Facebook Livemap: visualizing globalization through user-generated TV

Facebook keeps on packaging user-generated content to offer new product and create new potential advertising spaces. This time the news is called Facebook Livemap. No big announcements before revealing a collection of user-generated live broadcasts from all over the world. The fact that it is endless and unpredictable makes it addictive. This format is something… Read More »


Facebook to discard Conversion Tracking Pixel in the second half of 2016

All digital advertisers that are currently using Facebook Conversion Tracking pixels have to move to Facebook Pixel by the second half of 2016. Facebook pixel is a better solution for both building Custom Audiences (e.g. remarketing) and tracking any conversion (see image). Custom Audience pixel will remain. However, it is advised to move to the new Pixel… Read More »


How to re-target LinkedIn users through other channels

Ok, this method might break some rule, but it can be an effective solution for specific goals, like a very focused lead generation campaign. Let’s imagine that your goal is to reach outside LinkedIn, some workers of a few competitors based in country x or y, or anyone that studied at university z. Just follow these steps: (alternative/1:… Read More »


Twitter is going to broaden its ads audience

Twitter is going to broaden its ads audience. One of the reasons why Twitter has often been rejected as an advertising channel (sometimes also in our organisation) is that reach is was limited to users who are logged in into the platform. However, the number of tweets’ readers are way more than Twitter users (it’s estimated… Read More »


Facebook Professional Services, the next big thing for Local Search?

Facebook Professional Services is a new feature – still unannounced – that can be the next big thing for local search in 2016. With this move Facebook is entering as a direct competitor of platforms such as Google Places (recently re-shaped as My Business), Yelp, Foursquare, Tripadvisor and others in the #local search market. All #Facebook… Read More »


Key Elements of a Digital Marketing Agency Proposal

What elements a client expects to see in a digital marketing agency proposal for a campaign aimed at promoting a certain product? Find out the essential elements here. You will get a better idea about questions should be answered by the proposal, an ideal structure to adopt and some details that you might want to… Read More »


Customer Email list on Adwords: social is getting closer to search

New powerful targeting opportunity available in Google Adwords. Customer Emails List (aka digital stalking) allows digital marketers to show ads on Google Search, Display Network, Gmail (new format available through the GDN options) or YouTube (now fully integrated into Adwords) to users who have provided their email addresses matching a Google account. For example, you can retarget current… Read More »


Upload campaign cost data into Google Analytics: a new free tool available

Importing click and cost data for non-Google search engines and campaigns into Google Analytics allows to compare performance data for Google and non-Google campaigns. OWOX, a #Google Analytics Partner, has created a free add-on that helps you quickly and easily import data from Google Sheets into Google Analytics. It is not the first tool for this scope, but… Read More »


Google Adwords hint: add a free advertising space on Youtube videos through CTA-overlay

You have a #Google Adwords account, and you have linked it to a youtube account. Why don’t exploit the opportunity to get free Call-to-Action overlay link placed on your video(s)? If you have an AdWords for #video TrueView ad, you can now create overlays for video plays across #YouTube (whether the video play is triggered by a… Read More »


Top engagement drivers: how to get viral on Facebook

  #Facebook Page Insights, among other things, help to identify what is the most engaging content for your audience. Some content gets viral, while other doesn’t get noticed at all. Every content is a meme: some memes survive, going viral or being the source of new memes, while other doesn’t get noticed at all and disappear. In this… Read More »


Discrepancy between conversions on Google Analytics and Facebook advertising reports: VTC vs CTC

Have you ever encountered a discrepancy between #Google Analytics performance reports by channel and what’s reported by advertising platforms’ reports, for example, #Facebook? The former is usually less generous than the latter, and you don’t know who’s telling the truth, right? Let’s imagine a situation when you have been running promoted posts through Facebook and the… Read More »


Changes on the Google Display Network: “Other Interest” category will be turned off in January 2015

The “google display network” (GDN) (formerly referred to as the “content network”) shows AdWords ads on sites that are not search engines. These content network sites are those that use AdSense and DoubleClick, the other side of the Google advertising model. Digital advertisers have been using interest category marketing since 2009 to connect with people… Read More »


Tips to promote mobile apps through digital channels

Making a #mobile app is not the final step to reach a broad mobile audience. In fact, your amazing app can be discovered only by a few friends if you do not push it in the market – or better, in the right market segment(s) – hopefully catching the right multipliers to benefit from a viral… Read More »


Unsplash: free do-whatever-you-want hi-res stock photos

In the era of copyleft and open source, there are still many cases when people steal images for their private purpose with no quoting, no link (or not followed link), no request for permission not to mention economic contributions. If not the ultimate solution it seems an excellent resource for anyone looking for great, catchy,… Read More »


How to add a Facebook Conversion Pixels through Google Tag Manager

Facebook Conversions Pixels are great tools not just to monitor website or mobile apps conversions – those can also be controlled through #Google Analytics after tagging URLs – but they are also one of the tools needed to optimise campaigns (e.g. cost per conversion) or to build Lookalike audiences (see image below) that tend to… Read More »