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What You Need to Know About Native Advertising

By: Brandi Fulk, Director, Business Development

Let’s talk about a massive advertising opportunity that has been flying under the radar for a lot of advertisers. It’s not that advertisers have ignored this opportunity, it’s more that they don’t really understand it. The opportunity I’m talking about is native advertising – a misunderstood format with serious potential for brands.  In 2019, U.S. … Continued

How to Fuel Your Brand’s Social Media Pipeline by Repromoting Content

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

This post originally appeared on lsainsider.com, click here to read the full post. As a marketer who manages your brand’s social media profiles, you know how difficult it can be to come up with engaging posts every day. This is especially true if your brand relies on content like blog posts, infographics and videos to … Continued

[Case Study]: How to Increase Social Media Engagement By Repromoting Content

By: Sean Flavin, Content Marketing Manager

Promoting content pieces like blogs, whitepapers and infographics with multiple social media posts is a popular arrow in many a marketers’ quiver. But does repromoting the same piece of content really provide value and increase social media engagement? Recently, we set out to answer that very question (spoiler alert: it works). Introduction Recently, one of … Continued

Picture This: Best Practices for Sharing Images on Social Media

By: Carrie Thompson, Marketing Specialist

Eight seconds. That’s a hell of a long time to stay secured in a saddle strapped to the back of a wildly bucking 1,700-pound beast that would love nothing more than to stomp you into the ground. But, it’s pretty dismal in terms of attention span. According to a study from Microsoft, people generally lose … Continued

5 Reasons to be Stoked About Snapchat Advertising

By: Charles Ackley, Paid Media Specialist

Mindstream is very excited about becoming a certified Snapchat partner. We’re looking forward to leveraging the platform’s projected user growth and its ability to capture differentiated audiences not found on Facebook and YouTube. While it may be early on in our partnership, we’re already seeing the benefits of Snapchat advertising and are excited to share these … Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook’s New First-Party Cookie Option

By: Andy Lau, Paid Media Specialist

Facebook is introducing a new way for advertisers to learn more about consumers, including those using Apple’s Safari browser (an option that wasn’t previously available). On Oct. 24, Facebook will begin offering advertisers a first-party cookie option within the Facebook pixel. “Up until now, Facebook has used its pixel — powered by third-party cookies — … Continued

Mindstream Media named to early list of Snapchat Certified Partners

By: Andrea Brandon, Vice President, Marketing & Creative Services

Mindstream Media, a locally-focused, national agency became one of less than 100 Snapchat Certified Partners globally, as it increasingly incorporates Snapchat into advertiser strategies. Certification criteria for the program include: Demonstration of Snapchat advertising knowledge through successful completion of agency team training and assessments. Demonstration of campaign expertise by meeting ad spend requirements. Undergoing continuous training … Continued

Understanding Millennials: How Social Media Drives Buying Decisions

By: Andrea Brandon, Vice President, Marketing & Creative Services

Franchisees and franchisors are increasingly aware of social media’s influence on buyers. Millennials, those currently aged 22 to 37, are a significant subset of those buyers. The trick is to understand how this demographic responds positively to social media–because while they are heavy social media users, they have distinct opinions on social content and application. … Continued