Digital marketing course to be held in Oswestry

The course, covering PR, social media, content and branding, will be hosted by PR agency J&PR and branding agency Gina.Design and is aimed at sole traders and SMEs who want to run their own PR and creative social media campaigns. Marketing managers and assistants are also invited to learn what the media want and how the marketing journey has changed through the digital world.

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How advertisers can be more innovative during trying times

Article | September 1, 2023

The impact of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is being felt by millions of people across the globe. While nobody knows how long this period will last, I believe it's important for companies to try to find some semblance of normalcy. To do so, companies should consider all the ways they can continue to move forward with an eye toward empathy. This mindset comes with its own unique restrictions and challenges as human behaviors evolve. With the rise of social distancing and limits around public gatherings, people are moving away from live entertainment, such as movie theaters, plays, sporting events and concerts. Instead, they are spending more time streaming their favorite movies and shows, browsing social media, and playing video games from the comfort of their homes. In lieu of socializing at restaurants and bars, people are connecting with colleagues, friends and loved ones digitally, and many are doing their shopping via e-commerce.

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Combat Video Ad Fatigue with Audio Advertising

Article | July 20, 2022

As a marketer, your goal is to create ads that stick in the minds of your audience. You devote extra time and resources to creating memorable graphics, engaging CTAs, and interesting copy that works. You also buy just the right ad spots. But, what happens when your potential customer scrolls right past your ad? Your costly video ad never creates a difference and your campaign fails. Combat this video ad fatigue with audio advertising to effectively influence your target demographic. After the audio content boom driven by podcasts, audio advertising is rising and becoming marketers’ new favorite. Nielsen Catalina Solutions’ 12-month-long study of audio ads on Spotify versus video and display ads found that audio ads were up to 25% more effective than other ad formats. Mostly, audio ads are delivered through podcasts. We’ll dive into this shortly. First let’s look at how audio advertising can influence the buying decisions of your target audience: Audio Advertising: Superpowers Explained Audio advertising uses a broad content category such as background scores, jingles, and branded content apart from audio ads. By fusing audio ads into audio experiences such as ad-supported music streaming or podcasts, marketers can position relevant products and services in front of customers. Here are more of its advantages: Audio Ads Offer Immersive Experience A study done by Lightwave and iHeartMedia showed that one of the biggest benefits of audio advertising was its ability to connect with the audience on a deeper level. Remembering catchy jingles is also a part of this connection. Audio ads communicate emotions, capture the attention of the listeners within seconds and engage them enough to paint a picture in their minds. They achieve this without a big budget or production crew. A strong script and an audio booth are all you need to create an immersive audio ad. They Have a Greater Reach Primarily, audio ads are delivered through podcasts because they can be easily categorized and are widely consumed. According to Statista, almost 60% of all U.S. consumers older than 12 listen to podcasts. Interestingly, 70% podcast listeners do not multi-task while listening to a podcast, so you are catering to alert listeners who might end up retaining your ad (Edison Research). Apart from podcasts, audio ads are also run in locations such as radio, music, and news streams. They Are Insightful and Creative Marketers can use 3D and 8D audio to create soundscapes that offer an immersive experience. Additionally, audio ads create a 1-to-1 relationship. With the help of programmatic advertising, they also collect many layers of data that provide buying insights. Integrating audio ads with voice assistants is a creative approach to entice customers while being interactive. Nars Cosmetics UK used Spotify to offer its customers voice commerce. Upon hearing the ad on Spotify, they could order samples and set up delivery using their smart speakers. Smart Speakers Are Changing the Game Smart speakers are contributing to screen-less moments in American homes. This means your video ad campaigns won’t get the kind of response you expect, but your audio ads just might. The Edison Infinite Dial report found that there is an average of 2.3 smart speakers in each home in the U.S. This number shows that a wide range of people use voice search and will listen to audio ads as a result. Summing It Up Audio advertising drives engagement and conversion through immersive storytelling, catchy jingles, and longer ad retention. It can be a great addition to your digital marketing strategy and refine the way you influence your audience’s buying decisions.

