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Recent conversations address the role of terrestrial radio as part of a multi-media campaign. Our own research points to a reduction of radio budgets throughout the last few years, so we would like to highlight some undervalued benefits of advertising through terrestrial radio. Everyone can use terrestrial radio for free. Cars are already equipped with…

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The Media Link Software® (MLS) team excels at customer service, especially when it comes to ensuring a smooth onboarding process. Once you have signed a license agreement, you are assigned a specialist versed in training, technical support and media buying. A separate developer will then create the profile and set up users and settings. This…

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A primary concern for agencies is to improve their client retention rates. For project based agencies (as opposed to retainer based agencies), 30% to 50% turnover rates are fairly common. A major challenge for agencies is that many clients are not aware of the many hours invested in the campaigns. You still want them to…

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The punditry has been proclaiming the demise of the print medium for almost a full generation now. It’s still here in a myriad of forms, though, and remains its relevance as a material source of news and entertainment. We at Media Link Software® made sure media planners can effectively incorporate publication components in their marketing…

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There are many benefits to purchasing software licenses over physical software products. Here are our top 4 reasons why we at Media Link Software® are taking advantage of this customer-centric approach to providing services: 1. Reliability Licensed software come with automated updates and patches. There is no need to constantly check for new versions and…

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With our home office located in the Quad Cities, Media Link Software® is part of an Illinois/Iowa bi-state market. So, we have political windows more often throughout the year and our political advertising seems to be twice as much as in other parts of the Country. So, needless to say its impact on available ad…

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OTT advertising is now penetrating local markets to a substantial degree. So, what is OTT and how do you evaluate its virtues in comparison to other forms of media? Over the Top (OTT) Television is long form video content distributed through the internet and bypassing cable, satellite or broadcast transmission. It is distinct from both…

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Since Media Link Software® entered the market in 2011, we have encountered a wide variety of different ways people plan their media buys.  So, in this blog, we would like to outline some of the basics about the different media buying philosophies. Programmatic Media Buying Programmatic advertising uses an element of automation to decide where…

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What is more valuable: 10,000 individuals exposed to an ad three times, 100 clicks on an ad or 5 acquisitions? How do you reflect the value of these different metrics of advertising and compare them with each other? Evaluating Media by CPM (and explain what CPM is) Comparing media proposals by CPM or Cost Per…

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Most agencies offering media buying services are paid on a percentage basis.  This means their customer pays the agency for the advertising schedule purchased and then the agency pays the advertising vendor the net cost of that schedule.  The amount that the agency keeps is many times referred to as a commission or fee and…

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