How to Find the Right Trade Publication for Your Local Media Campaign

Trade publications can be an important component of a local media B2B campaign and evaluating a few key pieces of information can help you select the most appropriate vehicles for your message.

Planning a B2B campaign can feel like a daunting task unless you know where to start.  Recently, we outlined seven tactics to consider in your marketing mix.  If you have decided to include trade publications, you have completed step one. But, now the fun part begins … which ones to choose.

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7 Local Media Tactics to Consider for a B2B Campaign

Finding the right mix of local media tactics for a B2B product can seem a little challenging, but there are several highly targeted ways to reach your niche audience.

If you are advertising a product to other businesses you may question the right media vehicle to deliver your message.  Because like any local media campaign, the key to increasing your ROI is reducing the “waste.”  You need to find efficient ways to put your message in front of your target audience. [Read more...]

6 Tips for Selecting Primetime TV Shows for Your Local Media Campaign

Developing a strong primetime TV schedule is an important part of your local media campaign to enhance your brand’s image and reach your target audience.

Every summer the networks release their primetime schedule for the upcoming season including new programs, which is called the “upfront.”  While the upfront is an opportunity for national advertisers to purchase inventory for the next year, local media advertisers use the new program information to finalize their 4th quarter schedules. [Read more...]

4 Ways to Incorporate Social Media into Your Local Media Campaign

Use your local media campaign to create more brand ambassadors on social media as well as increase sales.

As we discussed in a previous article, consumers respond to social media prompts included in traditional local media tactics.  There are ways to incorporate social media content and prompts in your local media strategy without diluting your message. [Read more...]

3 Considerations When Using Bus Advertising in Your Local Media Mix

Depending on your local media campaign objectives and creative message, bus advertising may be a good fit for your media mix.

Transit is a broad category that can include various forms of transportation like buses, trains and air travel.   Similar to other out-of-home tactics like outdoor billboards, transit advertising is usually considered to be a reach medium, which is great for a branding or an awareness campaign.  Most transit executions are used to reach the general public as well as those using public transit. [Read more...]

Adding Newspaper to Your Local Media Mix Can Help Reach Younger Adults

According to a recent study, 6 in 10 Adults 18-24 access content from newspaper media each week.

Newspaper was once considered a reach medium similar to television and outdoor, used as a way to get your message out to the “masses.”  But, over the past several years some media planners and advertisers have disregarded newspaper as a viable media tactic, unless they were trying to reach the 55+ demographic.

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Facebook Targeting Options to Include in Your Local Media Campaign

Consider your Facebook advertising strategy and targeting options before placing your next local media campaign, to maximize effectiveness and ROI.

Facebook continues to update their advertising platform to garner more advertising dollars.  According to eMarketer, Facebook will receive 30% of mobile advertising spending in 2013, which is second only to Google. [Read more...]

How to Incorporate Interstate Logo Signs into Your Local Media Mix

Utilizing interstate logo signs to promote your business can be an effective local media tactic, and one that is often overlooked.

Interstate logo signs are the blue panels located on interstate highways and some freeways to inform motorists of fuel, lodging and dining options available at the upcoming exit.  There is usually a maximum of 6 logos included on each panel. [Read more...]

How to Effectively Reach Teens With Your Local Media Mix

Traditional local media out performs online advertising when it comes to recall and effectiveness.

American teenagers have grown up with the Internet and social media, so it is no surprise they spend most of their time online.    [Read more...]

Top Free Online Resources for Local Media Buying

Free tools to help find traditional media vendors and place your local media schedules.

Once you have completed the media planning process and have identified which mediums will achieve your goals and objectives, it is time to place your local media campaign.   [Read more...]