In copy writing, a call to action (CTA) is a crucial piece to your advertising campaign. Whether you are generating leads for an online advertising campaign or getting someone to download your IPhone app, a strong CTA is the lifeblood of your business. People are usually busy browsing on the Internet and scanning through hundreds of ads so capturing their attention is essential.
We have been told that ‘this is the year for mobile’ for at least five years now. But the ubiquity of 3G, the advent of 4G, along with an increase in smartphoneusage (around two thirds of Americans now have smart phones), suggest that the next few years really are all about mobile advertising.
The shift toward mobile is affecting how we spend our free time. In 2013, Americans spent an average of 34 hours per month using mobile apps and browsers; that's more time than they spent online with their PCs, which chewed up 27 hours. Social networking use is also declining on the desktop, while it's surging in mobile.
The critical thing for marketersduring this shift isn’t about diverting ad budgets to mobile, but about integrating mobile creatively into the bigger marketing picture. The importance of mobile advertising is here to stay.
Mobile advertising is becoming more and more popular and important all the time. It’s no secret that we’re deserting our desktops for tablets and smartphones; in fact, mobile traffic is set to overtake desktop this year. With a mobile device people can do so much more on the Internet: anytime, anywhere. So above anything else, today’s marketing teams should be focusing on these ‘always-on’ consumers.
Take a look at the stats to see how this mobile advertising trend is exploding:
- UK advertisers invested an average of £1 in every £6 they spent on digital mobile advertising last year.
- Spend on mobile advertising doubled year on year to pass the £1bn mark for the first time. And mobile ad spend is expected to nearly double again in 2014 to almost £2.26 billion (32% of total digital).
- On the back of this, m-commerce is expected to increase by 53.3% in 2014, more than triple the 15% growth rate for retail ecommerce.Read More
Marketing experts need to efficiently use a combination of art, and science to get the best results from their campaigns. A strategy needs to not only be forward-thinking and creative but also backed by relevant data and metrics to ensure that every ad spend is lucrative to the company's bottom line.
A marketing dashboard is one of the tools that modern organizations can use to dive into the behind-the-scenes (key performance indicators) KPIs of their programs. With a dashboard, it's easy to see marketing metrics that easily demonstrate exactly what a business needs to do to facilitate the best connections with their customers. A good dashboard should be customizable for each firm's unique marketing goals.
A lot of businesses spend a great deal of time and money enhancing the visual components of the brand. In fact, companies today are also putting more thought into their written elements too, from the copy on their website to the content on their product packaging. Yet, countless organizations still fail to pay much attention to their audio branding components.
While branded audio might not be the first thing you think about when you're looking for ways to boost awareness for your company, the truth is that the right sound can be just as important as a logo or business name when it comes to building connections with your customers. Many of today's customers recognize MGM films by the roar of the lion at the beginning of a movie and can sing along to the short tune at the end of an Intel commercial.
ExactDrive is excited to be on Avocet Communications' podcast, Integrate & Ignite. The podcast explores the nature of what it means to be at the helm in the C-suite. Every episode is crafted to make people think, to spark some “aha!” moments, and to illustrate just how important a truly integrated business and marketing strategy – and a solid, inspired brand presence – is to success and longevity.Read More
Online advertising has the unique ability to reach out instantly to people across the entire world. If you're in the advertisement industry, then you probably know that has emerged as the primary platform for advertising in businesses throughout the globe - big or small. In fact, research suggests that in the following few years, online advertising will continue to outshine all other forms of promotion.
Of course, because of the possibilities that online advertising has brought to the marketing world, achieving the best results on the world wide web has become something of a challenge. Not only do you need to search for ways to maximize your online potential, but you also need to ensure that your efforts are more impressive than your competitors, otherwise you could end up getting lost in the crowd. With that in mind, here's some insight into how you can make online advertising work for your business.Read More
The simplest way to define , is as a type of marketing technique that has been used online for a number of years now, as a way of allowing businesses to reach out to their target audience. As the name alone is capable of suggesting, behavioral targeting can allow for entrepreneurs to match their sales tactics to the common Internet activity and purchasing behavior shown by their prospective buyers. In other words, behavioral targeting allows marketers to create the advertisements and promotional opportunities that their audience is actually seeking.
Because behavioral targeting not only monitors user activity, but also takes the interests of any specific consumer into account, it has generated a great deal of appreciation within the media market. In fact, behavioral targeting isn't only preferred by business owners looking to increase their traffic - it's a preferable option to Internet users too. .
Following, we'll address three of the best benefits of behavioral targeting, so you can decide whether it's the right move for your business.Read More
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.Read More
Whether your company employs dozens of staff members to run on a daily basis, or you're a one-man-band who advertises your services through a blog that you write yourself, it's important to remember that one of the most important things you have is your brand image. During an advertising campaign, it becomes more important than ever to ensure that you're doing everything possible to maintain the integrity of your brand, and stopping other people from damaging the image you have struggled to create.
Although the Internet has delivered many different benefits to businesses today - particularly when it comes to finding new and innovative advertising campaign opportunities, it has also delivered a host of different threats to brands, including everything from online fraud, to unauthorized distribution and brand abuse. Even social networking - a marketing concept that has allowed companies to create a more interactive relationship with their fans and customers, has led to additional risks as brand hijackers find new ways of stealing customers.
When you're conducting an advertising campaign online, make sure you consider the following five tips for keeping your brand safe and secure.