Beyond Advertising

| May 17, 2019

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According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, U.S. digital ad revenue grew by more than 20% last year, to $72.5 billion. Facebook and Google together accounted for the vast majority of that growth. In response, publishers have layered more advertisements onto their pages, but the continued reliance on advertising only highlights their vulnerabilities.

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It’s time to recognize that marketing budgets are smaller, expectations are at an all-time high and jobs are on the line. It’s time to realize that Facebook Likes isn’t a metric. Sales is a metric. It’s time to realize that no one wants to see your ads. People want to see that you’re relevant to their lives. It’s time to focus on informing, educating, and inspiring people to make good decisions about their health, their money, their lives.

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Marketers Need to Invest in Detailed Geo Targeting Now

Article | April 16, 2020

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Digital Billboard Brand Marketing Budget & Strategy

Article | April 6, 2020

Starting first with the budget: What do you want to invest on a daily basis in your brand? My recommendation here in a local area is going to be $20 per day per brand channel. So what that means is, if you want to be on a digital billboard on a highway, that’s $20. If you want to be on Facebook for the day, that’s $20. On Instagram is $20. If you want to be on YouTube, that’s another $20. And so you can quickly get to where your budget is roughly anywhere from $60 to $100 a day, whether you’re on anywhere three to five different channels. I definitely recommend multi-channel, that’s going to build trust. Because if somebody sees you in all these different places, every time they see you, it’s just another element of trust (which would avoid questions like: “Is dropshipping legal?” or “Is dropshipping dead?”). You’re covering all areas. Digital billboards on the highway are extremely powerful because it makes you instantly think, like this business is on a little bit higher level than the other businesses.

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It’s time to recognize that marketing budgets are smaller, expectations are at an all-time high and jobs are on the line. It’s time to realize that Facebook Likes isn’t a metric. Sales is a metric. It’s time to realize that no one wants to see your ads. People want to see that you’re relevant to their lives. It’s time to focus on informing, educating, and inspiring people to make good decisions about their health, their money, their lives.

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