Paid Social

Facebook gives advertisers unparalleled options for targeting unique audiences and designing custom ad content for each audience. That being said, building content to accommodate all the different ad sizes across Facebook, Instagram and Messenger can be daunting. Facebook offers a helping hand with its built-in ad automation that can dynamically adjust your creative to fit different placements. However, it’s still best practice to manually design content that’s optimized...

This April, Effective Spend joined over 40 speakers from some of the industry's top digital marketing agencies to present at the #1 PPC conference, Hero Conf. The conference brings together 600 PPC practitioners each year and covers innovative new ideas in paid search, paid social, and display advertising. This year, Effective Spend’s own Paula Thompson presented a session on Reddit advertising. As a Digital Media Director, Paula has more...

Effective Spend is excited to announce our recognition from Clutch as the top digital marketing agency in Austin. Effective Spend ranked number one on the 2019 Clutch Leaders Matrix, a ranking of the 15 best online marketing companies in this category. Clutch is a B2B services ratings and reviews company that connects buyers with the best global service providers. In March, Clutch reviewed more than 300 digital marketing agencies...

This February, Social Media Week came to Austin for its third and biggest year yet! Social Media Week Austin (SMWATX) brings together marketing, media, and technology professionals from more than 50 countries with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media. Effective Spend’s own Natalia Wulfe and Jared Scott were among the more than 100 speakers on this year’s agenda, which spanned three...

Springtime brings with it the annual Hero Conf, where PPC marketers from all over the country (nay, the world!) gather to immerse themselves in all things digital advertising. The conference offered more than 40 sessions with topics ranging from visual search to “Moneyball Analytics”. If you missed it this year, have no FOMO. Effective Spend sent three of our own PPCers to represent and report back on the top...

After tracing 3,000 ads back to Russian entities, Facebook has unveiled sweeping changes to how it handles advertisements. Though political integrity is the focus, Facebook acknowledged the update will impact all advertisers. The social media empire announced in a recent press release, “We’re going to make advertising more transparent, and not just for political ads”. Once the transparency measures go into effect next summer in the U.S., every Facebook...

Social media serves an important role for any online marketing mix today. With so many social media platforms, managing a business's marketing initiatives on each one is time-consuming, making it hard for brands to know where they should focus their efforts and how to prioritize the different sites they’re marketing themselves on. So which social media platforms should be given marketing priority for a business? The answer varies based...

The 140-character limit has long been considered Twitter’s defining trait, setting the social media channel apart from its heavy-hitting competitors (e.g. Facebook and Instagram). And now they’re considering abandoning it. A Bump up to 280 Characters Late last month, Twitter began to test doubling the standard 140-character limit. The update initially became available to a small group of users so the company could observe the outcome. The social media channel’s...