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Search Spend Grows as Instagram Thrives: Our Q3 2018 Digital Benchmark Report

Search Spend Grows as Instagram Thrives: Our Q3 2018 Digital Benchmark Report

In Q3 2018, paid search saw healthy 13% year-over-year growth—driven almost equally by increased click volume and rising CPCs—while Shopping ad budget share reached an all-time high of 36%. Also, Instagram ads gained ground, grabbing 15% of total Facebook spend, with Facebook’s news feed accounting for over 80%.   We share these insights and more […]

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What Candidates Are Doing Right—and Wrong—with Midterm Election Advertising

What Candidates Are Doing Right—and Wrong—with Midterm Election Advertising

This is a guest post from Charlotte Haab, Account Manager at 3Q Digital. Whether it’s ominous video spots, sneaky “fake news,” or your favorite great aunt’s not-quite-sensitive Facebook comments, TV and online airwaves, channels, and networks are full of political messaging. Advertisers are in the thick of it. They can shape public opinion, but most […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Google’s Parallel Tracking

Everything You Need to Know About Google’s Parallel Tracking

The October 30th deadline for parallel tracking is fast approaching. If you’re running paid advertising campaigns on Google Ads, consider these stats: 53% of mobile users leave a site that takes longer than three seconds to load. Parallel tracking will speed up landing page load times—by up to five seconds—for users coming from your Google […]

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2 Things Every Social Advertising Strategy Needs

2 Things Every Social Advertising Strategy Needs

If you’ve been in online marketing for a while, you know the importance of having good creative for social advertising. These days, social media advertising has become so advanced, that in order to get ahead of the competition, manual or automated bid optimization aren’t enough anymore. In fact, 55% of social media advertising optimization now […]

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Is 2018 the Year of the Digital Ad Platform Rebrand?

Is 2018 the Year of the Digital Ad Platform Rebrand?

First it was Google, then it was Amazon, then it was Oath. Out with the old, in with the new, as they say—and in this case, 2018 seems to be the Year of the Ad Platform Rebrand. We took a look at what changed and why. What’s in a Name? While most of the rebranding included […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Top 5 Industry Articles

What We’re Reading This Week: Top 5 Industry Articles

The Marin Marketing team stays busy not only striving to deliver compelling, educational, and relevant content—we also spend time following the most interesting industry news. In this series, we list the stories that are grabbing our team’s attention. Google and Facebook want half The “duopoly” are marching toward making up half of the U.S. ad […]

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How to Build Your Brand with Instagram Stories

How to Build Your Brand with Instagram Stories

Although Instagram Stories is the fastest-growing Facebook product, and more and more consumers are shifting to the stories format, most businesses are still lagging behind. If you haven’t adopted the Stories ad format on Instagram yet, now’s a perfect time. This ad format is an easy, great way to stay ahead of the competition. In […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Top 5 Industry Articles

What We’re Reading This Week: Top 5 Industry Articles

The Marin Marketing team stays busy not only striving to deliver compelling, educational, and relevant content—we also spend time following the most interesting industry news. In this weekly series, we list the stories that are grabbing our team’s attention. Instagram expands shopping features To make it easier for people to buy products they see on […]

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Brands Go Wild for Amazon Advertising

Brands Go Wild for Amazon Advertising

It’s pretty clear that Amazon is on a monumental roll. The company’s growth is staggering, showing a 39% year over year increase in net sales, a 12x jump in earnings per share (EPS), and over 100 million Prime subscribers globally in Q2 2018. There simply isn’t another eCommerce company with the same market presence and influence over […]

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What We’re Reading This Week: Top 5 Industry Articles

What We’re Reading This Week: Top 5 Industry Articles

The Marin Marketing team stays busy not only striving to deliver compelling, educational, and relevant content—we also spend time following the most interesting industry news. In this weekly series, we list the stories that are grabbing our team’s attention. What 100 days after GDPR looks like Over three months after rollout of the new GDPR […]

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