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

6 Ways Adjust Your Local Media Plan When You Have New Competition

Take a strategic approach to any local media adjustments when faced with new competition.

Your business is sailing along.  Your sales are good and your customers know who you are and why they shop with you. You have established a good reputation and have figured out what drives your customers to your store. Things are good until you are driving around your neighborhood and  spot a “coming soon” sign on a vacant building. 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 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

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