How to Use Thought Leadership Marketing With Paid Ads

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Imagine being the next Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, or Tim Ferriss. Just like these notable figures, a big reputation can attract profitable clients, opportunities to speak in conferences, and success in current business ventures. Thought leadership marketing is a powerful thing. Now, how do you transition from being a nobody to becoming a reliable thought leader? How do you build your reputation and become recognized in your niche? Let’s learn more about how you can use paid ads to build your personal brand as a thought leader. What Is Thought Leadership Marketing? Thought leadership marketing is the practice of increasing your brand’s visibility by establishing yourself as an expert source of information. It helps establish CEOs, executives, or individuals as reputable experts in their niche. A marketing executive may want to become a thought leader to attract more clients to their agency. Likewise, other CEOs want to build a following to put their organization’s products and services in the limelight. Becoming a thought leader seems to be an intimidating endeavor, but it’s possible with the right strategy. A thought leader could work with a marketing team to churn out high-quality blog posts, educational videos, and social media content. As the fame of thought leaders grows, they could build a following and become experts in their field. Why Should You Use Thought Leadership Marketing in Your Paid Ads? What are the benefits of using thought leadership in paid marketing campaigns? Here are some of the top benefits you need to know. 1. Improve Brand Awareness and Exposure Imagine a paid ad with insightful advice from a featured thought leader. With thought leadership marketing, the featured professional or executive immediately seems credible and authoritative. More interaction with paid ads also means more exposure to your business. Even if customers don’t click the ad immediately, repeated exposure to your paid ads will incite their curiosity and lead them to your website. When this happens, they already have a positive perception of your brand (if you have created compelling ad content). Thought leadership content is also a great way to attract decision-makers. In a survey of decision-makers by LinkedIn, 58 percent of respondents read one or more hours of thought leadership per week. This means investing in paid ads with thought leadership content could get your business introduced to the decision-makers of big companies. 2. Thought Leadership Marketing Attracts Business Opportunities As more people …

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How to Promote Your Podcast Through Paid Ads

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Growing a podcast is a challenge. There are 1.75 million podcasts in the world and more than 43 million episodes. There’s a lot of competition, but podcast consumption has also increased exponentially. Thirty-seven percent of US adults have listened to podcasts, a three-fold increase compared to the last ten years. Podcast listeners also tune in to an average of seven different shows per week, and 80 percent listen to the entire or most of each episode. The podcast industry has a bright future. Both the number of podcasts and podcast listeners have spiked. One of the most effective ways to promote your podcast audience is using paid ads. Here’s how to do it. Why Should You Create a Paid Ad to Promote Your Podcast? Paid ads provide a fast and effective way to promote podcasts and increase brand awareness. Unlike content marketing, which takes a ton of time, paid ads …

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How to Leverage Storytelling to Increase Your Conversions

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In the not so distant past, I embarked on a journey to grow NeilPatel.com to 100,000 blog readers . At the end of every month, I shared my traffic stats and the changes I’d made. That storytelling strategy went on to help my blog reach over 100,000 views a month — in only about eight months. As marketers, we use storytelling to help make our ideas stick. We create stories to help prospects understand our products, use company stories to build trust and transparency with consumers, and include stories in sales pitches to help persuade. Why does it work? Competition in native advertising and social media marketing is fierce. And, the rate at which great content is being produced and published on the web and across the media channels is expanding. Our readership is drowning. Most people scan web content, looking for something that stands out. If they don’t find …

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20 Secrets to Boost Your Facebook Organic Reach

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Facebook organic reach is down. Way down. In the past, posting a link on your Facebook or Instagram page could drive hundreds of clicks. Not any more. Social media referrals have stagnated around 5 percent of all traffic for years . The average Facebook post will reach just over 5 percent of your followers. The encouraging news is social media reach is still massive. There are more than 3.5 billion active social media users . But reaching that massive audience is harder than ever before. What’s the answer? That’s exactly what we’ll cover in this article. Let’s get started. What Exactly Is Organic Reach On Facebook Organic reach is the number of people who see your content without paid distribution. It includes people who are shown your posts in their own feed or because their friends have interacted with you. Paid reach is the people who see your content as …

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How to Integrate Paid Ads With Influencer Campaigns

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How can you take your influencer campaign to the next level? You may want to include another angle, such as paid ads. Some of the best marketing campaigns integrate several elements, so potential customers start to see your brand in different places and from different angles. There are many ways to layer marketing campaigns. Today, we’ll talk about one of those combinations: paid ads with influencer campaigns. What Does It Mean to Have Paid Ads Integrated With Influencer Campaigns? Before we get into the details about how and why you should combine an influencer campaign with paid ads, let’s break down those two elements and learn more about how each one works on its own. An influencer campaign is about leveraging the influencing power of an internet celebrity or similar with a lot of followers and, as the name implies, “influence.” It’s a kind of word-of-mouth marketing using the fact …

