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Facebook Forces Marketers To Get More Creative

Businesses using Facebook for marketing have been dealt a pretty bad hand over the past year. Facebook has drastically cut down the amount of organic reach Page posts typically receive, meaning fewer of any given Page’s fans are likely to see an any given update from that Page, which they went out of their way to “like”. Have you found …

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Smaller SMBs More Afraid Of Increasing Online Marketing Budgets

Last month, BrightLocal released some research looking at SMBs’ marketing strategies and budgets. It found that 34% of respondents allocate less than 10% of their marketing budgets to online channels while 50% allocate less than 30% and only 29% allocate over 70%. We spoke with BrightLocal CEO Myles Anderson about some of the study’s findings. He told us, “I found …

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Twitter Advertising Just Got Easier For SMBs

Twitter just announced a new ad offering aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. It’s called Quick Promote, and lets advertisers promote their best performing tweets from the Tweet Activity dashboard. “Since we launched our self-service ad platform in 2013, we’ve developed a range of products to help SMBs accomplish their marketing goals,” says product manager Buster Benson. “Last year, we …

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Facebook Marketing Expert Mari Smith On Utilizing The Social Network’s New Features

Over the past year, Facebook has crushed the organic reach of the posts published by many Pages. It’s harder than ever to get exposure in the News Feed without paying for it. Still, Facebook has launched new features, including tools specifically for Pages, which do create some potential for new opportunities. Which of Facebook’s recently added features do you find …

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“Pay With Lovin”: McDonald’s Gives Away Free Food To Customers Who Show Love

As announced on their latest Super Bowl ad, McDonald’s is launching a new campaign called “Pay with Lovin’”. Beginning on Monday, February 2, from 6 a.m. to 6p.m., McDonald’s will be offering random customers a chance to pay with an act “lovin’” instead of cash. Such acts include a fistbump, a phonecall to a loved one, a kiss, etc. Deborah …

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How Ranking Works In Pinterest’s Guided Search

Pinterest launched Guided Search last April as a new way to help users discover content with some nudging in the right direction. It’s basically Pinterest’s way of suggesting search refinements as you browse. For example, if you search for “pasta,” you might be presented with options like: recipes, dishes, salad, packaging, one pot, shrimp, sauce, chicken, etc. If you click …

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Google Analytics Makes Remarketing Activation Easier

In an effort yo make it simpler for advertisers to enable remarketing, Google has added the ability in Google Analytics to do so with a single toggle with new Instant Activation. Now, rather than manually updating all of your site tags, you can use the new feature to take advantage of remarketing more quickly. “For many advertisers, remarketing is an …

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Over Half Of Emails Opened On Mobile Or Tablets

Experian Marketing Services has released its 2014 Q3 Email Benchmark Report finding that both mobile device usage and email engagement increased and that 53% of emails were opened on a mobile or tablet device during the quarter. Here’s a look at opens and clicks by platform across various categories: The report also finds that email volume rose by 17.1% year-over-year, …

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Pinterest Marketing Tips From A Guy That’s Been Doing It For 5 Years

Pinterest may have plateaued as a driver of traffic to websites, at least for the time being, but it’s still number two in that department behind Facebook, according to data from Shareaholic. The firm released a report this week finding that Twitter, StumbleUpon, reddit, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube combined represent roughly a third of the traffic Pinterest sent to publishers …

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Pinterest Search Gets Better For Men (And Some Growth Stats Regarding The Male Gender)

Last year, Pinterest launched Guided Search, a revamp to its search feature enabling users to find things they didn’t necessarily know they were looking for. You can start with a relatively vague keyword, and get additional options to add to help “guide” you in different directions. It’s essentially a nice way of presenting search recommendations. The company has been hard …

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Facebook Video Is Huge. How Should This Affect Your Strategy?

Earlier this month, Facebook revealed that the number of video posts per person has increased 75% globally and 94% in the US. Shortly thereafter, SocialBakers reported that brands on Facebook posted 20,000 more Facebook videos than YouTube videos last month. These stats have sparked a lot of discussion about video marketing throughout the industry. We caught up with marketing consultant …

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Facebook Exchange (FBX) Is Apparently On The Way Out

Facebook launched Facebook Exchange, otherwise known as FBX, back in 2012, and from the sound of it, it may already be going away. FBX enables advertisers to reach Facebook users based on specific actions they’ve taken online, such as visiting their website. This way targeting has increased relevance due to the interest the user has already shown in the advertiser. …

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