What is Contextual Advertising? For marketers, serving relevant advertising to audiences is the name of the game. In the digital age, there are two main ways to do just that. First, there’s behavioral advertising. Just as the name suggests, this strategy takes into account the previous actions of the user. This could include pages they’ve previously visited, links they’ve followed or even purchases they’ve made.
Every once in a while, Google likes to shake things up for us. They make minor to major updates every day, and one of the big ones occurred between October 11th and October 12th this year. On October 12th, the prevalence of video carousels nearly doubled across the globe. This means that whether you’re in the US or Germany, you’re going to see a lot more videos in carousels.
Call it what you will, but native advertising is still advertising, no matter the content or context. In December 2015, the FTC recently took advertisers to task by issuing new guidelines on advertorials, also known as native advertising. According to the “Enforcement Policy Statement on Deceptively Formatted Advertisements” advertisers must prominently display near the headline of any piece of content that could be construed as part of the surrounding editorial that the content is an advertisement.
When it comes to adding video to your small business repertoire, it can quickly feel daunting and costly depending on your goals for your project. However, just because you want to add video to your website, social media, whatever it may be, you don’t have to be constrained to the traditional methods of developing great video content.
Beginning a website redesign project can be a daunting task. And if you’re not careful, you’ll have chickens running every which way carrying wicker baskets of ideas that don’t carry out the overall website goals. Sometimes what starts that disconnection is leaving search engine optimization (SEO) on the backburner at the start of the web project.
Social media is fundamental to the nature of how we communicate with fans. The tone and content are more causal and insider-based, especially for the most ardent fans. If you’re introducing a new product and you’re unsure of how consumers will react, social media is the perfect tool in your arsenal. From developing new products to generating new audiences and revenue for existing products, social media creates smarter, more effective and targeted solutions.