Archive | Online Marketing RSS feed for this section

Marketers Need to Know: Is This End of the Facebook Free-For-All for Brands?

13 Feb

Facebook now derives several billions a year from its advertising fees to companies. But the rules keep changing. Are you prepared for what’s next?

According to Dayna Rothman, writing for Marketo:

“Ah Facebook, you never know what’s coming next! Facebook continues to change their newsfeed algorithm, making it increasingly difficult for brands to reach their fans through organic posts, forcing marketers to rethink their approach to social media. With many of the new Facebook updates and focus on user privacy and preference, organic reach continues to fall short. If you are a large brand only 2-8% of fans actually see your posts and only .073% of brands’ fans actually interact with these posts! Facebook says that these changes are in the interest of keeping users happy, but at the same time, Facebook’s ad revenue continues to climb — are paid ads a marketer’s only hope?”

“Take a look at our infographic as we explore the relationship between Facebook and brands. Is it the end of the Facebook free-for-all? And if so, what can we as marketers do about it?”

 
The End of the Facebook Free-For-All for Brands

Brought to you by Marketing Automation Software by Marketo

 

New Adidas App for “Sneakerheads”

12 Feb

There are millions and millions of apps out there — some better than others. :-) One clever new app is from Adidas, called Confirmed.

As described by Kyle Stock for Bloomberg:

“Are limited-edition sneakers still special when buyers can reserve them via an app, like a pizza or a pair of movie tickets? Adidas hopes so. The German sportswear giant just launched Confirmed, a mobile platform that will let sneakerheads skip the long lines at Foot Locker, obscure shoe lotteries, and the occasional disturbance of the peace that come with the sale of a rare pair of shoes. ‘You hear a lot of chatter and frustration that the existing system is somehow rigged for friends of friends or VIP customers,’ said Simon Atkins, the company’s vice president of brand activation. ‘We saw a real opportunity to change the paradigm with customers.'”

“Here’s how it works: Consumers who download the app, register with personal details, and allow push notifications from Adidas will get offers to reserve limited-edition shoes and apparel as they become available. Those who respond first are given the right to buy the products at a certain time and place, both in Adidas-owned stores and other retailers.”

Click the image to read more by Stock.
 

A pair of Adidas “Year of the Goat” sneakers celebrating the Chinese New Year that go on sale on Feb. 19 for $130.


 

Social Marketing Tips

9 Feb

It’s always a challenge to make our social media presence as effective as possible. We can ALWAYS improve!

As Tailwind, a social media firm, puts it:

“With the New Year come the New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe yours is going to the gym, learning a new language or even just relaxing more. Whatever your personal resolutions might be, there’s also a good chance that your social media accounts could use a new start in the New Year, too. That’s why we put together this list of 10 social media resolutions to keep your brand on track.”

 

 

New Money & Main$treet TV Interview on Online Safety!

3 Feb

As we have posted before (see for example, 1, 2, 3), identity theft, hacking, and invasion of privacy are rampant issues that we face today. And this is a BIG issue when we shop online.

Recently, we sat down with Fios1’s Money & Main$treet host Giovanna Drpic for a TV interview on this important subject.
 

 

What’s Going to Be Hot at the Super Bowl? In Terms of Ads of Course

29 Jan

Over the last several years, companies have become much more proactive about releasing buzz-worthy ads before the game and maximizing the online excitement, typically via YouTube.

So, what are going to be the winners in this year’s Super Bowl ad competition? And which of these ads can we watch before Sunday arrives?

As Lindsay Kolowich reports for HubSpot:

“So far, the lineup looks to be a combination of newcomers, like Skittles, and veterans, like Budweiser and Dove. And according to Cleveland.com, many of these companies are keeping their official ads secret until the Super Bowl — and instead, releasing ads for their ads. (How meta.) To prepare you for the Ad Bowl, we’ve rounded up the best ads and ad teasers that have been released thus far. Be sure to check back, as we’ll continue to add to this list as new teasers are released. So without further ado …” Click here to preview several 2015 Super Bowl TV ads.

And here’s the 2015 version of Budweiser’s very popular “puppy” ad from the 2014 Super Bowl. :-)
 

 

JWT Intelligence’s 100 Key Predictions for 2015

23 Jan

Each year, JWT Intelligence offers 100 interesting trends to be aware of for the coming year. Here are its 2015 predictions.
 

 

What Do We Do Every “Internet Minute”?

21 Jan

Our Internet activity keeps on increasing. So what do we do online most often?

As Tech Spartan puts it:

“The Internet is a wonderful thing, a thing of knowledge and power but also a thing of beauty and inspiration. We are all a part of the Internet in one way or another, whether that is via our E-mails or our social media accounts. But what do we all actually do on the Internet? It’s an interesting question which we here at Tech Spartan aim to answer in this infographic looking at what happens in an Internet minute, comparing last year (2013) to this year’s (2014) latest statistics. Did you know that there are now 11.6% more Internet users now than 1 whole year ago?”

Take a look at this infographic from Tech Spartan.
 

 

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,294 other followers

%d bloggers like this: