2 Reasons to Consider Digital Media for a Local Media Branding Message

Historically, local media advertisers have avoided online tactics for their branding message, but research shows higher engagement helps the brand resonate with consumers.

Many marketers have considered the online platform to be more of a direct response medium and have hesitated to put their branding message in the online space. [Read more...]

3 Ways to Tailor Your Local Media Plan to Speak to Millennials

Are Millennials really that different? Ways to gear your local media plan to reach the “connected” generation.

With “Millennials” or “Generation Y” representing 80 million potential consumers, marketers are scrambling for the latest research to help them understand this fickle, narcissistic and socially conscious group. But, are Millennials really all that different from generations born earlier? And, if so, how can marketers offer authentic value to this time-constrained, media-bred culture? [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 Reasons to Include Cinema Advertising in Your Local Media Mix

Cinema advertising might by just the ticket to your reach younger Early Adopters with your local media mix.

In today’s technology-saturated culture of smartphones, DVRs, AmazonPrime and Hulu, the ability to selectively choose entertainment at your fingertips and on your schedule without the annoyance of advertising poses multiple problems for marketing directors. [Read more...]

3 Ways to Reach the Hispanic Market with Your Local Media Campaign

Reaching the Hispanic audience with your local media campaign can seem overwhelming, but properly doing so can create a new and loyal customer base.

While we’re told and often acknowledge the Hispanic population continues to grow faster than any other multicultural population.  Their part of the advertising mix is often overlooked or given a small portion of the budget as an afterthought, despite the enormous buying power this group wields. [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...]

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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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...]

Why Teens Matter to Your Local Media Campaign

The better you understand the local media habits of your future customer now, the better you will understand who they will become later.

You may think, because you are not currently targeting teens and young adults with your product or service, you can ignore that segment of the population. But, young adults are a crucial segment for businesses and advertisers to understand, no matter who you are targeting. [Read more...]

How Consumer Multi-Tasking Behavior Affects Your Local Media Campaign

The best way to reach multi-tasking consumers is through a multi-layered local media approach.

Consumers no longer just sit and watch television or play video games. They are also multi-tasking simultaneously with laptops, mobile phones, tablets and gaming consoles. They are looking for information, communicating with others and enjoying alternative entertainment all at the same time. [Read more...]