New Look for Facebook Sidebar Ads Means We Can’t Ignore Them (as much)

Facebook Sidebar Ads

By default, advertising on Facebook puts your ads first and foremost in the sidebar from a desktop view. Experienced marketers know that these ads are inferior to the news feed variations when it comes to click-thru and branding, so the old “best practice” of situating your images to work within a rectangle in the news feed and a square on the sidebar was ignored by most. Whatever it looked like in the sidebar was fine. The news feed was everything.

Now, Facebook is rolling out an update to the ads that kills two birds with one stone. First, it makes the sidebar ads more consistent with the news feed ads, meaning that the image used will look the same in the sidebar, only smaller. Second, it appears that the ads will be more prominent, making the potential for clicks higher than they were before.

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Working in Marketing is Harder than it Looks

Stressed Marketers

Those outside of marketing often think it’s an easy job. You just have to learn how to spam, learn how to sound clever, and then get your unwanted messages in front of as many people as possible. A recent study shows that it’s not the easy, stress-free job that many believe it is. [Read more...]

It’s Not Just Social. It’s Search. It’s Reputation. It’s Presence.

Amaral Auto Sales Homepage

Take a look at those familiar little icons in the top right corner of the screenshot above. Four of the primary social media sites’ logos adorn a prominent position on the homepage. It’s not an uncommon sight. Some put them at the top. Other put them at the bottom. Some make them large and prominent. Others make them small and subtle. One way or another, most dealerships put them somewhere. They do it for a reason.

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How Native Advertising Makes a Difference

Native Advertising

There is a trend that has been growing in the publishing and advertising world that actually makes sense. Native advertising is starting to really take hold as a valid online advertising option for many and the results are starting to show.

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The Automotive Industry, an Infographic

Automotive Marketing
Via: Automotive SEO

In Case You Didn’t Know that Bad Customer Service is Bad

Angry Customer

The social media world has turned into a venue where really upset people who used to never really have a voice now have a way to make your company suffer for making them upset. Customer service may have always been technically important, but today it is amplified by the power of “word of click“.

This Infographic by our friends at ZenDesk puts the numbers to the perception that bad customer service is bad. If you didn’t know before, now you will.

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