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What is a Facebook Custom Audience?

Here at Vici, we like to build campaigns with elements from all parts of the sales funnel. However, the most important piece to include is the retargeting element. This is because it is much easier to sell your products or services to existing customers, rather than to find new ones. One of the best new ways to do this,...

What digital products work best when Targeting a Hispanic Audience?

All of them. That’s right, you have more flexibility and targeting options than ever before to reach Hispanic consumers with digital ads. Want to try Social Mirror™? Check out this comprehensive (and not even complete!) list of possible behavioral categories to choose from! The same exhaustive list can also be used to target with Display Ads, Native Ads, Online Audio...

Need New Business Leads? Let’s Talk Facebook Lead Ads.

With the state of our world and everything going online business leads become more and more important daily. Most businesses would tell you however, getting consumers to do what we want them to do online, can be challenging. Think about it; we are busy humans. Now more than ever. We are working remotely, doing school remotely, shopping remotely, managing...

What Are Facebook Offer Ads?

Updated 1-6-22: Facebook Offer Ads were deprecated in October of 2021 My mom is the person that gives the best gifts. Every year she nails it and gets the most creative, most comfortable, practical gifts and every time I ask where she got it, she replies with “it was a QVC special!” I have been gifted the most amazing bed...

Is Your Target Audience Really Who You Think It Is?

I think it is safe to say that as consumers, we have pretty much grown accustomed to being served ads whenever we go on the internet whether we’re looking at the news, the weather, pop culture, playing games, or are using various apps. If digital ads are not going away, wouldn’t you rather be served ads for things you...

What is a Lookalike Audience?

Have you ever been out with friends or met someone new, and right off the bat they tell you that you look like someone or have a doppelgänger? It’s always interesting to hear what they say next because it can completely change the mood of the night. Maybe it is someone that you will take as a compliment, or...

Facebook Event: AI in Action

On Halloween Eve I stepped into the Los Angeles Facebook offices for an agency event called “AI in Action” a training focused on how using Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the Facebook platform can help enhance the overall performance of campaigns.  Their office was highly secure (three checkpoints with a government ID to get in) but once inside I was...

How do I target a specific audience on Facebook? (Example)

When developing your marketing strategy, it is important to make sure to identify your core audience. Targeting too broad, yields a lot of waste, narrowing in too thin, may exclude some ideal prospects. A happy medium of targeting is usually the best place to start. Targeting is critical. Ads relevant to your audience mean they are more likely to become your customers. Facebook...

Buying Premium Placement on Facebook

Vici knows a little bit about Facebook and Instagram campaigns.  Looking back over the last year we’ve run a little under a billion impressions, resulting hundreds of thousands of conversions for our partners and their clients.  In my last post I talked about why I loved Facebook’s new Collection Ads, an ad unit seemingly only utilized by national brands...

Facebook & Instagram Advertising

Did you know News Feed Ads can be: Carousel Ads (up to 10 images) Collection Ads (multiple images and full screen landing page) Event Response Ads Job Listing Ads Branded Content Ads Lead Ads Cross Platform Targeting available from Mobile Conquesting We don't just do Facebook and Instagram - we offer what we call Facebook Premium.  This means your ads go across: Facebook & Instagram's News Feed Facebook Audience...

Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Using Facebook For Advertising

For small businesses, posting on Facebook just isn’t enough anymore. On average, only 2% of your fans will see one of your posts on their Facebook page (socialbakers.com).  Many businesses have heard about the importance of using Facebook to grow their business – but they are not sure where to start.  Do your clients still need convincing? Here are...

Using Video on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook is consistently looking for better ways for advertisers to reach more of their users. Recently, this has led to substantial targeting changes and improvements to both Facebook and their image based counterpart, Instagram. One of the biggest changes, aside from the redesign of the iconic Instagram logo, has been the increase in features available with video advertising on...

