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

Binet and Field – Is it really 60/40

July 2, 2018By Simon FosterMarketing Training No Comments

Whilst the endeavours of Les Binet and Peter Field have helped the industry make huge strides in how it looks at advertising effectiveness, and particularly the importance of long-term brand building, the industry’s unquestioning acceptance of their suggested 60/40 “brand” / “activation” marketing budget split makes me nervous. Although I don’t have the raw data … Read More

How to write a better Marketing Plan

June 17, 2018By Warwick LeicesterMarketing Training

Your marketing plan is an important document, it will help convince others that your business is viable, it will show that you have a plan to grow your business and it will give you a framework in which to build your business. Writing a better marketing plan Most people can write a basic marketing plan. … Read More

A simple definition of marketing

June 6, 2018By Simon FosterMarketing Training No Comments

A quick thought for those who want a simple definition of marketing. There are a number of definitions of marketing. Here are a few of the better ones: Marketing is the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.  … 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

Understanding brand awareness, consideration and preference

February 13, 2018By Simon FosterAdvertising Evaluation Training, Marketing Training, Media Planning Training No Comments

Brand awareness is vitally important in the marketing process. As consumers need to be aware of a product and brand to purchase it, then the more consumers who are aware, the more purchases take place. This hierarchical approach, begins with awareness and moves through consideration and preference to purchase. This hierarchical path is sometimes called … 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