Advertise Smarter in 2017: 4 TRENDS FOR LOCAL AND SMALL BUSINESSES
Advertise Smarter in 2017:
4 Trends For Local And Small Businesses
I SCREEN, YOU SCREEN
In an ever-evolving advertising landscape, the power of screens — namely television, computer and mobile — has always been critical for any business to understand. But now, more than ever, it’s crucial that local and small businesses understand the power of leveraging these screens together in creative, cost-effective ways. It’s about making your message work across all three screens — to any customer you want to target, at any time you want to reach them, and anywhere they may specifically be. For this reason, we bring you four “Screen Synergy” trends that you can realistically build into your 2017 marketing and advertising plan.
Whether you own a local HVAC company, a pizzeria, a credit union with several locations or anything in between, we promise you’ll find this list of advertising trends beneficial for finding customers in 2017.
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TV Is Still The Powerhouse
Despite the many types of entertainment options we have at our disposal, television remains Americans’ favorite way to consume content. On a single day last year, 75.7% of adults were reached by broadcast and cable TV — more than any other option.3 Because of this reach, more and more advertisers are turning to cable television, in conjunction with or instead of broadcast. With affordable prices and an array of targeting capabilities, including geography and demographic, cable TV advertising should still be a top choice for local businesses seeking to spread the word.
4.5 hours watching television each day.
Advertising in Action:
Start with Cable
Reach thousands of viewers affordably with cable TV advertising. You can target viewing audiences based on demographics, location, interests and other factors, at prices that won’t bust your budget — even during primetime.
TV and Digital: A Winning Combination
Today’s typical buyer journey begins with a television ad that sparks awareness and drives viewers to a mobile device or laptop to learn more, redeem an offer or make a purchase. Some 82% of businesses see an increase in website traffic after investing in television advertising.5 Combining television advertising with more narrowly targeted digital advertising on computers and mobile devices multiplies the impact of each, giving you more bang for your buck.
Advertising in Action:
Maximize Reach and Impact with Multiscreen Engagement
Include a call to action in your television ad to drive customers to your website. Then add digital advertising to your mix, targeting prospects based on prior search behavior, location, website visits or purchases.
Engage in the Moment
Mobile advertising has become increasingly sophisticated in its targeting capabilities, reaching customers in creative ways wherever they may be accessing a mobile device. Geofencing allows businesses to serve up ads in a defined area. Geotargeting narrows down your potential audience by mixing location and demographics. Then, consider geoconquesting, which targets potential customers at your competitors’ locations.
Advertising in Action:
Micro-Target with Mobile
Put this three-pronged approach into play with your local business. For example, a salon can geofence near an upscale shopping center where people buy evening wear; geotarget to narrow the audience by demographics such as age or gender; and geoconquest by serving up ads near their competitors.
1 Nielsen, The Total Audience Report: Q1 2016
2 Accenture, Digital Video and the Connected Consumer
3 Television Bureau of Advertising, Media Comparisons 2016
4 Nielsen, The Total Audience Report: Q1 2016.
5 Video Advertising Bureau, Ignition Point: The TV-Traffic Correlation for Call-to-Action Brands
6 Google, Micro-Moments: Your Guide to Winning the Shift to Mobile
7 Google, Micro-Moments: Your Guide to Winning the Shift to Mobile
8 PRWeb/Adlucent, Press release: “New Data Uncovers the Impact of Social Media on Consumers,” September 8 2016.
9 PRWeb/Adlucent, Press release: “New Data Uncovers the Impact of Social Media on Consumers,” September 8, 2016.
Profit from Today’s Trends
Today’s consumers use multiple platforms to discover and research local businesses. By creating an advertising campaign that works across all of those platforms — from television to desktop, from tablet to smartphone — you can build awareness for your business, boost your brand profile and make the sale. That’s advertising smarter.
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