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Posts tagged Media Buying

16
Mar
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Who says you can’t buy time? We media buyers certainly don’t. Buying time is a big component of our business. In media buying it’s known as dayparting. Dayparts are one way to buy radio and TV advertising and its rates are largely determined by who is tuning in and at what times in the day.  In radio, mornings have the largest audience. On television, it's evenings. So naturally, you’ll pay more to advertise during those periods in the day but you’ll reach a larger, broader audience. However, consider the type of product you are promoting when making your buy, other dayparts …

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10
Feb
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Outdoor Advertising in Winter This is certainly not a secret to most, but we are well into the cold weather season. Some of us are knee-deep in snow and ice (literally in some cities), so conventional wisdom might lead a marketer to believe outdoor media buying should be avoided during winter months.  We beg to differ however.  It may seem we are spending less time outdoors and to an extent this is true. We certainly spend less recreational time outdoors in the colder months, but most of us still have to travel to work, grocery shop, buy gas, etc. There are certainly still …

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03
Feb
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Will Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity decide the 2016 presidential election? Or will it be NPR? Not singlehandedly, of course, but their listeners definitely will. With candidates and Super PACs making  ad buys in crucial states talk radio is worth considering. It’s no secret, talk radio shows are highly segmented by ideology. Limbaugh and Hannity attract largely conservative bases. NPR attracts more of a liberal base. Is it a waste to invest ad dollars on programming that may already heavily promote a candidate’s agenda? If the radio show matches your ideology you are getting tons of free publicity daily. If …

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13
Jan
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Added value is that awesome, many times free, media that you have the opportunity to receive with your media buy.  Media vendors don’t always reveal these opportunities, but many of them are available if you are willing to ask and sometimes haggle a little. A good media buyer will enhance your media budget by providing added value to your campaign. But if you’re doing placing on your own, here are some inexpensive added value options to ask for: 1. Sponsorships You’ll see this in radio and TV buys. These are the 5 to 10 second mentions right before or after the weather …

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06
Jan
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It’s happened to all of us... It’s 3 AM and you can’t sleep. You’re channel surfing, but all you find are infomercials. Well, these 30-minute long ads for Pro-Activ, P90X, and ShamWow are a growing and very profitable marketing segment called direct response ads. For most traditional TV ads, for example Coke or Pepsi, the goal is generally not to get you to purchase immediately. Marketers advertise mostly to brand their product, inform you that it exists and is available, so when you finally do get thirsty you think of a Coke or Pepsi. Direct response operates a little differently. They are …

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23
Dec
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It’s the Zero Moment of Truth

posted on December 23, 2015 / IN Advertising / Media Strategy / Social Media / 0 Comments

It's the Zero Moment of Truth; Are You Prepared? Would your clients and customers place you on the naughty list or the nice list? It may sound simplistic, but strategically speaking it’s an important marketing consideration. Are you monitoring your reputation online?  What are people saying about your company on Twitter? In blogs? On their websites? As marketers you know how important brand perception is to developing a successful marketing strategy, but it often gets ignored. It also helps marketers to position themselves against industry competitors. These days, the viral nature of social media combined with a 24-hour broadcast and digital …

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16
Dec
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Most of us know Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, but can you guess what the second busiest shopping day is? If you guessed Super Saturday, the Saturday before Christmas, you are correct. Super Saturday has become a win-win for shoppers and retailers alike. Reportedly one-third of all holiday shopping occurs during the week before Christmas. And why not? Shoppers often get deep discounts and retailers get heavy foot traffic, the opportunity to get rid of holiday merchandise, and lots of sales. Work this frenzy to your advantage! The natural thought would be malls and shopping …

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11
Jun
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As the keeper of the marketing budget, it can pay (and save) to consider creative, out-of-the-box strategies to stretch your ad dollars. A media barter is a solution media buying and planning agencies leverage to help their clients maximize their promotions. What Is a Media Barter? The barter system exchanges goods and services instead of money. Many of the top global businesses in the world utilize bartering in their dealings, including 65% of corporations listed on the New York Stock Exchange and nearly one-third of small businesses. Businesses typically refer to bartering as corporate trade. Firms like Active International and Icon International offer …

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14
May
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Marketers are often tasked with making a lot happen with a little bit of money.  Media buyers are often enlisted by marketers to review a company’s business goals. From there we help them develop cost effective solutions to reach them. A common strategy we recommend for seasonal businesses is flight advertising. So What is Flight Advertising and Why is it Good Media Strategy? Flight advertising is a strategy media buyers use for  create advertising schedules. It is also a way to allocate the budget for a company's ad purchases. A flight is the block of time when your advertising airs or when it is published. The media strategy behind flight advertising is simple. …

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07
May
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Do higher income consumers make purchase decisions differently than the average consumer? How do they find out about new products? How much research is involved in making the decision to make a purchase or hire a service provider? As marketers attempting to reach this audience with advertising these are among the important factors to consider when developing and implementing a media strategy.  Let’s take a look at some trends that can help a luxury marketer craft a more strategic media buy for their audience. TREND #1: Modern Luxury: The Experience vs. The Object When media buying for luxury brands a major factor …

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