Putting programmatic video back on the radar

With video expected to feature in 80 percent of consumer internet traffic by 2019, it’s no wonder traditional advertising budgets are being re-prioritized to reflect this. And as the digital video advertising market continues to expand — with double-digit growth expected annually until 2020 — programmatic video has immense potential. The benefit of programmatic video over traditional…

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Prove It! 6 Persuasive Techniques for Making the Sale

A few months ago, I was struggling with writing a sales page for an upcoming program launch, so I showed my draft to my copywriting mentor and asked his advice. He scanned the page for about 20 seconds, then said: “You need more proof. This page should be full of stories and case studies about…

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Social Media Marketing 3.0: Best practices for ramping up social ROI

Social media is now an integral part of marketing — spending on social media is expected to double to 25% of marketing budgets by 2020. Yet, nearly half of digital marketers say they can’t prove the bottom-line impact of social media on their businesses. Join our panel of experts as they show you how to…

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Gary Vaynerchuk on Playing the Long Game

Back in 2006, Gary Vaynerchuk started a daily video show that turned wine criticism on its head. More importantly, it took his family wine business from $3 million-a-year to a $60 million-a-year ecommerce juggernaut. From there, Gary did something that surprised a lot of people, including me. He started a digital marketing agency called VaynerMedia.…

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Google gives app marketers more ways to promote their apps with ads

On Tuesday, Google announced three new features for app marketers to use when promoting their apps via Universal App Campaigns, the campaign type that automatically syndicates app promotion ads across Google search, YouTube, Play store and Google Display Network. Automated Video Ads With a product called AutoDirector, Google can automatically pull images, descriptions and ratings from…

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3 next-level Yelp tricks for business owners

I’m always on the lookout for interesting tips, tricks and strategies that marketing managers and business owners can use to improve their Yelp pages. From dissecting Yelp’s own videos about their product, to building detailed review analysis, to straight up asking Yelp for clarification on their mixed messages, I’m on the hunt for every little edge…

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The Key to Ranking Your Local Business in Google

For local businesses, showing up on page one is a must – showing up in the Google 3-pack (or whatever it is called this week.) can be the difference between thriving and merely surviving. All Google products evolve as they find ways to make search better and, let’s face it, make more money from that…

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Why media buying and advertising is ripe for artificial intelligence

There’s a reason transparency is such an important topic of discussion throughout the industry. In June, the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) published a bombshell of a report revealing that executives were aware of — and sometimes mandated — extensive use of nontransparent practices like rebates and kickbacks. As a direct response to the report, JPMorgan Chase…

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A 10-minute account audit to prevent SEM fires during the holidays

We’ve talked about it for weeks, and it’s truly upon us now: holiday crunch time. Your eyes are probably crossing with all the prep and must-dos, but if you’re short on hours and would like to make sure to avert any ROI disasters before they happen, make sure to check these five items off your…

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7 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Landing Page Examples [with critiques]

Psst: This post was published previously on the Unbounce Blog. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, we’ve updated it with helpful tips and critiques that will inspire your upcoming holiday campaigns. It’s that time again: Holiday shopping season. And every business is trying to take advantage of the billions of consumer dollars…

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