From Dusseldorf to a billion dollar NASDAQ IPO—trivago founder on stage at OMR 2017

trivago founder Rolf Schrömgens to appear at OMR Festival 2017

For its most recent IPO, trivago generated a massive valuation—roughly USD 4.7 billion to be precise—making the hotel search engine one of the most successful digital companies ever founded in Germany. What better guest to have on stage at OMR 2017 than trivago co-founder and CEO Rolf Schrömgens. He’ll divulge some insight into the company’s marketing strategies that helped trivago achieve such unprecedented success.
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Wanna beef up your conversions? Try a clever targeting campaign with all the fixins

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Clever copy, inside jokes and burger close-ups: an inside look at how clever Facebook ads turned into 30K burgers and €500K of revenue in just a year

All throughout Germany, the so-called burger boom is in full effect. The only thing greater than Germans’ appetites for burgers is the sheer number of places they can get their fix. But with a flooded market and competitors as plentiful as toppings, how can newcomers gain traction? Three friends from Germany gave Facebook ads a shot and ended up flipping 30K burgers for half a mil in less than 12 months. Online Marketing Rockstars took a closer look at the burger triumvirate to learn more about their recipe for success.
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The Boom and Bust of Song Lyric Pages

Song lyric pages were once a sure-fire cash cow. But what Google once giveth, hath taken away

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For years, song lyrics have provided resourceful online marketing pioneers with a solid source of easy income. But for many, the past two years have seen the boom go bust. One reason for their demise? Google’s in the same business. In an Online Marketing Rockstars’ exclusive, we sat down with an operator of one of Europe’s largest song lyric sites, who gave us the inside scoop on the industry’s rise and subsequent fall, while also providing us with current figures on his traffic.

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Turning Trash into Cash—The New Generation of Instagram Brand Makers

Brand building with the Kardashians

Von links nach rechts: Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian und Kylie Jenner (Fotos: Instagram/Collage: Online Marketing Rockstars)

From left to right: Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner (Images: Instagram, Collage: Online Marketing Rockstars)

Teas that help you detox and trim down, creams that plump up your rump and gummi bears that promise to boost hair growth. That’s just a small sample of products that several wily young entrepreneurs turned into strong brands within just two years—and solely on the strength of celebs posts on Instagram. Online Marketing Rockstars took a deep dive and caught up with some of the players behind the scenes to explain what makes the sector go round.

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How Two 13-Year-Old Girls Built Germany’s Most Successful Instagram Account

Lisa and Lena: two million fans in just four months

It’s an unprecedented story of success. In less than four months, Lisa and Lena, 13-year-old twin sisters from the Stuttgart area, amassed approx. two million fans on Instagram and musical.ly, the music app beloved by teenagers. We took a closer look at their performance, before speaking to the girls, as well as their agent, and discovered there is much more than meets the eye.

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