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Social Proof | How To Get More Customer Reviews on Social Media

Gretchen Wieners famously told Cady Heron “you wouldn’t buy a skirt without asking your friends if it looked good on you.” Well, the 2017 ecommerce version of Gretchen’s iconic declaration is “you wouldn’t buy a skirt without reading reviews from 15 strangers, sorted by body type and including photos.” That’s right, you don’t even need your friends anymore— 88% of customers…

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The 10 Characteristics of Millennial Shoppers You Need to Know

Millennials – they’re an entitled, phone-obsessed generation that doesn’t have much pull in the world of ecommerce, right? Wrong. Very wrong. In fact, millennials are likely some of your most critical customers. If you’re looking to drive ecommerce sales in 2017, you can’t afford not to focus on millennials. In addition to being the largest generation in U.S. history, with…

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The Ads You Need for Each Stage of Your Sales Funnel

For your sales funnel to be as efficient as possible, you need to make it targeted and most importantly, automated. There are 3 main stages to every sales funnel: Attract, Convert and Re-Engage. To run a successful advertising strategy you must have ads dedicated to engaging customers at each stage of the funnel. To get you started, we’ve outlined the top ad campaign types you…

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6 Proven Tips to Grab the Attention of Influencers

Today, influencer marketing stands out as one of the most important marketing tactics available. According to Convince and Convert, businesses generate an average of $6.50 for every dollar they invest in influencer marketing. Before you can dive into influencer marketing, though, you’ve got to catch the attention of said influencers, which is easier said than done. Luckily, these tips are here…

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5 Ways Data and Analytics Can Improve Your Ad Performance

  If you’re one of the many ecommerce professionals who use online ads to push your products, I am sure you feel the pressure when competing for consumers attention. The good news is that there’s a strategic way to capture it: analytics. Use them wisely, and they’re an effective way to boost your return on ad spend and drive up sales…

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5 Essential Retargeting Ads for Ecommerce Stores

In the world of ecommerce, your target audience is everything. The butter to your bread and whipped cream to your frappe, you live and die by the strength and engagement of your audience. But what happens when that audience isn’t big enough, or when the people within it aren’t paying enough attention? That’s a real problem. Luckily, there are ways…

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How Pictures Can Negatively Impact Your Facebook Ads

It’s a no-brainer that your social media content – especially advertisements should contain photos. As an ecommerce store, you want to showcase a variety of your products to entice potential customers and remind previous customers how awesome your products are. What you may not realize is that your photos may be turning potential customers away. Not all photos are created equal and…

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How to Make Your Instagram Followers Click ‘Buy’

The advent of Instagram shopping has launched a whole new avenue to sell your products. With this exciting channel on the rise for ecommerce entrepreneurs, how do you convince someone to stop scrolling their feed, notice your product and click ‘buy’? While it’s definitely not an easy task, it’s certainly not impossible! Let’s go over a few key tips to improve…

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How to Write Effective Facebook Ad Copy That Converts Into Sales

It may be tempting to think that all you need for a successful social ad is a high-res, beautiful photo because after all, a picture is worth a thousand words, right? However, as we all know, it takes two to make a thing go right and copy just so happens to be that other thing. For those of us not #blessed…

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The Top Online Shopping Trends in 2017

Online shopping goes through fads and trends just like any other sector, and while some of them will come and go as quickly as the Unicorn frap at Starbucks, others will stand the test of time and become part of the cannon of ecommerce. Here are six of the top online shopping trends for 2017 that we think will stick…

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6 Facebook Advertising Tips to Help You Do What You Came For – Sell!

All marketing, including Facebook ads, email, and old-school print ads, have a single goal: to sell. While this is no easy task to undertake, luckily, things like Facebook ads are making it easier than ever to market effectively. Where to begin? Here are six tips you can start using today to maximize your Facebook ads. 1. Use Visuals That Are…

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Facebook Advertising is Hard

If you’ve felt lost or confused, let’s be honest, even angry when trying to create Facebook ads, you’re not alone. You might be tempted to click on the seemingly easy “Boost” button beside one of your Facebook posts. But, after not seeing any additional lift, you may have abandoned the whole idea altogether. It’s something that we hear a lot:…

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Why Online Ads Are Essential for Ecommerce

For ecommerce, it’s a no-brainer that the best way to reach customers and attract new ones is online ads. You want to reach potential customers in the places they spend most of their time and showcase items that are tailored to their interests. Don’t believe us? Let’s review the facts! Drive Sales and ROI Online ads have revolutionized the advertising…

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Guide to Vantage Smart Campaign Facebook Ads

As an ecommerce business, you may have considered doing Facebook ads to build your brand and drive business, however, this may seem to be a daunting task that seems more of a hassle than it’s worth. One look at the Facebook’s PowerEditor and you’re outta there. When you think about it, there are more than a billion people on Facebook,…

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Vantage Video Ads Outperform

The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. If a one-minute video ad contains 1,800 pictures, then using video ads to showcase your store and products can say a lot to prospective and past customers. We are pleased to announce the arrival of Vantage Video Ads. You can use videos from your Facebook page, to include them in…

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The Days of Slot Machines are Over

A good friend, someone that really knows the online ad industry, called me the other day to tell me that he had an epiphany: “For most people, advertising online is like playing the slots. Something magical could happen, but it’s really unlikely. They throw dollar after dollar into a machine and occasionally get “rewarded” with a couple of shiny quarters… and…

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Hold On – I Gotta Get This Up On The Gram!

Instagram is now drawing 300 million daily users and 500 million monthly users. The vast majority of its 200,000 advertisers are small-to-medium-sized businesses and many of them are selling online. More importantly, Instagram ads work! 60% of Instagram users confirm that they discover new products and services on the platform, while 75% say they take action after being inspired. We’re…

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