Print advertising, email marketing, social media and reputation management informational blog from direct response marketing industry experts and digital strategists at Moving Targets. The goal of our blog is to deliver best practices for business to consumer marketing, retail sales growth, branding and customer retention.


6 insights from Mary Meeker’s “Internet Trends 2017” report

Small business marketers should incorporate insights from Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report.

Each year, marketers wait with bated breath for Mary Meeker’s annual report on internet trends. Released last month, her 2017 version features 355 slides packed with data and insights about the status of technology, marketing and advertising and where those industries are heading. If combing through this 355-page report sounds exhausting, not to fret. We’ve […]


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Can good reviews hurt your business?

Can a positive review actually hurt your business?

Even the most stellar businesses face the challenge of customers criticizing them online. And while receiving a negative review sends many into crisis mode, some are learning that these critiques actually help their conversion rate. Advice about online reputation management is packed with statistics about the role reviews play in customers’ buying decisions. BrightLocal’s latest […]


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Use the Facebook pixel to create high-converting social ad campaigns

The Facebook pixel offers advertisers high-converting options.

If you’re at all serious about using Facebook ads to grow your business, you need to be using the Facebook pixel to optimize your ad campaigns. After all, it’s much easier to lead a warm audience along the journey from prospect to customer than a cold one. In fact, as Facebook’s ad space becomes more […]


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Facebook to reimburse some advertisers after disclosing yet another measurement error

Facebook discloses another measurement error

Facebook has disclosed another bug in its reporting metrics. In a blog post published Tuesday, the company announced it had found an error that caused some advertisers to be charged incorrectly for link-based video carousel ads shown on smartphone web browsers. Specifically, when users clicked on one of these ads to watch an enlarged version […]


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7 announcements from Facebook’s F8 Conference that small businesses need to know

Facebook F8 2017 conference digest

Facebook shared a flurry of new tools and features during their annual developer conference, F8. While some of their virtual reality work will take years to catch on, several product updates and launches will affect small businesses here in 2017. With 1.94 billion monthly active users, Facebook is likely your most prominent social channel, and […]


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Facebook launches result predictions and split testing for ad campaign optimization

Facebook launches new tools for ad campaign optimization

Facebook introduces new ad insights. Yesterday, Facebook announced the redesign of their Delivery Insights dashboard. Advertisers will be able to access this new interface within their Ads Manager in the next few weeks. The redesign features two important developments that will help marketers optimize their ad campaigns more easily: in-depth auction metrics and an estimated […]


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Is your brand lit — or basic? Get to know Gen Z’s shopping behaviors

Marketers are beginning to target a new cohort of young people: Generation Z.

Move over, Millennials. Marketers are beginning to target a new cohort of young people: Generation Z. Gen Z includes those born between the mid-1990s to early 2000s, numbering about 60 million — more than a quarter of the U.S. population. Their spending power is $44 billion annually, before accounting for their influence on household purchases. […]


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Instagram launches multi-photo swipeable galleries

Instagram launches new gallery feature.

Instagram recently introduced the ability for users to share up to 10 photos in a single post. Available for ads and organic content alike, it rolled out to users Feb. 22. With this update, you can select up to 10 images or videos to include, similar to how albums work on Facebook. Galleries are marked […]


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Use Valentine’s Day contests to heat up your social mentions

Valentine's contest

The clock is ticking down to the holiday that’s meant to melt your candy heart, and you don’t have to be Tiffany’s to take advantage of the Cupid-fueled publicity. To inspire your own Valentine’s Day promotions, we’re highlighting five contest types to help you think outside of the heart-shaped chocolate box. Keep these contests short […]


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