Why It Matters To Add Meaning To Your Marketing

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American Psychological Association research reveals that when work is meaningful, workers are motivated, engaged and happy with their jobs. Meaning and purpose elevates our days and makes mundane tasks special. When we have a “why” behind what we do, the work is easier—and often more successful. The same is true with marketing. So many companies today focus […]

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Pinterest Shopping Ads Gain Momentum As Company Revenues Top $1 Billion In 2019

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Pinterest revenues reached $400 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, growing 46% year-over-year and exceeding analysts’ forecast of $371.2 million, the company reported Friday. Annual revenue surpassed $1 billion, to reach $1.14 billion – an increase of 51% over 2018. Audience growth. Global monthly active users (MAUs) grew 26% year-over-year reaching 335 million, up from 332 million […]

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Facebook Buys AR Startup Building A 1:1 Digital Map Of The Physical World

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Facebook has reportedly acquired Scape Technologies, a UK augmented reality (AR) startup. TechCrunch estimated the purchase price might be around $40 million. If Scape were just another AR company, the news wouldn’t be that interesting or potentially significant — but it isn’t. 3D mapping the physical world. Scape’s technology is about creating a 1:1 digital representation of the physical […]

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Google Changes the Look of Paid and Organic Search Results on Desktop

Google is rolling out an updated look for paid and organic search results on desktop, bringing it more inline with the look of mobile search results. The updated design includes a more prominent “Ad” label for paid results, at least in Google’s estimation, as well as favicons next to organic results. Here’s a mockup shared […]

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Facebook is Preparing to Launch a Desktop Redesign to All Users

Facebook is planning to roll out a redesign of its desktop website to all users before this spring. The redesign is the same one that was talked about as far back as April 2019, which means it could end up being in testing for a full year before Facebook rolls it out to everyone. Currently, […]

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Google Ads Makes Parallel Tracking Mandatory for Video Campaigns

Google Ads is making parallel tracking available for video campaigns, which is optional for now but will soon become mandatory. Parallel tracking is designed to improve mobile site speed by bringing visitors directly to the landing page while measuring the ad click in the background. Due to the importance Google places on site speed, parallel tracking […]

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A Cheat Sheet For Marketers In 2020

It’s predictions time. And very rightly so. For most companies whose fiscal year matches the calendar year, the planning cycle is complete. Budgets have been allocated, and teams are getting ready to execute. This also means certain assumptions have been made with regard to the business and key functional areas. What do those business assumptions […]

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3 Steps For Succeeding In Account-Based Marketing

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Account-based marketing (or ABM) allows you to coordinate personalized marketing and sales efforts that help you land and expand within target accounts. In this post, I want to focus on the top three things those practitioners are doing and how you can get started doing them, too: Focusing On Key Accounts In B2B deals, companies sell […]

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5 Top Tools for Collecting Customer Feedback

Collecting customer feedback is an invaluable part of running a business, as it allows you to discover where customers are most or least satisfied with your business. You can quickly evaluate and address any complaints and concerns, and get an overall idea of where your business is exceeding or underperforming. There are a lot of useful tools […]

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Facebook Can Now Deliver Ads That Are Dynamically Tailored to Each User

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Facebook is rolling out new advertising features that use machine learning to dynamically customize ads for individual users. This gives advertisers the ability to serve personalized ads when they may otherwise lack the time and resources required to deliver personally relevant ad experiences. In an announcement, the company states: “Facebook machine learning combines data and signals […]

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