Advertising Strategies

Search Advertising vs. Display Advertising: Which One Wins?

Search Advertising vs. Display Advertising | Colling Media

Are you thinking about investing in paid advertising? It’s a good choice. Paid advertising has a great ROI, especially for businesses just starting out, or businesses launching new products and services. Paid advertising is an investment, and it’s important to figure out which paid strategy will work best for you. When exploring paid advertising options,…

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Google AI: Should You Allow Google to Create Display Ads?

Google AI: Should You Allow Google to Create Display Ads?

AI is doing just about everything today. From controlling your smart thermostat to automatically generating screenplays, AI is being applied to many tasks. Earlier this year, JPMorgan Chase used an AI algorithm for creating headlines people wanted to click. So, why not use Google’s AI to create your display ads for you? Here’s what you…

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Ad Alignment: Should AdWords Ads Match Your Home Page?

Ad Alignment: Should AdWords Ads Match Your Home Page?

Your AdWords Ads bring people in. But it’s your home page makes people convert. How well-aligned do your AdWords Ads need to be with the content on your home page? Do you need to make sure your AdWords Ads match the content on your website? When you don’t have content that aligns, you experience reduced…

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Top 7 Keyword Phrases You Should Never Use (Do’s and Don’ts)

Top 7 Keyword Phrases You Should Never Use (Do's and Don'ts)

Marketers know keyword phrases are how search engines understand about your website. And did you know there are specific keyword phrases, which could block your site from being shown? Major search engines essentially blacklist keyword phrases. Your site might show up somewhere, and it may not be in the first few pages of results. What…

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Streaming and Subscription Services Grab Majority of NFL Viewers

Streaming and Subscription Services Grab Majority of NFL Viewers

The Colling Media market research team has conducted a national Snapshot Study to understand and evaluate the evolving adoption of streaming video services. This month’s research focuses on how consumers consumed the National Football League (NFL) during the opening week of the 2019 season. Here are the key findings of the national survey of adults…

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Bing Traffic: What Do You Lose If You Ignore It?

Bing Traffic

Everyone knows Bing has essentially lost the war against Google. Google is leaps and bounds more popular but that doesn’t mean Bing traffic can just be ignored. Like any platform, Bing has its own customer demographics, and you may find Bing traffic has more in common with your products and services than Google does. Bing…

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How Branding Unlocks High-Quality Lead Generation

How Branding Unlocks High-Quality Lead Generation | Colling Media

Many businesses sacrifice branding efforts because quarterly revenue targets need more attention. Typically an ongoing battle between sales and marketing is the root cause and moves between the need for more leads or the demand for higher quality leads. Both teams usually point the finger at the other and neither is ever really satisfied with…

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What is Over The Top Advertising and Why Your Business Should Be Using It?

What is Over The Top Advertising and Why Your Business Should Be Using It?

Over the top advertising — no, it’s not advertising that’s just too much. Over the top advertising refers to over the top media, which encompasses streaming media services: Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and YouTube, to name a few. Over the top media services generate a significant amount of advertising-based revenue, and that presents an excellent opportunity for…

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Indirect Response Marketing: Where Direct Response + Branding Intersect

Indirect Response Marketing: Where Direct Response + Branding Intersect

Marketing is deeply rooted in two advertising concepts; Direct Response Marketing and Brand Marketing. Either your company’s marketing budget goes to advertising messages asking for the sale or feeds feel-good product/service messages. Results from branding advertising are hard to measure. Most companies feel more comfortable executing direct response marketing. There is another way to think…

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8 Signs You Need Help From An Advertising Agency

8 Signs You Need Help From An Advertising Agency

Knowing if or when to call on an advertising agency for help with your business isn’t always clear. If you’re wondering what the signs are, here are eight good ones. 1. You’re a One-(Wo)Man Marketing Band We’ve run into an increasing amount of one-(wo)man marketing bands in the last few years. The trend seems to…

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