What is a TV Audience Impact?

August 10, 2018By Simon FosterAdvertising Media Training, DRTV Training, Marketing Training, Media Buying Training, Media Planning Training, TV Media Planning Training No Comments

TV audience impacts are a measure of audience volume in media planning. In traditional media they are called impacts, in digital media they tend to be called impressions. What is the definition of a TV audience impact? An impacts is: One person Seeing one ad At one time Example: If 5 million people watch an … Read More

How is brand advertising different to direct response advertising?

June 19, 2018By Simon FosterAdvertising Evaluation Training, Advertising Media Training, Direct Marketing Training, DRTV Training, Media Evaluation Training, Media Planning Training, TV Media Planning Training No Comments

Brand advertising techniques are very different to direct response advertising techniques.  Even when you are running an integrated multi-channel campaign it is important to understand the key differences between the two approaches so that you can orchestrate your overall campaign plan and budget to deliver maximum ROI. To illustrate some of the key differences here … Read More

TV Media Planning Terms – calculating media reach and frequency using TVRs

April 22, 2018By Simon FosterAdvertising Media Training, Media Buying Training, Media Planning Training, TV Media Planning Training No Comments

When media planners develop TV campaign plans they are often optimising the relationship between three sets of numbers: TVRs (or GRPs, or TRPs) – TVRs or TV rating points are a reflection a target audience using both demographics and geography. If there are 50m adults in the UK then 1 Adult National TVR is 1% of … Read More

What is the sales funnel and is it alive or dead?

April 18, 2018By Simon FosterAdvertising Media Training, CRM Training, Marketing Training, Media Planning Training No Comments

The sales funnel is one of the most powerful conceptual tools in marketing. It gives marketers the ability to contextualise how consumers move from being unaware prospects to converted brand advocates. It was originally conceived by Elias St. Elmo Lewis an American ad agency owner who was operating out of Philadelphia in the early 1900s – … Read More

How do TVRs build media reach and frequency?

January 29, 2018By Simon FosterAdvertising Evaluation Training, Advertising Media Training, DRTV Training, Media Buying Training, Media Planning Training, TV Media Planning Training No Comments

As we saw in the “what is a TVR” post a TVR is a percentage of a given target audience in a given geographic base.  But is a TVR any more than that? Well, yes it is. A TVR is an important factor in calculating how media activity builds reach and frequency. Reach is the … Read More

Advertising and Media Planning Books

March 13, 2013By Simon FosterAdvertising Media Training, Marketing Training, Media Planning Books, Media Planning Training

Here’s a selection of must-read selection of adverting media planning and buying books for those working in advertising and communications strategy. If you click the link you can find the book on Amazon. The Communications Challenge: A practical guide to media neutral planning A practical guide to communications planning. Becoming quite collectable. Even I’m in … Read More

Advertising Frequency and Diminishing Marginal Utility

December 1, 2008By Simon FosterAdvertising Evaluation Training, Advertising Media Training, Media Evaluation Training, Media Planning Training

Economists have a concept called Diminishing Marginal Utility. This means that each additional time a consumer consumes something they get less satisfaction from consuming it. So, if I have one coffee, I find it very satisfying, two could be OK, but by the time I get to three I’m not getting much additional satisfaction, infact, … Read More