Today we live in a two-hour news cycle environment. It’s exhausting, not only for those charged with gathering and reporting the news, but more for us that consume the news. Overload is inevitable, leading to accepting the unacceptable as normal behavior.
Bombarded by the likes of FOX, MSNBC, and the social media channels — Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube — we can find little respite to gather our thoughts and make informed decisions as to what is credible content and the effect it has on us.
Google AdWords experiments can provide insight into increasing click-through rates and conversions.
Running successful long-term AdWords campaigns can be a balancing act between key word selection and budget allocation. Google AdWords experiments provide an avenue to test new ads and keywords against existing ads at the same time. However, there can be a downside to running an experiment in the form of a drop-off in click-through rates (CTR) and conversions while the experiment is running.
Like the mythical double-headed serpent, advertising is in a process of rebirth. This can be attributed to an overcrowded internet, hell-bent on engagement, and a resurrection of creative advertising focused on long-term brand building.
Predictive keyword selection and relevant landing page content can improve organic search results
One of several ways to improve organic search results for your website is to understand how Google uses its algorithms for Ad Words’ quality score and page ranking.
Every time a search query is entered into Google search, a behind-the-scenes high-tech auction takes place based on the key word entered, keyword bid, and the corresponding landing pages that match to the keyword enquiry. This forms the foundation for Google’s Ad Words’ multi-billion dollar ad business. It also provides insight as to how to improve your search engine page ranking for organic search.
As paid search advertising becomes more intrusive, organic search listings have become more illusive.
Depending on your browser search engine preference, you may have noticed a change in the SERP (Search Engine Page Results) for organic listings.
This is due to the fact that search engines make their money from paid search advertising and because of this, more page space is being allocated to paid search results at the top, bottom, and side bar of the browser window. Continue reading →
Social capital is the customer’s sentiment towards a brand
Apple, the hardware folks that have brought you everything mobile – music, phones, tablets, laptops – finds themselves in a precarious position. The FBI wants them to unlock the iPhone encryption software so they can poke around in the previous owner’s data. Continue reading →
There is considerable content being generated on the topic of mobile marketing. Data suggests that by 2016 there will be over 196 million smart phone users (60% of the population) in North America. eMarketer is predicting $67 billion in digital ad spending, of which $40 billion will go towards mobile internet ad spending. Obviously these are sizable numbers but we should not lose sight of the total ad spend which is close to $200 billion, with traditional (broadcast and print) representing $132 billion. Continue reading →
The ad revenue model is blurring the lines between social media and advertising
In the early days of social media it was hailed as the replacement for advertising. The interruption model of advertising was so twentieth century and the permission model of social media was the darling of the new millennium. Continue reading →
Brand recognition for thought leadership takes stepping into the spot light.
Point-of-view marketing involves communicating your brand story through thoughts, deeds, and actions on how the industry should be served. One avenue to achieve this is through social engagement marketing tactics. When your brand provides authoritative content, supported by experience or scientific facts, it is demonstrating thought leadership. Continue reading →
Brands are starting to realize how mobile apps can improve the brand experience.
Enterprise mobile development, the strategy and integration of mobile applications based on devise capabilities and user expectations, is becoming part of brand strategy. Applications that aid us in doing our work are providing a brand experience outside of the workplace environment.
In the aviation industry, airports, airlines and hospitality companies will benefit from understanding the when, where, and how of creating engagement and deployment apps that increase customer loyalty. Continue reading →