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Advertising to Teens: How brands Can Connect with a Generation that’s Always on Their Phones.

By: Shawna Ford, Marketing Coordinator

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you, teens are almost always on their phones. According to a June YouGov survey, 53 percent of teen internet users said they couldn’t go more than a day without their smartphones. The question marketers need to be asking is, “What are teens doing while on their phones?” To try … Continued

3 Ways to Control Multi-location Search Competition in the Same Market – In Under 250 Words

By: Andrea Brandon, Director, Marketing

Whether from Fortune 500 brands, or the franchisees, dealers and agents along Main Street USA, we bump into this question from search advertisers a lot: “Can we prevent competing against ourselves in multi-location markets?” The answer is an unsatisfying yes and no. Completely avoiding overlapping budgets and dog-eat-dog competition among multiple locations in the same … Continued

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[Webinar]: E-commerce Strategies to Grow Your Business

By: Mindstream Media, Staff

E-commerce continues to grow and with 2017 Holiday Shopping season just around the corner, it’s a great time to find ways to maximize your e-commerce business. In our latest webinar, we examined the biggest opportunities in online retail, and how you can amplify your marketing strategy to open up new acquisition channels online. This webinar covers: … Continued

Buzzwords aside, here’s what retail marketers need to know about consumers’ buying journeys in the digital era

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

We have more media options now than ever before for consuming and sharing content. We spend our days bouncing between our smartphones, computers, tablets, TV, etc. often using multiple devices at once. This has created an elastic buying journey that requires marketers to shift from media-focused ad placements to audience-focused targeting based on behavior and … Continued

Six tips to unwrap the holiday season consumer buying journey

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

It feels like the holidays start earlier every year, which means retail brands need to set their holiday marketing strategies now to help shoppers make crucial buying decisions. That’s why Mindstream put together this collection of holiday shopping trends and tips. Download our guide to learn: Six tips to help retail brands make the most … Continued

[Case Study]: Mindstream improves organic traffic by 179 percent for online nutrition retailer

By: Matt Carter, Senior SEM Specialist

Background Healthy Goods is an online nutritional supplement retailer and healthy lifestyle blog. Our goal: Healthy Goods wanted us to help them increase organic traffic and sales throughout Healthy Goods’ website. After a comprehensive search engine optimization (SEO) audit of the Healthy Goods site, we determined they’d been hit by several Google penalties that had adversely … Continued

Marketers: Stop Ignoring Easy Money

By: Andrea Brandon, Director, Marketing

Just about half of marketers don’t include phone numbers on landing pages, search ads or in content efforts, according to Invoca. That would fine if it wasn’t for the fact that consumers want more than chatbots and blank forms to connect through, especially on mobile phones. Add to the equation that Invoca also claims calls … Continued

[Video]: Geo-fencing Drives Local Consumers to Your Location

By: Shawna Ford, Marketing Coordinator

Geo-fencing Targeted Audiences In advertising, you don’t want to cast a wide net and waste money. Thanks to smartphones, you have the opportunity to target consumers using location and user intent. Geo-fencing provides precise targeting so that you can identify and reach consumers who are most likely to buy in your area. Watch our video to learn … Continued

Snapchat Goes All In On Local Advertising

By: Sean Flavin, Marketing Specialist

Snap Inc., the company behind the popular messaging app Snapchat, has experienced its share of turbulence since going public in March 2017. The company’s journey hit a particularly low point last week when its stock fell below the IPO price of $17 per share. But if Snap’s recent moves are any indication, the company has … Continued

The Latest from Google: June 2017

By: Carolina Erke, Sr. Marketing Specialist

Top Announcements from the Google Marketing Next Event and Posts on Google My Business Google is consistently looking for ways to deliver relevant and seamless experiences. This is partly because people expect it. More and more people look to digital to have everything they need at any given moment. At last month’s Google Marketing Next … Continued