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Facebook first started offering ads in 2007 — three years after the company was founded — with only three options: branded Facebook pages, an ad system called Social Ads, and an interface “to gather insights into people’s activity on Facebook that marketers care about.” And the rest, as they say, is history. Today, Facebook Ads is a nearly $70-billion-a-year business with a plethora of options for the millions of brands that advertise on the platform.…

It happens to all of us — we click on a catchy email from an e-retailer, add a few eye-catching items to our carts, and… close the tab. For one reason or another, card abandonment happens, and it happens frequently. Studies show that in 2019, the average cart abandonment rate across all industries was a whopping 69.57%. Cart abandonment can pose a big problem for e-commerce brands. Luckily, we have a solution: Retargeting ads. Here’s everything…

Shopping cart abandonment happens to all e-commerce retailers, no matter how small or large. Shoppers can be fickle: They may browse for other deals, get distracted, or perhaps never had any intention of checking out in the first place (and simply enjoy the thrill of the chase). No wonder the average cart abandonment rate hovers around 77%. Still, seeing marketing efforts fail to guide conversions successfully can be a massive headache for brands. It’s up…

Thanks to the pandemic, the retail landscape has dramatically transformed, with customers forging new shopping habits and upping their expectations for brands. Digital marketing has evolved just as much, with the development of virtual platforms to replace in-person experiences and campaign redesigns to acknowledge the new reality. Yet, given the rapid onset of new technologies, behaviors, and trends, skilled marketers must look even further into the future.  So, come 2021, will content still be king?…

If you’re wondering whether your brand should be actively selling products on Instagram, consider this: more than 130 million users tap on Instagram Shopping posts each month. Instagram Shopping is a feature that allows brands to sell products directly to the platform’s 1 billion global users. Upon its launch in March 2017, Instagram said it wanted to “create something that was less transactional and more immersive” and that made “mobile shopping feel just like shopping.”…

It’s September. Leaves are starting to turn, pumpkin spice is on the menu, football season is ramping up, and millions of marketers are clearing out their schedules to deal with the round-the-clock insanity that is the holiday advertising season.  Of course, 2020 isn’t like any other year. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has drastically reoriented the way commerce is done across the globe. Vast shutdowns and closures hit brick-and-mortar stores hard. But at the same…

Unlike traditional media like television and print, the internet is interactive, and the relationship between a brand and its customers online is a two-way street. Brands rely on customers to participate in that relationship — by engaging with the brand and eventually purchasing the product or service. In this environment, brands need a compelling call to action (CTA) to motivate a customer to participate. A CTA is a link or button on a webpage —…

Let’s get a little more specific about the different marketing tactics you can use to reach your target market successfully. Blog content, digital advertising, social media, and other tactics and channels can all be leveraged to deliver your message to the appropriate audience. But how do you decide which tactic to choose? That depends on your specific marketing goal. The different channels mentioned line up with a particular objective you set for your business. That…