When I first began using Facebook ten years ago choosing my account name was an easy task. Luckily I was among the first 100 million users of the social media giant which meant my personal name was still up for grabs. Even a year later when Facebook allowed you to become a fan of a business page the platform hosted fewer than 400 million account users. As Facebook nears 2.5 billion account users the prospect of finding your personal name or business name available as a social media account grows slimmer every day.
A friend from BNI, a networking group to which I belong, text me a few weeks ago about helping one of their clients with some digital advertising. We’ll call the client Zoom Medical Clinic. One of Zoom’s competitors, who we’ll call Advantage Health Clinic, was running Google Ads and using Zoom’s name in the headline.
First, Zoom wanted to know how their competitor could run such an ad and second, they wanted to know how they could stop their competitor from running the ad.
Topics: Marketing Ideas
Facebook and Instagram ads have been on your newsfeed for some time now but even we can admit they’re beginning to lose their appeal and they’re becoming increasingly competitive. But just as newsfeed ads are losing their shine, Facebook and Instagram (who are really one in the same, but that’s another story) are offering a new (and possibly improved) way for advertisers to reach new customers through the Stories feature.
Last month we taught a Local Facebook Ads Course live here in North Mississippi. We had a great group of participants and had several people approach us about taking the class via a webinar. We’re working on opening that option in future, but for now, we’re sharing some resources we’ve used to learn local Facebook ads best practices, strategies and tactics.
As nonprofits plunge headlong into a holiday season filled with appeals, Giving Tuesday and special events, it’s a prime time to wish for better-segmented donor profiles. Creating those donor profiles takes time, however, something nonprofit CMOs never have enough of. If you were going to launch into donor profile and segmentation research, where would you start?
Instagram is quickly becoming a favorite avenue for social media advertising among business owners for good reason. According to Instagram, more than 200 million users visit a business profile daily. Of those users, 60% said they discover new products on the platform.
“How much does it cost to run ads on Google?”
This question ranks just under “how do I rank on the first page of Google?” in terms of the most common questions our clients ask. We lean heavily on our default answer: “it depends”.
WordStream, a digital company which assists businesses and marketing agencies with digital marketing, manages Google AdWords accounts for over 20,000 U.S. businesses. They pulled data from 18 industries and shared that information in an easy to read infographic.
As the internet replaces analog methods of communication such as telephone books and actual phone calls, it’s more important than ever that businesses prepare their website to accommodate customers with a disability. Dunkin’ Donuts is the latest company to learn this lesson the hard way. (Read the case here.)
At least once a week we’re asked how much it costs to run a Facebook ad campaign. Nobody really likes our “well, it depends” answer. Unlike traditional media which have a cost per column inch or cost per ad run, Facebook ad costs really depend on how much you want to spend and what you expect for your investment.