ATDC is The Advanced Technology Development Center located in Midtown, Atlanta and is one of the longest-running and largest university-based startup incubators in the country. Their annual event, Startup Showcase, is their largest as it puts the spotlight on the companies that have attracted nearly $2 billion in investments and who make up the ATDC Accelerate and Signature Companies. Continue reading “Converge Presents At ATDC Startup Showcase As A Signature Company”
80% of marketers agree that email marketing is core to their business. So obviously there is no way that email is dead but it is changing. From ad blocks on social, to mobile devices becoming our “first screen”, to the take over of content marketing- so many things are shaping the reason and way we create and send an email.
Overall 2016 has been a good year for email. Email has gotten a lot of good press from announcements of its revival, the stamp of approval from millennials, and the ability to integrate email into so many other tools. Email is almost kinda cool again but are marketers ready to give it the attention it needs? Continue reading “Hello It’s Me- How To Get On The Other Side Of Their Inbox”
Converge is extremely excited to announce that we have been selected as one of ten startups to participate in the inaugural class of The Bridge: Atlanta.
There are more than 5 million active advertisers on Facebook! It can be overwhelming when thinking about all the competition but when marketers are provided with the right tools for understanding, creating and executing successful Facebook ads your competition can be crushed.
Self-proclaimed “accidental marketer” Jon Loomer hosted a beginner’s webinar for Facebook advertisers not too long ago. Jon Loomer is known for focusing his content and resources on advanced Facebook marketers, so it is exciting to see content geared towards beginners. And I decided to join the webinar! To not only see what tools Jon thought were at the core of successful advertising on Facebook but to test my knowledge. Continue reading “Feeling Lost When It Comes To Facebook Advertising?”
I had been confused with how fast and easily brands and marketers embraced live video. Until recently, countless amounts of time, money and planning went into precisely executing a video campaign and then editing it to no end, all to produce well thought-out content before their audience saw any of it… and then without a second glance, everyone is just okay with going live! Did I miss something? Don’t you see there are no re-dos? Isn’t it useless after it airs? What about quality control? And your brand’s image? Continue reading “How To Get Rolling With Live Video”
Have you ever spent a lot of time analyzing your marketing data- only to realize you were doing it wrong? Or is not knowing what to analyze keeping you from looking at data in the first place?
Using data to steer marketing decisions, strategies and goals is not easy. 91% of senior corporate marketers believe that successful brands use customer data to drive marketing decisions. Yet, 39% say their own company’s data is collected too infrequently or not real-time enough. See, we all know we need to be doing but we aren’t always doing it right. Continue reading “4 Mistakes To Avoid When Using Data-Driven Marketing”
Facebook’s F8 conference took place over the past two days in Fort Mason, San Francisco and while many developers, marketers and publishers would have loved to catch the latest announcements from Facebook live we know that wasn’t possible for everyone, so we watched it for you. Continue reading “F8: The Story Of Pinky & The Brain”
The future of social apps is in messaging. When you think about the announcement from Snapchat, regarding their shift to become an all-inclusive communication app to the eruption of dating apps like Bumble and Tinder it is clear we are using our mobile devices to communicate, but it’s not with a phone number, and it can’t always be seen in a Newsfeed, it is however through messaging. Continue reading “What Messaging Apps Are Telling Marketers”
Facebook has changed a lot since it first surfaced over a decade ago. It has become a place for local and world news updates rather than just friend and family member life updates, according to Buzzsumo, it is a key ingredient in content going viral and it has changed the way we communicate through Messenger and status updates. That doesn’t even begin to touch what Facebook has changed in the marketing realm and the crazy thing is, it’s still evolving. Continue reading “3 Major Rollouts On Facebook Every Marketer Should Know”
We all think we know where marketing is headed but we don’t always have the resources to prove it, that is where the Infinite Dial 2016 report comes in. Since 1998, the Infinite Dial report has been used throughout the marketing community for its studies on consumer adaptation of digital media from Edison Research and Triton Digital. In the months of January and February of 2016, Edison Research conducted a random telephone survey of people aged 12 and older using the “gold standard” of research asking them questions surrounding media and technology, online radio, audio brands, music discovery, podcasts, in-car media and social media. This research gives us some definite answers into how consumers can be reached and where our focuses should be for the rest of the year. Continue reading “How Consumer Consumption Is Shaping Marketing”