People have told us that they dislike spammy posts on Facebook that goad them into interacting with likes, shares, comments, and other actions. For example, “LIKE this if you’re an Aries!” This tactic, known as “engagement bait,” seeks to take advantage of our News Feed algorithm by boosting engagement in order to get greater reach. So, starting this week, we will begin demoting individual posts from people and Pages that use engagement bait.
Campaigns that ran on Facebook and Instagram had a mostly positive effect on consumer attitudes towards the brand, proved an exhaustive study by Kantar Millward Brown and Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Key takeaways from the study
Digital is important for long-term brand building as well as sales
Desktop isn’t dead!
Things don’t stay shiny and new forever
Be more human
Digital works best as part of the media mix
We’re about to enter the final quarter of 2017, and the relevance and importance of social media are at an all-time high. It has become an indispensable part of our digital communications strategies and delivers measurable results in branding, leads and sales.
The world of social media may be dynamic and constantly evolving, but one thing always remains constant: the steady pattern of growth. In fact, social media users now number 2.8 billion globally. And businesses are clamoring to get a piece of the action.
When it comes to a saucy bowl of pasta or a perfectly cooked steak, people are willing to wait in (long) lines for a taste of their favorite comfort foods. Rolling out soon, wait times on Google Search (and coming soon to Maps) shows you the estimated wait at your favorite restaurants. Now you can decide whether that cronut is really worth an hour wait or plan ahead to get your fix at a time when you can avoid a wait entirely.
Google offers a wide range of display and video ad formats, or creatives, across the AdWords, DoubleClick, AdSense and AdMob platforms. Now you can access essential information about all of these formats from a single location to easily compare and find formats that best fit your needs.
Want to understand how your display campaigns compare to the rest of the industry? Or how different ad formats and sizes perform compared to each other? This tool lets you pull up-to-date industry benchmarks to help you better plan and measure the success of your display campaigns. Whether you’re after average expansion rates for automotive creatives, expected Rich Media interaction rates for retail creatives from France or just the average click through rate for Entertainment ads from the US, we hope that you’ll find this a truly useful resource and add it straight to your bookmarks bar!
Don’t make changes to your creative and branding until you know you’re reaching the right customers—those that have the most high value for your brand. To do this, you need to truly understand who your audience is, and the best way of interacting with them. Today, it’s the brands that are able to drive CLV for the right customers that will see long-term success.