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Digital Advertising

#ThursdayThoughtsEvery Thursday we look at the trends/updates/interesting articles found in the Marketing + Advertising + Tech industry. Each submission is presented by a different MA+A employee and covers various topics applicable to our business. The following are professional opinions, summaries or both.

This week we’ll look at: Sales Strategy, PPC Strategy, Time Management Skills, Retail Wars & Paid Social Advertising.Eric Ortiz 
Director of Sales + Acquisition5 Insights Into Human Behavior That Will Boost Sales + Marketing see the article here.

Realizing these 5 insights on human behavior will allow you to become more natural and more comfortable in the sales process. Instead of following a script, you will start to become more instinctual with your questioning, which will only make you more genuine as a salesperson!Bob McKay
President + FounderAdvanced Audience Tactics In Google + Bing the article here

Audience targeting is getting even more precise with Google and Bing. Known for their consumer intent capabilities, Yellow Pages of Today, they are now able to better target consumers for top of funnel messagingChristian Bayne
Director of Content Strategy + Market Research3 Time Management Tips See the article here.

Whether it’s in your personal or professional life, time management is a key component for success. This article offers you a short 60-second video that touches on 3 skills that’ll assist you with your daily tasks.Matthew Giardino
Sr. Platform ManagerWalmart Continues To Compete With Amazon See the article here.

Amazon will continue to face competition and this time Walmart wants to make sure it gets a piece of the pie. Already one of the largest online retailers, Walmart intends to utilize the large amounts of data that they have collected from their online shoppers to monetize their platform and open up to vendors and 3rd party advertisers.

Alex Andrews
Director of Social AdvertisingFacebook Watch  See the article here

While Facebook’s effort to grow the userbase of their video platform hasn’t been as successful as planned, it has still grown to enough size to warrant introducing their monetization method for it.  Facebook Watch programs’ can now be selected as placements for premium video ads.  More details may still be incoming, but with online streaming continually becoming the more common way of consuming video content, Facebook is hoping to lay the structure for gleaning revenue from that trend.We hope you enjoyed these snippets of information that we chose to share. Look out for the upcoming #ThursdayThoughts post. (Yes, it’ll be on Thursday). See our previous post here.