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JOUR 331 Quiz #3 Study Guide

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Contemporary Advertising
Ellen Curtis
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JOUR 331-01 Ellen Curtis Quiz #3 Study Guide Media Basics  What do we mean by media? o Media: the way messages are delivered to target audiences and, increasingly, back to companies, as well as among audience members themselves o Media make up the channel step in the communication model, conveying the message and connecting the source and receiver, that is, the company or brand and its customers  Traditional mass media: a one-way process from the source to the receiver  Interactive media: it’s interactive because it offers opportunities for dialogue and two-way conversation  Interactive communication is a hallmark of IMC programs that aim to build brand relationships, which is why this expanded view of media is so important to IMC planners  Media as the creative idea o The nature of creative ideas has changed with the development of new, more engaging media o The way the message is delivered demonstrates creativity in the use of media as much as it does in the design of the message  Media Lingo o Media engagement  The closeness of fit between the interest of viewers and the relevance of the media content o Measured media  Measured media refers to the ability of media planners to analyze the cost of a media buy relative to the size of the medium’s audience o Niche media  Niche media are communication channels through which messages are sent to niche segments – identifiable groups of people with a distinct common interest, such as El Nuevo Herald or Advertising Age o Addressable Media  Addressable media includes the internet, mail, and the telephone because they are used to send brand messages to specific geographic and electronic addresses o Interactive media  Allow conversations between companies and customers, as well as between and among customers  Examples include the phone and online social media, forums and blogs o Paid Media  The traditional measured media  Examples: print and broadcast, where ad placements are bought by the company or organization  These established media channels are distinctive in that the advertising spending on them, as well as the size of their audiences is tracked by media research services o Owned media  Channels that are controlled by the organization and that carry branded content  Websites, direct mail e-mail lists, Facebook sites, blogs, public relations publications, and catalogs, along with other forms o Earned media  Channels where brand communication is spread by outsiders  Examples:  Publicity (hits and mentions in the news media)  Word of mouth (email, texting, buzz, and viral communications, business-to-consumer-to consumer influence  Social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)  Interest sharing (You-Tube, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, and social games)  Media players o Media salespeople work for a specific vehicle with the objective of building the best possible argument to convince media planners to use the medium they represent o Media brokers are people (or companies) that sell space (in print) and time (in broadcast) for a variety of media o Media researchers compile audience measurement data, media costs, and availability data for the various media options being considered by the planners o Media planners develop the media plan, such as where to advertise geographically, when to advertise, and which type of media to use to reach specific types of audiences o Media buyers implement the media plan by contracting for specific amounts of time or space. They spend the media budget according to the plan developed by the media planner o Media buying companies are independent companies that specialize in doing media research, planning, and buying  Media strategy fundamentals o The media planning  The goal of media planning is to maximize impact while minimizing cost o Media mix  The way various types of media are strategically combined to create a certain kind of impact o Target audiences  A media plan matches the advertiser’s target audience with the audience of a particular medium o Media buying  Decisions about which media to use are based on the profile of the audience that reads, views, listens, or visits a medium  Media terms o Exposure: a rough estimate of the number of households watching a program or reading a publication  Exposure does not equate to readership or viewership; just because the television is on does not mean anyone is paying attention to it o Circulation: refers to publications sold o Impressions: one person’s opportunity to be exposed one time to an ad in a specific vehicle  Impressions can be added up as a measure of the size of the audience either for one medium or for a combination of vehicles in a media mix o Gross impressions  Circulation x readers or viewers = impressions  Impressions x #ads = gross impressions  A magazine with 1 million circulations is read on average by 2.5 people per issue = 2.5 million impressions. If the ad ran in three consecutive issues, then the estimate of total gross impressions, would be 7.5 million (2.5 million impressions x 3) o Ratings  Gross impression figures become very large and difficult to work with, so TV and radio industries use ratings (% of exposure) – the raw figure to a percentage of households  A television show that has a rating of 20 that means 20%, or 1/5 of all the households with television were tuned in to that program. Planners describe this program as having 20 rating points.  The Super Bowl rating  Has a rating of 49  49% of households were watching the Super Bowl or 114.4 million people o Share  Share of audience: the % of viewers based on the number of sets turned on  The share figure is always larger than the rating because it is counting viewers not households  The Super Bowl has a share of 73  73% of all viewers in households were watching or 114.4 million people o Reach: the % of the media audience exposed at least once to the advertiser’s message during a specific time frame o Frequency: the number of times a person is exposed to the advertisement o Reach and frequency sweet spot – a viewer has to hear or see something three times before it makes an impact o Media plan goal: to reach as many people in the target audience as often as the budget allows  Most media plans state both reach and frequency objectives and the media mix is designed to accomplish both of those goals o Intrusiveness: the ability of a medium to grab attention by being disruptive or unexpected, is the primary strategy for countering clutter  The more intrusive a medium, the more it can be personalized, but the more costly it is to use  The most intrusive medium is personal selling because the sales representative’s presence demands attention  The least intrusive media are print because users choose when and to what extent to use them  Changing patters of media use o Media use trends  Consumer control: consumers are much more in control of their own media and designing their own media landscapes, from video games to Twitter  Media Driven Lives: A major change in media use is the increase in media-driven lives and media multi-tasking.  