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Healthcare Advertising is in Good Condition and Growing Stronger

Healthcare Advertising is in Good Condition and Growing Stronger

According to Charles Schwab, demand for healthcare products and services is on the rise. And, despite the uncertain regulatory outlook heading into the new year, if spending and clicks are any indication, then consumers and healthcare advertisers can boast of a clean bill of health. We took a look at the Marin Advertising Index to […]

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Your Content Knows Best: the Case for Dynamic Search Ads

Your Content Knows Best: the Case for Dynamic Search Ads

This is a guest post from Jacob Ehrnstein, Search Account Manager at 3Q Digital. One of the search marketer’s best weapons is a Dynamic Search campaign. As you may or may not know, Dynamic Search campaigns rely not on keywords for targeting, but instead use your site’s content to create and target your ads based […]

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Riding the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Wave

Riding the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Wave

Here we go again. The shopping period is already here, and season-crazy advertisers are going where every ad campaign has gone before, but now even more so—online and mobile. This year’s expected to be even more frenzied—and lucrative—than the last. To help you maneuver through the upcoming spending sprees and plan for a successful holiday […]

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Far Away, So Close: Current Insights into Travel Search Advertising

Far Away, So Close: Current Insights into Travel Search Advertising

With school out and warm weather in, we traditionally think of the summer months as the best time to take a vacation. However, is it actually prime time for search advertisers to ramp up their ad campaigns? To answer this question and others, we took a look at travel advertisers on Google and Bing. We […]

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5 Tips to Fine-Tune Your Holiday Advertising Strategy

5 Tips to Fine-Tune Your Holiday Advertising Strategy

We recently published our 2016 Cross-Channel Marketing Report, which looked at the current state of shopping ads, and examined advertiser and consumer behavior over the past year. Now, with the shopping season even closer, advertisers are quickly making sure their budgets and ad campaigns are ready and flawless. Based on the data, what are our top […]

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Bidding Optimization with Marin and Google Analytics

Bidding Optimization with Marin and Google Analytics

This is a guest post from Dionte Pounds, Account Manager at 3Q Digital. One of the reasons advertisers choose the Marin platform is for the flexibility it provides. It grants advertisers the ability to track conversions through the standard publishers (Google, Bing, Gemini), via Marin’s own platform tracking, or by importing conversion goals from Google […]

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Mobile Display Goes Up, but Tablet’s on the Decline

Mobile Display Goes Up, but Tablet’s on the Decline

Between the distant frenzy of the Q4 shopping season and the rising calm of midyear, Q2 tends to be the quietest quarter. However, this doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening. Among other things we found in our research, mobile display played a larger role this Q2—but overall, the ubiquitous move to mobile is actually slowing down. […]

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What to Expect for Shopping Ads This Holiday Season

What to Expect for Shopping Ads This Holiday Season

Last year, we forecast that 30% of all retail paid-search spend would be on a shopping ad, and 45% of all product ad clicks would be on a smartphone—and smartphone click growth ended up being even stronger than we predicted. Looking forward, where do we see shopping ads this holiday season? We took a look […]

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Text Versus Product Ads: Shopping Peaks, Valleys, and Plateaus

Text Versus Product Ads: Shopping Peaks, Valleys, and Plateaus

As retail search advertisers continue to plan their campaigns for the 2016 holiday season, they’re weighing the pros and cons of text versus product ads. What’s the most effective ad type for reducing cost, increasing CTR, and maximizing returns on spend? The answer: it depends. Sampling the Marin Global Online Advertising Index, composed of advertisers […]

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A 2016 Social Media Shopping Spree

A 2016 Social Media Shopping Spree

Shoppers are already prepping their lists for the holidays, and retail advertisers are close behind, on the mobile-focused, ad spend case. If smartphones were big-box retail destinations, they’d be the new “mad rush” of holiday sales. Thankfully, when shoppers are looking for deals and information, they can now easily turn to their mobile devices. Sampling the […]

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