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An Inside Look at My Digital Marketing Agencies Around the World

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My blog attracts millions of viewers, and accolades have stacked up for entrepreneurship, marketing, and influence. You may not know that behind the Neil Patel brand is a powerful and growing network of digital marketing agencies with offices around the world. NP Digital is a performance marketing agency built by marketers, and our global offices allow us to deliver our specialized services to clients worldwide. Below is more information about our agencies, as gathered by one of our writers. Meet our Co-Founders: Neil Patel and Mike Kamo Neil Patel, CMO and Co-Founder, is a New York Times Bestselling Author and is recognized as a top influencer by The Wall Street Journal and Forbes’s top ten marketers. Entrepreneur magazine credits him with creating one of the 100 most brilliant companies. He has been recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under 30 by President Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under 35 …

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The Advanced Guide to Facebook Watch

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In 2017, Facebook launched its answer to the burgeoning streaming video market: Facebook Watch. Through Watch, users could view both scripted and live video from professional networks, brands, influencers, and everyday people. Facebook released Watch to a limited group of users, and for that first year, it flew pretty much under the radar. In 2018, they launched it globally, and the service took off like a rocket. By 2019, Watch had 270 million monthly users, and by 2020, that number had shot up to over 1.25 billion, according to Facebook . I covered Facebook Watch in a previous post when it initially launched. Since then, they have expanded their content offerings (even getting into the music space!) and added a ton of features for brands and marketers. In this post, I’ll dive deep into how to use Facebook Watch for marketing, now that the platform has matured. Content on Facebook …

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Why SaaS Brand Advocacy is More Important than Ever in 2021

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It’s no secret that the field of marketing is constantly evolving, and SaaS brands are not immune from the challenges that arise due to the fast-paced nature of the field. One great way SaaS companies can keep up is through brand advocacy. 2021 SaaS Trends that Affect Brand Advocacy For starters, consider the overwhelming push toward personalization. According to a Forbes article , 71% of consumers “feel frustrated when a shopping experience is impersonal.” 74% are displeased with websites that aren’t personalized. This signals the need for SaaS brands to segment their content assets and interfaces to hone in on messages that speak directly to specific customers. Personalization will continue to be expected in the years to come, and brands will have to figure out how to deliver it. In the SaaS industry, where every interaction is ideally tracked, the opportunities for personalization are enormous. Changes to Facebook’s algorithm a …

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How to Use Promoted Videos to Generate More E-commerce Sales

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Organic and promoted videos serve multiple purposes for consumers in their increasingly multi-channel B2C journey. More than half of the participants said they switched between search and video channels (Google and YouTube) to make an informed decision about a purchase in a YouTube study. But it’s not just YouTube—Instagram’s video content consumption has shot up by 80% , and Facebook users consume one million hours of video content every day. All these platforms—along with most other social media sites—are ones consumers go to regularly. So as online sellers, these should become your go-to places for running promoted video content. In one study, US online shoppers said they expect to see at least three videos connected to each product when making an online purchase. But how do you use promoted videos from paid campaigns that translate to tangible results for your e-commerce store? Create Your Promoted Video E-Commerce Goals Goals of …

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25 Marketing Books You Should Be Reading

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Regardless of how seasoned a marketer you are, you can always benefit from the wisdom of those who have walked similar professional routes. A good way to learn from seasoned professionals is to check out some of the books they’ve written about different facets of marketing. Often, these books offer philosophical approaches that apply to circumstances far beyond the realm of marketing, while simultaneously providing insight into some of the most successful campaigns of our time. If you’re on the hunt for a great marketing read that will stimulate you from start to finish, check out these 25 marketing books. 1. Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers This narrative is incredibly compelling and appeals to marketers of all kinds, regardless of whether you work for an agency or a company. In these pages, you’ll find advice from Seth Godin, marketing entrepreneur and author of 19 best-selling …

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How to Use Paid Ads to Market to Pet Owners Effectively

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American pet owners are some of the biggest spenders online , pet food and pet supplies being second only to vitamins for e-commerce. Online spending for this $70 billion industry is growing year over year. In fact, direct-to-consumer (DTC) pet brands have exploded in popularity: Over five years, the online pet product sellers saw a compound annual growth rate of 24 percent . From special-diet foods to raincoats for dogs, desirable pet products can be very specific. Paid ads on search and social let you bid on relevant keywords to hyper-target an audience that perfectly fits your brand. In this article, I’ll give you nine ways to use paid ads you could effectively market to pet owners. 9 Ways to Target Pet Owners Using Paid Ads Downtown Pet Supply, an Illinois-based company that makes its own products and sells them both online and in their store, wanted to improve its …

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