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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

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

3 Ways Generational Differences Can Impact Your Local Media Campaign

Millennials and Baby Boomers represent two very influential generational groups that are vastly different in the way they process information and local media messages.

In a previous article, I discussed how Millennials are a unique generation that consumes media very differently from other generations. A new study by Nielsen, found Millennials and Baby Boomers to be neurologically hardwired to process information differently.

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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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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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How Market Differences Affect Your Local Media Campaign

If you are a retailer with multiple locations across multiple markets, you may need to do some market research before finalizing your local media plans.

You might think that because two markets are similar in size and population that the same marketing plan will work for both markets.  Even in markets that are geographically close to each other, you may find you need to tailor your plans to the specific nuances of each market.  Simply making “cookie cutter” plans across multiple markets may not be the best use of your marketing dollars. Read more