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Benefits Of Local Online Advertising

Posted by Tim Nichols

Feb 16, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Lets discuss the benefits of local online advertising. As a business, you may be tempted to spread your marketing efforts as far and wide as possible, to catch as many potential customers as you can. Unfortunately, while a global approach to your marketing strategies might seem like a good idea to begin with, the truth is that it can limit your chances of success.

When you attempt to compete with huge companies for global ad purchases, then you're placing yourself in a difficult position - particularly if you're a small business. The chances are that you won't have the ad budget, or the brand authority that you need to make the right impact, and you could end up under utilizing your money on strategies that provide limited enhancements your bottom line.

An exciting solution for smaller businesses, is to consider localized ad buys, which are designed to attract a very specific geographical selection of people. These localized ads are based around your specific area, and are targeted to draw people who are browsing certain websites or searching for specific keywords that are linked to your location.

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Topics: Online Advertising, Media Buying, Demographic Targeting, Audience Targeting, Local Advertising, Locialized Ads, Local Ads, Local Online Advertising

Top Questions For Online Media Buyers

Posted by Scott Bagguley

Nov 4, 2016 1:41:18 PM

Finding a way to ensure that your presence online remains strong is one of the most important tasks a business can engage in today. While there are a wide range of different marketing solutions available for those with a creative mindset, one of the most popular solutions is online media buying.

Media buying is what happens whenever you buy advertising on a site that isn't PPC. Usually, this means purchasing real-estate on a website for a set price that lasts over a set period of time. While this may seem reasonably straight forward, just like any other aspect of marketing, it's very easy to get wrong if you jump in without any prior research or preparation. So how do you find out if you're taking the right steps to get your company noticed successfully?

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Topics: Media Buying & Planning, Online Media Buying, Media Buying, Target Market, Ad Budget, Media Buyers, Media Buying Strategy

The True Cost of Bad Online Media Plans

Posted by Eric Greener

Feb 11, 2016 8:54:00 AM

As we move further into the age of Internet advertising, changes in the way that people utilize the Internet, and innovations in business tools have begun to influence the way that we attempt to communicate with our target market. While planning a unique and creative marketing scheme using interesting media can be an exciting experience, it's important that companies don't allow their enthusiasm to override their common sense. Sometimes, when this happens, a marketing campaign that seemed promising at first can turn out to be a complete disaster.

Failing to plan your media marketing campaigns properly, or dedicating little time to planning them in the first place could mean that you lose crucial customers, profits, and brand authority. The more that your customers come to associate your company with bad media, the more they're likely to avoid your business in favor of your competitors.

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Topics: Media Buying & Planning, Media Buying, media planning, Digital Media Planning, Media Plans

4 Ways To Bring Facebook Advertising Into Your Media Buying Strategy

Posted by Sarah Butera

Jan 29, 2016 12:23:00 PM

If you're part of a team that's responsible for promoting an online store, or you deal personally with a company's media buying strategy, then you'll know how difficult it can be to establish success online. Whatever you use as a marketing channel, it's never completely enough, as you always need to keep finding highly relevant sources of traffic, more conversions to meet with sales tactics, and new ways to increase repeated sales from previous customers.

Fortunately, adding Facebook advertising into your media buying strategy could be the solution that you've been searching for. Featuring over 1.39 billion active users every month, and the highest number of ecommerce orders generated through social media, advertising on Facebook offers a brand new range of opportunities when it comes to reaching out to a highly intimate and engaged audience.

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Topics: Dynamic Display Ads, Online Media Buying, Media Buying, Facebook Advertising, Facebook, Brand Awareness, Dynamic Ads, Dynamie Product Ads, Media Buying Strategy, Conversion Tracking

3 Things Media Buyers Can Do To Make Their Lives Easier

Posted by Adam Parikh

Jan 27, 2016 1:56:07 PM

Most businesses know that establishing a reliable presence and identity online is one of the most crucial things that any business can do to make a mark in their chosen industry. While there are numerous forms of advertising available to help companies achieve this goal, one of the more popular options can be found in the form of media buying.

To become an amazing media buyer, and minimize the complexities involved with online advertising today, you need to master the art of getting maximum value for your money. The following tips can help media buyers when it comes to enhancing brand identity, ultimate ad viewability, and successful user interaction.

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Topics: retargeting, Media Buying, Demographic Targeting, Media Buyers

How To Overcome Popular Media Buyer Roadblocks

Posted by Tim Nichols

Dec 22, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Sometimes knowing the right decisions to make as a media buyer can be difficult, but implementing these five basic strategies will drive any campaign towards success. 

