Facebook has spent the better part of the last year in the limelight—and hardly in a good way. The once-beloved (and still incredibly popular) social platform has faced a number of scandals and PR debacles, all of them hinging on Facebook’s use of consumers’ data. Unsurprisingly, the company has reacted to the fallout with some sweeping changes to the way it uses third-party data—but what are those changes, exactly? And, what are the implications for advertisers? In this post, we’ll unpack both of those questions.
The enCOMPASS team is honored and grateful to announce a series of big wins at the 2018 Communicator Awards. enCOMPASS took home 25 awards in total, including six gold-level honors. While we’ve been privileged with Communicator wins in the past, this year’s total is a new record for us. More importantly, it’s confirmation that enCOMPASS continues to live up to its core values; not only do these awards highlight the passion we have for our clients, but they also reveal the intelligence with which we help those clients achieve their marketing goals.
You've probably heard a lot lately about the upcoming European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), so we wanted to take a minute to let you know what this means for your business’ website.
Your email marketing list can be used for many different purposes. Indeed, email marketing can be a powerful tool for building brand loyalty, disseminating content, and driving traffic to your company website or blog. Of course, you can also use your email list to directly boost conversions—though doing so will always require strategy and skill.
There are a few different ways of accomplishing that; in this post, we’ll list some of the most common and effective.
Recent headlines have not been kind to Facebook. On the heels of the Cambridge Analytica scandal—in which it was revealed that Facebook has sold the personal data of its users to politically-minded agencies—Mark Zuckerberg himself was called to testify before Congress. All the while, many users proclaimed their intentions to delete the Facebook app from their phone, or even to terminate their membership altogether over these violations of privacy.
What’s the purpose of your business website? It’s not just one thing. Your website should be achieving search engine visibility, boosting brand awareness, drawing traffic, and facilitating conversions. If it’s falling short in any of these areas, that’s reason enough to rethink your website strategy.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is many things—but simple isn’t one of them. Effective SEO requires you to keep many balls in the air, including both on-site and off-site elements. What’s more, the rules are changing all the time: While Google’s basic principles remain static, the specific algorithmic formulas evolve and adapt all the time. Indeed, SEO professionals can count on at least one or two big, disruptive algorithmic updates each year.
At enCOMPASS Agency, we’re proponents of integrative digital marketing. What that means, in a nutshell, is that there are many channels for effectively marketing your company, ranging from SEO and PPC to social media and video. These channels work best when they work together in tandem; indeed, the most efficient way to market your company is to combine different digital channels, aligned to a common goal and a comprehensive strategy.
Your website can serve many functions, but its most important role is 24/7 sales rep. Simply put, your website should be available around the clock to educate and inform your customers, and to lead them toward conversion.
Does your company website offer a strong user experience? Are there ways it could be improved? Here are a few practical steps you can take to make your website more customer-friendly than ever.
While there are many key components to an effective PPC campaign—from budgeting to targeting to bidding—the actual ads themselves are fundamental. After all, your PPC ads may provide the first impressions that many consumers have of your brand. And when ads aren’t written well, they can sink your entire PPC campaign.
Being able to write strong PPC ad copy is an invaluable skill—and it takes some time to develop that skill. With that said, here are some guidelines you can follow to strengthen your ads today.