Advertising has evolved into a vastly complex form of communication, with literally thousands of different ways for a business to get a message to the consumer. Today’s advertisers have a vast array of choices at their disposal.

The internet alone provides many of these, with the advent of branded viral videos, banners, advertorials, sponsored websites, branded chat rooms and so much more.

Here are a few examples of what’s available for your media arsenal:

If you see an advertisement via the internet, then it is classified as online advertising. In fact, there are ads on this very page, and most other websites you visit, as they are the primary revenue driver for the internet. Another avenue of online advertising is native advertising, which is the digital variation of the old print advertorials and sponsored content. There are many digital marketing strategies including placing ads on popular websites and social media

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While there are hundreds of different marketing strategies, only one can bring in consistent sales from day one: social media advertising.

Social media advertising, or social media targeting, are advertisements served to users on social media platforms. Social networks utilize user information to serve highly relevant advertisements based on interactions within a specific platform. In many instances, when target market aligns with the user demographics of a social platform, social advertising can provide huge increases in conversions and sales with lower cost of acquisition.

What Are The Benefits Of Advertising On Social Media Channels?

Why is social media advertising your best advertising bet for quick ROI? Because…

  • Most channels require significant lead time to yield an ROI. For example, content marketing works best over time after it has been able to yield backlinks and SEO traction.
  • Some channels yield quick results but not day in and day out. For example,
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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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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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As I scroll through my Instagram feed every day (cough, cough…multiple times a day), I consistently notice new posts and stories by The Frye Company. I’ve always been a fan of their boots, clothing, and accessories, but I also love the content they share on their Instagram profile.

Their posts are on-brand, creative, and aesthetically pleasing. All of their photos have the same filter on them to ensure they match — this makes their Instagram profile look professional, artistic, and organized when visitors, like myself, browse their page.

Frye’s Instagram account also encourages interaction between the company and their followers by providing them with a specific hashtag to use so they can be featured on the account when they post a photo with a Frye product.

Frye’s Instagram account is a great example of successful social media marketing — it’s attractive, distinctly Frye, engages their 197K followers, and promotes their

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