You Don’t Need An Advertising Agency

In today’s internet world we can find just about everything online. If you want to learn the first place you go is the Internet. It is the ultimate Do-It-Yourself tool. You can learn to do anything on the Internet, from repairing household appliances to building an atomic bomb (ok, not totally sure on that one). So, why use an Advertising Agency? Because if growing a business is your top priority, using the best services should be a no-brainer. Save Money The most common reason for businesses to keep advertising responsibilities in-house is to save money. Many times, that math doesn’t [...]

By |2021-12-22T00:21:38+00:0012/21/21|Advertising, Advertising Agency|

Why You Need A Media Audit

What is a media audit and why do one? A media audit is the process of determining whether the advertising being bought for your company is achieving your objective and doing so at fair market cost. Media is usually the largest line item in an advertising budget. If it fails to meet your goals or is over-priced it can doom an advertising campaign. Just as you review your finances regularly, you should have a regular media audit. Objective Advertising should start with the end in mind. You need a clear understanding what it is you want to happen. For many [...]

By |2021-06-23T16:35:29+00:0006/23/21|Advertising, Advertising Agency|

Programmatic Advertising – AI Improves Advertising

Programmatic Advertising is the use of automation in buying and selling of media. Programmatic can apply to anything from display to digital out-of-home to connected television. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) with first and third party data, computers decide which ads to buy and how much to pay for them, often in real time. The advertiser carefully defines their target audience. Marketers can input demographics, behaviors and what they want the prospect to do. Then computers attempt to achieve those goals using data and artificial intelligence(AI). But how does it work? What is Programmatic Advertising In the early days of buying [...]

Transparency In Advertising

Advertising can seem complicated to the untrained marketer. Certainly, many advertising tasks take years of learning and practice to master. But that does not mean you can’t understand the business, how it functions and become an effective advertiser. A key to becoming successful in the field is transparency in advertising. Even if you know little about advertising ask questions and continue to probe. As Steve Jobs said “Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Never let go of your appetite to go after new ideas, new experiences, and new adventures.”  Approach your advertising education in a similar manner. Don’t be afraid to ask [...]

8 Reasons to Use Outdoor Advertising

When considering possible advertising media most advertisers do not immediately think of Outdoor Advertising (also known as Out-of-Home or OOH) for their business. And yet, Outdoor is ubiquitous, touching almost everyone every day. So why should you use Outdoor? Consider the following 8 reasons to use Outdoor Advertising: The Reasons: 1) Outdoor reaches 99% of consumers on a typical day. That is higher than any major advertising medium. 2) Out-of-Home costs less. OOH has the lowest average cost per 1,000 impressions of all major media. 3) According to Nielsen OAAA, Outdoor has the highest ad recall rate. 67% of consumers [...]

Pay Less and Rank Higher on Google Ads

One of the most common misconceptions about Paid Search is that the top positions only go to the top bidder. While Google’s paid search placements are done on an auction basis, rankings are determined on a more sophisticated and egalitarian basis, allowing a smart advertiser to pay less and rank higher on Google. You can do this whether you are using an advertising agency or doing it yourself. Ad Rank Google determines the ad ranking of paid search on 3 criteria, the bid amount, the Quality Score of the advertiser and the expected click-through rate. According to Google, Quality Score [...]

By |2021-02-24T20:21:21+00:0002/24/21|Advertising Agency, Digital Marketing, Google, SEM|

Phone Call Tracking and Why You Need It

Phone call tracking is the process of measuring all the in-bound calls to a business and determining what source drove the call. With the rise of smartphones, people now have the opportunity to see something on the Internet and immediately call for more information, or to place an order. Being able to attribute the marketing channel that drove each call is often the missing piece to the analytics puzzle for many businesses. And as attribution is an essential component of advertising, phone call tracking is an imperative. How Phone Call Tracking Works How does phone tracking software work?  The software [...]

10 Reasons You Should Use Google Ads

We occasionally hear that Google Ads does not work, or that it is too expensive to be worthwhile. Our experience has shown that a properly constructed Ads (Paid Search or SEM) campaign usually provides a positive return on investment. And because it drives consistent quality traffic, Ads deserves consideration for most campaigns. The following are 10 reasons to consider using Google Ads advertising.   Are My Customers Really Using Search Engines to Make Buying Decisions? 86% of consumers use the Internet to find a local business (WebVisible survey) Why Use Google Ads Versus Bing or Yahoo? Google owns 71% of [...]

Google Analytics 4 – New and Improved GA

If you have been reading this blog for any period of time you know that we are big fans of Google Analytics(GA). It is very easy to install and provides a tremendous amount of data on your advertising and website performance. And, of course, it’s free. Because more business is moving online and with changes in privacy and data laws Google has released the new and improved Google Analytics 4. Why Change According to Google changes were needed in Google Analytics because of major shifts in consumer behavior and privacy-driven changes to longtime industry standards. The goal of the update [...]

By |2021-02-03T16:54:26+00:0002/03/21|Advertising, Advertising Agency|

Marketing Metrics You Must Measure

We all realize the necessity of a good web presence for business. Whether you are running an organic campaign or paying for traffic you need to measure your results if you want to be successful. If you don’t know your metrics, you will waste money and potentially hurt your business. This is true whether your advertising is done online or traditionally. As a business owner it is difficult to find the time. The following list is a good place to start, and many of the marketing metrics can be applied to digital or traditional advertising. Website Traffic The traffic that [...]

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