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Why Aren’t More Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram? Why Aren’t More Brands Taking Advantage Of Instagram?

We recently looked at a study from Yesmail, which found a shockingly low percentage of brands are using Instagram despite the visual social service providing excellent engagement for most brands that are taking advantage. The study found that while brands …

Pinterest Sees 20% Increase In Repinning From Home Feed, Where Ads Now Appear Pinterest Sees 20% Increase In Repinning From Home Feed, Where Ads Now Appear

Pinterest has been developing new machine learning models to improve its home feed, under the banner of “Pinnability”. “The more people Pin, the better Pinterest can get for each person, which puts us in a unique position to serve up …

Report Finds Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram Report Finds Shockingly Low Percentage Of Brands On Instagram

Yesmail has a new study out, which finds that while brands on Instagram experienced a 278% growth in followers in 2014, the number of brands adopting the platform is still quite low. The firm analyzed over 2,000 brands on social …

Facebook Tells Marketers About What Users Are Saying Facebook Tells Marketers About What Users Are Saying

Facebook announced that it is going to begin offering topic data to marketers in an effort to let businesses get a better idea of what people are saying about their products on Facebook, so they can better optimize their strategies. …

Adobe Aims To Improve ‘Internet of Things’ Marketing Adobe Aims To Improve ‘Internet of Things’ Marketing

Adobe held its digital marketing conference Adobe Summit, and made a slew of marketing-related announcements “The product and partner announcements cover where marketing is going next: bringing digital experiences to the physical world, IoT and wearable devices, mobile marketing innovations …

Twitter Lets Advertisers Reach ‘Partner Audiences’ Twitter Lets Advertisers Reach ‘Partner Audiences’

Twitter announced a new offering for its advertisers, enabling them to reach people from audiences created by its Marketing Platform partners. Advertisers will be able to target Twitter Ads at users who have shown “powerful signals of intent” off of …

Pinterest Ads Are Getting Better Pinterest Ads Are Getting Better

With its Promoted Pins now available to advertisers, Pinterest is working on improving what its ads can do, as you’d expect. The most important thing an online ad can do is target the right people, so those advertisers will be …

A Clearer Look At Mobile Ad Viewability A Clearer Look At Mobile Ad Viewability

The subject of ad viewability continues to be a contentious one throughout the industry, and many are simply confused by various elements of the debate, and rightfully so. It’s pretty confusing. There are so many factors and parties that come …

Marketers Not Confident In Their Big Data Efforts Marketers Not Confident In Their Big Data Efforts

Infogroup has a new study out, which reports that 47% of marketers are seeing a return on their big data investments. The study is based on a survey of nearly 600 marketers, and found that while over half of them …

Should Photos Still Be Part of Your Facebook Strategy? Should Photos Still Be Part of Your Facebook Strategy?

Last month, SocialBakers shared some interesting findings about how different types of Facebook Page posts have been performing in terms of organic reach. Many were surprised to find that photos have become the least effective type of post in that …

Twitter Advertisers Get New Conversion Tracking Features Twitter Advertisers Get New Conversion Tracking Features

Twitter just added a couple of new features to conversion tracking for web. Advertisers can now take advantage of support for transaction values and key conversion tags. The former lets advertisers view the sales that their Promoted Tweet campaigns drove. …

Flash Continues To Die As Google Automatically Converts Ads Flash Continues To Die As Google Automatically Converts Ads

Google announced on Wednesday that it will start converting all Flash ads to HTML5 automatically. The company presents this as an opportunity for advertisers to access more inventory. In a post on Google+, Google says, “Over half of time spent …

Ad Viewability Contention Rages On Ad Viewability Contention Rages On

If there’s one hot topic in online advertising in 2015, it’s viewability. It’s causing a lot of disagreements between advertisers and publishers, and it’s the subject of a great deal of confusion and chaos throughout the industry. What are your …

Franchise SMBs To Spend 1/2 Of 2015 Ad Budgets Online Franchise SMBs To Spend 1/2 Of 2015 Ad Budgets Online

Franchise small and midsize businesses plan to spend about half of their annual ad budgets on digital, according to a new report from BIA/Kelsey. It found that these businesses, on average, spent $87,165 on advertising and promotion during the 12 …

Improvements Facebook Has Made On Its Way To 2 Million Active Advertisers Improvements Facebook Has Made On Its Way To 2 Million Active Advertisers

Facebook announced that it has reached over two million active advertisers, up from 1.5 million about half a year ago and 1 million a year-and-a-half ago. “Roughly 35% of US small businesses don’t have a web presence at all, but …

Will Promoted Tweet Syndication ‘Torpedo’ Ad Creativity? Will Promoted Tweet Syndication ‘Torpedo’ Ad Creativity?

Earlier this month, Twitter announced Promoted Tweet syndication, which sees the company showing its ads outside of Twitter. Promoted Tweets appear on third-party services beginning with Flipboard (which now has a desktop experience in addition to its mobile apps) and …

Instagram For Business: Where To Start Instagram For Business: Where To Start

Instagram is about four and a half years old now, and has over 300 million users, but a lot of businesses are still just trying to get started with a presence on the visual social network. Some have been nailing …

Facebook Marketing Partners Program Takes Effect Facebook Marketing Partners Program Takes Effect

Back in October, Facebook announced its Preferred Marketing Developer (PMD) program would become a new program called Facebook Marketing Partners, and that it would be restructuring things to make it easier to find partners based on specific needs. That all …

Google Says You Should Avoid Link Building Google Says You Should Avoid Link Building

You know how you’ve been building links to your website for years, trying to get Google look upon it more favorably? Well, according to Google, you shouldn’t bother doing that. Do you think there’s still value to link building? Let …

Facebook Gives Advertisers Relevance Scores For Their Ads Facebook Gives Advertisers Relevance Scores For Their Ads

Facebook announced that it will start showing relevance scores as a visible metric in its ads reporting tools. The social network has always used the metric to deliver ads to users, but it hasn’t made the scores visible to the …

Study: Email Fatigue Not An Issue In Q4 Study: Email Fatigue Not An Issue In Q4

Return Path has a new study out looking at consumer email behavior in Q4 2014. Its main finding is that instead of experiencing “email fatigue” during the holiday season, consumers welcomed more messages from retailers. This “contradicts common theories about …