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Next Generation of Sidecar for Facebook Helps E-commerce Retailers and Brands Tackle the Growing Complexity of Facebook Advertising

Sidecar Additionally Launches Support for Google Display and Video Ads as Part of the Company's Increased Focus on Audience Management Across Channels Sidecar continues to solve the pain points facing digital marketing teams in retail, and today's latest step is the introduction of the next generation of Sidecar for Facebook & Instagram. Critical among the new features is the granularity with which Sidecar automatically creates and manages audiences for Facebook and Instagram ads. In addition, the company's heightened…

MarTech Interview with Matt Gilbert, CEO at Pepperjam

"The demise of the third-party cookie will lead to brands increasingly focusing on methods to acquire and leverage first-party data." Journey into Tech  Hi Matt, as the greater industry has continued to evolve, and you think about your particular journey with Technology, any new reflections on the role you have played? What inspires you most in your role at Pepperjam? 20+ years into my love affair with Digital Marketing, and yes it is still a love affair, whatever small role I may have played in its evolution is…

TapClicks Introduces Local SEM Monitoring Capabilities into iSpionage Marketing Intelligence Solution

New Features Help Monitor Local Paid Search Competitors and Visualize Conversion Path TapClicks, the leading marketing solution for intelligence, analytics, reporting, workflow and orders management, announced its new local SEM monitoring feature, Local SEM Campaign Watch, for iSpionage, TapClicks’ competitive marketing intelligence solution for advertising, search marketing, and SEO. Local SEM Campaign Watch allows users to monitor paid search competitors in any country, state, county, city and zip code. “iSpionage’s…

SocialSEO Ranked #1 Digital Marketing Firm in America by UpCity

The 2020 results are in and SocialSEO has now emerged as the #1 Digital Marketing Firm in America. Once a year, the UpCity National Excellence Awards are presented to the top United States digital marketing firms. This year, SocialSEO moved to the top of UpCity's list as the #1 digital marketing firm in the nation. Marketing Technology News: ManifestSeven Acquires The People’s Kush, Further Expanding Retail Reach The awards celebrate highest customer satisfaction and brand integrity based on their UpCity rating, a…

Search Outperforms Social Based on Episerver Analysis of 4 Billion Sessions

Episerver Releases Its Biannual B2C Benchmark Report Detailing Retail Key Performance Indicators Across Traffic Sources and Devices Social media conversions are trending upward despite being outperformed by organic and paid search according to data from Episerver, the customer-centric digital experience company. Search still performs better than social, based on new Episerver analysis of 4 billion sessions. Retail brands have a big opportunity to turn passive swipers into active shoppers as mobile device penetration is at…

The World of Online Retail: Navigating Increasingly Choppy Waters

There is no shying away from the fact that the high street has seen better days. UK shops are continuing to close – more than 1,200 last year, meaning more retailers are turning their focus to online. In the UK, e-commerce now accounts for more than a fifth of total retail sales, according to data from eMarketer, however nailing the experience is a major issue, with conversion rates 7x lower than brick and mortar counterparts. Getting digital rights requires focus and smart investments to be successful. A recent report on…

Merkle Named a Strong Performer Among Performance Marketing Agencies

Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced that it has been recognized among the top performance marketing agencies by leading independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. The agency was recognized for its people-first approach to performance marketing and for being strong in both paid search and programmatic display. Forrester recently released The Forrester Wave: Performance Marketing Agencies, Q3 2019, naming Merkle a strong performer. The report assesses the state…

Marin Software Research Reveals Search, Instagram Stories, and Product-Focused Ads Dominate in Q4

Monthly Spending on E-Commerce Channel Ads Increased by 5x Since January 2018 Marin Software, a leading provider of digital marketing software for performance-driven advertisers and agencies, released research findings from its global Q4 2018 Digital Advertising Benchmark Report. Marin Software's research confirms that search spend grew 10% globally year-over-year, advertisers spent larger portions of their budgets on Instagram Stories, and advertisers continued to invest in lower-funnel product-focused ads to take…

Merkle Releases Its Q4 2018 Digital Marketing Report

Report Cites Steep Growth for Google Shopping Ads, Steady Growth for Amazon, and a Decline for Facebook Ads Merkle a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, has released its Q4 2018 Digital Marketing Report (DMR). This comprehensive report analyzes trends across paid search, organic search, social, display, and Amazon Ads. It also provides insights into the performance of major industry players such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Bing, Yahoo, and Instagram. To provide additional detail on…

New Kenshoo Research: Mobile Ads Overtake Desktop in Paid Search for the First Time, Now Lead Spending in Both Social and Search

Social Impression Volume Increased Year-Over-Year for the First Time in Four Quarters; Mobile Shopping Ad Impressions Surged in Paid Search in Q2 2018 Kenshoo, a global leader in marketing technology, released a new infographic, Kenshoo Digital Marketing Quarterly Trends Report: Q2 2018, detailing spending growth in social (40%) and paid search (10%) year-over-year (YoY) in Q2 2018. Key findings include: Social spending increased 40% YoY and decreased 1% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) Social impressions increased 15%…

NMPi and DQ&A Complete Acquisition of Creative Specialist, Joystick

The Merged Entity Offers Digital Media Strategy and Management Across Paid Search, Display and Paid Social Advertising Joystick officially joins the NMPi and DQ&A family, as we sign the contracts and complete the acquisition. After announcing our agreement to acquire Joystick at Cannes a few weeks ago, we are very excited to begin working with them to reinvent what it means to be a customer-centric digital marketing specialist – whether that’s as a creative, media, or technology specialist. Together, this means…

NMPi Partners with Google Comparison Shopping Partner, DQ&A to Boost First-Page Visibility

The Agency’s Award-Winning Google Shopping Strategy Combines with DQ&A’s Comparison Shopping Technology to Deliver More Effective Campaigns Last week, the leading NY-based digital agency, NMPi announced the completion of their acquisition of Joystick. Today, NMPI made another announcement that would benefit brands boost their shopping performance on Google. NMPi has announced it will be adding a unique Comparison Shopping Service (CSS) to its suite of solutions, as it joins forces with DQ&A platform and official…

Accenture, Agencies and the Ad-Buying Battlefield

Accenture’s launch of a programmatic ad-buying unit was more of a ‘when’ not ‘if’.  The company already has its foot firmly in the door of many major brands for which it undertakes other consultancy-related services around technology recommendations, systems integration and optimization; media buying is a natural extension that enables it to leverage its knowledge of and integration with each client’s specific environment. Agencies should be concerned. By the end of February this year, it was speculated that $120 billion…

Gartner L2 Report Offers Brands a Roadmap to Enhance Their Mobile Marketing

Digital Benchmarking Firm Gartner l2 Releases Its Inaugural Intelligence Report: Mobile Marketing 2018 The Gartner L2 Mobile Marketing report evaluates the mobile content and marketing strategies of 400 consumer brands across 13 sectors. The report identifies several best practices and case studies for brands to optimize their mobile marketing initiatives across channels including display advertising, paid search, and email. "Mobile has expanded from a top-of-funnel awareness device to a legitimate…

Nine Killer Ways to Market Your Tech Startup

Hot new tech startups don’t sell themselves. Sure, we like to think that sites like Facebook and Google were set up in college dorm rooms and somehow magically spread through word of mouth, but the truth is that word of mouth was only part of it. A great product will only get you so far, and if you want to grab people’s attention and make a reputation for yourself, you’ll need to turn to marketing to get the word out. On top of that, the chances are that you’re up against the competition, either from established competitors…