Media Buying

With A Limited Budget, Should I Use Paid Search or Media Buys?

In the Oscar-nominated film ‘Moneyball’, Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane, the real-life  General Manager of the Oakland A’s. Facing severe budget constraints, Brad’s character looks to develop a niche strategy to compete against his deep-pocketed peers (I’m looking at you, New York Yankees). This is the same situation facing many small-to-medium sized tech companies trying to grow with online advertising. It’d be great to run the full gambit of online tactics, with broad paid search…

Posted July 8, 2014
By: Devin Rose

Buy No Media Until You Do The Following

In my last post, I talked about making sure you have a clear idea of your budget, specify who your target market is and where they hang out on the web before you ever spend a dime on your media buys. Yet there’s more to getting prepped for your media buys. Be sure to comb over your site with a detailed review looking for ways to improve the conversion process BEFORE you begin your campaign.

Posted June 13, 2008

Media Buying and Planning — Above All Else, Have the End in Mind

Going back to the second leg of your marketing stool — tactics — I want to talk here a bit about your media buying and planning. If you decide that a paid campaign, whether it be pay-per-click, ads in trade magazines, radio, television — anything that costs you more than your time (article marketing and networking on social websites and forums are examples) — you’ll need to get a clear view of your budget. More importantly, you’ll want…

Posted June 3, 2008