Hello!

Welcome to The Kingpin Weekly Digest #10 and a very happy Thursday to you.

This week we look at audience and customer research – and ask, ‘How do you know if you’re asking the right questions?’

We also introduce some essential PPC strategy as well as providing a quick guide into the world of automated content recognition.

Enjoy!

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Are your surveys providing you with the right, accurate answers?

You will have filled in surveys and will have surveyed customers too.

But do surveys give us all the answers we need? How do we know if we are asking the right questions when trying to understand our audience and customers?

We go beyond the obvious questions to get the real answers.

You can read James Gill's thoughts here

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2 reasons why your PPC strategy should include your brand terms

Why bid on your own brand? Surely if people are searching for your brand that should be enough?

Not according to Kingpin’s resident PPC and Search expert who suggests you avoid falling into that common trap.

He’s back with some more black belt-level advice on why you need to include brand terms in your PPC strategy

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ACR? OMG. WTF?

According to Wikipedia Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) is an identification technology used to recognize content played on a media device or present in a media file.

But what can it do and what can you do with it? Sophie-Louise Vevers, Account Manager at Kingpin has written a Quick Guide to ACR.

This really interesting piece of tracking technology could be hugely effective for publishers and marketers looking to create more targeted personalisation.

Read the Quick Guide here

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And finally....

The Mid-term elections in the US are next week on November 6th.

Keep up to date on likely voting behaviour and outcomes using the FiveThirtyEight Blog, with some neat analytics and dashboards.Data analysis and understanding of behaviour is kinda what we're in to.

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Have a great rest of the week, and speak to you soon.

Regards,

 The Kingpin team