The answer is probably yes, you do have to if you want to continue to offer a full range of marketing services to your clients, and bill appropriately. Some agencies are doing a good job adjusting, hiring smart social media thinkers and getting smart about social media quickly. Others are still cocking their head sideways like a puppy trying to figure out a vacuum cleaner.
The biggest reason Google has trouble making profits with YouTube lies in the kind of audience it targets and the difficulty it faces targeting that audience with the right kind of ads. YouTube’s core audience is made up of young viewers. While some ad buyers covet these young viewers as they try to build brand affinities, many advertisers feel that this leaves out older audiences who have real money to spend on the stuff they advertise. For these types of advertisers, traditional media channels such as TV offer a better ROI.
In layman’s terms, Social Media Optimization is the process of optimizing your posts and articles so that they’re more shareable on different social media sites, and so that they rank high on social media searches. Social Media Optimization can take your campaigns to the next level by giving you an edge over your competitors in terms of more reach and higher conversions.
Direct response campaigns, aimed at driving real action, are a great way, particularly for financial services advertisers, to communicate an offer to users. Unlike eCommerce purchases where a customer’s purchase journey can take place in a matter of minutes, your customers will take may begin a journey online and finish it in another channel, including a bank branch or a call center. However, current customers and prospects would respond to an offer, for example to get cash back rewards by signing up for a promotion, or receiving a discount on monthly fees by getting a friend to become a new customer.
I’m not convinced this is because people are aware of how completely search results can be manipulated (that manipulation, to be honest is working pretty fantastically) and are turning against it. I think, rather, that social shares are the new ‘word-of-mouth’ marketing – something which has always worked exponentially better than anything we can do to manipulate the system.
With over 400 million users, Instagram is by far the most visual social platform in the world. This gives brands an amazing opportunity to showcase their services and products visually rather than through text. With Instagram ads, Social Vantage will tell your brand’s story through video and imagery in the following formats: Image ads, Video ads, and Carousel ads.