While many marketing technology tactics have changed the past two decades to reflect a faster-paced society and advances in technology, the use of affiliate marketing channels has remained relatively the same in terms of system and structure.  “It is a business development channel that has never truly been optimized by use of technology,” said Matt
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October 23, 2020 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you are investing material dollars in marketing campaigns, more often than not, you have considered engaging, or have engaged, an advertising agency to assist you with those efforts. Those decisions whether or not to manage your marketing campaigns with in-house teams
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Now that we’ve made it to the make-it-or-break-it fourth quarter, advice is flowing fast and furiously about 2020 holiday planning. I wrote some of that advice, too, like my September column “Predictions for holiday 2020 v. 400.0? Be ready for anything” about managing holiday campaigns when you don’t know what’s going to happen next.  But
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As we head into the holiday season, Facebook is rolling out several new features for e-commerce marketers and brands. It is also launching promotional support for Black-owned businesses and training and software discounts for small businesses. Instagram ads with product tags. For more than a year, Instagram has been testing product tags for organic Shopping
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October 19, 2020 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In the span of a few short weeks, the coronavirus pandemic completely reshaped shopping and left many retailers struggling to survive. Neiman Marcus, JCPenney, J. Crew, and other popular chains filed for bankruptcy. According to a report from Yelp, 60 percent of
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While video is an appealing channel for advertisers, there is still some lack of common agreement when it comes to startegy and metrics for video ad campaigns. One common misconception is that video campaigns need to be complex to have significant ROI. “Use video to simplify your customer experience landscape, not make it more difficult
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Google claims to update its search algorithm several thousand times per year. In the absolute majority of cases, Google algorithm updates are too small to notice. But, every once in a while, Google introduces a change so fundamental, that it disrupts the way we do SEO forever. In this post, we will be counting down
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Scratch that: Facebook’s 28-day attribution window lives, for now In response to advertiser feedback, Facebook will not move forward with a test to remove the default 28-day attribution window for advertisers. Gil David of Run DMG shared the news on LinkedIn, commenting “Facebook demonstrates that they do actually listen to advertisers.” He cited the company’s
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A report released today by the Enterprise Strategy Group, in partnership with Zendesk, matched CX criteria against business outcomes, finding that small businesses were likely to have grown customer spend — even during the pandemic — if they scored highly on CX-related capabilities. The score was established through surveys of over 1,000 companies, including 500
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We spoke with the corporate communications head who hooked up TikTok sensation Nathan Apodaca with a new Nissan truck, and she swears the win-win social media triumph came together organically. October 8, 2020 5 min read Unless you’ve been living under a cranberry bog, you know that 37-year-old Idaho potato-farm laborer Nathan Apodaca aka TikTok user
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The Microsoft Digital Marketing Center (DCM) is now available in open beta in the U.S. The company had been piloting the free platform designed for SMBs to manage automated search and social campaigns across Microsoft, Google, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram since June. With the move to beta, Microsoft has added several new features. On-site analytics.
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