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Useful Advertising Tips That Will Boost Your eCommerce Business

Article | August 12, 2022

E-Commerce is a great boon for entrepreneurs who have a small business and the means to set up their website. Selling online allows you to reach a wider audience, gain valuable experience in running a business, and even make a profit. One of the most important things you will need to know about e-commerce marketing is that there are many different ways to advertise your product or brand. Here are some advertising tips to keep in mind to increase your sales and attract more customers. Social Media Marketing Find the best social media sites for your business and use them to market yourself in creative ways. For example, Facebook has the popular “like” button which you can use to target potential consumers specifically. Also, consider getting an endorsement from someone famous on Twitter or marketing your product via sponsored tweets with larger companies who have millions of followers! As indicated in this eCommerce advertising guide, never underestimate the power of social media in today’s world because it is so accessible to anyone. If done correctly, this tactic can gain you a lot of exposure in a short amount of time. You just have to be smart about it. Pay Per Click (PPC) PPC is an effective way to get your website noticed immediately. It’s no wonder that so many e-commerce businesses use this advertising tip. When you see a PPC advertisement, it sticks out like a sore thumb and piques the curiosity of Internet users who are searching for products similar to yours. It’s an easy and clever way to get noticed. The best part about these ads is that you only pay when someone clicks on your ad, as opposed to paying for advertisements in traditional print media which remain visible regardless of whether or not anyone sees them. This way you know your money is being well-spent on ads that are generating sales.

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Bored? Tampa Bay company’s app spices up sports reruns

Article | April 15, 2020

With live sports on hold for the foreseeable future, broadcasters have started reairing games from yesteryear to keep audiences entertained during the coronavirus pandemic. For sports fans who know the outcome, reruns can be dull. Enter Super Squares, an app developed by Tampa-based React LLC that can put the adrenaline back into those dusty classics. The iOS and Android app is a modern take on “football squares” players check in before a game and make predictions, answer questions about ads and the game at regular intervals, and earn new super squares.

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Vidoomy launches in the UK market to bring the next level of branding solutions to the marketplace

Vidoomy | September 14, 2021

Vidoomy's presence in the UK outlines the success of the company's global expansion strategy. In one year the company has implemented Sales Teams across all major countries in the world. The Adtech company which specialises in delivering digital video solutions for advertisers, has opened its new offices based in London to bring to the market its Adtech solutions, helping brands and agencies in an even more demanding and agile context. The team in charge of the operation will be led by Sergio Tallón, Vidoomy's Country Manager in the UK, who will be responsible for generating new partnerships and collaborations with local advertisers and agencies. The recent incorporations within the local team are further proof of how the company continues to successfully strive in the British market through a commitment to grow its UK branch. International expansion Vidoomy is ranked as one of the companies with the highest audience reach in the digital advertising ecosystem. Since its beginnings, the firm has invested in the creation of a unique in-house technology, enabling brands and agencies to reach their audiences and brand territories through contextual and cookieless solutions across more than 2,500 premium publishers. Since 2019 Vidoomy has experienced rapid growth globally, which has led to the implementation of local teams across key countries around the world. Territories including the UK, Spain, Netherlands and Italy amongst others. The UK Team Sergio Tallón has been appointed to take on the role as Country Manager in the UK. Sergio has more than twenty years of experience within the industry, having worked alongside companies such as Dentsu, GroupM, HAVAS, OMD and Seedtag. Sergio will lead a team of experienced professionals ranging from different backgrounds in the digital landscape. Antonio Simarro, VP of Vidoomy, stated that, "Sergio's appointment to our team is a key step for positioning Vidoomy within the UK. Our projection for 2022 is turning the market into our strongest one within Europe. I'm sure that with Sergio's experience we will achieve this." Sergio mentioned, "I'm very excited to be part of this ambitious project. The response of the UK market has been outstanding, demonstrating that more agile and efficient alternatives are needed to cover the needs of the digital marketing industry."

