Amazon Marketplace Is A Huge Opportunity For Brands

This article also appeared as a guest post on Small Business First.

Amazon launching into Australia is a big deal in the retail world and for months there’s been hundreds of news article about how it’s going to kill a lot of brands in Australia.

On one side these articles are right – department stores and supermarkets that sell other peoples brands, like Harvey Norman for example, are going to face increased competition and margin pressure.

On the other side, however, is the brands themselves, and far from signalling the death of these brands, Amazon’s launch is a big opportunity, similar to the early days of Search Engine Optimisation.

Read on to find out why and to learn the 7 key tactics brands should focus on to take advantage of this opportunity.

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What is Programmatic Advertising?

There are some pretty confusing areas of digital marketing to get your head around, and one that many struggle with (including myself) is Programmatic advertising.

It’s a type of marketing that is everywhere now and through a combination of technical complexity and the jargon used throughout the industry, it is one that is hard to truly understand.

All of which is made even harder by the fact that if you ask someone who should know what it is, you’ll get a range of different answers.

To help demystify this complexity, in my latest video I take a look at:

  • What is programmatic advertising?
  • Why has it grown so quick?
  • When should you use programmatic?

I keep it as simple and jargon-free as possible so if you’re struggling to understand programmatic – check it out now:

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My 3 Main Takeaways From DigitalMarketer’s Recent Conference

I recently attended a conference run by DigitalMarketer – a company based in the US with some of the top marketers in the world working for them. They sell online marketing training and more importantly they practice what they preach – running several large & profitable online businesses using the exact same strategies.

It was an action packed day with Justin Rondeau, Molly Pittman & Marcus Murphy presenting and I left with a ton of action points, in my latest video I take a look at the top 3 takeaways:

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