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Facebook Is Giving Advertisers More Control Over Where Their Ads Appear

Posted in advertising, Campaigns, digital media, Facebook, interactive advertising, social media on June 14, 2017 by gadler

“Brands advertising on Facebook will soon have more control over where their ads appear.

The social network is rolling out several tools aimed at providing more transparency before campaigns go live. The latest additions, announced today, will provide advertisers with a list of publishers up front to show where ads might appear via Instant Articles, in-stream ads within Facebook and across the Facebook Audience Network. While the tools are now in beta they’ll be rolled out over the course of this year. …”

Facebook Is Giving Advertisers More Control Over Where Their Ads Appear

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/

10 Ways Major League Baseball teams win on social media

Posted in baseball, digital media, Facebook, online marketing, social media, sports, Twitter with tags , , , , , , on April 11, 2017 by gadler

“Only a few days or so into the 2017 season, here are 10 different ways that Major League Baseball teams were using social media around Opening Day last week, and what brands of all shapes and sizes can learn from these teams.”

Great job Bob Cargill and ClickZ. 

10 Ways Major League Baseball Teams Win on Social Media

Digital Advertising Benchmarks Q2 2016

Posted in advertising, Analytics, Attribution, interactive advertising, mobile, online marketing, PPC, search engines, SEM, social media, tablet on June 30, 2016 by gadler

“Vital search, social, and display performance data by device.”

Marin’s methodology was to sample the Marin Global Online Advertising Index (over $7.8B in the Marin Platform). The Index consisted primarily of “enterprise clients” (larger clients or agencies) that spend $1MM+ annually on paid search, display, and/or social.

Read the report here: wp222_Q2-2016-benchmark-report_us_w_050516

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Posted in digital media, internet, LinkedIn, social media, world wide web, www with tags , , , on June 13, 2016 by gadler

Microsoft announced a $26.2 billion deal on Monday to acquire professional social platform LinkedIn for $196 per share.

Shares of LinkedIn surged 48 percent after the announcement, while Microsoft’s stock was down 4 percent. Trading in Microsoft had been halted briefly for news pending before the announcement of the all-cash deal.

Jeff Weiner will stay on as CEO of LinkedIn and will report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The deal was unanimously approved by both companies’ boards, and is expected to close by the end of the year. The acquisition is still subject to approval by LinkedIn shareholders and regulators.”

Read more here: Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

 

The crucial social advertising updates you missed

Posted in advertising, Facebook, interactive advertising, social media on March 25, 2016 by gadler

If you’ve been tuned out to social marketing headlines for the past few months, consider this your crib sheet.

“Keeping track of developments at Facebook could — and does — provide enough fodder for dedicated publications. So… an all-inclusive list, this is not. (In fact, those kooks over at Facebook have probably rolled out something new between this writing and its publication.) But here’s a rundown of some of the latest and seemingly most meaningful updates marketers should know: – See more at: The crucial social advertising updates you missed

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.

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