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This Ad Tool Just Won Facebook’s Innovation Competition

This Ad Tool Just Won Facebook’s Innovation Competition

Facebook announced the winners of its annual Innovation Competition aimed at recognizing Facebook Marketing Partners who have “developed new solutions to solve unique obstacles for advertisers in different verticals.” The top honor went to adMixt for its creation of self-serve ad tool Flightplan. The product combines dynamic product ads and local awareness ads to promote locally-available products to people when …

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Here Are Your Latest 10 Tips For Improving Email Open Rates (Plus Some Additional Advice)

Here Are Your Latest 10 Tips For Improving Email Open Rates (Plus Some Additional Advice)

If you run email marketing campaigns, you’re on a constant quest to improve your open rates. There are plenty of tactics out there that you can employ to potentially increase them, and an infographic from Sikich (via MarketingProfs) gives you ten of them: Earlier this year, we looked at what it takes to improve email open rates as those in …

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This Feature Should Get People Watching A Lot More Video On Facebook

This Feature Should Get People Watching A Lot More Video On Facebook

Facebook is testing a new video feature, which would should help increase views on the desktop. It lets you pop a video out of your News Feed (or out of a Facebook Page) and continue watching while you scroll. Remember how awesome it was when YouTube finally started letting you continue watching videos on your mobile device while browsing the …

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Here’s Your Social Media Character/Word Count Cheat Sheet

Here’s Your Social Media Character/Word Count Cheat Sheet

Ever wonder if there’s a magic number for character counts on various social media platforms? How long is the perfect tweet, Facebook status update, or Google+ post? While character count is certainly just one variable when it comes to an effective communication, studies have shown that there are indeed sweet spots. Buffer and SumAll have an infographic out looking at …

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Google Adds Engagement Columns In Reporting For Lightbox Ads

Google Adds Engagement Columns In Reporting For Lightbox Ads

Google announced that it is adding three new columns to AdWords Display reporting later this month. It says these will give advertisers who use Lightbox ads an easier way to view engagements, engagement rate, and average CPE metrics. Google said in a note on the AdWords Google+ page: These new columns will help advertisers easily differentiate engagement metrics (when someone …

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Twitter Announces Mobile Ad Management Tools

Twitter Announces Mobile Ad Management Tools

Last week, we looked at some new ad management functionality in Twitter’s mobile apps. Twitter hadn’t announced it, but some users were starting to notice a new button on their profiles that enabled them to dig into their advertising efforts. On Monday, Twitter did announce the feature, which it calls the Twitter Ads companion. While it’s built into the standard …

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How Should B2B Companies Approach Pinterest?

How Should B2B Companies Approach Pinterest?

Are there benefits to spending time and resources on Pinterest when you’re a B2B company? Sure, people love it for finding recipes, crafts, and other consumer-facing ideas, and there’s plenty of hype about how great of a marketing tool it has become, but does this apply to you? Are you a B2B business using Pinterest? Has it been worth your …

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This Infographic Looks At The Next Generation Of Commerce

This Infographic Looks At The Next Generation Of Commerce

The recent 2015 Next Generation of Commerce study from Acquity Group, looks at what the firm considers “untapped opportunities” for brands across nontraditional spaces. It says these opportunities cater to younger generations especially. For one, it found that nearly half of consumers (45%) say recognizing a brand they often buy on multiple media channels, such as TV, social media and …

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Email Marketing Study Suggests Sending More, Just Not To Recipients’ Primary Accounts

Email Marketing Study Suggests Sending More, Just Not To Recipients’ Primary Accounts

Return Path recently released an email marketing study suggesting that the frequency that generates maximum response without excessive complaints differs among brands as well as based on account type. It maintains that marketers can send more messages without suppressing response, but not necessarily to users’ primary accounts. The study makes use of data from over 600,000 users over the course …

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Bing Ads Home Page Gains Highly Requested Features

Bing Ads Home Page Gains Highly Requested Features

Microsoft had added customized modules and period-over-period comparison features to the Bing Ads homepage. According to the company, these have been the two most requested features since a recent Bing Ads revamp. The new features are designed to make it easier to do more in less time when it comes to monitoring accounts and finding ways to improve performance. “You …

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Facebook Points To Neuromarketing Research To Illustrate That Mobile Is More Effective Than TV For Ads

Facebook Points To Neuromarketing Research To Illustrate That Mobile Is More Effective Than TV For Ads

Facebook recently released a study it commissioned from neuromarketing agency SalesBrain looking at how people’s brains respond to ads on smartphones versus televisions. It’s certainly worth noting that much of Facebook’s business depends on people buying mobile ads, but the findings indicate that smartphone-based content tends to resonate more. Specifically, the study looked at how the brain responds via engagement, …

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Twitter Adds Tools To Audience Insights

Twitter Adds Tools To Audience Insights

Twitter is now offering advertisers new insights about user demographics, interests, purchasing behavior, and more thanks to aggregated data from Twitter itself, as well as partners Datalogix and Acxiom. These are available through the Audience Insights Dashboard. Twitter says the data will help marketers pinpoint and target new audiences while keeping user info private. As part of the update to …

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