Perhaps You Already Knew – Amazon Takes Over The World

If you don’t have a WSJ subscription, the article in today’s Review section about Amazon might be worth taking it out for: https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-takes-over-the-world-1506104228 One choice quote from the article: “Google seems to have a commanding market position when it comes to search functions… 90% share in the category in Europe … in the US [it’s] 64%. …

This comes as no surprise to us: Juicero has ran out of juice

It’s official – and long overdue… Juicero is shutting its doors and accepting the inevitable hand of fate. We covered them earlier on this blog when we discussed their Facebook ad campaign. Goes to show you… slick advertising is not going to save you if your product just doesn’t make sense. Full article here: http://fortune.com/2017/09/01/juicero-is-shutting-down/ (that video …

Public Service Reminder: Not all ads on social media are advertising real products

Anything crowdfunded online, i.e. bearing a “Preorder” buy button, should make you proceed with extreme caution – although some great products have indeed been started that way, there are now dozens of stories of products that collected fairly sizeable sums of money in advance and never saw the light of day – with that money disappearing into …

Google removes search ads for PetMed

Something interesting in the search-marketing world in today’s news: https://seekingalpha.com/news/3291623-google-removes-search-ads-petmeds-tramadol-bargain-hunters-move-stock-3-percent Fuller report in the WSJ here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/petmed-asks-google-to-remove-tramadol-ads-from-search-results-1503603884 A subscription is required for access to the WSJ article but the gist of the matter is that some Wall Street type who doesn’t seem to understand Google’s Adwords algorithms, particularly the way broad and expanded matching work, is accusing …

Does Yahoo! Gemini Conversion Tracking actually work?

We’d be interested in hearing from anyone who got conversion tracking as offered in Yahoo!’s self-serve Gemini platform to actually work. Our tests indicate it might have some issues. To be clear, we’ve tried both the script-based and pixel-based options Gemini offers. Unlike other mainstream advertising platforms, notably Google Adwords, Bing Ads, and Facebook, Yahoo! …

This is why conversion tracking is really important – P&G decides to stop wasting $100m on “largely ineffective” digital ads

We never cease to be amazed by how marketing departments in the Fortune 500 burn through their money. You know, online there is such a thing as conversion tracking using tools like Addue which can be set up in minutes and used to track pretty much anything worth spending advertising dollars for. (Hint: if you …