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Over the years, advertisers have flocked to Google Ads (formerly Google AdWords) due to the creativity, flexibility, reach, and targeting offered by the ad giant.  Google Ads was an empty canvas with unlimited opportunities. Over the years the platform has devolved from a canvas into a paint-by-numbers and recent changes over the past year have … Continue reading "Sorry Google,…

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You may already know you can create custom columns in the Google Ads online interface. But, if you’re anything like me, you may not always think about how you can leverage custom columns to surface essential Google Ads performance metrics, saving you time and a lot of clicks. Why Use Custom Columns? I began using … Continue reading "6 Google…

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Google Ads makes it really easy to see performance at the campaign or ad group level, but analyzing audience performance across multiple Google Ads campaigns is easier said than done. You’re left wondering…. What’s working well? What’s not? Combining like-minded campaign audience data can give you a better, more high-level view of how audiences are … Continue reading "How To…

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On Friday’s episode of Marketing O’Clock I tried to give some advice to agencies amidst these challenging times. In case you missed the show last week, you can see the clip & writeup below. Crisis strategies for company morale The reality of COVID-19 is setting in around the world. Uncertainty about the future is unsettling … Continue reading "How Agencies…

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Many small businesses (SMBs) hit that point of growth where they know that they need digital marketing help. That is non-negotiable. But is it better to hire an in-house digital marketers or use an agency? This is an important conversation that we have fairly frequently, so we set out to make the ultimate list of pros and cons of hiring…

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As we head further into 2020 here at Cypress North, a major focus is targeted growth. Not the traditional “just grow numbers for the sake of numbers” growth, but growth in how we serve our amazing clients. We are looking to grow better processes, management, lines of communication & most importantly – results. This focus … Continue reading "Jill Fecher…

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For a while, it seemed that nobody was ever going to catch up to Facebook from a targeting standpoint. Facebook’s ability to pinpoint specific users based on their behavior, demographics, or interests is still unmatched, but with the seemingly constant rollback of Facebook targeting options and advancements in targeting from Google Ads, that gap appears … Continue reading "Life Events…

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Facebook has major news for advertisers. Come September 2019, account managers will no longer be able to set budgets at the Ad Set level in Facebook Ads. Instead, Facebook’s Campaign Budget Optimization will become the default setting for all campaigns, forcing advertisers to rely on the Campaign level when setting a budget. Read the official … Continue reading "Facebook Ads…

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Subscribe   Don’t miss what happened in the digital marketing industry on this week of June 24th, 2018. Join Greg Finn and Jess Budde as they give you the rundown on some of the biggest news in the digital marketing industry. Our main stories include a new look (and name) for AdWords, fun new Search … Continue reading "AdWords gets…

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