There’s been a huge surge recently in the in popularity of online video ads. Companies are earmarking sizeable chunks of their advertising budgets for video. Programmatic video ad spend now accounts for over a billion dollars every year. And that’s far from the end of the story. Cisco predicts that a dominant 80% of online traffic will be accounted for by video by 2019. There are a number of explanations for the growth of online video. The bottom line, however, is that it’s a booming market sector that’s set to keep on growing. It’s gaining a real foothold in western markets like the UK and also developing markets like India.
Great tools for engagement
Video’s capacity to create an immersive environment gives it an advantage over other forms of online marketing, such as display advertising. The eye is instinctively more drawn to moving images. Add sound to that and you have a form that engages in a far more powerful way. Television advertising can also offer this to a degree, but video advertising is starting to get the edge here too. Research by eMarketer shows that online video advertising is now consistently outperforming television in some categories. It’s particularly effective …
Regardless of the size of your business, an effective online marketing strategy is essential in the modern age. In fact, research from Regalix suggests that 86 percent of businesses plan to increase their marketing budget this year, with video content, SEO, PPC and social media all ranking high on the list of priorities.
However, the current online marketing landscape presents robust challenges. For instance, it is estimated that 200 million internet users now have ad-blocking software installed, while click-through rates for both display ads and emails are falling year on year. With this in mind, here are some top tips to improve your online marketing.
1. Mobile optimisation is now essential. Marketing experts have been hammering this point for years, but Google searches originating from mobile devices have now overtaken those from desktop computers for the first time. This means that your website and advertising methods should be designed with mobile users as a top priority.
2. You should set up your local Google+ page. Doing so can bring about a number of benefits, especially for businesses where local custom is important. Make sure you include your business’ address, phone number and other contact information so that you appear in …
Are you looking to improve cost effectiveness of your media buys? Did you ever wish you could precisely choose your target audience and pay only when your message is seen? If so, you need to start using Google Adwords today. Once you do so, you will quickly realize just why this advertising platform was paramount to Google’s roaring success: because it works brilliantly.
This article will point out the biggest reasons why modern business owners will be at loss for overlooking this advertising platform.
Dip your toes gently
Much unlike a typical advertising agency, Adwords gives you full control and allows you to gently dip your toes in terms of initial investment. Since this is a PPC (pay per click) platform, you are only charged when someone clicks your ads. While setting up your campaigns, you have a very precise control of your maximum budget, maximum cost per click you’re willing to pay, and many other variables. It takes as little as £50 to get started with your first campaigns and the system is simple enough to learn the basics within an hour or two.
Pay as you go
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Hyper-targeting is a technology that has enabled marketers to produce tailored Ads that respond to the needs of different people online. With hyper-targeting, you are able to advertise to only those who are interested in your products. This technology utilizes search preferences to offer feedback about those who are interested in certain types of products. In response to this information, the marketer then produce Ads that are only targeted at specific individuals, who had shown interest in the products highlighted in the Ad. This makes it easier to generate leads and cuts on losses that come with reaching individuals who are not interested in certain products.
Using this technology to advertise is easy and there are not many tools that are needed to effect the campaign. First, all information needed for the customization of the Ads is provided by the potential customers. You will receive details about specific products they are interested.
Advertisers, therefore, create audience segments for their Ads since they have all the information that is necessary to make the process a success. This reduces the production of irrelevant consumer Ads, which could be hurting to the business in the long run.
For already converted customers, you can …