As a professional media buyer, you’re responsible for purchasing, negotiating, and monitoring the various types of advertising space and air-time a client uses when establishing their brand presence. The idea is to give your customers the platform that they need to reach the largest number of people within the market that is most relevant to them for the lowest possible cost. Sometimes this will mean working throughout a wide range of different platforms from magazines and posters, to online videos and social media campaigns. In other circumstances, the job may require you to buckle-down and focus on a single platform for an extended period of time. But what do you do when you’re forced to grapple with an especially challenging campaign – or, as I like to say, when you come down with a case of the media buying blues?

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Topics: Behavioral Targeting, Media Buying, media planning, Media Buyers

7 Things That Really Great Online Media Buyers Do

Posted by Tim Nichols

Aug 26, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Establishing an identity and presence online is one of the most important things that any business can do today. While there are many different forms of marketing available, one of the more popular options comes in the form of media buying

A sub-section of advertising management, media buying takes place when a company or individual responsible for a company's advertisement strategies purchases real estate on a site. To become a truly amazing media buyer, you need to master the art of negotiating placement and price to ensure that you're getting the best possible value for your money. This will enhance your chances for ultimate ad viewability and user interaction.

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Topics: Data Analytics, Online Advertising, Banner Ads, Online Media Buying, Media Buying, Conversion Attribution, Ad Budget, media planning, Media Buyers, Ad Creative

5 Hurdles Online Media Planners Commonly Face

Posted by Brendan Beckham

Aug 18, 2015 9:00:00 AM

For those familiar with the concept, media planning is both a science, and an art. From a scientific perspective, the idea is relatively straight-forward - you simply gather enough data and research to understand your performance, and figure out how to match that data to the needs of your client. Unfortunately, it's the artistic aspect of media planning that's the hardest to grasp. It takes a great deal of trial and error to get things right, and as the industry continues to move forward at lightning-fast speeds, more planners are coming face-to-face with a number of challenging hurdles that stand between them, and success. Here are just some of the most common problems and issues media planners have to deal with on a regular basis.

1. Targeting The Right Audience Effectively

Efficient and optimized targeting is a key component in just about every aspect of advertising. If you want to make sure that you're getting the best responses to your advertisements and media engagements, then the first thing any planner needs to do is ensure they're adhering to the right buyer personas. The fact is that the only reason anyone's going to bother reading your content, or listening to your message, is that they think they might be able to get something valuable out of it. Online media planners need to find the right avenues to deliver something useful to your target audience - whether this means asking questions that commonly arise about your product, or convincing consumers that they have something to gain from you.

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Topics: Media Buying & Planning, Real-Time Media Buying, Online Media Buying, Media Buying, Audience, Audience Targeting, media planning, media planners

4 Tips That Will Make You A Stronger Online Media Buyer

Posted by Eric Greener

Jul 7, 2015 9:24:00 AM

Be better at online media buying. That isn't just friendly advice, it's essential if you want to get your hands on a piece of success. You might have a great display advertising campaign in the works, but that doesn't mean you won't be searching for ways to enhance your tactics for direct-response. Buying display ads, banners and/or text can be a fantastic way to engage customers.

The way that you manage your campaign is up to you. You may focus your advertising scheme to be oriented to direct-response, including product sales and lead generation. On the other hand, you may focus your advertising completely on branding, in an attempt to build name recognition and brand awareness over time.

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Topics: Media Buying & Planning, Online Advertising, Banner Ads, Advertising Strategy, Online Media Buying, Media Buying

What Is Real-Time Bidding?

Posted by Tim Nichols

Mar 31, 2015 9:00:00 AM

In case you hadn’t noticed, the real-time bidding revolution in online display advertising is well and truly here.

Over the past couple of years, digital marketing has been all about programmatic ad buying, and the industry continues to grow on all fronts; display, mobile, social and video. And within programmatic, real-time bidding (RTB) plays a very important roleIn fact, one could even say that RTB has completely changed the face of online advertising, but there’s still a lot of confusion around what it actually is. So here’s a primer, in plain English:

Real-time bidding is a dynamic way to purchase individual online impressions. Itenables advertisers to buy media in real-time rather than from pre-procured inventory. Using RTB, advertisers can deliver better targeting, richer audience insights and fully integrated marketing campaigns. For additional information please check out ExactDrve's real-time media buying brochure.

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Topics: Media Buying & Planning, Online Advertising, Real-Time Bidding, Real-Time Media Buying, Online Media Buying, Media Buying

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