Tactics

For all the performance marketing superheroes out there! We share here our best practice for PPC, programmatic and paid social.

How to integrate online and offline for the best overall result

Digital marketers are big supporters of online advertising, as you might expect, but offline — TV, print, and out of home — still has a major role to play in today’s campaigns. After all, even though digital is growing massively, global online spend isn’t projected to catch up with offline until 2020. […]

Find anomalies in your campaign spending with this Google Ads script

Have you ever had a campaign spend a touch more than expected and taken a too long to spot it? No one likes to catch their campaigns underspending, let alone overspending, but even pay-per-click (PPC) superheroes aren’t entirely infallible. If a change or issue pops up, it’s best to be warned about it sooner rather than later! […]

Here’s why you should crowdsource your programmatic creatives

It’s not often that marketers get to kick back and relax while customers do their job for them, but when you adopt user-generated content (UGC) as your creative, that’s how it works. Coca Cola’s “Share a Coke” campaign is a famous example where sales rose by more than 2% in the US after people began posting images of personalized Coke […]

How to test your programmatic creatives like a pro

According to Ipsos, over 75 percent of advertising impact is determined by creative quality. And yet, creative messaging seems to be an afterthought next to ad placement and targeting.

I get it. Making the perfect creative requires some patience. But if you have the budget for it, testing programmatic display creatives is worth your time. […]

Here’s how to use custom intent audiences in your GDN campaigns

Since its introduction to the Google Display Network last November, custom intent has been a game changer for display advertising.

Custom intent allows you to expand outside of predefined audience categories, identifying new prospects that are likely to be in the market for your product or service. […]

Amazon Marketing Services: The Superhero’s Guide

There are over 300 million active Amazon users globally. Think about that for a second. These are all users who have an intent to purchase when they visit the website. With high conversion rates and low cost-per-clicks, Amazon is an absolute goldmine for advertising.

Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) offers great targeting possibilities thanks to its rich sources of user data from […]

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 […]

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 […]