No one knows for sure how consumers will react to non-essential businesses being open again. Some may be wary of visiting increasingly crowded public spaces, or of frivolously spending money right now. But there will be others who joyfully rush through shopping centre doors, their money burning a proverbial hole in their pocket. Either way, you should consider offering incentives to show customers why they should visit your business first. Think about running limited-time promotions on your services and products. Hosting a reopening event with giveaways, training sessions, or demonstrations is a great way to attract consumers into your
Facebook usage is up, with a record number of people using the platform in the first quarter of 2020. However, the company has experienced a “sudden and significant” drop in advertising, impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Many businesses have reacted to Covid-19 by pulling ad spend, resulting in decreased marketplace competition on the platform. Across our advertisers, ReachLocal has seen a 17% decrease in the cost of buying 1,000 impressions on Facebook. This is the lowest CPM seen since 2017, meaning that it’s cheaper now than ever before to advertise on Facebook. This trifecta of
Advertising across Search Engines, Display and Social Media is easy, and these platforms can drive traffic, increase sales, and create loyal customers for even the smallest budgets. Let’s look at how these three advertising solutions could benefit your business through this uncertain time. Search Engine Advertising Search is great because you only pay when interested customers click on your ads! Consider expanding your reach across multiple search engines to include Bing, which now has a 7.7% share of the desktop search market in Australia. Many advertisers see even cheaper clicks on Microsoft Advertising than on Google. It may be fair to
Changes are inevitable and one thing the digital marketing industry has taught me is to adopt changes fast. Certainly, this year seems to have taught us all to do the same. We won’t go into the details of the pandemic and its impact globally. However, in this article, I want to address the increased use of social media, specifically Facebook, as a result of this outbreak. Whether or not your business has been impacted by COVID-19, Facebook is one platform which every business can include in their marketing efforts. Facebook Advertising Facebook usage has increased by 37% from the earlier days of the pandemic outbreak since more and more people are spending time
Local businesses across the country and world are facing many challenges due to the outbreak. Let me assure you that our team at ReachLocal are here to support local business owners to keep up and adapt these constantly evolving changes. Here are some quick tips that we believe can help your business stay above the surface during the crisis. 1. Communicate Change A great way to ease anxiety during times of uncertainty is to be open and transparent when communicating with your employees, clients and the community. Most importantly, it is essential to maintain your customer relationships through the most effective
Do you often struggle to understand the difference between boosting a post on Facebook and running a Facebook ad campaign? Boosted Posts and Facebook Ads both fall under advertising within the Facebook platform. Both methods require budgets for the content to be shared with a wider audience however the control over the campaign varies greatly between the two.
Instagram has grown enormously since it was first launched in 2010, but only after Facebook bought it in 2011, people learned about the app. By 2012, they saw a huge increase in profiles where users started treating Instagram like a digital scrapbook. Since then, Instagram has evolved and introduced many different features such as direct messages, Instagram Stories, IGTV and a live video feature. In the last decade, Instagram has been a valuable channel for businesses to promote their products and services with
Are you a small business looking into digital advertising? In this infographic, we’ve outlined five digital advertising options that work great for SMBs, explained how they work and why they represent value for money.
Out of all the available ad formats on Facebook, Carousel Ads are the most interactive and visually appealing. Saying that, many advertisers struggle to leverage Carousel Ads for their business. Basics Carousel Ads let you combine 2-10 images or videos within a single ad, each with its own external link. To see the best results, it is better to limit the visual slides to maximum 5-6 per ad. Facebook confirms that advertisers have seen Carousel Ads drive 30-50% lower cost-per-conversions and 20-30% lower cost-per-clicks than a single-image link ad. Whether you are in finance, real estate, auto or travel
Video marketing has become an important strategy for both B2B and B2C businesses. Its value is increasing as 72% of people prefer video over text when learning about a new product or service. More and more businesses are seeing the benefits of incorporating video as part of their marketing strategy. How can you leverage video for your business?