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June 5, 2017 It’s easy to get comfortable with Google AdWords and never branch out into the paid social world. Agencies and in-house teams that have been around since the introduction of AdWords in 2000 are often skeptical of branching into the other ad platforms, including Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. However, that’s where the growth opportunities lie.
May 10, 2017 If you are reading this post, it’s because you know that Excel saves precious time when analyzing PPC data and you want to stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest Excel tricks. I feel the same way! The problem is that we often forget to surf the digital marketing blogs for new Excel tips because we end up spending any training time we have learning about th ...
March 13, 2017 Implementing new ad types in our PPC platforms is key to staying competitive and innovative. However, new ad types are unpredictable and easier to mess up. I recently made a functionality mistake with a new Facebook ad type that I was testing. It wasn’t horrendous by any means, but someone that was being served the ad called out the issue in a Facebook commen ...
February 6, 2017 Anyone that watched the Super Bowl watched for at least one of the following reasons: They hoped to see their favorite team win They hoped to see their rival team lose They wanted to see the halftime show They wanted to see the ads They showed up to a Super Bowl party for the free food While I think interest in football and the halftime show varies depending on your crowd a.
January 23, 2017 I believe that if you work in digital marketing, you need a base understanding of all of the subcategories of digital marketing in order to excel in your specific area. As an Account Manager at a PPC-only agency, it’s easy for me to get wrapped up in the latest and greatest PPC updates.
December 21, 2016 We’ve all been PPC-ing And we’ve all got bids to make We don’t know what this year will bring So we blog and hope it takes! (If you try really hard, those lyrics can be sung to the tune of Santa Claus is Coming to Town. If it doesn’t work the first time, try harder. I’m not Beethoven.
November 4, 2016 Last week’s Hero Conf London event showcased dozens of excellent speakers who all made thought-provoking points. However, the most memorable moments for me were when the speakers gave their best prediction of the future. Sophie Newton of Brainlabs spoke on the future automation of PPC during her opening keynote.
September 12, 2016 When working full-time in PPC and digital marketing agencies, it is easy to get caught up in platform updates, how-to’s, and customer acquisition strategies. When we are caught up in day-to-day learnings, we often miss the significance of advertising policy changes. Advertising policy changes do more than just limit the types of customers that agencies can ...
August 17, 2016 Four days ago, a messenger from Google updated the AdWords Community forum on the state of the Keyword Planner tool. The response from several advertisers was quite dramatic. You can see the original message here. While this update does not seem significant at first, the paid search community immediately honed in on the words “limited data” and the ensuing ...
July 22, 2016 Time of day analysis and bid adjustments are not new in the PPC world. However, the importance of ad schedules varies across industries, services, and products. For ecommerce companies that sell luxury goods, ad schedules are more crucial. Why? Online shoppers still want to talk to a salesperson when making a relatively expensive purchase.