Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

AdRoll coming to Australia

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Photo credit; Jason A. Howie on Flickr

Photo credit; Jason A. Howie on Flickr

AdRoll is coming to Australia and hopes to hire 20 people by the end of this year.

AdRoll, used by internet giants like Facebook and Twitter, is a retargeting company that presents ads to internet users based on their previous searches, which are meant to deliver more sales because they reflect a reader’s interests.

Digital advertising is the fasted-growing type of advertising in Australia, making up 18% of ad bookings by advertising buyers in February. And in the eight months to February it grew by 23.4% to $910 million, compared with 4% growth across all mediums, according to this week’s figures from the Standard Media Index.

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SEO out, social media in as ways to attract customers for online business

Monday, July 8th, 2013

SEO, the once all-powerful method of attracting online customers, has been demoted to co-star in the online marketing realm, as social media takes over the starring role.

According to Mark Gustowski, the global business development manager of Pyksis, SEO is just a small facet of online marketing now when trying to grow your customer base.

Much more effective is social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Tumblr and LinkedIn because they offer the opportunity for customer engagement.

Using Twitter as an example, Gustowski says companies can now actively look for potential customers using these social media tools. An online retailer of virus protection software, for example, could use the hashtag (#) search function in Twitter for finding people who have been hit with a virus (#computervirus or #virus) and then further narrow the search to a certain geographical region and then talk one-on-one with those potential customers via Twitter by tweeting to them.

The important thing to remember, Gustowski says, is that social media is all about engagement rather than the ‘hard sell’ and customers should be approached in a conversational manner.

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Social Media Helps Build Strong Brands

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

More and more websites feature links to an associated social media page, most commonly Facebook and Twitter. The benefits of using social media to help interact with your users is endless. has 6 pointers on how to use social media to build a stronger brand.

Here are the top 3:

  1. Identify interested customers to encourage brand loyalty.
  2. Build a community to communicate with customers and improve service.
  3. Create viral videos and engage with consumers to promote new products and brands.

Check out of the rest of the tips over at


Facebook and Twitter help with disaster relief

Friday, January 14th, 2011

In a different post from the usual involving Facebook and Twitter, the social media sites have been useful in allowing people who are stranded in flood-stricken areas to connect with relatives and friends.

Facebook was used to post Queensland Premiere Anna Bligh’s updates and messages of hope throughout the crisis.

Twitter is also credited with helping to sort out emergency housing locations and information, and provide updates on police information.

View the full article here.