What Have Your Customers Taught You This Year?

Test. Measure. Change. For digital marketers, that’s an endless cycle. We create variations of every ad, email, headline, and landing page, measure how our audience interacts with them, and then choose the versions that deliver the best results. But a single A/B test isn’t enough to create trends or make [...]

2018-12-19T22:17:56+00:00

6 Tips for Using Instagram for Your Business

Instagram has quickly become one of the world’s largest social media platforms. With more than 1 billion users worldwide and more than 100 million in the US, it’s no wonder businesses are using Instagram to connect with their target audience. But just because everyone is on it doesn’t mean it’s [...]

2018-12-19T22:09:29+00:00

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

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

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

How Email Optimization Can Give You Tunnel Vision

Optimization is the science of making your work as effective as possible. You strategically tweak and test your landing pages, emails, and ads to maximize a specific metric, such as clicks, conversions, or opens. And therein lies the problem with optimization: it can give you tunnel vision. Focusing too much [...]

2018-08-29T20:50:04+00:00

How to Choose the Right Button Text Every Time

Buttons play a key role in digital ads, emails, and landing pages. They prompt people to take the next step: to buy, preorder, sign up, download, subscribe, or get something. When your organization produces hundreds--if not thousands--of digital assets, it’s easy to wind up with “go-to” button text that you [...]

2018-08-15T19:29:25+00:00

How to Make Your Ads Look Like They Belong

Imagine you’re at a friend’s house for lunch. After you spend a few minutes catching up, a stranger opens the front door, sits down at the table, and leans into the conversation. That’s what it feels like when your ads look out of place on someone’s website. To the reader, [...]

2018-07-25T19:31:28+00:00

How to Run a Successful A/B Test

We’ve all seen someone rely on a huge assumption to push their idea forward. If I’m honest, I’ve done it myself plenty of times. Without an A/B test to prove which ideas actually produce better results, organizations often pursue ideas based on who champions them. A/B testing gives marketing teams [...]

2018-06-27T19:26:17+00:00