Understanding Facebook’s News Feed Ads

In the last year Facebook has rolled out an amazing number of new products!  They now have several options to utilize to target potential customers with display or video ads based on demographics, interests, behaviors, or even a list of email addresses or phone numbers. While Right Hand Column ads have long been in place, we recommend using Right Column...

Have A Customer or Lead List? How Can You Maximize It Beyond Sending Emails?

73.5% of small to medium sized retail businesses maintain a customer or lead list, according to BIA/Kelsey.  Great news, right? You have the names, addresses, or emails, the question now becomes HOW do I reach this gold mine of existing customers and prospects? Reaching out to your current customer base, subscribers and/or social media followers may be the easiest way...

How To Create Successful Ads For Facebook News Feed

An ad campaign with good copy can still fail if it is partnered with bad ad creative. In order to avoid such failure, it is important to understand the key aspects of a good, successful ad. One aspect that I always suggest is to try to tailor the ad to the medium or platform on which it is running. For...

How To Use Facebook & Instagram Ads For Automotive Dealers

With all the new Facebook and Instagram ad targeting options for automotive dealers, you need a “cheat sheet” to remember all the available options!  We’ve been testing this platform for automotive dealerships with stellar results.  Here are the basics you should know if this is an important vertical for you, and you can print it out and use for...

Who Is Your Social Media Audience?

As a business, you may have asked yourself many times, how do I connect with my audience? Social media is an effective way to help businesses connect on a personal level with their customers. Social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter allow contact directly from business to customer and essentially puts a face to the business and encourages upfront communication...

What are the most common objections to using digital advertising?

More and more companies are including digital advertising as a critical component to their marketing strategies. However, there are still some companies out there who have not yet jumped in, or maybe have jumped in and didn’t like the results. We know how important digital is and how big of an impact it can make for small and medium sized...

How Are You Marketing Your Retail Business?

Everywhere you go, look, and turn, there are different types of advertisements for retail establishments. Just this morning I heard a Chick-fil-A ad on the radio for a new location opening just 6 miles from my house (I am in trouble), I also received a text message ad for a 20% off Bed, Bath, and Beyond coupon, and yesterday...

How Can Auto Dealers Use Advanced Digital Advertising?

Before we go full throttle into all the different ways in which auto dealers can utilize digital ads to drive traffic into their dealerships and increase sales, I couldn’t resist throwing in some fun puns to start us off. There is no denying that the automotive vertical is one that is fueling the advertising industry. It seems like no...

What Are Your Competitors Doing for Digital Advertising?

When I was selling radio advertising, one of the very first things I did when I would get a new business on the air is to tell them they were about to get a lot of phone calls from other media groups. Different radio stations were going to call and ask for a meeting, along with other TV stations,...

What is Mobile Conquesting™ Address Targeting and How Does It Work?

With the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve seen a consumer shift like no other.   With millions of people out of work or working from home, their behavior with devices while quarantined has dramatically changed.  Advertisers need a way to target their customers when they are at home on their mobile devices.  With our new Address Targeting product, we have that solution. Being...

The Steps For A Productive Digital Advertising Client Meeting

When going into a digital client needs analysis meeting it can be hard to determine where to start. There are so many products and options to consider it can be daunting to everyone involved. To avoid overwhelming clients with all the different possibilities, it is helpful to do your homework and research first. Prepping for the meeting: Use K-meta.com and...

Who’s spending money on digital advertising and what products are they using?

Whether you’re a business owner looking for the right product to carry your message to potential customers, or a salesperson looking to help a local business, it’s always nice to see success stories to help solidify your choice in your marketing efforts. There are so many different industries out there.  Last year, here are the top 15 verticals that we...

Digital Buzzwords and Acronyms

        What’s the Buzz, tell me what’s happening!” All these words and phrases can make your head spin. We not only live in a world where things change daily, but we abbreviate and shorten everything. Take LOL. It does not mean “Love you Lots” it means “Laugh Out Loud”.  How about “Ok” or “kk”? When texting “Okay”, “Ok”, “k” and “kk” all have...

