Thinking about buying media? Well, it's no longer just about ad space or traditional print. Today media has to "sing and dance." It has to have a tight connection to the brand at the same time it distributes the brand with rich experiences online through social media .... social networks (like Facebook), videos, podcasts, RSS feeds, and maybe a widget.
Traditional media is still part of the mix. But only to the extent it's needed to help create awareness of the online experiences waiting to be had with the brand. Just focusing on traditional, one-way awareness ads will surely make your brand seem stiff and too inwardly focused.
Today's media buyers need to recognize that prospects no longer move neatly from one media touch point to the next. They move around, snacking on video, scanning a print ad, reading their RSS feeds in a feed reader, checking into their favorite social network, or just reading a few new blogs.
How users engage with your brand through digital channels will ultimately define your brand!
Where is the buzz? Agencies that provide traditional media buying need to radically change their approach to servicing clients. Going forward, think in terms of three tiers .... traditional, to online, to social.
Try not to interrupt what people are interested in. Instead, BE what people are interested in!
Oh, boy. The dreaded sign up form.
Before you run for the hills, we wanted to let you know that MarketingProfs has thousands of marketing resources, including this one (yes, the one behind this sign up form), entirely free!
Simply subscribe to our newsletter and get instant access to how-to articles, guides, webinars and more for nada, nothing, zip, zilch, on the house...delivered right to your inbox! MarketingProfs is the largest marketing community in the world, and we are here to help you be a better marketer.
You may also like:
- A Podcast Within a Podcast Within a Podcast: Inception Marketing With Lindsay Tjepkema on Marketing Smarts [Podcast]
- B2B Content Marketing Report: Benchmarks, Budgets, Trends, and COVID-19 Response
- Effective Content Types for Each Stage of the Buyer's Journey [Infographic]
- Beyond Content Marketing: 10 Steps to Real ROI With Content Operations
- Optimize Content Strategy With Insights From a New Study: NetLine's David Fortino on Marketing Smarts [Podcast]