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3 Things That Happened In Media This Week – 16th Feb

3 Things That Happened In Media This Week – 16th Feb

Hello Everyone

Welcome to another three things that happened in media this week post.

In this post, I will be running through 3 things that you might have missed this week in the media industry.

1. Snapchat is saying it will be giving influencers data about their posts and followers

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Snapchat is giving those who create “Official Stories,” (which are some of its most popular users) a lot more data about who, why and how they are reaching their content.

Some of the data Snapchat says it plans to share with these influencers:

  • Total views
  • Unique viewers
  • Completion rates
  • Time spent watching
  • Audience demographics for their followers, including gender data and popular age groups
  • Topics their followers care about (travel, food, fashion, sports)
  • Popular geographic regions where their followers live.

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2. What Brands and Sponsored Athletes Can and Can’t Say, Wear and Do During the Olympics

3 Things That Happened In Media This Week

As the Winter Olympics draw near, you may take to Twitter with a message like, “Good Luck to Team GB in the Olympics.”

But if you’re tweeting as a brand, well, Listen to this.

Don’t mention “Olympics” or “Team GB”. Even “good luck” might get you into trouble.

Find Out Why….

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3. Google Start To Block ‘Annoying’ Ads and Its All Backed Up By Google Data.

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Google has Official confirmed to the publisher Ad Age that an industry trade body tasked with deciding which ad formats web browsers should block. They used the data and research methodology to do it. The trade body, known as the Coalition for Better Ads, last year publicly presented the material in full with Google and 18 company employees’ names removed, describing it as “the Coalition’s research.”

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What do you think this week’s stories in media?

Please feel free to leave a comment.

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Best 2018 Super Bowl Ad Highlight

Hello & Welcome

In this post, i would like to Recap the best Super Bowl Ads of 2018.

Its that time again “SUPER BOWL TIME” which, in turn, means lots of ad breaks for brands to show off there latest products and ad campaigns.

Hollywood was out in full force in this year’s Super Bowl commercials. From Cardi B and Keanu Reeves to Anthony Hopkins and Morgan Freeman.

Our Favourites include Freeman’s lip sync rap battle with Peter Dinklage, Reeves howling with wolves, David Schwimmer feeding Skittles to a talking sandwich, and Danny Devito asking people if they want to eat him.

Watch the day’s best ads below:

First Quarter

Doritos/Mountain Dew

Doritos/Mtn Dew “Doritos Blaze vs. Mtn Dew Ice
Agency: Goodby Silverstein & Partners

M&Ms

M&M’s “Human”
Agency: BBDO New York

Sprint

Agency: Droga5Robot humor.

Skittles

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Second Quarter

Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia “Dundee”
Agency: Droga5

Squarespace

Squarespace “Make It Happen”
Agency: In-house

Pringles

Pringles “Wow”
Agency: Grey New York

THIRD QUARTER

Jeep

Jeep “Jeep Jurassic”
Agency: DDB Chicago/Universal Pictures

Budweiser

Budweiser “Stand by You”
Agency: David Miami

Lexus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caZDomR9Uo4

Lexus “Black Panther”
Agency: Walton Isaacson

FOURTH QUARTER

Stella Artois

Stella Artois “Taps”
Agency: Mother

Monster Products

Monster Products
Agency: NBCU’s Content Innovation Agency

Amazon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8ZMmgPcO-k

Amazon “Alexa Loses Her Voice”
Agencies: Lucky Generals/In-house team D1

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A Guide To Google Ad Grants For Charities

Search engine online advertising is one of the most effective and most powerful tools out there.

More traditional means of promotion like leaflet and free magazines are often perceived as a nuisance by the very audience it attempts to captivate. However, search engine marketing targets ‘engaged’ users, those who are actively looking for that product or service to solve their problem. It ultimately enhances their online search experience and provides advertisers more data to improve their ads.

Did you know that each Search Engine has its own online advertising platform?

Adwords

AdWords is an ‘online’ advertising platform that is run by Google and it can help you drive people to your website. Adverts appear above, below and to the right of the results when people search on Google.