Are You Considering a New Digital Provider?

Are you an ad agency considering or perhaps re-evaluating how to manage all your digital advertising for clients? Whether you are a one-person agency, a startup, or a team of seasoned professionals, everyone reaches the point where they can not efficiently do it all on their own. Hiring and training staff members to specifically work on digital marketing can...

How To Use Digital Ads To Target Travelers For Tourism & Travel Businesses

I’m leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again. (Did you just reread that so you can sing it?)  OK, I’m not currently taking a trip, though that sounds amazing right now, but a lot of people are. It’s no wonder that people who were homebound for a majority of 2020, had a lot of time...

What Is Twitch And How Do I Use It For My Video Ads?

Sometimes it happens when I’m stressed. Sometimes it happens when my husband leaves his dirty clothes RIGHT next to the laundry basket. Sometimes it happens when I’ve had too much caffeine. We’ve all been there; we’ve all had an eye twitch at one time or another. Well, what if I told you we are now offering a new type...

Are You Using the Latest, Most Innovative Digital Products?

Mirror Mirror on the wall; what is one of the most innovative digital products of them all? If you guessed Social Mirror™ ads, you nailed it! This is a product that we launched back in November of 2020 and in less than a year it has gained enough popularity to become the second most used digital product that we...

Are Your Digital Ads Being Served on Legitimate Websites and Apps?

Typically, when we double something, it’s a good thing. You can’t have a bad day if you get a double scoop ice cream cone, a double cheeseburger, or you double your salary. The same holds true when it comes to digital advertising. One hesitation with business owners that maybe aren’t familiar with digital advertising or have done it in...

Do you REALLY Know what OTT is?

In a world of video there are so many terms out there. Video, OTT, Linear TV, Cable TV, Broadcast TV, CTV, ATV, Pre-roll and more! Hence the confusion. In a recent study done by Borrell Associates shows that more than 50% of small and medium-sized businesses DO NOT know what OTT is. That is a staggering number. Part of the confusion...

What do I need to know about CTV/OTT?

Point Blank… Streaming services are here to stay.  The percentage of people that subscribe to streaming services is increasing every year.  This year is no different.  As the traditional pay TV service percentage decreases, streaming takes the lead.   As an awareness channel, has CTV/OTT hit critical mass in terms of audience scale? According to Media Post 76% of U.S. Households have...

How Should A Business Monitor Their Online Reputation?

As a business owner, there are a lot of things to keep track of. Do you have enough inventory? Can you pay your employees? How can you increase your sales? What are people saying about your business? With so many different outlets for people to speak their mind and leave their opinion, it can be a slippery slope. It...

What In The World Are Social Mirror™ Ads?

Social Mirror™ ads look like your social media display or video posts but appear on other websites and apps, linking back to the social media platform and your website, and run across all devices using our targeting strategies. We are “mirroring” the EXACT look of your social post as an ad that runs on thousands of OTHER websites and apps,...

OTT/Video Pre-Roll/Linear TV…What’s The Difference?

Video ads keeping getting more popular with advertisers and brands are seeing the value. 85% of brands use video marketing in 2020, which is up from 63% in 2017. According to the iab, nearly 3 in 4 buyers are planning to increase their digital video ad spend in the next 12 months, and nearly two-thirds of digital budgets are allocated...

What to expect for advertising budgets and products in 2021?

2020 has come to end.  How can we possibly know what to expect to happen in 2021?!   I’m no psychic and don’t claim to be.  But, I did attend a webinar that Borrell Associates hosted last month, and here are some of my key takeaways from their study.   Retail sales in 2020 have out performed the last 4 years.  Now, that...

Is OTT Part of Your Marketing Mix?

