It’s no surprise that COVID-19 has sparked massive change, but how has it impacted advertising? With more people at home using technology for work, entertainment, schooling and more, the methods of reaching audiences have shifted. And advertisers have taken notice, modifying their approach to reach audiences at their new location – home – and through new platforms – digital devices.
Does your site have common problems like opening at a snail’s pace, or no security? Is your site hard to navigate? Can your site easily load on a smartphone or tablet?
As advertisers struggle to negotiate the ever-changing world of digital marketing, there’s one medium that remains strong, affordable and effective: radio.
Research proves that radio regularly reaches consumers within two hours of their largest purchase of the day. It’s hard to beat reaching your customer in transit while they’re on their way to go shopping.
In addition to credit card fraud and identity fraud, there’s a new kind of fraud to watch out for — ad fraud. Digital ad fraud, also known as Invalid Traffic (IVT), is the practice of fraudulently representing (or falsely inflating) online ad metrics like impressions, clicks, conversions or actions in order to generate revenue. Digital bots, or nonhuman digital traffic, are the main cause of ad fraud, resulting in more than $7 billion in advertising investment waste.
Are you familiar with the concept of retargeting? I’ll bet it’s happened to you. You’re online shopping for an item…let’s say a new pair of shoes. You examine the features, check the price, you may even click to add it to your shopping cart, but you never complete the purchase. The next time you’re online you’re served an ad for that exact pair of shoes. Weird? Nope, that’s a form of retargeting.
An advertising-specific landing page is designed to achieve a marketing outcome, like driving sales or collecting data. When users click, this is where they’ll land. If you want to turn site visitors into customers, make sure your landing page meets these criteria…
Consumers use digital throughout every step of their travel journey, from dreaming about destinations, to vacation research and booking. Your job as a tourism industry marketer doesn’t end once a visitor finally reaches your location.
Take a look at all the ways travelers use mobile once they’ve arrived and are ready to enjoy their experience. Are you missing out on any of these opportunities?
There’s no denying it, social media video is the king of content right now. From “live-as-it-happens” videos to eye-catching mini-movies, consumers are watching closely. Visual trends are growing and platforms like Instagram and Facebook play an important role in this shift. Consumers are viewing more video, so brands are creating even more social media video marketing for them to view. And where they watch is extremely important.
What happens to your advertising plans when the surrounding community is devastated by a natural disaster? That’s the question Essential Federal Credit Union faced this year because of the 2016 floods in Louisiana.
As a credit union, Essential is a vital part of its community and when it was threatened, Essential sprung into action. The branding campaign Innovative Advertising had planned for the credit union was quickly revamped to focus on helping its customers through the rebuilding process.
Media buying used to be simple. Well, maybe not simple, but it was definitely more straightforward than it is today. You had fewer outlets to choose from — Print (newspaper and/or magazine), Radio, Billboard, and TV. You could compare each channel’s reach into your geographic market and amongst your ideal customers’ demographics with relative ease, and you could allocate your media buying budget accordingly.