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.


Twitter increases character limit to 280 in test run


Twitter’s iconic 140-character limit for tweets may be on the way out. On Sept. 26, the company announced that it’s experimenting with doubling the length of tweets, allowing users to post up to 280 characters per message. For now, the feature is available only to select users. The move aims to motivate users to tweet […]


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Google Posts 101: Upload content directly to Google search results

Google released Google Posts to small businesses June 22.

Google has rolled out a new promotional tool for small businesses: Google Posts. The feature, released June 22, lets businesses publish details about events, products and services directly to Google Search and Maps as an extension of the Knowledge Panel. This makes for increased visibility for valuable (and profitable) messaging about time-sensitive sales, specials and […]


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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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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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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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Five digital marketing trends to watch for in 2017

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Another new year is upon us, and 2017 promises to bring an ever-increasing number of social media developments that’ll reshape how you do business online. Developing an integrated digital presence is no longer a nice-to-have — it’s standard operating procedure. To help marketers stay abreast of emerging technologies and tools, we’ve put together a list […]


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