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Influencer marketing is one of those topics in advertising that we never stop talking about. We keep asking the same question - does it work and how to make use of it? Studies show that customers are influenced by recommendations from trusted sources when making purchasing decisions. Two most important conditions are that you’re reaching your buyer persona and that the influencers you’re partnering with have a trustworthy relationship with...

First of all, let’s define the type of crisis we’re talking about. We want to cover all those situations that negatively affect a business’s reputation or its bottom line. As horrendous as natural disasters can get, we want to focus more on the type of crisis coming from factors more or less under company’s control, for example, a faulty product that has to be recalled, employee misconduct, conflicts with interest...

Are product reviews useful? Let's start with some hard and unbiased numbers! A March 2018 poll from shopper insights firm Field Agent unveiled that three-quarters of respondents surveyed cited product reviews as an essential purchase driver (eMarketer). Another research by eMarketer found that only 8.5% of global internet users don’t like recommendations when shopping digitally. If you’re looking to buy a book or a game, a beauty product or a...

As of January 2019, almost 4.4 billion people were active internet users and 3.5 billion were social media users (Statista). These numbers are showing the amazing potential of social media for brands. However, as the sheer volume of branded content posts is increasing, it’s becoming increasingly hard to reach users in a meaningful way and actually grow brand awareness. With changes in privacy concerns and social media algorithms, brands need...

No matter how good the ad or content that lead the users to your website is, the page that they land on is all the more important for the conversion. Landing pages are standalone web pages created with the conversion in mind. Advertisers will often ask why is the conversion rate low or bounce rate high, but this is something that publishers have no control of. Their task is to...

Before we get into all the juicy details, let’s first define native advertising. While it’s often mistaken with content advertising, it’s not necessarily the same thing. Native ads need to align with the organic content of a website, mimicking the tone and providing the value that the audience of that website expects. While traditional and programmatic media buying are still widespread, ad blocking and banner blindness are increasingly becoming a problem...

When it comes to purchase intent targeting strategy, pay per click advertising is the way to go. However, smaller businesses will often struggle with this model, losing dollars without remarkable results. The first step in determining the effectiveness of your campaign is to enable conversion tracking (Forbes 2018). While automatic bidding saves a lot of time, manual bidding gives you control on all levels to allocate your budget towards strategies...

As a brand selling to clients, you should never ask: what can we do to make it look like we care, you should ask: what can we do to show our clients that we care? Cue in Dove's brilliant Real Beauty Sketches that parallels how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us. An artist drew women based on their own description and based on the description of a stranger....

Alex was walking down the street, consumed by thoughts about the meeting he was going to have in the morning with an unsatisfied advertiser. As a campaign manager, he had to find a way to keep them happy and returning each quarter with more budget. The numbers didn’t tell a good story. Not a lot of users clicked on the advertiser’s ads, and the ones that did didn’t proceed to...

Kyle is browsing one of his favorite sports websites. He's reading about the new marathon that he'd like to participate in. Suddenly, there it is! In the middle of the article, an ad jumps up at him. It's showing a pair of running sneakers with a special discount just for him. Kyle isn't annoyed by this because wouldn't you know it, he's actually in need of a new pair. He...

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