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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

3 Tips to Help Plan Your Next Hispanic Local Media Campaign

It’s important to understand the Hispanic demographic and their local media preferences prior to creating your next campaign.

A recent Nielsen report highlighted the tremendous economic impact of Hispanic consumers in the US. Currently there are 52 million Hispanic people in the U.S. population, and they represent a hefty $1.2 trillion in buying power. Marketers are increasingly devoting more of their ad dollars to reach this group. According to eMarketer, Hispanic ad spending on mass media increased 11.1% last year as marketers spent over $8 billion to reach this growing market. 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 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

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

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