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3 SEO Trends to Address in 2016

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Authored by Aaron Rothbard & Seth Richtsmeier Through the years we have seen innumerable changes that have affected search, and now that 2016 is here and 2017 is fast approaching, our attention is on the emerging and evolving SEO trends. SEO guidelines and search engine systems change every year, so it’s imperative to stay on…

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The Economics of #FacebookDown

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Facebook went down on Monday, September 28th for 43 minutes. The company lost over 1 million dollars in digital and mobile advertising revenue and frustrated the core group of their 1.5 billion users. Even more surprisingly, this was the third outage in September: the social media conglomerate also experienced intermittent issues on the 24th and…

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5 Tips for a Successful Snapchat Campaign

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Snapchat isn’t just for selfie-crazed millennials anymore. Hot on the heels of Facebook and Twitter, it is currently the third most popular social media platform. Not surprisingly, brands are now exploring the app as a way to combat clutter and other saturated mediums. But before trying your hand, check out these 5 tips to developing…

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Upcoming ‘Second Screen’ Ad Formats to Target Based on Keywords Spoken on TV

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The new ad platform pioneered by Innovid and Cisco will take a unique approach – targeting ads to users on the second screen based on keywords being mentioned on the first screen. By tapping into microphones on mobile devices, the platform can listen to the TV broadcast (first screen) and serve up mobile ads (second screen) related to the keywords mentioned in the broadcast.

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Mobile Ecommerce vs. Brick and Mortar Retailers

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Brick and mortar stores have been seeing a decline for years, and with the growth of mobile ecommerce the decline is only speeding up. Consumers are attracted to the convenience of a few clicks, the lure of free shipping, and the guarantee of the lowest price. How will brick and mortar retailers adapt to this new marketplace?

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The American Magazine is Dead

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Well, maybe not dead but it isn’t feeling very well. Magazine circulation has been declining for many years which means that magazines are caught in a downward spiral of smaller subscription revenue, rising costs for production, and lowered ad spend as advertisers increasingly move to the digital world.  In 2011, the average circulation for the…

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Mobile (Bacon) Marketing

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Oscar Meyer just launched a coast-to-coast socially-enabled marketing campaign called Bacon Barter.  Here’s the premise: they are sending a guy out to drive from the east coast to the west coast with a truckload of their Butcher Thick Cut Bacon and he has to barter for whatever he needs – gas, food, clothes, a place…

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