Six Steps To Creating A Perfect Facebook Brand Post


Based on a Track Maven study of 1.5 Million posts and 6000 brand pages here are a few quick pointers that can help you create the engagement that you are looking at for your brand.
Messaging Matters

Messages that are creative, funny or create a level of curiosity in the users mind are most liked and commented on or shared. It is not advisable to make it too wordy as long messages are often not read, though posts greater than 80 words garner two times the engagement.

Asking questions as shown in the post below helps brands engage the audience in the right context. Posts with exclamation get 2.7X more engagement.

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Valentine’s Day Digital Campaigns and Insights for Search Marketing





Brands that are engaging audiences Digitally have followed a marketing approach that looks at building a brand connect with a themed commercial or an offer that creates a bond with the audience while promoting the campaigns on Twitter and with search ads.

Dairy Queen has a video advertisement on YouTube with clip posted on Facebook and a story that is built around newer ideas as opposed to repetitive or normal gift ideas for the Cupid’s holiday. The Tweets in the brands’ timeline are sequenced to tell a story around Red Velvet Blizzard Cake and specially crafted merchandise for the Valentine’s day.Twitter is effective for creating brand Engagement with a Valentine’s campaign as the platform allows for real-time conversation and digital engagement.


Starbucks has launched a promotion targeted at Match App users where the app allows users to send emails to each other to meet at an agreed to Starbucks location.

In an app promotion for Mobile App “Match”, Match and Starbucks will run a promotion – “Meet at Starbucks.” Match users who click on that button can email one another and meet up at a nearby Starbucks. According to the coffee company, the feature will help people “more easily reach out and make that first coffee date.”

The idea for the app’s new section builds on data from Match that 3 million of its members use coffee-related keywords to describe themselves on the site.

On Feb. 13, Starbucks will turn its stores into what it is calling the world’s largest Starbucks date. To celebrate the date, the coffee chain’s menu will feature a few special coffee and pastry deals—like a raspberry mocha and cookie—for USD 5.

According to Adweek, Starbucks mobile payment app already contributes to about 15 percent of the company’s U.S. revenue.

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Five Marketing Tips For Keyword Targeting on Twitter


Keyword Level Targeting on Twitter, requires a new approach to optimize your campaigns on Twitter. A Search Campaign on Twitter works differently from a search campaign on other Search Engines. Here are Five Tips  shared by Twitter Advertising, to use Keyword Targeting in your Twitter Ads to make your Twitter campaigns more effective and target users with your Promoted Tweets in the Users Timeline.

Optimize Keyword Search To Arrive At Best Results
twitteradmnsAs in Search, Keyword targeting on Twitter gives best results with a tightly themed group of keywords as in the example above the keywords for best results could be Christmas Cookie Recipes or Festive Snacks. Doing a real-time analysis of the two phrases reveals, a wider appeal for Christmas cookie recipes compared to Festive Snacks..

 Christmas Cookie Recipes


Festive Snacks
twittersearch festivesnack

Twitter Advertising Blog recommends that while setting a Keyword phrase you should bear in mind that the search context is more humane and conversational and therefore it is more about using phrases that are likely to be used in a conversational context.
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Campaign Optimization for Mobile Shopping


Mobile has continued its rise in online shopping, setting new records on Christmas Day in 2013 in the US
mobile devices accounted for 48.1 percent of Online traffic.

Cyber Monday mobile traffic accounted for 41.2 percent of all online traffic, up 30.1 percent over 2013. Mobile sales were also strong, reaching 22 percent of total Cyber Monday online sales, an increase of 27.6 percent year-over-year. As the new digital shopping companion for many consumers, smartphones drove 28.5 percent of all Cyber Monday online traffic, more than double that of tablets, which accounted for 12.5 percent of all traffic. Yet, when it comes to mobile sales, tablets continue to win the shopping war – driving 12.9 percent of online sales compared to 9.1 percent for smartphones, a difference of 41.5 percent.

