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3 Sorely Needed Facebook Ad Improvements

Don’t take this the wrong way: Facebook is a wonderful advertising platform. The costs can be low and the reach can be great, especially when you know what you’re doing. So please, Zuckerberg, don’t be mad at us when we say that there are things that… could use some improvement. We reached out to some of our experts to ask what … Continue reading

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Is Facebook Getting A Bad Rap on Organic Reach?

If you’ve been paying attention over the last few months, you’ve probably come across articles that could have been written by Chicken Little. With titles like “Brands’ Organic Facebook Reach Has Crashed Since October: Study” (that one’s from Ogilvy) or “Facebook Organic Reach Rapidly Approaching Zero” (that one is from WordStream), you might be led to believe that Facebook has … Continue reading

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Why Facebook Advertising is not all about generating sales

At Tiger Pistol, we believe success is achieved when our small business customers can say that their social presence is not only sorted, but a strength that is helping grow their business. We often have customers approach us knowing they need to be on social (‘everyone else is doing it’), but not truly understanding the value it can bring.  So … Continue reading

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Why Facebook Advertising is for your Small Business

Advertising can be a two-edged sword for a small business, helping you break into a larger market while also cutting into your profits. The old adage says you have to spend money to make money, but where exactly should you spend money to get the largest return on your investment? Facebook may be the answer, even for small to medium … Continue reading

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Key Predictions for the Facebook Audience Network

A few short weeks ago, Facebook unveiled its newest form of monetization at the annual F8 conference called the Facebook Audience Network. Now that Facebook is a publicly traded company, there’s more pressure than ever for them to continue pushing the boundaries on monetization. In 2013 when Facebook released mobile News Feed ads, its revenue exploded; it doubled almost overnight. … Continue reading

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What Can Game of Thrones Teach us About Social Media?

If you are a fan or watch the highly acclaimed HBO series #GameofThrones and dabble in the social media landscape, then you undoubtedly have seen several of the parodies recently created, including this latest video from Hootsuite showcasing the different kingdoms and their rise to power. Whatever your kingdom (or social channel), there are a bunch of #GOT-themed tenets that hold … Continue reading

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Who are your likes, really?

By now you have probably seen the “Facebook Fraud” video from Veritasium that blasts Facebook for selling fake likes. You have probably also seen Jon Loomer’s great response on his blog. Vertasium does make some valid points and if you repeat his steps, you will get the same results with fake likes and low engagement. Targeting is the path to … Continue reading

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Social Media Marketing: Why You Should Bring It In-House

Should you bring your social media marketing in-house?  A growing number of marketers are making the transition from using an external agency for social media marketing to managing it in-house.  GM, among others, recently announced that it is bringing its social media data in-house, signaling that brands are placing a higher value on ownership of their social marketing strategy. There … Continue reading

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