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All change with Facebook and its algorithm for advertisers

Facebook’s recent purge of clickbait and the reprioritizing of deep content and posts by friends could make quality content relevant on the platform once more.

Facebook is forcing people to create quality and relevant content. The social media giant recently unveiled its biggest news feed algorithm change to date; it now favors content from friends and family over posts from companies and politicized material. So where does this leave advertisers?

Facebook has said that the new changes will not affect paid posts on the platform, although CPM (cost per 1000 impressions) may increase. The changes are aimed at removing clickbait; those annoying shouty adds that use either controversial titles or make ridiculous claims as to the product’s benefits. They have long frustrated users, often appearing higher in the news feed than posts from friends or loved ones. Facebook won’t admit it publically, but it’s an effort to stem people moving away from the site, which some see as now being an endlessly repetitive space for dreary pointlessness, and so don’t bother to look at it.

Brands already know that they get little visibility from unpaid content on Facebook. Organic content doesn’t work as well as paid posts for sure. However the new move may make some headway into leaning back into these two truisms. Brands will probably have to abandon push marketing and create content that potential customers value or wish to see.

There is a lot of concern in the online space with marketers globally surrounding this issue. Many are preparing to advise clients to move part of their tactical spend to Instagram, Snapchat or other channels. This is interesting as it may turn out to create the exact result that Facebook didn’t want, and so the situation will continue to evolve.

We would say that there is no cause for panic. The correct content (now able to be deeper, of better quality and therefore better able to connect to consumers in our clients’ target markets) and correctly targeted will continue to drive success for brand building and sales growth on the FB channel.

Please speak to us for free advice or to request a project-specific consultation.

Contact Us : www.vivaldipr.com

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Why marketing and PR needs data science?

Regular LinkedIn users who often check the classified job ads may have noticed an increasingly common trend among marketing recruiters – jobs requiring some expertise in data science (or “Big Data scientists”). Big Data and digitally applied skills jointly provide better analysis of business/ consumer results (or any shortfalls in this area); and, such skills also help to extrapolate and zone in on those who are likely to be interested in the client’s products and service offering. Several tech magazines have identified this type of job role as being “better paying than medicine” as a career path, with a future focus in app creation to look for pattern-seeking and data crunching knowledge: “This trend for data scientists mimics the trend for digital specialists that happened earlier at the turn of the millennium.” (Wired US).

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The informal slang of digital business.

English is the language of business and of science, of medicine, law and literature. It is simultaneously sophisticated, simple, elegant, powerful. Something that has developed slowly over aeons to become the primary means of communication has been refined to a perfect art and science, the spirit of pure and essential communication, politeness and human progress.

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Outbrain and Taboola, the flotsam and jetsam of awful internet ads.

When was the last time you saw an ad in a website footer that linked to something credible and relevant? Or even something that wasn’t complete garbage? Masquerading as “promoted stories” or “around the web,” most web sites that employ these revenue streams are quick to add disclaimers, stating that external content is nothing to do with the host site.

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5 reasons sponsored ads are good PR.

Your PR agency will always try to convey the exact message you wish to express to media and the market, but there are times when your appointed communications team will try to steer you away from certain ways of describing your company or your products. There are a handful of terms which can
really grate when press releases are read by editors. Here are a few standouts that crop up every day on every media desk in Thailand.

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You’ve still got mail in 2016!

Smartphone use is reinvigorating email marketing and SMEs are upping the time, energy and budgets to reach markets via their inboxes. The time to start an email campaign is now. That’s the message being broadcast in the 2016 Email Marketing Insights Study.

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PR’s advances civilization the future of digital.

Imagine that you have traveled the same route for years and it has always automatically got you from A to B. In other words, you attained your goal and reached your destination. Of course, you may well have varied some elements of the journey but essentially it has always been a well-trodden route.

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Marketing in 2016 integrated digital strategies.

Marketing professionals concocting digital marketing recipes early enough have time to experiment. Leave it too late and results might be far from impressive. In 2016, traditional marketing ideas are being reinvented with innovative technology to appeal to the tastes of digital appetites. These new trends are changing the future of marketing.

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What is digital PR?

PR has changed! It isn’t just about media relations and sending out press releases anymore. Digital PR is about combining traditional PR with content marketing, social media and search. When we do this, what happens is we are able to transform static news (such as it was once consumed in printed newspapers) into live conversations, and speaking directly to your target audience online without having to go through only a traditional media channel.

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Go Digital or Go it Alone!

Virtual business has become the new reality in Thailand; Bangkok-based companies dragging their heels may get left behind in a barren marketing wasteland, miles away from the nearest customer connectivity point. What is vital in 2015 and beyond is that Thailand’s SMEs and big brands alike jump onto rising digital marketing platforms sooner rather than later and properly learn how to leverage them. If not, they run the risk of being stranded, and soon forgotten by market forces.

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