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  • SMX West 2017

    Joe Martinez, our Senior Manager of Paid Media & Community, recently presented at SMX West in San Jose, CA. In the presentation, Joe showed attendees a few of his favorite event tracking tags marketers should consider implementing. After implementation he then showcased how those events recorded in Analytics can help create unique marketing strategies to improve any […]

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    AdWords Using Product Recognition Technology to Show Shopping Ads on YouTube?

    My boss, Jordon Meyer, was looking for help to perform some maintenance on a speedometer cable in his 1988 Range Rover Classic. As most people do nowadays, he searched on YouTube for an instructional video to help make the task easier. When viewing the video, everything seemed normal until he hit the 50 second mark. It was at […]

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    Stop Bidding Down on Mobile. Improve the Mobile Experience

    Let’s see if this scenario rings a bell. When performing account analysis, you segment your AdWords campaigns or ad groups by device. Next, you notice mobile bids convert at a much lower rate than desktop. You pull out Google’s recommended formula for mobile bid adjustments (Mobile Conversion Rate / Desktop Conversion Rate) – 1 and […]

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    Startup Milwaukee Emerge at Granular in March

    Emerge is a monthly meeting where Milwaukee startups can practice their pitches in front of a live group of local investors and entrepreneurs. Granular is proud to host the next event on March 15th from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. This event is FREE and open to anyone. The current lineup of startups pitching will be Midwest […]

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    Gallery Night and Day Event at Granular

    Gallery Night and Day in Milwaukee is back, and Granular is happy to be a part of the fun for the first time. If you’re not familiar with the event, participants can enjoy “an evening of gallery hopping and art viewing beginning Friday, January 20 and continuing during the day on Saturday, January 21.” Not only do […]

  • 2016 Review and Exclusive New Google Partnership for Granular!

    Granular has had an exciting year of new partnerships and growth within different search and paid social platforms in the digital marketing ecosystem. We’re heading into 2017 with a strong tailwind that will propel us to our lofty goals in the future. Back in July, Granular was selected to be a part of Google’s new […]

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    Granular Speaking at SMX West and HeroConf in 2017

    Granular is happy to announce Joe Martinez, our Senior Manager of Paid Media & Community, will be speaking at two of the biggest conferences in our industry in 2017: SMX West and HeroConf. SMX West SMX West is held every March in San Jose, CA. This conference is put on by Third Door Media who runs […]

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    Failproof Way to Start Using AdWords’ Click-to-Message Extensions

    On October 17, 2016, AdWords introduced click-to-message ad extensions to the public. This new ad extension allows users who see an ad on Google.com to click on a SMS icon to immediately contact the business using it. Here’s what it looks like… Not only do ad extensions help boost your ad rank, but this new […]

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    Importance of Attending Digital Marketing Conferences

    I’ve been lucky enough to be able to go to at least one marketing conference a year for the past couple of years. I’ve heard from my PPC friends online a couple of times their boss doesn’t see the value of sending them to a conference. One common reason is the cost. Another reason is […]

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    3 Simple Ways to Increase Mobile PPC Performance

    Don’t worry. I’m not going to waste your time with a bunch of stats on why mobile is important. You’re a smart PPC marketer and already know it’s important. But if you’re not seeing the engagement results you’d like from your mobile ads, here are three tips you can test to increase your performance! Make Sure […]

  • 5 Ways to Avoid a Bad PPC Holiday

    5 Ways to Avoid a Bad PPC Holiday (eCom and Retail) Set Annual Budgets and Plan for Higher CPCs Unless you’re selling water filters or diapers, there’s typically some seasonality baked into your eCommerce business. Make sure you plan out your annual SEM budget to coincide with increases in demand, sales and competition. Many people […]

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    3 Questions to Ask Someone Selling You PPC

    Before I got into digital marketing, terms such as “quality score, CPC, CTR or match types” would have been foreign to me. The mentioned PPC terms are some of the simplest terms for any PPC marketer to understand. For someone not in the field, these terms make no sense at all. The lack of understanding paid search […]