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How to Forecast ROI and Profit from Any Facebook™ Campaign [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 29, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

 

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The Importance of Knowing Your Facebook™ CPA [Video]

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 23, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

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Facebook

Our Hyper-3 High Performance Facebook™ Funnel

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 22, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

I'm giving away some “secret sauce.”

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Facebook

The Three Most Common Mistakes Facebook™ Marketers Make

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

My hope is you can avoid some of the stuff we see all the time that holds back companies. Following are top three mistakes FB marketers make. We see these all the time. 

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Facebook

How to Create a Killer Audience for Facebook™ Ads

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Creating the right audience is about 75% of any potential success you’ll have with Facebook™ Ads. Conversely, creating bad or non-performing audiences will kill your marketing efforts and help you waste a ton of money.

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Facebook

How to Win with Facebook™ Ads for $1 per Day

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Of the 80 million Facebook™ Business Pages in the U.S., only 13% of those companies are doing paid advertising on FB.

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Marketing

Your KPI’s Don’t Lie, but You Can, and So Can Everyone Else

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

In this article I’m simply reacting to a shift we’ve seen for Q2, 2019.

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Digital Marketing

The 4 Facebook™ Advertising Mistakes That Destroy Success

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 19, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Despite your KPIs, numbers, margins, dreams of success, product to market, prior marketing success, or the 1,000 blogs you’ve read, there are some PPC (Facebook™ marketing) mistakes that will destroy any hope for success.

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Marketing

When Too High an ROI Is Bad for Facebook™ Ads

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Who would ever think such a thing? Of all the KPIs, ROI often is the measuring stick of success with Facebook™ ads and for  business in general.  But sometimes too high an ROI may not be best for you. Here's why:

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Marketing

How an AOV-Based Company Can Have Success with Facebook™ Marketing

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Using KPIs to predict your success with digital marketing eliminates guesswork when planning your marketing budget.

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Marketing

How to Forecast Your Facebook™ Marketing Success Using Your KPIs

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

By far, Facebook™ marketing is the most sought after way to generate leads within digital marketing. But no matter what channel you choose, you can use your KPIs to forecast both budget and ROI-based success.

KPIs or Key Performance Indicators are just that: everyday metrics and real math your business generates you can use to show both current performance and your Facebook™ marketing budget to increase your bottom line.

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Marketing, Digital Marketing

Facebook™/PPC vs. Organic/SEO platforms: Which is Better?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Where should you put your precious advertising dollars? Into PPC: Facebook, IG, Adwords, etc? Or toward organic: ramping up your website, fixing your SEO, publishing SEO blogs?

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Digital Marketing

The 4 Paths to Launching A Top-Converting Digital Marketing Plan

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 13, 2018 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

To have any level of success in digital marketing, you're first step is to take off your jaded glasses. 

If you tell us, "I'm having great success (in one or more digital channels)," we'll always ask, "What's your checking account look like?"

If you are having cash flow problems, getting junk leads, or otherwise can't grow, something really is wrong.

Your solution is to nail one or more of the 8 channels in digital marketing:

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Facebook, Marketing

Avoiding Facebook™ Ads Burnout - Jody Milward

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2018 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Editor's note:
Originally published in a private, for agency owners, Facebook group. Re-posted here by permission.

You may have heard people say that running Facebook Ads is not a job for ONE person.

And they are right.

I worked as a full time In House Ads Strategist for 18 months. The company (a start up) did great. Generated over $2m in revenue during this time, built a team and onboarded THOUSANDS of students for their coaching program.

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Facebook

The Dirty Dozen Keys to Success with a Paid Digital Marketing Ads Campaign

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2018 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Finding success with Facebook™ or Adwords marketing or some other channel is not just about running some ads or boosting some FB posts. Digital requires a different process than traditional marketing.

Finding success with Facebook™ or Adwords marketing or some other channel also is not about the "deal" you get from the ad agency either, it's about the results and ROI.

If you've not had success with PPC Facebook™ ads or another channel, you've got plenty company. While your plight is common, the solutions to your plight are even more common.

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Facebook

The Gurus Weigh In: How to Grow and Scale a New E-Comm Store

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 13, 2018 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Launching, growing, and scaling a new e-commerce store can be a challenge for a variety of reasons. If you’re in a niche market, you can relax—for now. But if you’re competing in a tough vertical, like women’s fashions, you’d better gear up as if you’re going to war.

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Facebook

4 Foundational Keys to a High-Converting Facebook™ Ads Campaign

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2018 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Trying to generate leads for your company through Facebook™ ads? We know this can be a frustrating experience.

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Facebook

The 7 Deadly Sins that Kill Success with Facebook™ Performance Ads

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2018 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Of the hundreds of marketers and entrepreneurs we’ve worked with over the years, we've identified seven major pitfalls that keep companies from having success with Facebook™ performance ads

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Facebook

How to Overcome Your Facebook Ad-Spend Trap

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 10, 2018 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Overcoming the Facebook™ as-spend trap is a mindset issue. The mindset issue is more related to your overwhelming desire to grow your revenue or the lack thereof. If you really want to grow, you will. If you have a pre-disposed negative attitude of what it's going to cost you, then you won't. 

By "cost," I mean not just ad-spend, but your time, effort, willingness to connect with people ahead of you, willingness to admit defeat and change course, and your unfailing attitude to press forward no matter what. 

There are no half-way measures or attempts. There is no I'm "somewhat* successful." You are either successful" or "not successful." 

This year, our annual world-wide peer to peer Facebook™ marketing group gathered in Maui. This event was held within sight of a very popular cliff-diving spot. Let me tell you something about cliff-diving:

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Facebook

How to Succeed with Performance Based Digital Marketing

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 26, 2018 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

When we kicked off Performance Based Facebook™ ads in 2016, we mostly attracted an audience of veteran FB marketers.

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Facebook

7 Steps to Forecasting the Success of Your Facebook™ Ad Campaigns

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2018 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Facebook ad campaigns are the number one way to grow and scale a business in today’s highly competitive digital market. Facebook ads produce success because Facebook has mastered two critical elements of digital marketing: reach and targeting. Facebook simply reaches a better audience though its laser-sharp targeting.

6 out of 10 persons you will sell this year will have a Facebook account.


80% of those are active on Facebook within any 28-day attribution window.

This means that with the right Facebook ad campaigns, you could present your brand to one half of the people on the planet within days. There has never been anything like this in the history of advertising.

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Facebook

Adapt or Die: Why Marketers Are Madly Rushing to Advertise on Facebook

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2018 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

How do you present your products or services to the audience most likely to buy? This is the age-old question. And it’s also the gold standard of marketing.

At CES this year, over 4,000 excited vendors will be vying for top-of-mind impressions, email op-ins, leads, and (hopefully) sales. But are trade shows—even big ones—the solution to scaling? Trade shows are not a new idea, nor are billboards, radio spots, print ads, or even some digital channels for that matter.

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Marketing

How to Shop for a Marketing Agency: The 3 Agency Types Demystified

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2017 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Before you chose what type of agency you want to hire, you might find out if they're even worth hiring at all. How to shop for a marketing agency and sort out the leget ones from those that are full of hot air is super easy.

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Facebook

Why You Should Install a Facebook Pixel into your Hubspot Website Now

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2017 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Why Have It and How to Install It

The Facebook “pixel” is a tracking code, pure and simple, and it’s totally free. (For those who need to know, it's actually a 1px non-displaying image that shows up on every page of the website you're tracking).

So, you have a Hubspot website (or any website platform for that matter)? But you (currently) have no intention of running Facebook ads?

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