Video Reviews for Google Maps: The Next Generation of Content and Feedback

Google recently launched video reviews for Maps, where Local Guides can post 30-second clips or record 10 seconds of footage directly from the Google Maps app to share the atmosphere, details or personal reviews of a local business. This marks a very large step forward in local search.Users interacting with maps or local search are accustomed to seeing photos, which help them view a business and i...

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Reducing Click Per Acquisition at the Local Level with Display Media

When it comes to getting results with digital advertising, bigger isn’t always better. If you are still building big national campaigns, you might be missing a lucrative opportunity at the local level.With a localized display media campaign, you can deliver tailored content, allowing you to reach the right people with the right message at the right time. So what should you think about when devel...

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280-Character Tweets: The Debate

The Internet is all a-twitter with the news: instead of the 140-character limit that has existed since the inception of the network, some Twitter users are getting the ability to double their tweet length to a whopping 280 characters.This news is dividing users sharply. Are longer tweets a good thing or a bad thing? Two members of DAC Group’s strategy team, Sari Stein and Melissa Chen, square of...

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Why Even Great Marketers Still Don’t Fully “Get” Digital (and How a Better Understanding Can Drive Greater Results!)

Despite the ubiquity of digital and mobile in marketing today — from Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” campaign to Let’s Go Hollywood themed ads — many marketing professionals don’t truly understand the digital world, don’t believe in its reach, and, critically, don’t understand how to craft targeted digital marketing campaigns that drive business results. Here are my top five...

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Listing Management for Your Business: What’s Next?

As we reach the last quarter of 2017 — more than 10 years after the introduction of Google Maps — the need for businesses to effectively manage their listings online is, for most marketers, a no-brainer. Listing management — ensuring core location information, such as business name, address, phone number and website, are easily and accurately found on search engines and directories (includin...

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