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How to Put Any Competitor Out of Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

You can put any competitor out of business just by exploiting their weaknesses over time. It takes guts, and you may lose some sleep over it. What would your level of satisfaction for such a victory?

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Want to Run Facebook™ Ads? Learn a Lesson from FB

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

Facebook ran over 45 ads variations just in the month of September, 2019.

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Magazine Display Ads vs. Facebook™ Ads

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2019 | by John Pate, Chief Marketing Scientist

It's tempting. That nice local magazine. They're in every city. You see them in supermarket stands, dental offices, and shops.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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