How Fortnite changed the game for mobile app developers

By Marketing, Multi-Channel, Social Media

Recently, the makers of Fortnite took a wild chance, pulling their massively-popular game offline for 48 hours. Users spent lots of time staring at a “black hole,” and Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, didn’t provide much information about what was happening. The lack of info only drummed up excitement, leading to countless streams, tweets, and articles. The New York Times covered the “black hole.” Variety hailed Fortnite’s “masterful stroke.” The general consensus was: by…

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Black Friday is exciting for marketers… and also a bit terrifying

By Attribution, Multi-Channel

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are coming. That’s great news for retailers, small business owners, car dealers, big brands, and just about anyone with a product to sell or a message to push. Marketers of all types anxiously await November 29th. But Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also full of noise and pressure. (Note: we’ve got three simple ways to cut through that noise and pressure, which we’ll go over in our free webinar…

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paid search strategy

How to audit your paid search strategy and make sure you’re not wasting money

By Audience Insights, Data, Paid Search

Let’s talk about a free paid search audit. You know that paid search is vital to finding your next customer. And you’re familiar with the essentials of doing it right. But you still have specific questions about your paid search account and whether you’re capturing as many customers as possible with the budget at your disposal. Are you reaching the right people? Are your campaigns as targeted as possible? Where are you wasting valuable marketing…

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ad fraud solutions

Ad fraud is still a huge problem for mobile. Here’s how to not be a victim.

By Multi-Channel, Targeting

Mobile app ad fraud is still a huge problem. PubMatic recently released its quarterly mobile index for Q2, 2019. Among the findings in the report: the mobile advertising ecosystem, although improving, still isn’t clean. The report referenced data from DoubleVerify, which in April said that impressions for mobile app sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) have doubled year-on-year since 2017, and that the total number of fraudulent apps increased by 159% from 2017 to 2018. If you’re…

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keyword strategy

Here’s how to use the single-keyword ad group strategy

By Multi-Channel, Paid Search

Though there are many different ways to approach structuring your paid search account, one approach stands out from the rest: single-keyword ad groups. Previously, we’ve talked about what exactly paid search is, and the essentials of doing it the right way. Now, we’re going to focus on the single-keyword ad group strategy. In short, single keyword ad groups create a one-to-one relationship between the keyword being searched and the ad copy that is eligible to…

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what is paid search

Let’s talk about what paid search is (and what it isn’t)

By Multi-Channel, Paid Search, People-Based Marketing

Paid search, SEM, and SEO are three different things that have, over time, become entangled and mischaracterized in the digital marketing conversation. SEO was previously considered a component of SEM. But doing SEM didn’t always mean SEO was a part of the effort. But when it was, SEM was paid search + SEO. Confused yet? Probably. Because it’s confusing. (And needlessly so.) So let’s clarify some things. For the purposes of this article, we’re going…

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how should i do paid search

Six essentials to doing paid search the right way

By Paid Search, People-Based Marketing, Targeting

Let’s assume for a moment that you’re not running a paid search marketing campaign for yourself or a client. But you’re doing some other things very well, especially at the top of the funnel. You’ve built an audience and are running highly-successful display campaigns. You’re killing it on Facebook. Ditto for email. Things are running on (almost) all cylinders. Your creative is great. Your team is happy. Your boss is impressed. Because of all of…

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people based marketing definition

This is what “people-based marketing” actually means

By Multi-Channel, People-Based Marketing

“People-based marketing.” It’s one of those terms that gets tossed around too much. Much like “rebranding,” “organic growth,” and our all-time favorite, “synergy,” people-based marketing has been used so loosely that it threatens to become fodder for a Dilbert cartoon. The thing is, people-based marketing actually solves huge problems for anyone trying to sell a product or get a message across. But before you embark on a people-based campaign, make sure your partner is actually…

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