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Social Media Marketing PSA: Know Your Ad Environment

Digital marketers are constantly on the alert for the Next Big Thing. Each time a social media channel gains rapid membership or a new iPhone rolls out, it’s evaluation time. Is the audience there to justify migrating paid advertising costs? Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz around the new Apple Watch; specifically, which brands have launched inaugural apps and how marketers can make use of the tiny real estate this wearable will offer up. According to GlobalWebIndex, only 11% […]

Recap: Facebook’s Q1 2015 Earnings Call

Fresh off the heels of developer conference f8, Facebook’s Q1 2015 earnings call yesterday afternoon covered all the usual bases — skyrocketing mobile usage, increased adoption of its newest ad products, the gradual growth of its acquisitions, and a steady focus on app monetization. YoY revenue has remained strong at 42% (compared to 58% last quarter) and mobile now makes up 73% of Facebook’s $3.3 billion in ad revenue. COO Sheryl Sandberg shared that in the US, one in every […]

Why All Marketing is Now Mobile Marketing

Programmatic. Viewability. Omnichannel. Big data. The advertising industry loves buzzwords. Buzzwords capture what’s trending in the minds of digital marketers and offer a common language for conversations around the next big thing. “Mobile” has been a buzzword for ages, always touted as the next revolution in advertising. But it’s 2015, and it’s official: the mobile majority isn’t coming; it’s already here. For years, as smartphones and tablet growth has exploded across the globe, the importance of considering mobile as part […]

Recap: Facebook’s Q4 2014 Earnings Call

Facebook’s Q4 2014 earnings call yesterday afternoon was one for the books, with healthy growth in YoY revenue (58%) and Q4 revenue ($3+ billion) signifying a strong start to 2015. CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg continued to hammer on their mission to deliver ”people-based marketing at scale,” echoing Q3‘s themes of quality content, targeting, and measurement. The importance of being where the customer is (mobile) also remained the same, but an emphasis on not just looking at clicks, but […]

Understanding How Millennials Shop Online

Who are Millennials? It’s a question everyone’s asking, especially marketers. Defined simply, Millennials (sometimes referred to as Gen Y) are the first generation to come of age in the new millennium. They were born between 1980-2000 and are currently aged 15-35. At 77 million strong, Millennials account for nearly a third of the US population and in 2013 contributed a whopping $1.3 trillion in annual spending to the economy. As the first generation to have Internet access during their formative years, […]