Ad Spend

Performance Indicators : Online Gaming

We talk a lot about the digital revolution that traditional media is being put through: upheaval, readership and audience shrinkage, bankruptcy, pay walls… This post is a major update to a previous one "Traditional media performance indicators" (20 January 2010), however this one is segmented in that we’ll discuss only online gaming in this post. Others will follow to cover individually television, radio, newspapers, magazines and other media platforms.
What’s the situation really like in 2011? Traditional media are not dead – not yet, and not for a while at least. They’re not all as strong as they’ve once been, but they still occupy an important place in the media landscape. Let’s look at the situation with online gaming a bit:

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Performance Indicators : Radio

We talk a lot about the digital revolution that traditional media is being put through: upheaval, readership and audience shrinkage, bankruptcy, pay walls… This post is a major update to a previous one "Traditional media performance indicators" (20 January 2010), however this one is segmented in that we’ll discuss only radio in this post. Others will follow to cover individually television, newspapers, magazines and other media platforms.
What’s the situation really like in 2011? Traditional media are not dead – not yet, and not for a while at least. They’re not all as strong as they’ve once been, but they still occupy an important place in the media landscape. Let’s look at the situation with Radio a bit:

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Online is #2 media in Canadian Ad Spend

So what does this mean? If means more and more advertisers and marketers are getting online. They are understanding its value to them. If you are not yet active with online advertising & marketing, be you a large or very small advertiser – get with the program. There is a way in which it will work wonders for you if you take the time to test out various tactics.
If you’re only doing search, it’s time to discover display and directories. It’s time to discover behavioral targeting, retargeting and intent targeting. If you’re only doing classifieds online, try something else. The mix of all media and tactics is what works best. Exactly what mix will vary from one product / service / target audience to another. You need to test things to see what words best for you.

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Performance Indicators : Television

We talk a lot about the digital revolution that traditional media is being put through: upheaval, readership and audience shrinkage, bankruptcy, pay walls… This post is a major update to a previous one "Traditional media performance indicators" (20 January 2010), however this one is segmented in that we’ll discuss only television in this post. Others will follow to cover individually television, radio, newspapers, magazines and other media platforms.
What’s the situation really like in 2011? Traditional media are not dead – not yet, and not for a while at least. They’re not all as strong as they’ve once been, but they still occupy an important place in the media landscape. Let’s look at the situation with television a bit.

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Performance Indicators : Magazines

We talk a lot about the digital revolution that traditional media is being put through: upheaval, readership and audience shrinkage, bankruptcy, pay walls… This post is a major update to a previous one "Traditional media performance indicators" (20 January 2010), however this one is segmented in that we’ll discuss only magazines in this post. Others will follow to cover individually television, radio, newspapers and other media platforms.
What’s the situation really like in 2011? Traditional media are not dead – not yet, and not for a while at least. They’re not all as strong as they’ve once been, but they still occupy an important place in the media landscape. Let’s look at the situation with Magazines a bit:

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Quebec Online Sales Reps Are Busy Bees

This post is the eighth instalment in a series that depict the state of the online nation in Quebec vs the rest of Canada, North America in general, even France in some cases. The story began here in case you missed it focusing on what’s so different in Quebec. Part two is here and explains about our inferiority complex, our star system and how we are latin. Part three looked at who’s online in Quebec and how time spent online compares to other media. Part four compared online surfing habits of French and English Canadians by looking at the categories they navigate online. Part five looked at ad spend online in Quebec compared to other media. Part six looked our social networking habits, which sites we consult the most and which are we not returning to… Part seven explained the agency-publisher relationship in Quebec as it differs from that in Toronto or elsewhere.

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Performance Indicators : Newspapers

We talk a lot about the digital revolution that traditional media is being put through: upheaval, readership and audience shrinkage, bankruptcy, pay walls… This post is a major update to a previous one "Traditional media performance indicators" (20 January 2010), however this one is segmented in that we’ll discuss only daily newspapers in this post. Others will follow to cover individually television, radio, magazines and other media platforms.
What’s the situation really like in 2011? Traditional media are not dead – not yet, and not for a while at least. They’re not all as strong as they’ve once been, but they still occupy an important place in the media landscape. Let’s look at the situation with Daily Newspapers a bit:

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The difference between Yellow Pages and other traditional media

There is a significantly different way in which Yellow Pages companies’ worldwide view the Internet, mobile and all interactive platforms than the way that traditional media companies view them.
This difference just came to me today as I was attending the Borrell Associates Local Online Advertising Conference listening to the directories’ panel discussion that followed the newspaper, radio and television panels. Just to disclose everything, I’m an online guy first and foremost and I work for a radio group – I’ve worked for 3 actually in the past 8 years.

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Are CPMs higher in Quebec?

This post is the third instalment in a series that depict the state of the online nation in Quebec vs the rest of Canada, North America in general, even France in some cases. The story began here in case you missed it focusing on what’s so different in Quebec. Part two is here and explains about our inferiority complex, our star system and how we are latin. Part three looked at who’s online in Quebec and how time spent online compares to other media. Part four compared online surfing habits of French and English Canadians by looking at the categories they navigate online. Part five looked at ad spend online in Quebec compared to other media. Part six looked our social networking habits, which sites we consult the most and which are we not returning to…

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