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Madison Avenue Goes to the Movies to Keep Oscar Viewers From Skipping Ads

Madison Avenue | February 24, 2019

Walmart peppered Sunday night’s telecast with commercials highlighting behind-the-camera personnel, while Google used intellectual property from movies such as “Deadpool” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” to keep movie buffs interested in their sundry pitches. Samsung teased Hollywood aficionados with spots for a smartphone it said could take “cinematic” pictures. Watchmaker Rolex featured A-list directors like Martin Scorsese and Kathryn Bigelow. Even Anheuser-Busch, a company that typically never borrows interest from a celebrity or movie project, tapped movie star Charlize Theron to get viewers to pay attention.

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Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

Nestle | February 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube because of concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children. A video from a popular YouTuber and a report from Wired showed that pedophiles have made unseemly comments on innocuous videos of kids. The comments reportedly included time stamps that showed where kids innocently bared body parts.

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Vidoomy launches in the UK market to bring the next level of branding solutions to the marketplace

Vidoomy | September 14, 2021

Vidoomy's presence in the UK outlines the success of the company's global expansion strategy. In one year the company has implemented Sales Teams across all major countries in the world. The Adtech company which specialises in delivering digital video solutions for advertisers, has opened its new offices based in London to bring to the market its Adtech solutions, helping brands and agencies in an even more demanding and agile context. The team in charge of the operation will be led by Sergio Tallón, Vidoomy's Country Manager in the UK, who will be responsible for generating new partnerships and collaborations with local advertisers and agencies. The recent incorporations within the local team are further proof of how the company continues to successfully strive in the British market through a commitment to grow its UK branch. International expansion Vidoomy is ranked as one of the companies with the highest audience reach in the digital advertising ecosystem. Since its beginnings, the firm has invested in the creation of a unique in-house technology, enabling brands and agencies to reach their audiences and brand territories through contextual and cookieless solutions across more than 2,500 premium publishers. Since 2019 Vidoomy has experienced rapid growth globally, which has led to the implementation of local teams across key countries around the world. Territories including the UK, Spain, Netherlands and Italy amongst others. The UK Team Sergio Tallón has been appointed to take on the role as Country Manager in the UK. Sergio has more than twenty years of experience within the industry, having worked alongside companies such as Dentsu, GroupM, HAVAS, OMD and Seedtag. Sergio will lead a team of experienced professionals ranging from different backgrounds in the digital landscape. Antonio Simarro, VP of Vidoomy, stated that, "Sergio's appointment to our team is a key step for positioning Vidoomy within the UK. Our projection for 2022 is turning the market into our strongest one within Europe. I'm sure that with Sergio's experience we will achieve this." Sergio mentioned, "I'm very excited to be part of this ambitious project. The response of the UK market has been outstanding, demonstrating that more agile and efficient alternatives are needed to cover the needs of the digital marketing industry."

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Madison Avenue Goes to the Movies to Keep Oscar Viewers From Skipping Ads

Madison Avenue | February 24, 2019

Walmart peppered Sunday night’s telecast with commercials highlighting behind-the-camera personnel, while Google used intellectual property from movies such as “Deadpool” and “2001: A Space Odyssey” to keep movie buffs interested in their sundry pitches. Samsung teased Hollywood aficionados with spots for a smartphone it said could take “cinematic” pictures. Watchmaker Rolex featured A-list directors like Martin Scorsese and Kathryn Bigelow. Even Anheuser-Busch, a company that typically never borrows interest from a celebrity or movie project, tapped movie star Charlize Theron to get viewers to pay attention.

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Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

Nestle | February 22, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube because of concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children. A video from a popular YouTuber and a report from Wired showed that pedophiles have made unseemly comments on innocuous videos of kids. The comments reportedly included time stamps that showed where kids innocently bared body parts.

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