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Online Marketing News: Shareable Infographics, Instagram Buyable Tags & YouTube End Screens


shareable-marketing-infographics The Ultimate Guide to Creating Shareable Infographics Using PowerPoint or Keynote Infographics work to capture the attention of your audience and convey information in a digestible way. It can be tough to find the resources to creat them. But, what if creating infographics yourself was suddenly easier? This infographic will show you how. HubSpot Instagram Is Letting Brands Test Taggable, Buyable Products in Photos Instagram is letting select brands -- like Kate Spade -- test organic posts with taggable, buyable products in their photos. Brands can tag products for sale within their organic posts that will link interested viewers directly to their website to purchase. This, according to Instagram, is a play to make the user's purchase experience frictionless. AdWeek Keep ‘Em Watching with End Screens YouTube launched 'End Screens' -- a mobile friendly tool that lets video producers engage with their audience in a more targeted way at the end of their videos. The tool allows for hard-to-miss thumbnails to pop up after a video that prompt viewers to engage with other video content from that channel, subscribe to the channel and more. YouTube Creator Blog Snaplytics launches Snapchat analytics Marketing Land reports: "A Danish startup is now offering a new analytics service for Snapchat’s disappearing videos and photos that it says is 'the only software-as-a-service analytics [exclusively] for Snapchat.'" The dashboard lets users see metrics like open rates, views, screen shots taken, and more. Marketing Land the-top-2-desktop-google-text-ads Google Ran Secret Video Ad Experiments and Here's What It Found Advertising Age reports: "The average completion rate for the average video ad on mobile devices is 22%, according to Google. On desktop, it's 28%. The best-performing video in the test, one in which fast pacing was the dominant factor, achieved a 33% "view-through" rate on mobile., Google said." Advertising Age Manufacturing Marketers See Content Marketing Breakthrough [Research] Last year, fewer than 20% of manufacturing marketers said their company was effective at content marketing or had a well-documented content marketing strategy. This year, 95% of manufacturing marketers report improvement in their content marketing, with 82% attributing that success to better content creation. Content Marketing Institute The Top 20 Content Marketing Influencers of 2016 Ever wonder whom to look to for content marketing advice? This handy list provides 20 names of folks in the content marketing realm that are worth your attention. The list toutes big names like Joe Pulizzi, Ann Handley, Jeff Bullas and our very own Lee Odden. MarketingProfs IAB: Search Ads Generate $16.3 Billion In First-Half 2016 Forrester research shows: "Mobile revenue rose 89% from the $8.2 billion reported during the first half of 2015 to $15.5 billion during the first half in 2016 of which mobile search contributed $7.4 billion." Desktop and Mobile search ad revenue combined comprised 50% of the total. MediaPost What were your top online marketing news stories this week? I'll be back next week with more online marketing news. Need a fix now? Follow @toprank for the latest industry news and insights.

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