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GeneratePress Review: A Fast-Loading Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Are you looking for a new theme to use for your WordPress sites?Well, you have landed at the right place, for in this post, I’m going to share a multipurpose theme that you can use irrespective of the type of site you’re building.GeneratePress is a popular free WordPress theme that’s especially favored by professionals who build WordPress sites for clients.In this GeneratePress review, I will explain when it’s a good idea to use a theme like GeneratePress. Then, I’ll also share some of the specific features that help make GeneratePress so popular and well-rated.GeneratePress Review: A Quick IntroductionGeneratePress is a multipurpose WordPress theme, which means that you can adapt it to any website niche.According to, GeneratePress is active on over 100,000 sites and has also managed to maintain an incredible 5-star rating on over 692 reviews.The core GeneratePress theme is 100% free. And then there’s also a GeneratePress Premium version. GeneratePress Premium is technic…

Marketing Day: Twitter gets audio, Facebook Instant Experience ads & more

Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Ogilvy’s Michael Tidmarsh: Creative agency models are changing to accommodate growing use of tech
Sep 7, 2018 by Robin Kurzer
Agencies are shifting from traditional AOR relationships with a substantial retainer to ‘much more project work, much more bespoke work.’Twitter adds audio-only broadcasting for iOS app, Periscope
Sep 7, 2018 by Robin Kurzer
Responding to user demand, Twitter gets in on the rising popularity of audio.Facebook renames Canvas ads ‘Instant Experience’ ads, gives them pixel capabilities
Sep 7, 2018 by Amy Gesenhues
The full-screen mobile ad can now be used in retargeting campaigns.Find anomalies in your campaign spending with this Google Ads script
Sep 7, 2018 by Daniel Gilbert
Contributor Daniel Gilbert shares a customizable script that lets you check for overspending or underspending in your Google Ads account by finding c…

YouTube to end Director onsite services on October 31

YouTube is retiring its Director onsite services as of October 31 and has stopped accepting any new video ad production projects.First launched in June 2015, the video creation service offered by YouTube was expanded to more than 170 US cities in March of this year. Through the Director onsite program, companies that committed to spending at least $350 on YouTube via Google AdWords would have access to professionals who would script, shoot and edit a 30-second video ad at no charge to the advertiser.A YouTube spokesperson sent the following statement on the decision to end the service:We care deeply about helping all businesses create and share their stories with the world on YouTube, and we are working hard to build scalable solutions to continue helping them do that.”Thomas Tourville, a digital marketing specialist at RevolutionParts, first alerted Marketing Land to the notice on YouTube’s Director onsite page that the service is no longer taking on new projects. Tourville had used …

Facebook is combining website, app, offline purchase data into one view for advertisers

Facebook will no longer breakout conversion cost metrics by website, app and offline channels. Instead it will aggregate cost reporting across the channels. As part of this measurement update, Facebook announced it is adding to the list of actions advertisers can track across their websites, apps and offline channels.Website, app and offline cost metrics now a single data pointPreviously, advertisers had three separate data points to analyze cost metrics by channel. For example, Cost per Website Purchase, Cost per Mobile App Purchase and Cost per Offline Purchase is now listed under a single Cost per Purchase metric.“You can still calculate channel-specific cost per metrics by dividing your total spend by the number of conversions from the channel you’re interested in,” writes Facebook.New Standard Event actionsStandard Events, which allow advertisers to track actions that happen on their website, app or offline via the Facebook Pixel, the SDK and offline conversion measurement are ge…

Ogilvy’s Michael Tidmarsh: Creative agency models are changing to accommodate growing use of tech

Advertising agencies have evolved quite a bit since the turn of the century, mostly due to the exponential growth of data and technology in marketing.But how have agencies changed as a result of technology?In an interview this week, Michael Tidmarsh, chief technical officer for Ogilvy Worldwide, shared his thoughts about how agencies have changed to accommodate data-driven strategies. Tidmarsh will also keynote a talk on creativity in a data-driven world at our MarTech Conference in Boston in early October.[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]The post Ogilvy’s Michael Tidmarsh: Creative agency models are changing to accommodate growing use of tech appeared first on Marketing Land.

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Twitter adds audio-only broadcasting for iOS app, Periscope

Twitter unveiled a new audio-only broadcast feature for users of its platform and Periscope on Friday.Periscope engineer Richard Plom explained in a blog post that users had been requesting an option to broadcast without having to show their surroundings. The update also comes at a time when audio podcasts are becoming more popular as a medium for both broadcasters and marketers.Now, in addition to “Go Live,” there is an option to click “Enable Audio Broadcast Only.” After recording an audio broadcast, users can choose to share, save or delete it.Sometimes you just want to talk, without being on camera. We’re launching audio-only broadcasting, so your followers can hear, but not see you.Rolling out now for iOS.— Twitter (@Twitter) September 7, 2018 It’s currently available on Twitter’s iOS app and Periscope, though Twitter says all users will be able to see and play the audio posts, TechCrunch first reported.As with live video, analytics for audio broadcasts …