As the bell rang to close the New York Stock Exchange at 4pm EST today, investors, Salesforce and Slack users, and the martech community at large were awaiting the anticipated announcement of a multi-billion acquisition of the popular collaboration platform by the CX and CRM giant. Slack already has close integrations with Salesforce, but the
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Why Pinterest moved beyond CTR to understand ad engagement  Source: Pinterest Relying on a straight click-through rate metric to understand how ads are resonating has its shortcomings, explained Pinterest engineers in a blog post. Those shortcomings include not accounting for ad position bias, users’ Save or Hide actions and brand awareness objectives.  Instead, Pinterest explains,
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Facebook Ads has earned a reputation for being particularly glitchy and unpredictable. Over the past 12 to 18 hours, many advertisers experienced issues with temporary ad disapprovals and accounts being disabled. I’m just sitting in front of the computer watching accounts be disabled one by one. — Ameet Khabra ✊✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@adwordsgirl) November 6, 2020 “This
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TikTok jumps into social commerce with Shopify TikTok’s advertising division TikTok for Business announced a global integration with Shopify Tuesday that makes it easy for Shopify merchants to promote their products on the short-form video social network. The two companies also announced #ShopBlack to amplify Black-owned Shopify merchants on TikTok. Why we care. This marks
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November 4, 2020 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The e-learning industry has exploded with popularity and innovation in recent years, as remote tutors, online courses, workshops and other remote-learning resources have become more accessible, more rewarding and better recognized.  As per data from Supplygem, every dollar spent on e-learning makes companies
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“A lot of our clients want to check the quality of their influencers to make sure they have the right target and understand the quality of the influencer’s audience,” said Alexander Frolov, CEO and co-founder of HypeAuditor, an AI-powered Instagram, TikTok and YouTube analytics tool that creates insights about audience and authenticity. Influencer marketing may
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October 31, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In the digital age, getting attention is anything but a given. An abundance of publishers, gadgets and apps are competing for mind share, and data overload causes audiences to block distractions and instead focus on what’s urgent. Five years back, a Microsoft
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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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