In a Google campaign you can

• Set keywords (words that describe your charity, the sector you work in or the fundraising activity)
• Create your ads
• Identify actions (i.e. donate, sign up, download)
• The locations in which people will see your ads i.e. a city, country or worldwide
• Then submit your first ad for approval (this can take up to six weeks)

You then bid against other advertisers for spaces on your chosen keywords. This works by bidding an amount you are willing to pay Google out of your budget (grant money) when someone clicks through to your website (a maximum of £1) via each keyword.

If you’re still a bit confused here’s a useful video that gives you further info:

What is Google Grant?

Google grants is an Adwords scheme for charity organisations. Google is currently offering charities a bit help and charities that are accepted receive free AdWords advertising on Google search pages. They can build and manage own their AdWords accounts similar to other advertisers, but participate with restrictions.
For this blog post, I am going to advise on the criteria for UK organisations.

Google are offering £5,890 per month for PPC (pay-per-click) advertising on their platform Adwords. It is available to any charity that fits Google’s criteria and roles, regardless of size. If you are a charity trying to generate more brand awareness it represents the quickest and easiest and the most cost-effective means. Sadly the grants are only offered in $ though, so the exchange rate may affect the month-on-month value of the grant. The charity must fill out an online application to apply for the grant and then get approved.

Your application can take up to 3 to 4 months to process, although some grants have been approved much quicker. Once your application has been reviewed, the email submitted to the application will receive an approval email with set up information on how to create an AdWords account and guidance to help you make the most of your grant.
full list of eligible countries and their Google grants application process can be found here.

Organisations NOT eligible for Grants:

● Governmental organisations
● Hospitals
● Medical groups
● Schools,
● childcare centres
● academic institutions
● universities

If you’re a school in a similar need, Google has programmes for educational institutions. Visit Google Education section here

To be eligible you must:

● Hold current and valid charity status,
● Acknowledge and agree to the application’s required certifications regarding non-discrimination and donation receipt and use.
● A functioning website with substantial content

 

Google Ad Grants programme guidelines for staying eligible:

• Daily budget set to $329
• Maximum CPC limit of $2.00
• Your ads must only link to the 1 non-profit website URL (this would be approved in the application.)
• You are required to be actively managing the AdWords account by logging in monthly.
• Ads must reflect the mission of the approved non-profit organisation and your keywords must be relevant.
• Strictly commercial advertising is not allowed through this programme. If you intend to promote products or services, 100% of the sales and/or proceeds must support your programme.
• Ads cannot link to pages that primarily link to other websites. (redirect)
• Ads offering financial products or those requesting car, boat or property donations are not allowed.
• You cannot display Google AdSense ads or affiliate advertising links while participating in Google Ad Grants.

Why you may need an Account Manager in place

You can run your Google Ad Grants account internally but I would recommend employing a specialist or a Digital Marketing Agency.

 

Raising the profile of your organisation via Ad Grants requires:
● Strategy
● Planning
● expertise (experience)

And that’s where a PPC Ad Agency or a Digital Marketing Agency (like us!) comes into play. The agency would ultimately be responsible for the continued optimisation of the account, Ads and increasing ROI.

Another benefit is that not only will they adhere to the guidelines and restrictions but they will also keep your account optimised for new updates by Google. Ensuring that your Ad Grant is not rescinded.

Like a lot of people, you are probably thinking “Ad Agencies are expensive”. You have to weigh it up. If the agency provides you with a positive ROI, then it’s more of an investment for your marketing. You will have a dedicated highly experienced Adwords account manager and be able to see the results immediately plus you can stop any time.

Do remember though – if you are a charity then the Ad Grant provides you with £5,890 of FREE advertising per month.

How do you apply?

Just visit this link and click on ‘Apply Now.

Tip:

To make the most of your campaign try linking your AdWords account to Google Analytics so you can focus on what it is delivering and data coming from your visitors

Conclusion:

If you really care for and nurture your campaigns you can really make the most out of Adwords. Before long you’ll be using up your monthly budget so be smart with it and don’t waste budget. It might still sound too good to be true but Google Grants is real and is working for many charities out there. If you don’t have one but meet the requirements my advice is to apply.

If you love the sound of the Google Grants Program but you’re just not too confident with Adwords or the work involved, MPH offers a PPC management service and if you meet the requirements for the grant we can apply for you, making it a lot easier to focus on your business. Why not get in touch and enquire about it today?