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.
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.
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.
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.
Nonprofits have a tough job when it comes to marketing. They deal with challenges associated with achieving big, world changing goals while operating on a small budget. For many it may seem like an uphill battle. How is a nonprofit organization supposed to compete for the public's attention with companies with entire marketing teams? Even though it may seem like a daunting task, you can operate your marketing strategy efficiently.
It’s time for episode #345 of “Pinterest is Changing.” That’s right folks. Just as the spinning of your head slowed from the big changes Facebook has made in the last 7.5 months, another social media player has decided to “evolve” yet again, and that player is none other than the king of virtual pin boards, otherwise known as Pinterest.
Earlier this summer I picked up a local magazine. Digital advertising offers many benefits to local companies, but it works best when part of a complete strategy that also involves some traditional advertising. I enjoy reading the articles in the local magazines as well as checking the design of our clients’ ads and seeing who else is advertising.
A friend of mine began purchasing coffee from the company that manufactured and sold the coffee maker she uses. After proving herself a loyal customer by purchasing several months in a row, the company began to include her in on special offers and testing groups. They also asked questions such as “if we could detect when you start to run low on your favorite coffee and automatically sent a refill, would that interest you?”