How Advertising Agencies Can Use Multi-Channel Marketing

How Advertising Agencies Can Use Multi-Channel Marketing

Holistic is the adjective that would best describe the kind of service consumers look for in a product or service. This means catering to their needs from point A to point B, starting off from answering the questions why should they choose you or purchase your product (over competitors), how and where to purchase and the best options for possible adverse situations.

Other than the head -to-toe pampering, customers want accessible and comprehensive product information and benefits which they can easily grasp anytime and anywhere from resources they often use.

Today, customers’ buying behavior is greatly influenced by technology innovations. It leaves advertisers with no choice but to hop in on the bandwagon and conjure tactics that would keep their target customers engaged, in range and even more interested.


Such demand compels advertising agencies to utilize multi-channel marketing in order to reach the right customers at the right time.


According to Mashable, 72% of consumers (18-64-year-old adults) prefer an integrated marketing approach, pairing of the most popular and widely used marketing channels such as:

  • Computer & Mobile
  • TV & Mobile
  • Computer & TV
  • Radio & Mobile
  • Computer & Radio

Wordstream sighted some good examples:

Adwords PPC Ad Extensions

Adding the phone number to Click-To-Call Extension will allow the user to both integrate PPC and mobile activity.

PPC

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Direct Mail Featuring URLs

Mails that have links that redirect viewers/readers to business websites or downloadable brochures that are responsive to both mobile and desktop computers.

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TV Hashtags

Facebook and Twitter often run “social editions” for tv shows and were said to have increased ratings. Below is a perfect example.

Twitter running social editions for Tv shows for increased ratings

Source: www.youtube.com

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Text/Comment/Like To Vote or Participate In Forums

Both Tv and Radio widely use mobile via texting and social media in reaching their target audience and get them to interact and engage.

Regardless which multi-channel marketing combination you choose, you need to take extra attention on how you run your combo tactics to in order to succeed and get good results from all your marketing efforts.

Wordstream suggests: coordinate cross-promotional efforts with integrated marketing, test the effectiveness of your multi-channel process to better measure effectiveness, create a larger number of touchpoints like social media, surveys, email newsletters, and mail-in, and know your audience’s behavior.