Social Media Advertising Growth and Its Impact on Digital Marketing

Marketers have had to change nearly every aspect of their ad approaches to keep up with consumer behavior and technological trends. This infographic, How Social Media Has Changed The Ad Game from MDG Advertising, provides some of the key factors driving and influencing the shift toward social media advertising. When social media advertising first arrived on the scene, marketers used it to simply connect with their audiences. However, today’s marketers have had to change many

The Best Course To Get Started With Facebook Advertising

The first time I met Andrea Vahl and heard her speak was years ago at Social Media Marketing World. Years later, I was blessed to have our paths cross again when we were both speakers at Concept ONE, an incredible digital marketing expo put on in the beautiful Black Hill Mountains of South Dakota. And wow, am I glad that I had the pleasure to hear Andrea speak again! First, she’s incredibly funny – it’s

Validate Your Social Media Strategy Against this 8-Point Checklist

Most of the companies who come to us for social media assistance look at social media as a publishing and acquisition channel, severely limiting their ability to grow their brand’s awareness, authority, and conversions online. There’s so much more to social media, including listening to your customers and competitors, expanding your network, and growing the authority your people and brand have online. If you limit yourself to just publishing and expecting a sale here and

How to Use Social Media for Small Business

It’s not as simple as people think. Sure, after a decade of working on it, I have one heck of a nice following on social media. But small businesses typically don’t have ten years to ramp up and create momentum on their strategy. Even in my small business, my ability to execute a highly strategic social media marketing initiative for my small business is a challenge. I know I need to continue growing my reach

What is Programmatic Advertising & Marketing?

The marketing technology is progressing right now and many people may not even realize it. Digital media started with communication and media-centric marketing. An example might be that a company would create its schedule of content, sales, advertising and mail. They may tweak and optimize them for delivery and optimal click-through rate, but more or less the content was delivered on the schedule of the business – not the lead or customer. Marketing automation brought

The Top 5 Metrics and Investments Marketers are Making in 2015

For the second time, Salesforce surveyed over 5,000 marketers globally to understand top priorities for 2015 across all digital channels. Here’s an overview of the full report which you can download at Salesforce.com. While the most pressing business challenges are new business development, quality of leads, and keeping pace with technology, how marketers use budgets and track progress is really intriguing: Top 5 Areas for Increased Marketing Investment Social Media Advertising Social Media Marketing Social