Over the past few years Facebook has gone through a similar monetization transformation that Google performed in the decade before - very successfully and much faster. It allowed brands to publish their content to get noticed, then experimented with a number of ad formats - and once it settled on winning formulas for mobile and display, opened the floodgates for advertisers to buy ads at scale.
Consumer electronics marketers: March Madness offers you a perfect opportunity to make your own slam dunk with customers by putting dynamic creative to work for you this month.
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As you’ve probably noticed, your Facebook feed is looking different again last few months. Gone are the viral cat videos and the incessantly repetitive “please please share the press release about the launch of our Moon office” posts.
However improbably, December has already arrived, and with it, the traditional impulse to take stock of the year drawing to a close and try to imagine what we’ll be getting ourselves into with the next one. Digital marketing is particularly rich soil for this treatment both because of the blinding pace at which the underlying technologies evolve, and the fact that most of us in the field are more than a little inclined toward the sentimental. Accordingly, we at Anvil enjoy making a formal exercise every year out of having this conversation, and it’s time to have it again, so take a break from wrapping presents and meet me over at the crystal ball.
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A lot of people feel that their fellow citizens who believe in conspiracy theories are wrong—if not crazy. A recent poll found that voters who buy into these theories are in the minority, but that the minority, in some cases, is substantial.
Regardless of the controversy about them, the speed with which information about the latest conspiracy theories spreads through social media still reveals lessons about general human nature that marketers can use.
1. The Government Hired Adam Lanza: Focus on Being Trustworthy
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Conspiracy theorists have a knee-jerk response to distrust and suspect the government and the establishment generally. Whenever something terrible happens, such as the 9/11 attacks or the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, conspiracy theorists emerge to say that the federal government has had a hand in it because of some political agenda.
While most people don’t distrust the US government quite this much, everyone can name examples of when our leaders at the highest levels actually did behave deceitfully: Watergate, Iran-Contra, etc. John Hardwig published a scholarly paper in 1991 suggesting that conspiracy theories are part of a growing skepticism of experts and the establishment, by everyone.
More to the point, everyone out there has been burned by someone,... Read more