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Media Buying Software from MediaLink Software

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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Without a properly defined target audience any attempt to effectively spend and evaluate an advertising budget becomes more of a guessing game than a strategy, which is why Media Link Software® is utilized by advertising professionals to get the most bang for the buck. The first questions you should be asking include; Who are my…

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CPM, or cost-per-thousand, is the price you pay for 1,000 impressions on a given platform. M is the Roman numeral for 1,000. CPM is one of the most common ways of buying media digitally, but it can also be used to buy from other channels or compare the cost of a campaign on an equal…

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Amongst Media Link Software’s® more recent updates was a remodeling of how the system handles agency commission/discount rates. Most media buyers that operate out of agencies are paid based upon the volume of the buys being placed rather than an hour fee. In turn, many vendors selling advertising space provide equivalent discounts to the agency.…

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Transparency and documentation in the advertising and communications industry has never been as important as today. Many campaigns start with an organization and its advertising agency defining a budget and media mix. The agency then contacts vendors, negotiates pricing and other terms, and presents proposals to the client. The outcomes of this process are the…

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There is no doubt a vast majority of media buyers must like the rush and volatility of the media world. It is a constant challenge reminding us to always stay up to date with recent developments and to critically observe them. This doesn’t only apply to the digital realm as so many claim; there is…

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There are several media buying software options out there, but what sets Media Link Software™ apart from the rest of the pack? Coming from a print and digital only background, I was used to seeing agencies track broadcast buys as well as radio and digital ads, but not print.   There really didn’t seem to be…

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Nielsen has been the dominant entity measuring TV ratings for decades. These ratings have determined the rise and fall of programs and they have become a trusted guide for media buyers. Recent years raised the question of whether Nielsen ratings are still able to sufficiently measure the entire audience anymore. People cited the rise of…

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