Online Advertising

Tips for Planning a Holiday Influencer Campaign

As the holidays approach, it is an opportune time to work with influencers to achieve a specific goal for your brand. Here are a few tips for engaging your audience through a successful holiday influencer campaign! Set the timeline. Timing is everything with a holiday-themed campaign. You want to allow enough time for your team…

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Why You Should Use Cinemagraphs in Facebook Ads

Not quite a photo, not quite a video, a cinemagraph is a captivating way to tell a story and bring your Facebook advertising to life. What is a Cinemagraph? To call a cinemagraph a GIF would be doing it a disservice, though it does refine the same fundamental idea. It layers a short, infinitely looping…

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How do I drive traffic to my YouTube videos?

With so many social networks competing for your time and budget, you need to be intentional about how you prioritize your marketing efforts. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter often take center stage for brands looking to reach their audience on social media, but don’t underestimate the potential of YouTube. We’ve talked a lot about what…

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What’s the Deal with Ad Blocking?

Ad blocking is not a new phenomenon – there have long been different software options for consumers who want to avoid ads – but it’s reaching a fever pitch right now. Tools that block online ads are becoming hugely popular, with close to 200 million people worldwide using ad blocking software each month. And Apple…

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Goodbye, Online Ads; Hello, Influencer Marketing

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It’s a dirty little secret that no one in marketing wants to admit: we all hate traditional digital ads. Think about it. When was the last time you were killing a few minutes online and a banner ad intrigued you so much that you thought, “Wow! This is fantastic. I can’t wait to click through…

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Is Whisper the New Secret Success in Advertising?

Whisper, an anonymous app that allows users to post thoughts on everything from relationships and fears to pop culture and humor, seems to be growing in popularity with not only users – but also with advertisers.  While its competitor, Secret, shut down in April after building 15 million users and $35 million in venture capital,…

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Instagram Opens Advertising To All: What This Means for Brands

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After nearly 18 months of testing, Instagram announced this week it’s ready to open paid advertising to all businesses as well as allow advertisers to use Facebook targeting to direct ads at Instagram users. Additionally, back in June, the company announced it would soon be expanding its advertising interface to include call-to-action buttons, allowing users…

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Big News for Brands: The Instagram Ads API Is Here

If you thought Instagram was just for selfies and pet pics, think again. Instagram instantly became a major player in the digital advertising space by launching its new ad API this Tuesday. The Facebook-owned company has opened the API to a select group of marketing partners, with plans to roll out access to all advertisers…

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What’s New on Pinterest: From Buyable Pins to Video Ads

We love Pinterest because it gives us a virtual bulletin board to collect all of our future goals and desires: the healthy recipes we want to make, the stylish clothes we want to wear, the beautiful home we want to decorate. Pinterest boards are actually personalized wish lists, so they capture what users are drawn…

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How to Make Great Videos for Your Business

These days, topnotch video content is considered key to successful online customer engagement. A great video spot is not only a surefire way to drive traffic to your website, it can help build brand awareness and set you apart from the competition. It can also help boost sales. Any content marketing strategist worth his or…

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