B2B ratings and reviews firm, Clutch.co, has ranked Effective Spend as a top PPC marketing agency for eCommerce. Clutch has become the go-to source for buyers of business services that are looking for reliable, performance-driven agencies. In a nationwide review, Clutch scored digital marketing agencies on several criteria, including their level of focus on eCommerce and their ability to deliver results for their clients. Additionally, they evaluated client testimonials,...

On June 22nd, the Austin Business Journal revealed the rankings of this year’s Best Places to Work finalists. Within the small business category, made up of companies with 10-50 employees, Effective Spend ranked #8 out of 20 finalists, landing the company in the ABJ's Top 10. The finalists were announced at the ABJ’s annual awards luncheon. Effective Spend was honored to attend as one of the 75 finalists, among other...

In May, Amazon announced one of its most significant changes to ever impact Amazon customer service - an increase to the annual Prime membership fee. On June 16th, renewing Amazon Prime members began paying 20% more for their membership, with the annual fee increasing from $99 to $119. The last time Amazon increased the fee, was in 2014 - a lifetime ago in the online age! Yahoo Finance recently surveyed...

Effective Spend Digital Marketing has been honored by the Austin Business Journal as one of Austin’s Best Places to Work for 2018! The final ranking of the winners will be revealed at the ABJ’s annual awards ceremony on June 22nd. Each year, ABJ performs an extensive selection process to find the area’s top companies. As part of this process, employees were asked to take part in ABJ’s anonymous and...

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...

For many digital marketers, machine learning is the clear next step for paid search. In the age of Alexa, Siri and Google Home, artificial intelligence and more specifically, machine learning has taken a front seat in everyday life and now digital marketing. In a recent Search Engine Watch post, they described machine learning as taking artificial intelligence a step further by eliminating the need for human input in...