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How Search Intent Is Redefining the Marketing Funnel – Think with Google

Posted in advertising, Analytics, Consumers, Google, interactive advertising, Research, search engines with tags , , , , , , , on October 12, 2018 by gadler

Today’s customer journey does not follow a linear path to purchase. Their consideration set is varying and reshaping the marketing funnel along the way.
— Read on www.thinkwithgoogle.com/feature/search-intent-marketing-funnel/

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Understanding the new marketing funnel and user intent – Think with Google

Posted in Campaigns, Consumers, Google, Research with tags , , , , , on October 2, 2018 by gadler

Marketing has always been about driving growth. And the formula for how to drive growth in today’s market has changed.

As marketers, we were taught to master the funnel — a linear customer journey from awareness to consideration to purchase. And using mass media, the key levers to drive growth were reach and frequency. We used demographics to approximate user intent and inform our targeting and creative.

But this model no longer applies to today’s customer journeys. In the last six months, Google looked at thousands of users’ clickstream data from a third-party opt-in panel.
— Read on www.thinkwithgoogle.com/consumer-insights/marketing-funnel/

What is GDPR & How Does It Affect Me?

Posted in advertising, Age, Analytics, Campaigns, Consumers, Demographics, Education, Gender, Google, Homeowners, interactive advertising, internet, Internet Activity & Sites, online marketing, search engines with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2018 by gadler

What Is GDPR?

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation, which is coming from the EU and associated countries. Its purpose is to finally make good on a legal question from several years ago about how data is used and whether individuals own the data that they create by interacting with websites online.

The courts ruled that individuals are the owners of their data, not the corporations (or websites) that collect the data. Therefore, it must be deleted on a regular basis so that customers don’t have to constantly contact websites they may have visited and ask them to delete their data.

Who should delete that customer data? Good question.

Find out who should delete the customer data, and more info, at this Search Engine Journal article.

How to use Facebook mobile ads as an “interest indicator” to drive conversions

Posted in advertising, Consumers, Facebook, online marketing, social media with tags , , , on April 20, 2017 by gadler

“We all know that Facebook is a viable source of huge amounts of mobile traffic with relatively cheap CPCs (cost per click).

It’s too good an opportunity to ignore in today’s digital landscape – even if your mobile landing page experience isn’t up to snuff. Maybe you’ve got a completely new mobile experience in the works, but you don’t want to pass up a few months of good traffic while development and launch is underway.

So how do you continue to scale and drive incremental conversions? You use Facebook mobile ads as an “interest indicator”. ”

Read the rest of the ClickZ article here: https://www.clickz.com/how-to-use-facebook-mobile-ads-as-an-interest-indicator-to-drive-conversions/110785/

Why Consumer Intent Is More Powerful Than Demographics – Think with Google

Posted in advertising, Age, Campaigns, Consumers, Demographics, Education, Gender, Homeowners, Household Income, interactive advertising, Internet Activity & Sites, mobile, online marketing with tags , , , , , on April 18, 2016 by gadler

“Marketers who rely only on demographics to reach consumers risk missing more than 70% of potential mobile shoppers. Why? Because demographics rarely tell the whole story. Understanding consumer intent is much more powerful. Lisa Gevelber, Google’s VP of marketing, shares how starting with intent can help you reach more of the right people than demographics alone.”

Why Consumer Intent Is More Powerful Than Demographics – Think with Google

Mobile Key To Car Sales, Facebook Finds

Posted in advertising, Automotive, Consumers, Facebook, interactive advertising, mobile, Research on July 23, 2015 by gadler

“…The majority of digital car ads are delivered in the final month before consumers make the big buy, doubtless as a result of behavioral targeting. However most consumers (59%) have actually settled on one or two models by that time, so the ads are either redundant or irrelevant.”

Mobile Key To Car Sales, Facebook Finds 07/23/2015.

Do’s and Don’ts for Retailers in a Digital Age

Posted in Consumers, digital media, online marketing, Retail with tags , on May 19, 2015 by gadler

“What sets retailers up for success or failure in digital age? L2’s Digital IQ Index examines more than 200 retailers in the specialty retail, department store and big box categories. From these studies emerged a list of Do’s and Don’ts for retailers looking to thrive.”

Read more: Do’s and Don’ts for Retailers in a Digital Age | L2: The Daily.

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