Latest Posts from Dylan Brannon

Facebook Native Retargeting vs. Third Party Vendors: A Case Study in Relative ROI

Considering the meteoric rise of Facebook as an advertising platform over the last few years, it’s no surprise that 3rd-party retargeting vendors have been eager to offer advanced, managed services for advertisers by utilizing Facebook’s ads API and the Facebook Exchange marketplace. In the early days of Facebook Ads, options for targeting were limited, the…

In a Word, Facebook

This week marked the first of hopefully many Facebook Heavy Hitters meet-ups, hosted at our office in downtown San Francisco. Attendance was light, but the conversation was heavy, and we bounced some great ideas around the room over some beers. It’s easy to get stuck in a trap of doing things the way you’ve always…

Facebook Releases Cross-Device Conversion Reports

In case you missed it: recently, Facebook added a new Data Breakdown to their reporting functionality, called ‘Cross-Device’. This option can be found in the ‘Edit Columns’ section of the Reports tab, and will be an absolutely crucial report for advertisers looking to holistically measure the effect of mobile devices on their account’s performance. The…

A guide to Google’s new Shopping campaigns

Within the next couple of months, Google will be transitioning all existing product listing ad (PLA) campaigns over to their updated format, called Google Shopping campaigns. With Shopping campaigns, online advertisers can expect a host of new features, as well as a simplified, retail-centric user interface for managing and optimizing ads connected to their product…

Tips & Tricks for Naming Facebook Campaigns

When building out campaigns in Facebook Ads, it is important to have some sort of logical taxonomy behind the names you assign each entity (campaigns, ad sets, and ads). A good naming system is the first step to creating an organized account, and can help immensely with analyzing, managing, and reporting on your Facebook ads.…

Facebook’s new reporting: party’s on for marketers

One of my favorite scenes from The Social Network is when Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) first meets Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) and Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield) to discuss Facebook’s strategy over dinner. On the subject of monetizing “The Facebook,” Parker cautions them on leveraging advertisements in the short term. Advertising on the website too early,…

Trada Teams Up With SEM Pros To Discuss Advanced PPC Tools

PPC experts know that successful search marketing initiatives require planning, monitoring, iterating, and optimizing across several campaigns, metrics, and platforms. This can prove to be a daunting task for in-house marketing teams as well as agencies that specialize in SEM. Fortunately in the world of PPC, technology and industry best practices have increasingly enabled marketers…