If you’ve ever dipped your toes into paid media, you know how fast things change. Everyone is fighting to get in front of the same audience, whose attention is getting harder and harder to reach. The amount of ads thrown at consumers every day is enough to give anyone a headache. But for some reason, instead of putting our iPhones down, we would rather take an Excedrin and lose a few hours of sleep scrolling through Instagram, where we discover that an ex-boyfriend has a new girlfriend, who happens to be really cute. Then we sign-up for a FabFitFun box, because in that moment, it feels fitting.
Advertisers are getting smarter. I mean, we don’t just sign up for a FabFitFun box after seeing one ad on Instagram in a vulnerable moment. We sign up for a FabFitFun box because it promised us happiness through the videos we saw on Facebook, the Snapchat stories of girls unveiling their boxes and the commercials we were served on TV. All of these things led to a purchase. But, how do these ads hit us at the exact moment we’re willing to pull the trigger?
Anyone in paid media knows that in this ever-changing industry, today’s best practice could become obsolete tomorrow.
In the world of paid, change happens at a pace that is near impossible to keep up with. What if a client asks a question I don’t know the answer to? What if Google or Facebook makes a huge announcement, and I don’t hear about it for several days? How am I supposed to optimize campaigns if I don’t know what tools are available?
It all boils down to one question: how can we do our best to stay on top of an industry that's changing faster than we can think?
Nebo’s culture is fueled by our team’s constant hunger to learn and grow through one another and never be satisfied with where we are. As someone who loves to learn, I’m constantly looking for new ways to challenge myself. One of the ways I’ve been cultivating this learning is through podcasts.
Third-party data is a marketer’s best frenemy. On the one hand, knowing more about customers helps us connect great products to the people who need them. On the other, it can be, well… a little creepy. Thankfully, Facebook is taking steps to solve that with its new adjustments to targeting options.
But the end of detailed targeting on Facebook doesn’t mean the end of great marketing. The best campaigns don’t need to invade anyone’s privacy to be effective. Check out our rundown of Facebook’s targeting changes and our tips on how to navigate them.