3 Ways to Improve the Value of Your Local Media Added Value Schedules

While most local advertisers are aware that they should request “added value” from all their media partners, implementing this requirement effectively is often a rarity or afterthought.

Securing high-quality “extras” can be a challenge when your media partners see Added Value as penance.  But utilizing a few key guidelines will help you maximize added value offerings and truly put the “value” back in Added Value. [Read more...]

How Increased Digital Media Usage Can Impact your Local Media Campaign

Consumers are continuing to increase their time spent with digital media, but how does this research impact your local media campaign and should you incorporate it into your media plans?

For the first time in history, the average time spent with digital media per day is expected to surpass TV viewing. [Read more...]

3 Ways to Properly Assess Local Media Promotional Opportunities

A great promotion should truly enhance your local advertising campaign and offer an additional, noteworthy component to your local media mix.

Any good or aggressive sales person will approach you with additional opportunities that will increase your spend with them. This often leads to a flood of unwanted emails and phone calls. The result is more times than not a complete disregard for the proposals for an unnecessary, hasty investment.

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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 Reasons to Add Digital Video to Your Local Media Campaign

Consumers continue to increase the time spent streaming online video, which represents a huge local media opportunity to increase campaign effectiveness.

The amount of time consumers are spending in the online space is continuing to increase, as more compelling content moves onto digital platforms –including social networks with mass appeal and an expanding selection of online video content.

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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...]

4 Mobile Stats You Need to Know for Your Local Media Campaign

Mobile devices are playing an increasingly larger role in the way consumers are making purchase decisions.

New statistics are being released daily showing how consumers are using their mobile devices for everything from researching products and comparing prices to actually taking action and making the purchase on their mobile device. [Read more...]

Boost Digital Media Impact Through Traditional Local Media

Since media usage is more fragmented than ever before, it’s imperative for traditional and digital tactics to work together to maximize reach.

Recently I attended a TVB media seminar in which the primary presenter said, “anyone can swing a media bat and hit one or two intended targets.” This is true, which is why it’s important to choose the medium and media mix that best reflects who your customer is and how they interact with media, as opposed to guessing or trying to be everywhere. While you won’t hit a homerun every time, you at least want to consistently get on base and put yourself in position to score. [Read more...]

How to Create a Local Media Campaign to Drive Traffic to Your Store

One way to drive traffic to your store would be to remind them who you are, what you can do for them, and by frequently giving them new reasons to come in. [Read more...]