Social media has become a mass media, but a personalized one. Remember that scene from the film Minority Report where Tom Cruise walks through a shopping mall and the interactive ad displays address him as a different person, because they scanned his new eyes and took him for someone else?

Social advertising is moving in that direction: No user experience is ever identical to another on social media.

Each screen a user sees comprises numerous elements, that are all optimized by algorithms, which in turn feed on data the user has declared, and on behavior the social network has detected. Some of these elements are advertising. Personalized to the user’s profile, and designed to be a part of the experience.

LinkedIn ad with profile owner's photo

Some LinkedIn ads make use of the profile owner’s photo beside the logo of an advertiser. Source: LinkedIn.


Overview: What is social advertising?

Social media provides a useful and entertaining

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Your advertising budget can go a long way by advertising for free on other sites. While you can find numerous options online like Craigslist, you’ll want to make sure you post on alternatives for the widest reach. We curated a list of the most popular free online advertising sites to help get you started.

Here are the top 23 free advertising sites the pros use for 2019:


1. Gumtree

Gumtree - Free Advertising Sites

Gumtree started out as a U.K.-based website but is now gaining ground and serving more locations throughout Europe, Australia, and the United States. Dubbed as the European version of Craigslist, the site offers free and paid ad services for almost all categories you can think of.


2. LetGo

Let Go - Free Advertising Sites

Founded in 2006 and based out of New York, LetGo allows you to create classified ads for free as well as participate in forums available for different categories. The site lets you add

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The history of advertising has experienced several major milestones – think the emergence of the printing press in the 1440s, or the huge impact of television.

Since its very first beginnings, which are thought to date back to steel carvings made by the ancient Egyptians, advertising has constantly had to adapt and change to suit new mediums and an increasingly savvy audience.

But there’s been one medium that’s had a bigger impact on advertising than anything before it.

The wonderful World Wide Web.

The internet has revolutionized advertising in the most astounding way. Not only has it changed the way ads are broadcast, but it’s changed the way consumers act towards them.

Then: Traditional Advertising

Let’s take things back to the pre-internet days. The days when advertising was carried out via cheesy infomercials on radio, fuzzy old televisions, and billboards. This was the golden era of advertising, when the whole

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An animated illustration showcasing three different types of visual advertising techniques on a billboard.

Some of the most common advertising techniques include emotional appeal, bandwagon pressuring (AKA bandwagon advertising), endorsements and social proof as well as weasel words. 

In this guide, we’re going to share 23 of the most common techniques when it comes to advertising. 

We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get started.

 

20+ Commonly Used Advertising Techniques

Technique #1: Color Psychology

Technique #2: Composition

Technique #3: Rule of Thirds and The Golden Mean

Technique #4: Focal Point

Technique #5: Visual Path

Technique #6: Typographic Composition

Technique #7: Repetition

Technique #8: Body Language

Technique #9: Direct Gaze

Technique #10: Three-Quarter Gaze

Technique #11: Point of View

Technique #12: Behind-the-Scenes

Technique #13: Association

Technique #14: Symbolism

Technique #15: Anthropomorphism

Technique #16: Emotional Appeal

Technique #17: Bandwagon Pressuring

Technique #18: Storytelling

Technique #19: Social Proof

Technique #20: Fantasy

Technique #21: Animation and Motion Graphics

Technique #22: Artificial Reality

Technique #23: Social Media Influencers

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But even as a steady drumbeat of household names like The North Face (VFC), Pfizer (PFE) and Levi Strauss (LEVI) have joined the pressure campaign over the social network’s handling of hate speech and misinformation, the vast majority of Facebook (FB)‘s biggest advertisers — the ones with presumably the most leverage — have stayed quiet.
A CNN Business analysis of Facebook’s top advertisers, based on data from market research firm Pathmatics, reveals that most of the 100 biggest ad spenders on the platform have not joined the boycott. The list of companies that have yet to pause advertising on Facebook includes Walmart (WMT), American Express (AXP) and Home Depot (HD).
Of the 25 largest spenders on Facebook ads last year, only three companies — Microsoft (MSFT), Starbucks (SBUX
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NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — MediaMath, acclaimed independent advertising technology company for leading brands and agencies, today announced the expansion of its Purpose-Driven Advertising initiative via its Multicultural Marketplace. The Marketplace is designed to activate advertising spends on nearly 1,000 multicultural publishers that are either owned by or focused on building content for People of Color. The Marketplace has enabled brands and publishers such as Penguin Random House to champion diversity and align their marketing with their values.

“We have to ensure that the advertising we place reflects our values,” said Dawn Valandra, Director of Ecosystems Solutions at MediaMath. “We value these voices and these stories. We want high-quality content coming out of minority communities to thrive on the advertising-supported open internet. That isn’t going to happen by accident or without intent.”

Penguin Random House has joined MediaMath in its mission to empower brands to

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Advertising is the attempt to influence the buying behavior of customers or clients with a persuasive selling message about products and/or services. In business, the goal of advertising is to attract new customers by defining the target market and reaching out to them with an effective ad campaign.

Target Market

Establishing the target market is the critical first step in any advertising campaign – you need to know who your intended audience is before you can reach them. If your target audience is senior citizens, for example, an advertising medium such as Facebook is a poor choice. Similarly, Millennials are much less likely to read newspapers or use the Yellow Pages.

Defining the target market involves building a demographic profile of the prospective customer by taking into account criteria such as age, gender, marital status, lifestyles, shopping habits, etc.

It is also important to check out the level of competition

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The SABC building in Auckland Park in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • The SABC has asked for its submission on TV licences and advertising revenue – which it was expected to make at a hearing held by Icasa on Wednesday – to be deferred. 
  • However, it does want an inquiry into the matter. 
  • The public broadcaster brought forward a list of other submissions intended to make it more sustainable. 

The South African Broadcasting Corporation will defer its submission on advertising revenue and TV licence collection, which it was expected to make at a hearing held by the Independent Communications Authority of SA, it said on Wednesday. 

Icasa is holding public hearings (12 – 15 January 2021) regarding the draft findings document on the Inquiry into Subscription Television Broadcasting Services. This is part of its investigation into competition in the pay-TV sector. 

On Wednesday, the national broadcaster appeared at the hearing

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2 “Strong Buy” Penny Stocks That Could Rally Over 100%

Bank of America has a strong reputation for keeping finger on the pulse of the financial world – and one of its key tools is the Global Fund Manager Survey, conducted monthly and seeking opinions from more than 200 hedge fund, mutual fund, and pension fund managers who hold a combined $645 billion in AUM. It’s the largest regularly conducted survey of its kind. And BofA most recent findings show that Big Money is feeling confident. More than 90% of investors surveyed believe that 2021 will show a significant recovery from 2020, that asset allocations to stocks and commodities are at their highest in 10 years, and there’s a general belief that global growth is at an all-time high. So, there is a general consensus that now is the time to invest. The only remaining question is, invest in

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