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The Impact of the Consumer Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) – Proposition 24

Californians recently had the chance to vote on Proposition 24, also known as the Consumer Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Broadly speaking, it’s meant to expand the preexisting California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and give consumers more control over how companies use their data. It also eliminates the ability of those companies to fix violations before…

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5 Paid Social Tips for the Holiday Season

Historically, the cost of digital advertising increases at the end of each year due to retailers capitalizing on gift-giving holidays and major retail sales events such as Black Friday. Adding the effects of the pandemic to the mix in 2020, the cost may be higher than anything the industry has experienced.  In the past six…

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Data, Privacy & The Marketer’s Dilemma

Data, Privacy & The Marketer’s Dilemma Privacy concerns are growing due to continuous hacks and misuse of personal data. The Great Hack on Netflix is an eye-opening example of this practice and the shift in public perception. Governments around the world are responding with new regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…

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How to Monitor Technical SEO Efforts | Part 3

After covering how to monitor on- and off-page SEO efforts in the first two posts,“How to Monitor Technical SEO Efforts” is the last of a three-part series that emphasizes the importance of maximizing the ROI of these critical tactics.  What is Technical SEO? Technical SEO covers the specialized steps taken to help Google’s algorithm effectively…

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How to Monitor Off-Page SEO Efforts | Part 2

In part one of this series we covered on-page SEO, which is the sum of all actions taken directly on your website to improve its ranking in the SERPs. Conversely, off-page SEO is the practice of optimizing components outside of your website, connecting with other businesses and media outlets to improve its ranking in the…

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Google Ad Extensions – Increase The Footprint of Your Ad

The Google ecosystem exists to present the most relevant information to a user. One of the most effective ways is Google Ad extensions. These unique ad formats are about one thing: providing additional information, which empowers a user to self-select where on an advertiser’s website they would like to land. Since their introduction, Google has…

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How to Monitor On-Page SEO Efforts | Part 1

SEO monitoring is crucial to optimizing your website, measuring the effectiveness of your efforts and identifying and fixing errors quickly. “How to Monitor On-Page SEO Efforts” is the first of a three-part series in which we will outline how to maximize the ROI of this critical tactic. What is On-Page SEO? On-page SEO is the…

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Effective Strategies for Retail Brands on Amazon

Amazon accounts for 40% of all US online retail sales, according to eMarketer. That was pre-pandemic and since then Amazon reported a 25% sales increase YoY in Q1 with stock up 45%. Its brand value is now worth more than $415 billion, according to Kantar and WPP. These staggering statistics mean brands must balance their…

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The Evolution of the Facebook Algorithm

Since 2018, Facebook’s algorithm has been rapidly changing to make users’ time on the platform more meaningful and valuable. In an effort to be more transparent and give users control of what they see, Facebook made critical updates in early 2020.  What is the Facebook Ads Algorithm? The Facebook Algorithm works to serve ads to…

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SEO for Voice Search: How It’s Changing Optimization Best Practices

Voice search tops nearly every list of 2020 marketing trends. However, there are still a number of questions that surround the trending technology and how it will shape the future of marketing. Specifically, SEO. We break down the truth about voice search, how it’s changing SEO and optimization best practices for the impending voice search…

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No CMO Should Overlook This Line Item For 2020 Budgets

Paid Search is included in almost every marketing budget in 2020, but a defensive paid search campaign is often overlooked and should be considered as a separate marketing line item.  What is “Defensive Paid Search”?  Mindgruve defines “defensive paid search” as using paid search ads to defend your brand from negative third-party reviews and listings. …

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Mindgruve’s Media Team Talks Programmatic Advertising

Twenty years after its introduction, advertising via programmatic buying is now widely considered effective, efficient and reliable. In fact, with capabilities like real time data and insights, immediate placements and hyper-focused targeting, advertisers in the U.S. are expected to spend $84 billion on programmatic campaigns in 2019 alone. Mindgruve’s media team is well versed in…

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Digiday Future of TV Summit Takeaways

Mindgruve attended the Digiday Future of TV Summit in Palm Springs this past April. The conference hosted brands and agencies from around the country to discuss TV advertising in the streaming era. Television ratings are down, TV ad costs are up and the state of the tactic is in flux as new publishers emerge and…

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Content Is The New Ad

Creating a successful marketing plan is about finding balance. Balance between tactics that drive massive awareness and tactics that engage potential consumers at a deeper level. When seeking reach, it’s not uncommon for marketers to experience limits to the scale of effectiveness when utilizing popular digital tactics such as  banners, native or social ads. While…

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What the disruption to TV advertising means for marketers

TV advertising is still one of the most powerful and influential tactics. Since the 1950s, the television has been the centerpiece in living rooms across the country. As soap operas, sitcoms, documentaries and more captivated people, marketers were afforded opportunities to do the same, creating one of the most effective advertising mediums ever. Today, TVs…

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The Roundup – September 2017 Edition

Each month, we recap the biggest industry news by rounding up a handful of can’t-miss articles. In September, we saw tech giants spend big on television, heard a call for marketers to refocus on awareness, noticed missed opportunities on YouTube and more.   Why Tech Giants Like Google and Amazon Are Spending Big On TV…

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7 Need to Know 2017 Marketing Trends

1. Digital ad spend is on par with TV now. The balance shifted faster than expected and digital spend will likely exceed TV next year. Spend isn’t moving away from TV to digital, but rather from Print and Local media, according to eMarketer. For the digital space, we’re seeing a consolidation of tech and publishing…

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What Is Your Optimal Media Mix?

Over the past twenty years, as digital outlets evolved into what they are today, marketing decision-making has become increasingly complex. Consumers’ attention is split across a multitude of vehicles—gone are the days of bucketing your budget into TV, print and radio while feeling confident that your target customer is receiving your message. So, too, are…

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Programmatic TV: What is it, How Does it Work and What are the Benefits?

What is programmatic TV? As Digiday.com explains, programmatic TV is “[t]he technology automated and data driven way to buy and deliver ads against TV content. This includes digital TV ads served across web, mobile devices and connected TV.” But how does programmatic TV buying actually work? What are the benefits? And if it is all that great,…

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