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Finance, eCommerce, and Dynamic Product Ads Rock It: Our Q4 2018 Digital Benchmark Report

Finance, eCommerce, and Dynamic Product Ads Rock It: Our Q4 2018 Digital Benchmark Report

In Q4 2018, paid search continued its upward trend, growing 10% YoY. As inventory gets more expensive, however, more spend doesn’t necessarily mean more clicks—there was a modest 10% increase year-over-year in Retail, less than the search spend for the vertical. Instagram Stories and Dynamic Product Ads ruled, however—Instagram received 18% of total Facebook spend, […]

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Countdown to The Big Bang in London

Countdown to The Big Bang in London

Who doesn’t love visiting the science museum? On a Thursday! In February! Marin Software and The Drum are bringing hundreds of digital advertisers together in London’s spectacular Science Museum on February 7th for The Big Bang event. We’re aiming for breakthrough thought leadership, deep learning, and an opportunity to mingle with top brand marketers. It’s […]

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5 eCommerce Landing Page Examples That Grew Qualified Leads

5 eCommerce Landing Page Examples That Grew Qualified Leads

This is a guest post from Johnathan Dane, Founder and CEO of KlientBoost. Landing pages, especially eCommerce landing pages, have just one job — to get visitors to buy something. But if eCommerce “best practices suck and are worthless,” as GetUplift founder and conversion optimization expert Talia Wolf says, how do you make improvements that actually move […]

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A Clean, Well-Optimized Product Feed

A Clean, Well-Optimized Product Feed

Everyone knows what it means when you say, “You are what you eat.” Well, a product feed is (quite literally) what your ad campaigns are eating. This is the diet that’s fed into your campaign structure and eventually constitutes various ad types across the primary platforms (Google, Amazon, Facebook), as well as hundreds of others. […]

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Everything You Need to Include for a Successful Mobile App Install Campaign

Everything You Need to Include for a Successful Mobile App Install Campaign

Mobile app install campaigns allow developers to promote iOS and Android apps across Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Audience Network. These platforms advertise your app within a specific campaign and budget, and let you target specific devices and even device versions. This campaign type is only available for advertisers with an app, as people will be […]

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Cash, Check, or Click: The Continuing Evolution of eCommerce

Cash, Check, or Click: The Continuing Evolution of eCommerce

As we kick off 2019, it seems like eons since the first eCommerce transaction back in 1979, when entrepreneur Michael Aldrich invented online shopping. Since then, the space has exploded—with tens of thousands of eCommerce sites in existence today. In her 2018 internet trends report, Mary Meeker estimated that eCommerce accounted for 13% of total […]

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SERP, SEM, ETA, RSA: The Acronym-Filled Journey of Search Advertising

SERP, SEM, ETA, RSA: The Acronym-Filled Journey of Search Advertising

From the birth of the search engine through 2016, advertisers worked hard to make their SEM ad messages concise enough to fit into the strict character limits of a standard text ad. Every ad had 25 characters in a headline and 35 characters in each of the two description lines. Also, advertisers could get beyond […]

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Top 10 Trends in Digital Advertising in 2019

Top 10 Trends in Digital Advertising in 2019

As we jump headlong into 2019, the digital advertising industry continues its exciting journey through new ad formats, breaking news, and shifting ad budgets. To dive deep into the state of the industry and anticipate what the New Year will bring, we dove into industry data and the Marin Advertising Index—which represents billions of dollars […]

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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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New Year’s Resolutions for Social Advertisers

New Year’s Resolutions for Social Advertisers

Okay, social advertisers—have you laid out your goals for 2019? To help you with strategic planning, we put together a New Year’s resolutions list especially for you. I will fine-tune my attribution to better understand my biddable performance. Most advertisers still rely on last-click attribution when evaluating their biddable channel performance. This attribution model has […]

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