facebook ad targeting in iOS 14 and privacy first world: ads manager detailed demographic targeting
September 13th, 2021

Facebook has been a crazy powerful advertising platform for nearly 10 years now. It’s part of the duopoly most companies talk about, along with Google Ads, as they are the easiest platforms to get started with in advertising.

Over the years, the targeting options have gotten super granular to help you better reach your potential customers.

But in recent years, privacy laws...

diagram showing difference between cross-channel and multi-channel marketing
August 24th, 2021

The phrase “cross-channel advertising” can sound intimidating to some folks, but the concept is actually quite simple. While multi-channel marketing uses multiple channels (paid search, organic search, and social media, for example) to reach your audience, cross-channel uses those multiple channels to provide more of a connected experience for your audience. So even as they cross back and...

google ads logo and image extension mockup
July 21st, 2021

Image extensions are one of the most recent types of ad extensions we can use on the Google Ads platform. Unlike most other ad extensions, these don’t rely solely on text to expand your coverage on the SERPs. With Image Extensions, you can use a number of images to accompany your ads to give them a visual component and make them more appealing.

Whether you’re familiar with them or...

facebook-ad-mistakes-feature
May 5th, 2021

The Facebook Ads platform has been around for nearly a decade now and over that time, it’s gone through a number of iterations. Best practices come and go, new features are constantly being added, and it’s easier than ever to make a simple mistake that could cause your ad campaigns to fall short of your goals.

In this post, I’m going to cover seven common mistakes advertisers make when...

facebook dynamic product ads
March 10th, 2021

Catalog campaigns are a great way to leverage a product feed to create ads on Facebook and Instagram. Once your integration is finished, it’s pretty easy to get campaigns up and running and start making sales.

While the default settings for Catalog campaigns can perform really well, there are lots of ways you can customize your campaigns to be sure you’re reaching the right users with...

how to focus on customers in 2021 resilience
January 6th, 2021

We all know that 2020 has been an absolutely ridiculous year. So many things have gone off the rails and I, for one, could not be happier that it’s coming to an end. With a new year comes new opportunities and new potential, even if we might be feeling the effects of 2020 for a while.

When it comes to online advertising, a new year is simply a line in the sand. Odds are, you’ve been...

2020-year in review for PPC
December 28th, 2020

2020 was one hell of a year for obvious reasons. But even outside of an ongoing pandemic and all the other things, 2020 was also a big year for changes happening in PPC. To close out the year, I wanted to take some time to revisit the changes we saw in the PPC industry and give you some resources if you didn’t keep up with them.

I'm going to cover seven of the many newsworthy...

microsoft ads event tracking—create conversion goal screen
October 22nd, 2020

Conversion tracking could not be a bigger deal when it comes to seeing success with PPC campaigns. If you’re not tracking your conversions, how in the world are you going to know what’s working, or what’s not working, or where to put your budget? It’s mind-boggling to me that some folks aren’t using it.

That said, I also sympathize with marketers that have to set up conversion tracking...