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What Advertisers Can Do to Prepare for More Visual and Voice Searches

What Advertisers Can Do to Prepare for More Visual and Voice Searches

This is a guest post from Charlotte Haab, Account Lead at 3Q Digital. Voice and visual search methods are quickly becoming more mainstream. There’s our Amazon ambassador Alexa, of course, our old pal Siri, the lesser-known Cortana—we even have voice assistance available in our refrigerators these days. Search marketers are starting to notice an influx […]

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Looking Back at the Big Bang

Looking Back at the Big Bang

We called time on The Big Bang 2019 recently in London’s Science Museum, but plenty of good memories abound from the conference. The agenda included several big themes swirling around the digital advertising world, including artificial intelligence, feed management, big data, and the future of search. Our opening session was a lively slam down debate […]

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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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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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How Advertisers Can Get Started with Responsive Search Ads

How Advertisers Can Get Started with Responsive Search Ads

By now, most search advertisers have heard about Google’s responsive search ads. Still, SEM aficionados are still getting their heads around this latest ad type. How does it work? Will it bring more clicks? How does it compare to text ads? Responsive ads choose the best-performing combinations from a search advertiser’s ad copy and assets. […]

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Ad Spend Increases on Black Friday and Cyber Monday—and It’s a Global Phenomenon

Ad Spend Increases on Black Friday and Cyber Monday—and It’s a Global Phenomenon

The holiday season is upon us and it’s always fun to analyze the aggregate performance of our advertisers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Each year when we “read the tea leaves”, some existing trends are reinforced while a new pattern jumps out at us. 2018 is no exception. More Clicks, Higher Spend As expected, […]

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Testing Effectively with Amazon Sponsored Brands

Testing Effectively with Amazon Sponsored Brands

Advertisers have access to additional placements with Sponsored Brands thanks to some recent enhancements that Amazon made. This ad type appears in highly visible top-of-page placements and at the bottom of the page. The prominence of these ads highlights the importance of testing. With so many variables (products, copy, images, etc.), advertisers have lots of […]

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Why Facebook Stories Are All the Rage

Why Facebook Stories Are All the Rage

Instagram Stories are a huge success for Facebook. The format rolled out in August 2016 to the general Instagram public, and then to advertisers in March 2017. Now, Instagram can boast of 400 million people using Stories every day. This is more than double the 191 million Snapchat users, the platform where stories were first […]

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