Digital Advertising


Digital advertising is a broad term that encompasses a number of different services and strategies.  Robert Sharp and Associates has over 10 years of experience in digital advertising and marketing.  We are a full-service digital advertising agency, located in Rapid City, and we can help your business achieve growth through digital advertising.

The digital advertising staff at Robert Sharp and Associates has been Certified by Google for Google AdWords and Google Analytics.  As a Google Partner agency, our team regularly participates in learning sessions from digital advertising experts from across the country.  We know that the digital landscape is changing every day.  That’s why, as a digital marketing agency, we believe it’s integral to our performance – which translates to your success – that we stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the wide world of digital marketing.

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Okay, so what exactly IS digital advertising?

Digital advertising includes everything from Search Engine Optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) ads through Google AdWords and other PPC services, social media advertising (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), retargeting campaigns, email marketing, and more.  Mobile traffic (traffic from smartphones and tablets) is becoming the preferred method of browsing the web.  With an experienced digital marketing agency like Robert Sharp and Associates, we have the tools and the staff necessary to help you define the goals for your digital presence, develop a strategy to reach those goals, and execute a plan to achieve those goals.

SEO services

SEO: Search Engine Optimization

As a full-service digital marketing agency, we take SEO seriously.  We want to give our clients the best chance possible of showing up in the top search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.  Through extensive research and by adhering to best SEO practices, Robert Sharp and Associates is the digital marketing agency that can help your website get the best results every time.

SEO services

Digital Marketing & PPC

There are many so-called “experts” when it comes to digital marketing campaigns for your business. At Robert Sharp and Associates, we design our digital campaign strategies around conversions, not impressions. Our Google-Certified team is always monitoring campaigns and continuously adjust bids, creative, and settings to improve your campaign for optimal performance. As a Google Partner, each member of our Digital Marketing Team has been certified by Google in both Google AdWords and Google Analytics.

You name it, we can do it:

  • Keyword Search Campaigns
  • Display Ad Campaigns
  • YouTube Video Ad Campaigns
  • Online Shopping Campaigns
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Retargeting
  • Geotargeting
  • Demographic Targeting

Your digital advertising dollars go further and get better results with Robert Sharp and Associates.

Social Media Advertising

Social Media Advertising:

With social media usage growing every day, it has become the perfect platform to engage with your customers and promote your products and services. Our team is well versed in both organic social engagement and paid social advertising strategies. We can help you engage with your customers and increase top of mind awareness as well as target social ads to your potential customers. Social advertising allows us to drill down to the exact demographic of your customers, reaching the right people, at the right time, with the right content.

Retargeting Digital Advertising


Retargeting ads an effective way of reinforcing your brand to previous customers and website visitors. As a full-service digital advertising agency, we have the ability to target users who have previously visited your website with digital and social ads specific to their interests.

Email Marketing

Email Marketing:

Collecting emails from your customers is a valuable set of data that can be used to stay in contact with them.  Email blasts are an effective part of digital advertising because we know that the customer is already interested in your brand.  Whether you need an automated series of emails that only goes out to a specific group of people or an email blast that targets everyone on your list, we can help you get the results you’re looking for.

When it comes to digital advertising for your business, turn to the digital marketing agency with the experience, the knowledge, and the desire to help you succeed. Contact us today to let Robert Sharp and Associates strategize your digital plan for success.

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In the ever-evolving digital landscape, having a proficient and knowledgeable team by your side is crucial for achieving online success. Allow us to introduce you to our three digital strategists: Kandi, Riley, and Vincent. Each of them is Google certified in both Adwords and Analytics, ensuring that you are in capable hands when seeking their assistance. 
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