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Get ready to get human! Digital marketing has a whole “people” side of things, and we’re here to uncover it! Danny Gavin, your Digital Marketing Mentor, explores the meeting point of mentorship and marketing in this captivating podcast featuring interviews with marketing experts and industry leaders. As they chat about their history with mentorship and guiding others, they’ll delve into how these connections have affected their careers, marketing strategies, and lives. Deep conversations on how we’re all human highlight how current marketing trends are influenced, and you’ll come away from each episode with real, actionable marketing strategies and skills to implement.

The Digital Marketing Mentor Danny Gavin

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Get ready to get human! Digital marketing has a whole “people” side of things, and we’re here to uncover it! Danny Gavin, your Digital Marketing Mentor, explores the meeting point of mentorship and marketing in this captivating podcast featuring interviews with marketing experts and industry leaders. As they chat about their history with mentorship and guiding others, they’ll delve into how these connections have affected their careers, marketing strategies, and lives. Deep conversations on how we’re all human highlight how current marketing trends are influenced, and you’ll come away from each episode with real, actionable marketing strategies and skills to implement.

    002: Office Hours | Manually Automated - Optimizing Bidding in Paid Search Campaigns with Rachael Howle

    002: Office Hours | Manually Automated - Optimizing Bidding in Paid Search Campaigns with Rachael Howle

    Welcome to Optidge’s Office Hours! 
    Our Office Hours episodes are your go-to for details, how-to’s, and advice on specific marketing topics. Join our fellow Optidge team members, and sometimes even 1:1 teachings from Danny himself, in these shorter, marketing-focused episodes every few weeks. Get ready to get marketing!

    Summary

    Learn the differences between paid search campaigns with a manual bidding strategy vs an automated (or smart) bidding strategy as we discuss the best methods you can use to optimize your ad spend. Rachael Howle is the Head of Paid Search at Optidge and shares her knowledge and experience utilizing manual bidding strategies and how and when to switch campaigns to automated bidding in Google Ads.

    Episode Highlights 
    [6:52] Rachael and Danny chat about the differences between manual and automated bidding, including how automated bidding utilizes Google's platform.[8:55] Rachael discusses different automated bidding strategies and goals.[9:52] The successes we've seen moving to Maximize Conversions campaigns, and steps to take to evaluate manual bidding campaigns. [17:28] Why the big push from Google to shift to automated bid strategies?[20:44] Rachael provides insight into the continued need for the human touch with campaigns. Automation is only part of it; it’s only a tool. You still need to have the master craftsman. [22:55] Danny and Rachael dive into the significant benefits of utilizing an agency to manage your paid search campaigns[24:24] Rachael shares her parting thoughts: manual bidding is certainly still worthwhile. Episode Links
    University of TexasUniversity of Houston, Bauer College of BusinessGoogle Ads Automated BiddingAutomated Bidding StrategiesWe Had a Little Real Estate ProblemProject Hail MaryThe Humanized LeaderRachael on LinkedIn
    Follow The Digital Marketing Mentor:
    Website and Blog: thedmmentor.com Instagram: @thedmmentor Linkedin: @thedmmentor YouTube: @thedmmentor
    Interested in Digital Marketing Services, Careers, or Courses? Check out more from the TDMM Family:
    Optidge.com - Full Service Digital Marketing Agency specializing in SEO, PPC, Paid Social, and Lead Generation efforts for established B2C and B2B businesses and organizations. ODEOacademy.com - Digital Marketing online education and course platform. ODEO gives you solid digital marketing knowledge to launch/boost your career or understand your business’s digital marketing strategy.

    • 39 min
    001: Speaking, Sparking Connections, Star Wars, and (Google) Shopping - Kirk Williams Talks Mentorship and Marketing

    001: Speaking, Sparking Connections, Star Wars, and (Google) Shopping - Kirk Williams Talks Mentorship and Marketing

    Kirk Williams, Founder and CEO of ZATO Marketing, a PPC micro agency, discusses the benefits of dedicating yourself to learning, sharing your knowledge and wisdom, and more of his background. We talk about how seminary school helped him become the marketer he is today, along with his Father-In-Law, and how he defines a mentor. He mentions the processes he’s implementing to mentor his team today, and we discuss Performance Max and the future of Google Shopping. 



    Episode Highlights


    [4:00] Kirk discusses his educational background in seminary school (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) and learning to take in a multitude of different interpretations and backgrounds of ideas.[10:19] When it came to finding and building his team at ZATO, Kirk highlighted the importance of finding people who have curiosity and passion, and doing a cost-benefit analysis of how they commit to projects and learning. [14:25] What is a mentor? At a real, base level, Kirk defines a mentor as someone who has the willingness and knowledge to offer help to someone in an ongoing manner. He also stressed the importance of consent from your mentor, as well as respect for the knowledge and guidance shared. [31:15] Kirk discussed how he is still trying to figure out the details of how he is mentoring and fostering an environment of mentorship within the ZATO world now. [34:30] Performance Max is Google Ads' new goal-based campaign type that uses Google’s automation to target more converting customers and focuses on sales conversions. Kirk highlights how little is known across the digital marketing and PPC communities about how PMax truly works and the specifics of how it targets customers. He also dives into how PMax should be viewed and used within the marketing funnel.
    Episode Links


    State of Search - Dallas ConferenceMinnesota SearchUtah DMC Who? By Geoff Smart and Randy StreetKirk’s New YouTube Channel: Merchant Center MasteryPPC Pondering PodcastZATO Marketing
    Follow The Digital Marketing Mentor:
    Website and Blog: thedmmentor.com Instagram: @thedmmentor Linkedin: @thedmmentor YouTube: @thedmmentor
    Interested in Digital Marketing Services, Careers, or Courses? Check out more from the TDMM Family:
    Optidge.com - Full Service Digital Marketing Agency specializing in SEO, PPC, Paid Social, and Lead Generation efforts for established B2C and B2B businesses and organizations. ODEOacademy.com - Digital Marketing online education and course platform. ODEO gives you solid digital marketing knowledge to launch/boost your career or understand your business’s digital marketing strategy.

    • 51 min

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Great Conversations - Not Just for Marketers

I loved how the focus of this conversation was on the humanness in the work, and how our relationships shape our growth. This is definitely poised to be a great resource - both for people navigating their careers, and those growing into leadership to look at how they want to define themselves professionally and give back. And with a sprinkling of actual, good digital marketing conversation as well.

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