Digital Marketing

TL;DR Roundup – The Facebook Data Controversy, Google’s E-commerce Move and Amazon’s Rising Value

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

Welcome to the TL;DR Roundup, Mindstream Media’s (almost) weekly recap of the biggest stories in digital media, marketing and advertising. We know there’s too much going on to read everything, so we break down the most important stories for you.

Sleeping Advertisers Wake to Amazon’s Giant Opportunities

By: Andrea Brandon, Director, Marketing

Bleary-eyed advertisers who’ve hit the snooze button on the Amazon Advertising Platform (AAP) are waking to find it’s time to get caffeinated and catch up on overlooked opportunities. The company that brings life’s wants and needs directly to 183 million consumers’ doors monthly knows more about their buying habits than Google or Facebook. While Google … Continued

Artificial Intelligence, Marketing and How They Work Together

By: Shawna Ford, Marketing Coordinator

One thing I learned while researching this article is that there’s a lot of information about Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs and machine learning out in the world right now, and hardly any of that information is detailed or consistent. Descriptions, check. Full disclosure, not so much. There are reasons for this. Companies like Google, IBM … Continued

The New World of Event Advertising (or, How Not to Spend $5 Million on a Super Bowl Ad)

By: Shawna Ford, Marketing Coordinator

Nearly everyone in the nation knows the Super Bowl is this weekend. Even if you’re not a football fan, news of the game is hard to avoid. From TV ads to grocery store promos and everything in between, the big game is the talk of the country right now. Super Bowl commercials have been a … Continued

Top 10 Digital Marketing and Advertising Trends for Local Brands

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

Even by digital media’s standards, 2017 was an eventful year. Buzzwords like “artificial intelligence,” “machine learning,” internet of things” and “predictive analytics” were further cemented into the lexicon of digital advertising. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality regulations. Google and Facebook weathered a string of controversies while still retaining their duopoly … Continued

4 Ways Repealing Net Neutrality Could Impact Local Advertisers

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted last week to repeal net neutrality regulations. In 2015, the FCC passed the net neutrality mandate classifying internet service providers (ISPs) as “common carriers,” which required them to treat all internet traffic equally. This latest decision reversed that by classifying ISPs as “information services” which means they can block … Continued

The Latest from Google: December 2017

By: Carolina Erke, Sr. Marketing Specialist

New AdWords experience features and looking back at 2017 In an effort to help advertisers continue to reach mobile-first consumers, Google recently launched three features for the new AdWords experience. Promotion extensions According to Google, seven out of 10 internet users look for sales or discounts before visiting a store. With that in mind, Google … Continued

[Infographic]: 5 Ways to Target Digital Display Campaigns Based on Consumer Intent

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

To reach the right audiences, brands need to look beyond demographics and target display campaigns based on consumer intent and behavior – including the searches they conduct, the content they read and the places they visit. This allows brands to deliver messages that align with consumers’ needs at each stage in the buying cycle to turn … Continued

Why Higher Costs-per-click Can Be a Good Thing for Google AdWords Campaigns

By: Marissa Fernandez, Associate SEM Specialist

In AdWords, a major benefit for advertisers is that Google charges when a searcher actually clicks on an ad, not just when an ad is served (i.e., an impression). Here’s how it works: when a user enters a search, advertisers bid for the right to show up in the results based on how much they’re willing to pay … Continued

[Infographic]: The Consumer Buying Journey for Multi-Location Brands

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

When developing marketing strategies, it’s important for brands to understand their customers’ buying journeys. I.e., how does someone go from a consumer realizing a need to a customer making a purchase? It can be tough. Buying journeys have become increasingly malleable, it’s no longer about trying to figure out if the journey is linear or … Continued