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7 Smarter Ways to Approach Mobile Search Ads

I feel like we’ve been talking about mobile search ads since the beginning of search itself. And yet it still seems as though many advertisers don’t know how to get it right, leading to large quantities of wasted spend and missed conversions.

PPC superhero to the rescue! […]

Programmatic is an amazing tool for branding. Here’s how to use it.

Programmatic is not just for conversions; it’s also a valuable part of your branding strategy.

Historically, brand awareness strategies have been above-the-line advertising activities: TV, radio, print. These have a wide reach and so are great for upper-funnel marketing strategies.

Thanks to its highly effective targeting possibilities, programmatic advertising has fallen into the below-the-line category — it’s seen as a conversion driver.

Within […]

The Gender Pay Gap: Brainlabs on Channel 5 and BBC Radio 4

How can we tackle the gender pay gap problem? Our Head of People Operations told the BBC & Channel 5 our current approach.

https://vimeo.com/262169910

What she told Channel 5 and the BBC was that gender pay is important, but the focus is in the wrong place. Unequal pay is a symptom of the problem, not the cause.  The real issue is unconscious […]

Advertisers re-evaluate Facebook

Create interactive content, use Facebook Live, Messenger, Stories, Groups, and, wherever possible, find ways of supporting Watch. These are the parts of their platform Facebook are clearly trying to develop, so you can be sure their algorithm will reward you for boosting them. […]

Advertisers re-evaluate Facebook

GLOBAL: Facebook’s ongoing problems around data and privacy have added another complication for social marketers adjusting to the platform’s recent moves to shift the balance of users’ news feed posts away from advertisers and publishers back towards friends and family. […]

Dynamic Search Ads are for amateurs or superheroes

Contributor Daniel Gilbert is definitely not a fan of Google’s Dynamic Search Ads. He shares why he feels the ad program doesn’t hold a candle to human-powered account management.
 

So, machine learning in Google Ads is great and definitely the future. But Dynamic Search Ads? Not so much, in my opinion.

In this column, I would like to talk about Dynamic Search […]

Why you should be using programmatic native ads

Contributor Grace Kaye extols the benefits of programmatic native advertising and walks you through how to deploy a successful campaign.
Native ads have so much potential that I don’t believe is being explored enough today. True, they may not seem all that interesting if you only focus on your bottom line. A good retargeting strategy for display ads might generate more […]