The sales from Mobile devices have several traffic referrals and the top channels for Mobile Search are not limited to Search. However, some of the key uses for Mobile Devices while visiting the stores are to check prices, look for product information, take photos of the product and check availability in other stores.

MobileshopgBrand Sites remain the leading source of information in addition to discount coupon sites, blogs , Shopping Apps and Online Advertising being the key sources or channels of information for the Mobile Shopper.

Mobile Shopping also termed as Commuter Commerce may not have significant growth in Online sales but Mobile search and email marketing from Brands in certain Consumer categories may have significant impact on the purchase behavior of on the go shoppers where almost 80 percent of mobile search results in a purchase . The buyer journey for these consumers typically begins with Mobile browsing and the key channels for the Mobile shopper according to research by Geometry Global are varied with Brand sites being the most popular channel.

The Online Purchase Intent has grown by 100 percent in most consumer product categories. High-growth categories include e-books, event tickets, computer software, sporting goods, toys and dolls, music, videos/DVDs/games, baby supplies, flowers, cars, alcoholic drinks and pet-related products.

The most popular online shopping categories are non-consumable—durables and entertainment-related products. The online market for buying groceries and many other consumable products is smaller by comparison—but it is starting to show promise.

The categories that have seen an increase in Purchase intent are cosmetics and groceries with purchase intent increasing by 6 percent and 5 percent.

Purchase Intention Shift Leads to More Online Purchases

China, Korea, France, the U.S. and the U.K. to name a few countries where purchase intent has also led to increased online purchases. For example, sales of baby supplies already comprise three of the top 10 most popular categories sold online in China, in Korea, baby supplies make up two of the top 10 categories, and in France, they account for five.


Browse to Buy Trend

The change in online purchase and online purchase intent data is backed by browse to buy trend where the categories where online purchases are trending the browsers are also buying products.


Getting Your Campaign Ready For The Mobile Shopper

Update your site with a responsive design that is mobile friendly in case you do not have a mobile site.

Emails have proven to be very effective for Holiday Season Marketing and 46 percent of emails were opened on mobile browsers.


Optimize your campaigns to appear in mobile searches by choosing the right media mix. Channels and devices in Campaigns while setting up the campaign. This can be done by understanding the devices that are popular with your targeted audience and optimize the campaign for the mobile sites.

Google AdWords Enhanced Campaigns can help you optimize your campaign to appear in the right context and helps you adjust the bit to optimize your Mobile marketing campaigns.

Enhanced campaigns are designed for today’s multi-screen world, offering the ability to manage bids across devices, locations and times of day, all from a single, scalable campaign. By setting multiple bid adjustments to target what’s most important to your business, AdWords automatically determines the best ad to appear. This helps businesses reach their most valuable customers and connect with them anytime, anywhere and from any device.

With commuter commerce on the rise, Google AdWords Enhanced Campaigns can help you determine where the lead was generated from with advanced analytics that let you know if the customer contacted you from the website or called on location.


Enhanced Campaigns you can customize the creative based on the context. If the customer is near your store location the creative displayed can be customized to encourage walk-ins while the creative for in-home consumption can be different.


Enhanced Campaigns  can also help you adjust the bid based on location. This means you can bid a higher amount for customers who are more likely to make a purchse.


Shopping Apps Can help your campaigns get featured in the right context with the offers and in-app advertising.

Video Advertising optimization to create a buzz for your offer has a viral effect and can engage mobile shoppers in a context.

Use Facebook Behaviors and Interests while creating an Ad to make your offers appear in a targeted location and optimized for the mobile shopper with the right key words to target the holiday shopper. Choosing Partner Apps at no additional cost can help you optimize and increase the campaign reach.

Use Mobile Video on Social Networks such as Vine to gat people to favorite your brand so that you can target them with your campaigns. Optimize Mobile Video Campaigns with hashtags.

Google Shopping Campaigns can be optimized to display offers specific to the Holiday Shopper. Product Listing Ads include rich product information like an image, title, price, and your store or business name.

 Source : Nielsen, Geometry Global, IBM Retail Digital Analytics and Google AdWords