Enter the second annual SocialPro Biggest Social Geek Contest, sponsored by Marin Software, and see how you stack up against your peers. The contestant who can answer the most questions in the shortest amount of time will win the grand prize — a flight and hotel accommodations for two to Marketing Land’s SocialPro conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 18–19, 2015. The winner will also receive their choice of an Apple iPad Mini, a Sony PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One.
The 2015 contest is open to contestants in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany and Australia and will run from August 17, 2015, to October 30, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.
Search spend growth in the US slowed for the second consecutive quarter in the 3Q15, according to IgnitionOne’s latest digital marketing report. The firm points to expected seasonality, as well as to the fact that advertisers are holding back from Yahoo’s still-limited ad platform, Gemini.
As a result of Yahoo’s and Bing’s transition after renegotiating their search deal, “a significant portion of traffic is out of reach of most advertisers due to Gemini limitations. This may cause “budgets to decrease because of traffic loss or to increased inefficiency,” the report finds. The firm believes advertisers will continue to underfund Gemini for some time but expects to see slow adoption, particularly for brand and core terms.