Media Multitasking: People not only spend more time with media but also use more than one medium at a time  Social Media: Traditionally most media involved a solitary experience –but this has truly been transformed by social media.) o Other media  Product Placement: A brand appears in a television program, movie, or even in print as a prop.  Advertainment or Branded Entertainment: The use of the media of entertainment to engage consumers with brands (influencer marketing)  Search engine advertising: driven by the key words that consumers use in their search for information or entertainment  Mobile advertising: Reach consumers with a promotional message when they are in a specific location. Media Planning How are media plans created? o Media planners are in the connection business o They connect brand messages with customers and other stakeholders o They identify and activate the points of contact where brand messages touch consumers and engage their interest Media planning research o Media engagement research  Media costs are often the biggest element in the marketing communication budget  If the right media aren’t in play, no matter how great the message, nobody sees or hears it  Media sources Client information Market research Competitive advertising expenditures Media kits Media coverage area Consumer behavior reports  Newspaper readership Audit Bureau of Circulations: an independent auditing group that represents advertisers, agencies, and publishers Simmons-Scarborough: provides a syndicated study that annually measures profiles in 70 of the nation’s largest cities  Magazine readership  Magazine rates are based on the guaranteed circulation that a publisher promises to provide  Magazine circulation is the number of copies of an issue sold, not the readership of the publication  Several companies verify the circulation of magazines, along with the demographic and psychographic characteristics of specific readers  The radio audience  The radio industry and independent research firms provide several measures for advertisers, including a station’s coverage  A better measure is station or program ratings, which measure the percent of homes actually tuned in to the particular station  The Arbitron Ratings Company estimates the size of radio audiences for more than 250 markets in the US  The television audience  A great number of advertisers consider television their primary medium  Television viewers are sometimes irritated by the intrusiveness of advertising and will often switch channels or zip through commercials  A. C. Nielsen is the research company that dominates the television measurement industry  Exposure is television’s equivalent to circulation  It measures households with sets turned on, or households using television  An impression is one person’s opportunity to be exposed one time to an ad  We add all of these impressions up and call them gross impressions  Gross impression figures become very large and difficult to work with, which is why the television industry, similar to radio, uses ratings  Share of audience refers to the percent of viewers based on the number of sets turned on during a specific broadcast period  Independent rating firms (A. C. Nielsen) provide the most commonly used measure of national and local television audiences  Outdoor viewership  The outdoor advertiser is interested in the percentage of the population who, within a 24-hour period, is exposed one or more boards carrying the brand message.  Traditionally outdoor boards have been purchased and measured in terms of showings, or estimates of the percentages of the population who had the opportunity to see the sign.  Online audiences  Media planners are interested in estimates of: o the number of visits to a website o how much time was spent on the site o New and repeat visitors  Ad buying services and the sites themselves can provide more sophisticated analytics.  Key steps in a media plan o The media plan: a written document that summarizes objectives and strategies that guide how media dollars will be spent o The goal – to find the most efficient and effective ways to deliver messages to a targeted audience o Media plans are designed to answer:  Who (target audience)  What for (objectives)  Where (the media vehicles used)  Where (geography)  When (time frame)  How big (media weight)  At what cost (cost efficiency)  Step 1: Define your target audience o The idea is to select media vehicles that:  Are compatible with the creative executions  Whose audiences best match those of the brand’s target audience o The tighter the focus on a target market, the easier it is to find appropriate media to deliver a relevant message  Step 2: Communication and media objectives o Media objectives describe what a company wants to accomplish regarding the delivery of its brand messages and their impact on the target audience. o The reach objective  Reach is the percent of different people exposed to the message.  Targeted reach is the percentage of a vehicle’s audience that matches the brand’s target market.  Wasted reach is the number of people in the vehicle’s audience who are neither customers nor prospects. o The frequency objective  Frequency: the repetition of message exposure.  Planners often use a frequency distribution model that shows the percentage of audience reached at each level of repetition. o Effective frequency  Add frequency to reach until you get to the level where people respond. o Media waste  When additional media weight ceases to increase the response, it produces waste. o Writing media objectives  Objectives must be measureable with time frames.  You can seldom reach 100 percent of your target audience.  At times, frequency is more important than reach.  