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Digital Marketing News: Productive Content Teams, Google Shopping & Snap to Store

Posted on Apr 21st, 2017
Written by TopRank Marketing
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    30 Habits of Highly Productive Content Teams [Infographic]
    A successful content team needs to work together well, despite several moving parts. What gets them there are the habits they create, like looking everywhere for content ideas and consistently handling ad-hoc content requests. Content Marketing Institute

    Google is trying to turn Image Search into a shopping tool
    Google is seemingly turning its image search into a shopping tool — a new feature called style ideas shows users looking for fashion merchandise what the items they select would look like with other items for sale. recode

    Snapchat will tell brands how many people saw their ads, then visited their stores, restaurants
    Snapchat is allowing brands to see whether the amount of people who have seen their ads translates into in-store visits. They can do this by determining when a user is using Snapchat in a store location, whether or not they’ve seen the respective ad. Marketing Land

    The Most In-Demand Marketing Skills in 2017
    What are the most in-demand skills for a marketer to have in 2017? Recent research shows that digital marketing, creative services and marketing operations are the top skills in terms of function. MarketingProfs

    If Ads Run Next to Offensive Content, This Programmatic Platform Gives Brands Their Money Back
    AdWeek reports: While brand-safety concerns on YouTube in recent weeks have given automated ad buying a black eye, MediaMath today announced a measure to make its clients feel better protected. The programmatic player is refunding brands if their ads, per a press release, “run on previously determined unsafe inventory” with a system dubbed Curated Market.” AdWeek

    Local Search and Online Reviews Survey 2017
    A recent study shows the importance of authentic online reviews — since 50% of consumers always look at reviews, and 70% of consumers read reviews throughout the buying cycle. ReviewTrackers

    Instagram Adds ‘Collections’ to Help Organize Ideas on the Platform
    Social Media Today reports: “Instagram’s adding a new option for users to save posts they like into collections so they can easily access them at a later stage. Collections are effectively an extension of the ‘Save’ tab, and may prove a useful addition for those who use the platform for shopping or planning purchases, an area which Instagram is working to build upon.” Social Media Today

    Study: Pre-Roll Ads Are Least Intrusive With Best Recall
    A new study shows that consumers find pre-roll ads less intrusive than other forms of advertising, and they also have the best recall on mobile devices and on desktop. MediaPost

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