with friends during the COVID-19 era. 

Active Snapchatters open the app an average of 30 times per dayWith such a large and engaged audience at our fingertips, now is a time to start advertising on Snapchat. 

Get a head start on Snapchat advertising with “Snap Focus” –  Snapchat’s brand new six-course certification program, which offers the opportunity for advertisers and agencies to master the intricacies of Snapchat Ads Manager and stay on top of everything Snapchat advertising has to offer. Continue reading “Time to get Snapchat Certified: What to expect from Snap Focus”

Is it Time to Hire a (new) PPC Agency?

Considering changing your PPC agency? Whether due to a change of personnel, issues with management, performance declines, or difficulties, the change should be considered with care. This article will be looking at factors used to determine the red-flags that arise with agencies, hiring an agency versus in-house approach, and whether to hire a specialty or full-service agency. Let’s get started.

First to consider: pay structures.

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Take Advantage of Facebook Search Ads

Facebook began rolling out a new feature to its search engine in late October 2019 – Search placements. Meaning that your Facebook ad can now show up in results from the search box. This development caters to advertisers by making the search box tailored to reach customers.  
 
What are Facebook search ads? 
 
Facebook search ads are a new form of advertising allowed on their platform. This previously tested feature is set to change campaign management of Facebook ads, and provide a new place to advertise. This could be music to the ears of marketers, all members of an ad agency, and internet-based businesses. The advertisements that normally show up on the sidebars and in the news feed, will also be added to search bar results. 
 
This option was originally tested in 2013, to find new ways to allow marketers to reach clients as ad space became scarce. The idea was to allow businesses to … Continue reading

Google Algorithm Updates: Expertise – Authority – Trustworthiness Matter

Ranking high in search engine results is about more than just keywords. You’ll get better digital marketing results when you keep abreast of the constantly changing landscape of SEO. That’s how you can stay at the top of the search rankings – or at least not get blindsided by the Google Algorithm. As anyone who’s ever tried to stay up to date with Google’s constantly evolving algorithm and adjust their marketing efforts accordingly can tell you, it isn’t easy. 

Here is everything you need to know to understand the context and a few tips that can simplify your path to improving your SEO results. 

 Quality content is more important than ever 

Google released its 160-page Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines in late 2015. A quick read through the guidelines tells us that Google ranks quality content among the top three page-quality factors. 

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[Blog Abstract] One Marketer’s Take on Facebook’s Clear History

From time to time, team members will share their views stimulated by content from an industry thought leader. Here, our Paid Advertising Strategist, Alexandra Sciocchetti, discusses the recent Martech Advisor article, “Ready to Be Forgotten: How Marketers Must Prepare for Facebook’s “Clear History” by Kazu Takiguchi, Founder and CEO.

We recently published a blog detailing the Facebook’s new Clear History feature (read it here). 

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