Step 3: Media Strategies o Media strategy is the way media planners determine the most cost-effective way to reach the target audience and satisfy media objectives. o This involves decisions and tools that help identify the best way to deliver the brand message. o Regardless of the budget, the goal is to reach the right people at the right time with the right message. o Media mix selection:  Most brands use a variety of targeted media vehicles, called a media mix, to reach current and potential customers.  Using a media mix distributes the message more widely; media has different audience profiles.  Ask yourself:  What media will deliver what effects?  Can I reinforce and extend those effects with a mix of media? o Scheduling strategies  Aperture: refers to when consumers are most receptive to a brand message. The goal is to reach the right people at the right time with the right message o Timing strategies: When to advertise?  Seasonality, holidays, days of the week, time of day.  Lead time: time between thinking about purchase and purchasing. o Duration: How long?  If the period is too short, the message may not have sufficient impact.  If the period is too long, the ads may suffer from wearout. o Continuity: How often?  Refers to how advertising is spread out over the campaign.  A continuous strategy spreads ads evenly over campaign period. o Pulsing strategy  Advertising is intensified (peaks) before an aperture and reduced to lower levels (valleys) until the aperture reopens; bursts of activity. o Flighting strategy  Alternating periods of intense advertising activity (bursts) and no advertising (hiatus). Size and position strategies  Based on advertising objectives  Correct message size and length must be determined for each medium o Size and position strategies  Based on advertising objectives  Correct message size and length must be determined for each medium. o Media weighting  Demographic market area  How much to budget in each DMA or region and for each target group.  Used with seasonality, geography, audience segments, or level of brand development by DMA  Step 4: Media metrics and analysis o Media plans are driven by accountability o Media departments are no place for guessing. With millions – even tens of millions – of dollars at stake, clients want hard data showing what their budgets are being well spent. o GRPs (gross rating points) are found by multiplying each media vehicle’s rating by the number of insertions, then adding up the total of all vehicles. o TRPs (target rating points) adjusts the GRP calculation so it more accurately reflects the percentage of the target audience watching the program, thus reducing waste coverage  Cost efficiency o Advertising decisions often come down to cold, hard cash o Planners use CPM, TCPM, and CPP to measure a target audience’s size against the cost of reaching that audience o CPM: cost per thousand  An estimate of the cost to expose 1,000 audience members.  CPM = cost of ad x 1,000/readership. o TCPM: Targeted cost per thousand  An estimate of the cost to expose 1,000 target audience members  TCPM = cost of ad x 1,000/readers in target audience o CPP: Cost per point  Comparing media vehicles by relating the cost of the message to the audience rating.  CPP = cost of ad/program or issue rating o Media optimization:  A computer technique that enables marketers to determine the relative impact of a media mix on product sales, and to optimize efficiency  Media planners must be careful not to overload and irritate consumers  Media negotiation and buying o Media buying basics  Media buying is a complicated process  The American Association of Advertising Agencies lists 21 elements of a media buy  The most important one is matching the media vehicle to the strategic needs of the message and the brand  Key media buyer activities:  Provide inside information to media planners  Select media vehicles  Negotiate costs  Bargain for preferred positions  Demand extra support offers  Monitor performance  Post-campaign evaluation  Monitor billing and payment  The physical characteristics of a magazine can affect its ability to deliver the desired message (V8 ad)  Multichannel buying (and selling)  A number of media services can be used to ease the task of multichannel media buying  Newspaper buying is simplified through companies that place advertising in papers nationwide  In the digital world, DoubleClick’s DART for Advertisers (DART) service helps manage display  A cross-media buy can be simplified by media companies that manage multiple vehicles  Media planning and buying trends  The media landscape is dynamic and changing fast. It is hard to keep track of how the media business is practiced  Unbundling Media Planning and Buying o Agency media departments have become separate, independent profit centers and can work for the agencies’ competition, and compete with agencies o Some media companies offer consolidated services, bringing some of the planning and buying functions back together  Online media buying o Google and Facebook dominate media buying and selling o Ad exchanges: digital marketplaces that enable advertisers and publishers to buy and sell advertising space, often through real-time auctions. They’re most often used to sell display, video and mobile ad inventory o Programmatic advertising: placed using artificial intelligence (AI) and real-time bidding (RTB) for online display, social media advertising, mobile and video campaigns, and is expanding to traditional TV advertising marketplaces  New forms of media research o Online media research (hits and clicks) don’t measure impact o Traditional media monitoring systems don’t address the new ways media is used and systems like TiVo and interactive TV o Viral media is equally difficult to measure o Most media research measures independent media, not the effectiveness of combined media Metrics  Test, Measure, Monitor (circular flow)  Offline Metrics o Positive post-campaign measures:  Brand awareness  Knowledge of what the brand offers  Brand affinity  Intent to purchase  Recall  Impressions o Single source data  Test commercials are delivered to a select group of households within a market to compare changes in behavior to a control group of households o Memory tests  Recall test  Aided and unaided o Inquiry tests  800 number  Email  Coupon redemption  Contest entry  Web visit  Online measurement o Impressions o Completion rate o Clicks o Likes o Visits o Followers o Time on site o Comments o Conversion rates o Shares o Cost per lead o RTs o Sentiment o Re-pins o Up-votes o Re-grams o Screenshots o


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