If the terms “Ew, David” or “Carole Baskin” or “Strike First, Strike Hard, No Mercy”, mean anything to you, you have most likely watched Over The Top (OTT) programming. OTT is video programming that a user is watching through the Internet, instead of watching through traditional cable or broadcast. While this year has brought a lot of turmoil to consumers,...

Are Social Mirror™ Ads Working for Businesses?

The answer to that is a resounding YES! If you are not familiar with what Social Mirror™ Ads are, first have a look at my last blog and explore more details here. In a nutshell, Social Mirror™ ads mimic the look and feel of top social media platforms. However, the ads appear not on the social platforms, but on...

How Do You Target Your Advertising During the Holidays?

Oh Quaren-tree, Oh Quaran-tree… what will this holiday season be? Pivot left. Pivot right.  How many more times can we pivot this year?  For some of us, we have already been pioneers in curbside pickup and same day delivery.  While we do not know exactly what holiday shopping is going to look like this year, we can be sure that...

What is Cross Platform Targeting and How Does it Work?

In order to understand Cross Platform Advertising, it’s important to first understand its foundation, Mobile Conquesting™, one of our most popular products. It’s also one of the more advanced and sophisticated products we offer. With Mobile Conquesting™, targeting people on their mobile devices (smart phones and tablets), we have the ability to target people by online behaviors and offline behaviors....

Are You Taking Advantage of Digital Advertising for the Holidays?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Schools are back in session (somewhat), the nights and mornings are getting cooler, and the sun is setting earlier. Personally, I like to get every last bit out of summer that I can and consider summer to begin on Memorial Day weekend and go until midnight of the first day of...

What Types of Businesses Are and Are Not Allowed to Digitally Advertise?

One of my favorite games to play when I was a kid was “Red Light, Green Light”. This is a game where one person is “it” and stands a good distance away from the other players with their back to rest of the group; this person is considered the traffic light. The other players stand in a line and...

How Does Mobile Targeted Advertising Work?

Let’s face it…people love their smart phones. Really! And…they can’t really live without them. What would consumers give up instead of their smartphones? Here’s what the Boston Consulting Group found in their survey. We have our phones attached to us at all times, in some form. Whether it’s in your purse, in your pocket, in your bag, or, in most...

How Can You Reach the Growing Hispanic Demographic with Digital Advertising?

When I tell people that I from New York, they immediately think that I am talking about the Big Apple; New York City. When I also tell people that I am from Mexico, they get a puzzled look on their face and think I am lost because I am an Irish American and don’t fit a typical Hispanic profile....

Why is hiring talented interns important?

On one side of the intern / company relationship you have a student or recent graduate looking to apply what they have learned in the classroom and gain some real work experience. There is a clear benefit for the student and often, the opportunity yields a lot of busy work, a little actual work, and a line item on...

Targeting Ads on Smart Speakers, Smart Phones and Smart TVs, Are You Being Smart?

Everything you read and hear in the news right now is all about the coronavirus and it is being compared to the 1918-1920 flu pandemic, so I wanted to take a look and see how far we have come in the technology world in the past 100 years: 1920: “Extra! Extra! Read All About It!” is what people would yell...

Amazon & Twitch Targeting

Get Started Now AboutWho We Are Read our Ultimate Amazon Buying GuideAmazonSolutionsAmazon Behavioral Targeting Showing your ads to specific consumers based on their Amazon purchase history, searches, and browsing, across Amazon properties and thousands of partner websites and apps. Amazon Product Targeting We build an audience of consumers who have searched, browsed or purchased specific products on Amazon, and...

The Ultimate Amazon Ad Buying Guide for Small Businesses

Historically when it comes to ad buying you have two giants fighting for business ad dollars: Google and Facebook.  Globally, Google is the largest digital ad seller in the world in 2019, accounting for 31.1% of ad spending, or $103.73 billion. Facebook has cut the Google lead in half with $67.37 billion in net ad revenues.  In 2019 Amazon...