Online advertising: Looking beyond the obvious
Today’s post is about an element of online advertising, which gets very little attention. I’m referring to the longer term impact of a successful advertisement.
Mercedes and the longer game
I recall Seth Godin talking about the way Mercedes look at advertising.
Mercedes’ head of advertising said that if he focused on showing people advertisements for Mercedes the day before they were about to buy a new car, it wouldn’t work. Instead, Mercedes focus on getting their advertisements in front of us when we are children – so that when we’re 35 and looking for a luxury car, we buy a Mercedes.
Understandably, that’s a longer term approach than most small business owners are interested in. I mention it, because it highlights an element of online advertising that is often overlooked. I’m referring to the lifetime value of an ad and the need to look beyond the obvious, immediate, trackable results.
People are still hard to track
When we decide to advertise, we need to look beyond the obvious and beyond the short term. Yes, there are some people who only use one device, only use one Internet connection and have cookies enabled on their one device. However, most of us use multiple devices and multiple ip addresses (connections) to connect. – href="http://jimsmarketingblog.com/2013/02/10/online-advertising-looking-beyond-the-obvious/">Online advertising: Looking beyond the obvious by Jim Connelly
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