Tag: Facebook Ads

February 25, 2016 / / Advertising

Back in October 2015, Facebook began testing a new experience called Canvas.  This new feature provides a fast-loading, full-screen experience that allows a user to browse a variety of products on mobile before they are taken to the retailer’s website.  (See more on our blog.)

More people are spending more time on mobile, typically in just a few apps at a time, including Facebook.  Businesses advertising on Facebook found it challenging to provide “compelling brand and product stories on mobile in ways that are enjoyable for people and effective for their business.”  (Facebook for Business) read more

We have been working for two service companies for a while now.  One specializes in HVAC; the other offers both HVAC and plumbing services.  One is growing. The other is not doing as well and blames the fact that there is a lot of competition in his area.

Our involvement with each of these clients started when we designed their websites several years ago.  We registered each business on Local Google and used SEO best practices when we developed the sites. At first, both sites enjoyed Page 1 of Google results. read more

January 1, 2016 / / Advertising

It’s a new year, time to sit down and reflect on business goals and strategies.

Here are 16 suggestions for success in 2016.

  • Verify website is responsive and mobile-friendly.
  • Optimize website monthly.
  • Publish a blog to website (weekly if possible).
  • Send a monthly newsletter.
  • Provide a monthly sales special or promotion.
  • Recognize the importance of online branding and visibility.
  • Reassess offline marketing and advertising efforts.
  • Shift SEO budget to Social efforts.
  • Invest more budget in Social Media.
  • Run Facebook Ads.
  • Publish updates to Social Accounts 1 to 3 times daily.
  • Spend more time on Social Media.
  • Provide Customer Service resources on Social Accounts.
  • Use Social Media to enhance other marketing and advertising efforts.
  • Become a “social” business.
  • Hire a professional Social Marketer to assist with these resolutions.
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    November 12, 2015 / / Facebook

    Advertising has done a complete flip.  Newspapers are slowly stopping their print editions, the phone books are being sent to the recycling bin and AdWords can be above budget for most businesses.

    The Social Networks have the answer.  Most of the networks now offer affordable advertising features for all businesses.

    However, the most successful, affordable and effective advertising platform appears to be Facebook.  Not only does Facebook have a massive audience, they offer several options for advertising that can fit most any business. read more

    October 20, 2015 / / Facebook

    See how Facebook Lookalike Ads can work for your business.  Don’t let your competitors market to your customers!

    (This outlines an HVAC company, but it works with ANY company in ANY industry!)


    Need a bit more information – watch the video below:

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    October 8, 2015 / / Facebook

    While Facebook Ads contribute to the overall sales conversion process, they, like all other advertising tactics, are not designed to “make a sale.”

    Many business owners, still struggling to understand the value of Social Media to their overall success, are even more confused about the role of Social “Advertising.”

    Social Media Marketing is used to raise awareness of a business and to foster interaction. The goal is to get people interested enough to join the conversation.  Good posts can generate comments and shares, giving a business a larger and more interested audience. read more

    October 3, 2015 / / Advertising

    The big shopping season is almost here.  If you are a brick-and-mortar retail shop or even an ecommerce store or any business offering products or services, the holidays mean big revenue.

    With just over a month until Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season, it’s time to get your seasonal promotions in order and ready to go.  49% of marketers create and launch their holiday campaigns before Halloween. (HubSpot)

    If you have not considered Social Media as a starting point for your promotions this year you may want to consider these statistics: read more

    September 4, 2015 / / Facebook

    As I sat on my patio early this morning, I realized that the weather was beginning to cool a bit. And my thoughts turned to boots. Since I always seem to have my phone in my hand, I did a quick Internet search.  I found a website, selling the perfect pair.  They are British “Wellies” and they are expensive.  I decided to check prices on eBay.

    As I moved on with my day and the sun got warmer, I forgot all about my early morning foray into boots.  However, eBay and Amazon didn’t forget about me.  When I opened my Facebook page, there were the boots – not just once, but three times.  eBay showed them to me in my News Feed and in the right sidebar – imploring me to “buy now.”  Amazon (they must have been monitoring me and eBay) also invited me to buy the boots through their ad in the right sidebar.boots read more

    August 27, 2015 / / Marketing

    Attention business owners, CEOs, Presidents, Directors/VPs of Marketing if you still believe the following about your Marketing Plan it’s time to reassess your strategy now.

    1. Hiring an SEO for our Website is enough.

    Number 1 on Google is your top priority.  You want your business to be found.  Unfortunately, hiring someone to only optimize your website for a higher Search Ranking is not enough.

    Being Number 1 on Google is not enough anymore.  People are using Social Media sites to find businesses they want to buy from.  93% of shoppers’ buying decisions are influenced by social media- because 90% trust peer recommendations.  (#Socialnomics 2014) read more

    July 19, 2015 / / Facebook

    Move over Like Button and make room for the Buy Button.

    Facebook doesn’t just want you to socialize, share and discover new things, it wants to help you shop and buy what you need and want.

    Facebook is currently testing shops within Facebook Pages.  These are “essentially mini e-commerce sites” (BuzzFeed News) within a Facebook Business Page.  While still in the testing phase there are some Business Pages that have the “buy” button.  This allows the “entire shopping experience to occur within Facebook – from product discovery to checkout.”  (BuzzFeed News) read more