Karen Amundson

  • Setting Up Apple Search Ads (for AdWords Experts)

    Previously, Boost Media shared an overview of Apple Search Ads vs. AdWords to help search marketers understand the new app advertising platform. Now, it’s time to delve deeper into the nuances to help you set up and manage your first Apple Search Ads campaign. Apple Search Ads features and functionality Here are some of the nuances associated with Apple Search Ads—generally mo ...

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  • Making Better Apps With Apple Search Ads Data

    What if, before developing an app, you knew exactly which features users wanted, and clearly understood app use-cases? Would having this information up-front influence your product roadmap? Could you leverage the information to build apps that more easily gain traction in the marketplace and save money on dev resources? Although there’s no crystal ball for this information, the data available t.

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  • Creative for Apple Search Ads

    Continuing our coverage of Apple’s recently released mobile app advertising platform, Boost Media covers ideas on how to optimize Apple Search Ads when you can’t directly influence the ad creative. The first week, we shared ideas on incorporating Apple Search Ads into your marketing mix; last week, we provided a quickstart guide for AdWords experts wanting to start using Search Ads.

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  • Apple Search Ads for AdWords Experts

    Last week, Boost Media outlined ideas on incorporating Apple Search Ads into your marketing mix. This week, we share tips to help you quickly transfer your AdWords SEM expertise to understanding Apple Search Ads. To keep it simple, we’ll compare Apple Search Ads and AdWords to see what’s the same and what’s different. Apple Search Ads vs.

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  • Apple Search Ads: Adding Them to Your Mobile App Marketing Mix

    In June 2016, Apple released a beta version of its new Search Ads platform to promote mobile app downloads. On October 5th, Search Ads were released to all advertisers. Early adopters are seeing excellent results with very low competition and CPTs (cost-per-taps). Boost Media shares ideas on integrating Apple Search Ads into your overall mobile app marketing mix.

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  • Listen Up for 2017, Part II: Why you Should Consider Podcast Advertising

    In the last installment of this series, Boost Media shared how exciting technology trends like IoT, AI, wearables, voice-activated devices, and a growth in audio media are culminating to position audio and voice as the next-generation user interface (UI). But this, like all emerging trends, seems nebulous, highly uncertain, and not immediately actionable for marketers with KPI ...

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  • Listen Up for 2017: Sounding Off on the Next User Interface, Part I

    The way we interact with media content is constantly evolving. Way back in 1968, introduction of the mouse was critical to personal computer adoption, making computers accessible to non-technical users. Fast-forward to 2000, the introduction of mobile phones with a touchscreen (i.e., smartphones) put the wheels in motion for the mobile revolution.

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  • Getting Ready for 2017: Creative Resources

    It’s about that time of year. Pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween candy have made their debut, reminding us that 2017 is just around the corner. Yes, the holiday season is upon us, but it’s also time to start planning your marketing budget, resources, and strategy for the new year! To get you into the right mindset, Boost Media shares considerations for planning your 2017 creative resources.

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  • 5 Creative Ideas for Snapchat and Instagram Stories

    We certainly aren’t here to tell you which social media platform’s version of Stories is better—Instagram or Snapchat—but we think it’s important to understand what they’re about before pouring resources into them. Boost Media shares a few things to consider to help ensure your creative for Snapchat and Instagram Stories is jiving with your marketing objectives.

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  • 3 Video Ad Tests for a Changing Landscape

    Mobile video is growing like wildfire, and what constitutes “video” is changing just as fast. The format, the way video is consumed, and how it fits into a consumer’s life overall is evolving. YouTube reports that mobile video consumption rises by 100% year after year. To keep up with the rapidly evolving video landscape, it’s time to start testing your video creative in new ways.

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  • Using Data to Optimize YouTube Video Ad Creative

    Many believe data and creative can’t be used in harmony. What do data nerds know about eliciting an emotional response from viewers? What do artists know about numbers? When it comes to video ads for YouTube, data and creative can be used in concert to improve your video ad creative performance. Boost Media shares how.

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  • YouTube Mobile App Marketing

    Marketers have historically been concerned with driving mobile app downloads. However, users’ devices have become so super-saturated with apps, one in four installed mobile apps are never used. It’s time to come up with better strategies for engaging the right users and keeping them interested. It’s well-worth considering YouTube as part of your mobile app marketing strategy.

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  • Guide to Getting Started with Facebook Ads: Wrap-up

    This is a multi-part guide from Boost Media containing answers to common questions about getting started with Facebook Ads. Objectives, budget, and campaign management From driving purchases or app downloads, to building your social following and raising awareness, there are many objectives you can accomplish with Facebook Ads—but only if you’re clear on what you want, and you ...

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  • Guide to Getting Started with Facebook Ads: Advanced Features

    Facebook Ads are constantly changing. It would be a full-time job just to keep up with the Facebook advertising ecosystem. Fortunately, you don’t need to know all there is to know to get value from Facebook Ads. But, being aware of the advanced features can help provide context and confidence for working within the arena of Facebook Ads.

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  • Guide to Getting Started with Facebook Ads: Conversion Tracking & Reporting

    Continuing our getting started guide for Facebook Ads, Boost Media overviews what you need to know to get started with Facebook conversion tracking, and performance reporting. If you haven’t already, check out the first installment of this series where we cover Facebook Ad objectives, budget, and campaign management practices; the second installment, where we review Facebook Ad ...

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  • Guide to Getting Started with Facebook Ads: Creative

    Continuing our getting started guide for Facebook Ads, Boost Media will key in this week on how to generate effective creative for Facebook ads. If you haven’t already, check out the first installment of this series where we cover Facebook Ad objectives, budget, and campaign management practices; and the second installment, where we review Facebook Ads targeting options.

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  • Guide to Getting Started with Facebook Ads: Targeting

    Continuing our getting started guide for Facebook Ads, Boost Media will help you explore various Facebook Ads targeting options. If you haven’t already, check out the introduction to this multi-part blog series where we reviewed Facebook Ad objectives, budget, and campaign management practices. How can I target the right customers? With a potential audience of 1.

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  • Guide to Getting Started with Facebook Ads: Part I

    Advertising on Facebook can be as simple as promoting your organic Facebook posts with a few hundred dollars, or as complicated as a highly targeted ROI-driven direct response campaign. Because the Facebook audience is so vast, Facebook Ads can be used for a variety of applications—from driving mobile gaming app downloads to promoting technical B2B white papers.

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