Ryan Nelson

About Ryan Nelson

Ryan Nelson is a writer for Overthink Group, where he helps brands tell their stories and climb search engine results pages.

What Is Native Advertising, and Should You Use It?

While most other forms of advertising disrupt a consumer’s reading or viewing experience in some way (like a forced a commercial break or a popup ad), native ads are designed to imitate the natural ways people expect to find content. Native ads blend in with the sites, apps, and platforms [...]

2018-11-14T18:45:15+00:00

4 Tips for Effective Holiday Partner Emails

Most people don’t go into the holiday season knowing exactly what they’re going to buy. But they do plan to spend money. A lot of it. In 2017, the average US consumer expected to spend more than $900. And they’re more generous during this time of year, too. Where that [...]

2018-10-30T17:44:02+00:00

How Long Should Your Facebook Video Ad Be?

Facebook’s video ad specifications aren’t all that helpful when you’re trying to decide how long to make your ad. The minimum is one second. The maximum is 240 minutes. Your ad could be longer than The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition (235 minutes) and still fit [...]

2018-10-24T20:41:04+00:00

Banner Ads Not Cutting it? Try Video

When your ads aren’t getting results, there are a lot of things that could be going on. Maybe you’ve targeted the wrong audience. Maybe your message is off—or too hard to understand. Maybe it’s just not visually appealing, or your images are competing with your message. A lot of issues [...]

2018-11-14T22:30:59+00:00

Are You Talking to This Major Influencer?

It’s easy to get focused on speaking directly to your target audience and forget the relationships that can impact their buying choices. If you’re trying to reach married men, you market to married men. If you’re trying to reach teens, you market to teens. But there’s someone else you might [...]

2018-10-10T18:09:31+00:00

What If Your Ads Didn’t Feel Like Ads?

Facebook is a place people go to kill time, keep up with friends, and follow their favorite brands—not to see your ads. But the more your ads imitate the things people actually enjoy about Facebook, the less they’ll feel like an unwanted interruption. The savviest digital advertisers are masters of [...]

2018-10-02T20:29:43+00:00

The Danger of Using Jargon in Your Marketing

Every industry has specialized vocabulary that describes its concepts, problems, products, services, tasks, and roles. Sometimes these are unique words that evolve from acronyms or concepts that other industries don’t deal with regularly. Other times, this specialized vocabulary might repurpose existing words in a new way. However it forms, this [...]

2018-09-24T19:52:04+00:00

Is Your Marketing Too Wordy?

The average goldfish has a nine-second attention span. The average Internet user has an eight-second attention span. That’s what your marketing is up against every time someone hits your landing page or opens your email. Your readers are literally less attentive than a goldfish. That’s not a criticism of how [...]

2018-09-26T15:27:59+00:00

What Should Your Nurture Campaign Look Like?

Growing an audience doesn’t do you much good if you can’t get people to actually do anything. For most of us, the whole point of acquiring leads and building an email list is ultimately to make sales. It’s tempting to think that once someone joins your email list, it’s time [...]

2018-09-12T19:48:40+00:00