Everything You Need to Know About Instagram Story Ads

When Instagram announced the release of full-screen, vertical story ads this March, advertisers had reason to be excited. Story ads represented an alternative to News Feed ads—which, though still effective, had lost a bit of novelty. They’d also grown way more competitive: Image via Statista In September of last year, Instagram’s 2 million monthly active… Continue Reading Everything You Need to Know About Instagram Story Ads

The end of DoubleClick and Adwords? Google simplifies its branding with Google Ads, Marketing Platform and Ad Manager

It’s been 18 years since the launch of Adwords and it was about time for a change for Google. So many things have changed in almost two decades: mobile has taken over our lives, social media has turned us into publishers and video content is in high demand. All the changes make businesses evaluate their… Continue Reading The end of DoubleClick and Adwords? Google simplifies its branding with Google Ads, Marketing Platform and Ad Manager

Closing the knowledge gap: how do you ensure paid search transparency?

As the debate around programmatic transparency rages on and the traditional agency model of media markups and kickbacks crumbles, very little is said about transparency across other marketing channels. Take paid search, for example. With many mid-tier brands spending considerably more on PPC than programmatic, there are often fundamental gaps or flaws in the data… Continue Reading Closing the knowledge gap: how do you ensure paid search transparency?

A Look Inside Google AdWords’ New Ad Suggestions Feature

Every advertiser takes immense pride in the ads they write. After all, writing the perfect PPC ad takes time, creativity, coffee, the occasional beer, and months and months of testing. It’s more than writing a 140-character ad: it’s a monumental and never-ending task. We know that writing ads is important and challenging, but busy advertisers… Continue Reading A Look Inside Google AdWords’ New Ad Suggestions Feature

How to expand search marketing reach in the slow season, part 2: Amazon Marketing Services

In part 2 of our series on how to battle the slow season and incrementally increase purchases, we dive into Amazon Marketing Services (AMS). For those unfamiliar with AMS, it is (to put things mildly) a fast-growing ecommerce channel. If you are an ecommerce business and you are not on Amazon, chances are you are… Continue Reading How to expand search marketing reach in the slow season, part 2: Amazon Marketing Services