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New tools for Pinterest creators

“The content on our platform is about you, and what you want in your life,” explained Colleen Stauffer, Global Director of Creator Marketing for Pinterest. “We really tried to harness planning that became way more short-term last year during the pandemic. We wanted to fit people in their current lives and how they planned in […]

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Scrappy reseller platform Vendoo’s keys to acceleration: great relationships and a small stack

“I haven’t had a ‘real job’ since I was 18 or 19. I’ve always been working different businesses, trying to figure out my path,” said Josh Dzime-Assison, CMO of the reselling platform Vendoo and self-described born entrepreneur, from his home office outside of Washington, D.C. But even his earliest endeavors signaled the approach to marketing […]

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How messaging channels are surging and becoming critical to marketing success

Businesses used to get by with fixed and predictable storefronts, whether physical or digital. Advances in personalization can revitalize the digital experience, but even this isn’t enough. Many customers also expect two-way interaction with a brand through messaging or online chat. These customer expectations are dynamic, so it’s useful to see how marketers are responding. […]

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Social Shorts: Instagram pegs Reels and Shop, Pinterest’s engagement metric, TikTok’s size and more

Why Pinterest moved beyond CTR to understand ad engagement  Source: Pinterest Relying on a straight click-through rate metric to understand how ads are resonating has its shortcomings, explained Pinterest engineers in a blog post. Those shortcomings include not accounting for ad position bias, users’ Save or Hide actions and brand awareness objectives.  Instead, Pinterest explains, […]

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More Facebook Ads bugs unnerve advertisers ahead of Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Facebook Ads has earned a reputation for being particularly glitchy and unpredictable. Over the past 12 to 18 hours, many advertisers experienced issues with temporary ad disapprovals and accounts being disabled. I’m just sitting in front of the computer watching accounts be disabled one by one. — Ameet Khabra ✊✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@adwordsgirl) November 6, 2020 “This […]

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Social Shorts: TikTok teams with Shopify, Commerce ads dominate Facebook, LinkedIn users top 722 million

TikTok jumps into social commerce with Shopify TikTok’s advertising division TikTok for Business announced a global integration with Shopify Tuesday that makes it easy for Shopify merchants to promote their products on the short-form video social network. The two companies also announced #ShopBlack to amplify Black-owned Shopify merchants on TikTok. Why we care. This marks […]

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Facebook launches new Shopping audiences, Instagram Product Tag ads, tests Shops discounts

As we head into the holiday season, Facebook is rolling out several new features for e-commerce marketers and brands. It is also launching promotional support for Black-owned businesses and training and software discounts for small businesses. Instagram ads with product tags. For more than a year, Instagram has been testing product tags for organic Shopping […]