Marketing

  • digital marketing ecosystem

    Change How You Think About Digital – Part 1

    The Ecosystem Approach If you have ever chatted with me about digital marketing, you have most likely heard me say (over and over again) that digital marketing is an ecosystem. Over the next few months, I’ll be writing about the ecosystem approach to digital marketing. I’ll tackle all the components of the marketing ecosystem, what […]

  • How To Advertise In A World That Hates Advertising

    We now live in the most over-communicated society in the history of the world.  It’s gotten so bad that it feels like people and companies are simply just constantly fighting for people’s attention.  I fight the fight every day in my own house.  Trust me, I’m not immune to this either.  But, I’m not quite […]

  • product recognition shopping ads on youtube

    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 […]

  • startup mke emerge

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Granular messenger code

    Why Facebook Needed Robots to Help Businesses with Chat

    Just like us, Facebook is a data-driven company. They don’t make decisions lightly and rely on deep statistical insights to make business decisions. One of their latest decisions was to roll-out a new product that helps businesses chat with customers with the help of automation. The need for this and the supporting data behind the […]

  • 3 important things to know about gmail ads

    3 Important Things to Know About Gmail Ads

    I’ve been implementing Gmail ads for all of my clients lately to test out an under-utilized way of getting in front of new users. With my clients at Granular, Gmail campaigns have been one of the most successful Display campaigns I’ve seen in driving new leads. We also still see many advertisers are still unfamiliar […]

  • remarketing audiences in google analytics

    Remarketing Audiences to Create in Google Analytics

    Remarketing isn’t anything new anymore. It’s become one of the most common forms of Display advertising within the AdWords platform. Creating audiences in AdWords is fairly simple and is good for creating basic audiences. Google Analytics, on the other hand, allows you to create several, layered audiences that can be used to make your remarketing […]

  • proof points ppc ad

    Using Proof Points in PPC

    As a digital marketer I’m always trying to implement new ways to connect with my target audience. I consistently see positive results from my campaign performances when I’m building visitors’ confidence every step of the PPC path. An easy way to build that confidence is through proof points. I look at proof points as evidence that backs […]

  • competitor boxing

    Targeting Your Competitors with PPC

    I recently had a conversation with a client about expanding their reach and going after their competitors with paid search. Initially they weren’t sure about this because they were afraid the competition would start targeting their name in retaliation. The funny part was their competitors were already targeting them and we could prove it. Google gives advertisers […]

  • google rlsa

    RLSA Campaign Targeting and Bidding Options in AdWords

    RLSA campaigns, or remarketing lists for search ads, is a unique way to get your ads back in front of previous visitors. For example let’s say someone visited your website and left because they weren’t ready to convert at that moment. If you have the remarketing code set up on you site, you will have the visitor […]