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Media Planning Tips For Video Advertising

Posted by Adam Parikh

Nov 30, 2016 9:01:00 AM

For many digital marketers, the Autumn/Winter season represents a time to start thinking about something crucial to their advertising efforts: media planning. You'll need to ask your team some essential questions about how you're going to reach out to your target audience, but the chances are that at least some of your budget spend will be directed towards online video advertising.

According to studies, over fifty percent of the marketing professionals in the mix today are planning to increase the amount of money they spend on mobile and desktop video in the coming year.

Part of what's driving this turn to online video advertising is a generation of consumers who want instant information, entertainment, and engagement. Thanks to a browsing strategy that is based largely on mobile viewing, people can watch videos, catch up with podcasts, and learn more about a company regardless of where they are - so long as they have an internet connection.

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Topics: Video Advertising, media planning, media planners, Digital Media Planning, Media Plans

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

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 Steps For A Winning Online Media Plan

Posted by Scott Bagguley

Oct 8, 2015 4:06:48 PM

Today, it seems as though studies are constantly proving just how important it is for companies to establish a successful social media plan, if they want to get the most out of their online marketing strategies. Social media advertising is one of the number one ways for most businesses and brands to get their names out into the social sphere, increasing their traffic, improving the relationships that they build with customers, and developing their future within the industry.

Unfortunately, too many companies ignore the benefits that social media could have on their advertising campaign, simply because they believe that putting a winning strategy together will either take too much money, or too much time. The truth is that there may be a lot to think about when it comes to establishing a successful online media strategy. However, once you've got the initial questions out of the way, you should be able to build a plan that works for you well into the future - and it could all take no more than a few minutes. So how can you develop a winning media plan? Just follow these steps:

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Topics: Advertising Strategy, Social Media Advertising, Social Media, media planning, Online Media Plan

4 Steps to Retooling Your Digital Media Planning Strategy

Posted by Eric Greener

Sep 24, 2015 2:39:44 PM

Today, marketers have access to an avenue for accessing new potential customers unlike anything we've ever seen before. The Internet is an incredible way to establish brand presence, reach out to your target market, and create a relationship with consumers that develops brand loyalty, and could potentially turn your company into a household name. Faster than ever before, the online world can help a business to determine whether their new services, products, or ideas will be a phenomenon, or a flop.

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Topics: Digital Media, media planning, media planners, Digital Media Planning

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

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