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Feeling ‘Worn’ Out By The Same Ad? Here’s How To Fight Against Redundant Remarketing

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If you ever saw an ad about a product or online shop you visited the previous day, you should raise your hand to yourself as you scroll through your phone reading this before going to bed (don’t let Alberta’s summer mosquito’s bite). Online Advertisers know this all too well, but for the uninitiated, this is what we call “remarketing”: a wonderful tool that let us show custom ads to users who’ve recently been to a website or viewed specific content. Remarketing reminds people by saying “Hey, that product you were looking for is still in stock—and look, there’s a sale for it now!” and it’s a practice that appeals to many of our clients (and rightfully so!).

Recent experiments here at Strathcom show this strategy works—and works well! Multiple Facebook accounts we operate with had great results when remarketing campaigns were layered into the mix of a holistic strategy, compared to solely targeting a broader audience with a one-size-fits-all approach.

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Hero Conf 2019 Wrap Up

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“The City of Brotherly Love.” “The Birthplace of America.” “The Place with the Weird Sports Mascots.” Auspicious nicknames are befitting of Philadelphia indeed, and in this fine city did an equally auspicious event recently take place: Hero Conf 2019. We had the pleasure of attending one of the online advertising industry’s largest conferences, at which thought-leaders from all over the world gather to share, challenge, and provoke the eager minds of the equally global attendees. Featured topics were wide ranging, from cutting edge theories on consumer behavior to optimal campaign setup for up-and-coming advertising platforms such as Quora, Reddit, and Amazon (if you can even call them up-and-coming anymore). As with previous years, the conference was spread over several days, with the bulk of the sessions taking place over a 2-day, inspiring, information-crammed, PPC marathon – and we are happy to share a summary of some of the event’s themes and takeaways for you here!
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Great Hosts, Better Events: Google Toronto & Strathcom Media present Google Connect Premier

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In today’s modern world, what with all of the online-dating and microwave dinners, certain habits—good manners if you will—have fallen by the wayside in favour of instant gratification. Why go see a movie when you could just open up Netflix? Hell, just the other day I heard a commercial over the radio for a certain fast-food chain’s app where you could pre-order your food so you “wouldn’t have to wait” for it. Pardon? It’s fast food. Call me old fashioned, but if you can’t wait the 45 seconds after pulling up to the window and paying for your burger—you’re probably a bigger part of the problem than the solution. But I’m getting sidetracked. My point is, when someone shows these good manners and old fashioned values, it sticks out. So when our friends at Google’s Toronto office offered to host us, and a few other industry leaders, we jumped at the chance. Continue reading “Great Hosts, Better Events: Google Toronto & Strathcom Media present Google Connect Premier”

The Q-4 Scaries

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Scenario: it’s the home-stretch of 2018. The fourth fiscal quarter hits and you see consumer traffic dry up like a raisin. Well, maybe things aren’t so dire. But we all know that, as a business, you’ve got to acknowledge and adapt to the seasonal change in consumer focus. No, it’s not like people have completely stopped buying vehicles in the last three months of the year—your amped up Black Friday and fear-mongering “Get Ready for Winter” ads have seen to at least a few vehicles leaving the lot since November but, admittedly, it’s nothing like the crazy consumer action you might have seen in July. “Time to tighten up the purse-strings”, you say, “if sales are down, it must be because our advertising isn’t effective, and we’ve got to seriously scale back for the lean months.” Next thing you know, you’ve slashed your total advertising spend in half, thinking you’ve done yourself a fiscal favour for the time-being. Continue reading “The Q-4 Scaries”