TV advertising is nothing new; for generations, advertisers have spent top dollar in order to promote their products to viewers at home. And yet, the nature of TV advertising has changed considerably. One of the most significant innovations of the past decade is programmatic TV, which makes it easier for advertisers to purchase TV inventory based on the audience they want to reach…and to calibrate their spending accordingly.
Before committing to most purchase decisions—whether that’s buying a new TV or simply trying out a pizza spot that just opened—consumers like to have some sort of social proof. That is, they like to see that other consumers have spent their own hard-earned money on the same product or service and found the transaction to be worthwhile. This social proof can sometimes take the form of a testimonial, but more often it is delivered via online reviews, posted to Google, Facebook, or Yelp.
Digital advertisers clearly have a lot of confidence in connected TV (CTV). According to data compiled by eMarketer, connected TV advertising will surpass $17 billion this year, and is expected to hit $21.4 billion by the end of 2023. Still, the question remains: Exactly where does connected TV advertising fit within your overall marketing strategy?
Every marketer and every business owner long to see their website traffic increase. While this is unquestionably a worthy goal, it’s important to remember that not all website traffic is created equal. Keep in mind that every visitor to your site is a living, breathing human being, and that the people who come to your website do so with varying levels of brand awareness and consumer intent.
Imagine that you’re driving through an unfamiliar neighborhood, and decide you’d like to stop somewhere for a sandwich. How do you find the best local restaurant? If you’re like most of us, your answer is to use Google Maps, which has become the go-to for consumers seeking information about nearby businesses.
Over the past few years, a number of digital marketing agencies have spoken up in defense of email marketing, noting that it remains one of the single best ways to reach consumers with your carefully targeted messaging. We’re proud to be one of those agencies. At enCOMPASS, we often encourage our clients to use email to their full advantage, sending their content straight to the customer’s inbox.
Your business website is an invaluable marketing asset. To ensure your website is doing its job, generating traffic and sending qualified leads through your sales funnel, it’s important to monitor its metrics and stats. By doing so, you can get a good sense of where your website is succeeding, where it’s falling short, and where there’s room to make practical, strategic improvements.
Every business wants to achieve a higher level of online visibility, especially when it comes to Google. Local search listings, including the Google Map Pack, are especially important, ensuring that businesses attract the right kinds of people to their business (e.g., local shoppers who are motivated to make a purchase).
One of the best ways to boost your visibility in Google search results is to take advantage of ad extensions.
Running Search Engine Marketing (SEM) ads can be one of the most effective things you do to market your business and to attract qualified leads. Or, it can be a serious waste of your advertising budget. There are a few factors that will determine the difference between these two outcomes, and one of them is the strength of your copywriting.