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Offline Connect: Tie Your In-Store Transactions to Your Online Advertising Efforts

Offline Connect: Tie Your In-Store Transactions to Your Online Advertising Efforts

Advertisers continue to look for the best ways to measure the impact of their advertising campaigns on sales. Without an accurate picture of the full customer journey and every touchpoint to conversion, they fall short of achieving the most streamlined campaigns, the most appropriately allocated budgets, and the highest possible revenue. Marin’s Offline Connect gives […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Google’s New Prominence Metrics

3 Things You Need to Know About Google’s New Prominence Metrics

Google announced that they’ll eliminate the “average position” metric in the third quarter of this year. New metrics to give advertisers more control over their “race to the top” of the SERP will take its place. In this article, we review what these metrics are, how they work, and how marketers can prepare. 1. What’s […]

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Skills Every Social Marketer Should Have Going into 2019

Skills Every Social Marketer Should Have Going into 2019

Digital marketing—especially social media marketing—is a fast-paced industry, with change often happening faster than you can say “professional development.” As social marketing gets more popular with the passing of each year, publisher ad offerings keep expanding accordingly. Obviously, there are essential skills every social marketer should have: an analytical mind (or even better, a background […]

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Running an A/B Test with Google Drafts and Experiments

Running an A/B Test with Google Drafts and Experiments

When it comes to PPC campaign management and optimization, A/B testing is key. In my past life working for agencies and directly with brands, we tested new creatives every two weeks. By constantly running these tests, we were able to better understand which exact wording drove people to click ads (given all the competition on […]

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4 Hurdles to Overcome in Implementing an Attribution Strategy

4 Hurdles to Overcome in Implementing an Attribution Strategy

You’ve finally figured out what attribution model is best for your organization. From here, you’ll most likely have to overcome some additional hurdles. Here are the most common things to consider in executing an attribution strategy. 1. Meet your users where they are Despite recent entrants like Amazon and Pinterest shaking up the ad tech […]

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Europe’s in the Zone: Our Q1 2018 Digital Advertising Benchmark Report

Europe’s in the Zone: Our Q1 2018 Digital Advertising Benchmark Report

Our Q1 2018 benchmark report shows that search ad spend increased 11% around the globe, fueled by significant eurozone growth of 30%. Also, mobile advertising accounted for 40% of total search spend, representing a growing market share. Advertisers should be aware that mobile ads still offer a 33% discount versus desktop CPCs globally, a bargain […]

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Marketing on Facebook: Analyzing the Results of an A/B Scope of Test

Marketing on Facebook: Analyzing the Results of an A/B Scope of Test

In the previous article in our Marketing on Facebook series, we looked at how to build a robust A/B scope of test framework to help uncover optimal relevance and ROAS. In our third and final post, we analyze the results of our test and formulate an action plan. (Be sure to refer back to the […]

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The Myths & Realities of Cross-Channel Attribution

The Myths & Realities of Cross-Channel Attribution

The marketing landscape is awash with competing attribution models—from first-touch to time-decayed to last click—none of which truly capture the full path to conversion. So what’s an advertiser to do? We believe you should focus on true cross-channel, multi-touch attribution. Without a clear picture of your conversion efforts across channels and devices, it’s simply impossible […]

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Super Bowl Ads in 2018: A Sign of Things to Come?

Super Bowl Ads in 2018: A Sign of Things to Come?

Am I the only one who missed the Budweiser Clydesdales? It’s clear that they weren’t the only thing absent from yesterday’s TV spots—many ads were also missing meaning. Why was that? Super Bowl spots are usually quite entertaining (hat tip to Tide)—and notoriously expensive. So, they naturally invite industry commentary and speculation. But, this year’s […]

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4 Important Things to Know About AdWords Parallel Tracking

4 Important Things to Know About AdWords Parallel Tracking

Since the inception of AdWords and paid media tracking, Google has quickly sent users to an interim landing page, then quickly redirected to the intended page. All this occurs very quickly and is transparent to many users. We’ll call this a linear redirect tracking pattern. With recent browser support and updates, there is now the […]

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