Data is the primary attribute that separates digital media from other marketing channels. While traditional media leave marketers relatively in the dark when it comes to advertising performance, a digital content marketing campaign allows brands and agencies to learn which customers saw their content and how they interacted with it. With all of this information at their fingertips, digital marketers have the unique opportunity to not only optimize content creation and distribution for the best results, but also to personalize their campaigns based on the wants and needs of individual users. Here are a few pointers for using data and personalization to improve every aspect of your content campaign, from beginning to end. Ideation: Let Customer Data Tell You What Topics Your Content Should Cover There’s no longer a reason for marketers to merely guess what topics their target audiences are interested in. As LUMA Partners put it in its […]
In this 3-part series, we’ll explore how “discovery” can help marketers achieve brand awareness at all stages of the funnel—starting with the top.
Despite the rising influence of social media platforms and messaging services, email has maintained its position as a primary online communication method, and many of us struggle to keep up with the ongoing flow of new messages in our inbox each day. Boomerang for Gmail, a popular browser extension for Chrome, Firefox and Safari, has earned a wide and reputable following for helping people better manage this problem. Notable features include the “send later” button, snooze messages, read receipts and more. Following its early launch in 2010, word of mouth played a big role in growing Boomerang’s user base, with fans recommending the product to friends and colleagues that shared similar headaches over managing their daily email flow. Search and referral channels also proved successful in recommending Boomerang to audiences that were actively seeking out email productivity “hacks.” More recently, as Boomerang continues to ramp up its user acquisition strategy, […]
Next week, over 3,500 people — spanning marketing and PR professionals, business executives, content managers and creators — will gather in Cleveland, Ohio for Content Marketing World 2015. Hosted by Content Marketing Institute, the four-day event (Sept 8-11) attracts attendees from all industries to share best practices around how companies can use content to drive new business and differentiate their brand amidst a crowded marketplace. We’re very excited that Taboola was invited to host a “lunch and learn” session on How to Create Content that Converts, Drives Positive ROI. The presentation will include several practical case studies featuring companies that built successful performance-driven content strategies, while also sharing our best practices on topics such as content ideation, landing page optimization, A/B testing, and more. The session will take place on Wednesday, September 9th at 12:30 PM, presented by Andrew Milk (Director of Media Account Management) and Inbar Yagur (Senior Content […]
Ziff Davis CEO Vivek Shah has done a remarkable job transforming the 88-year-old publisher into a digital-first media organization. The company’s portfolio of sites reaches some of the web’s largest and most influential audiences, and includes trusted brands such as PCMag.com and IGN.com, and popular lifestyle sites like AskMen.com. Today, we’re excited to announce that Taboola is teaming up with Ziff Davis to bring content discovery to its entire network of sites, reaching over 120 million monthly unique visitors, spanning desktop and mobile websites, and native mobile apps. We believe there is an untapped opportunity for brands to engage these audiences through ROI-driven storytelling. Tech and gaming enthusiasts browse their favorite sites with high-intent, and targeted content can be the catalyst that helps them discover and purchase new products and services they may like and never knew existed. This is the first time that brands have been able to […]
Content marketing has gained popularity in recent years, due especially to its wide reach. These four brands fill you in on their secrets to success.
When I first met with Jon Steinberg, we had a meaningful disagreement. But much like in life, that disagreement has evolved into an especially strong partnership (and friendship). I was already impressed by Jon’s previous work at BuzzFeed where he became known as the “Godfather of Native,” monetizing BuzzFeed without a single banner ad ever shown. Asking him questions over the past few months about what works and what might be broken around Native, I joked that his direct answers made me feel like he is “half Israeli” — transparent, and to the point. As we talked about the rapid changes sweeping through the web, and his current role as CEO of Daily Mail North America, it became apparent that the category Jon helped pioneer years ago was ready for another revolution, and a big one. We experimented with a new expansion of our Discovery platform as a test […]
Forrester Research predicted that 2015 will be the year that online brand communities make a comeback, and there are many reasons to celebrate the occasion. Brands have increasingly found that investments in social media communities aren’t paying off. After spending significant time and resources building out Facebook pages, the platform has continually tweaked its Newsfeed algorithm to the detriment of brands, dropping the organic reach of their content to a mere two percent of their fans. Rather than submit to these closed ecosystems, and the whims of ever-changing platform features, brands can regain control of their online communities by hosting them on-site. Below we’ve highlighted some of the ways these communities can drive real ROI for brands. Help Consumers Find Answers Brands can leverage their particular expertise to educate consumers and help them find relevant answers in a timely manner. These efforts provide real value for consumers, and can foster […]