Marketing budgets are expected to increase by 8.7% in 2020. Surprisingly, this marks the highest increase in two years. So what are the marketing budget trends for next year? The latest CMO survey provides insights on how top marketers are planning for 2020.
Privacy online has been a talking point for a long time now and finally it seems that legislators have picked up on the topic in California by passing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CCPA will become law January 1st 2020. So, with four months to get ready, what do you need to know?
As with all digital marketing, if you’re not measuring what you do, you might as well not be doing it. With that in mind, Google has added some new reports to their underrated Search Console tool. The new reports allow you to see how well your website’s schema is working. Specifically focusing on if Google understands your website well enough to display Rich Results when someone searches for your site, and, if any videos you produce are being shown in the search listings.
We often tell our clients that privacy on the Web is an illusion. In a series of videos, DuckDuckGo (DDG) nips at Google’s Achilles’ heel: user data collection for ad targeting. They also paint Facebook with the same brush with their filtering tactics. DDG released a video on five reasons not to use Google; it reiterates many points we already know. What’s surprising is how Google responded.
As you may already know, when we build a WordPress website we like to build it on-top of a child theme. We think this makes the website more stable, safer and easier to maintain. Our theme of choice is Genesis. And we were excited to hear that they’ve just launched Genesis 3.1. Let’s explore what’s new with this robust theme.
Have you ever wondered exactly how well optimized your Google Shopping Ads are? If you have, you’re in luck as Google began testing Optimization Score with their Shopping Campaigns.
Artificial intelligence is no longer just something you see in bad Sci-Fi movies. Machine learning and AI has crept into lots of things we use on a day to day basis. From smart refrigerators to your search engine, AI is helping to read a website, or order more milk. But now it’s started writing adverts too?
We are proud to announce that Clutch.co have named the Spectrum Group Online as one of the top San Francisco marketing agencies!
In recent years marketers have been privy to more and more of their customers’ information. Online marketing has helped marketers gather detailed personas of their potential buyers by collecting data from their online habits but as the recent reaction to the Facebook/ Cambridge Analytica fiasco is showing, tides may be changing. So will technologies like Blockchain, that are focused on online privacy, have a knock-on effect for marketers?
Feb 22 Registration Date Announced Google I/O 2018 is coming soon to an amphitheatre near you (hopefully). If you’re going to be in the Mountain View area from May the 8th to the 10th then you can’t miss this year’s Google IO. Google’s developer-focused event promises to be bigger and better than ever before this year, so […]