How to be a successful Media Buyer?

How to be a successful Media Buyer?

The digital advertising world is constantly changing, so what does it take to be a successful media buyer?

We sat down with our Senior Advertiser Managers, Jimmy Dewerdt and Keijo Suurkivi, to discuss what it’s like to be a media buyer in 2018. In addition, we talked about the main issues that media buyers face and how we could improve their performance on the Adcash platform. We also discussed why media buyers should use our online advertising platform and what the value and features are that set Adcash apart from the others.

 

#1 Keep mobile and desktop campaigns separate

The traffic for these two device types can be very different, so it’s easier and also more efficient to target them in separate campaigns. This allows you to tailor the optimization settings to one device type. You should also keep them separate to see what works best for your campaign, that will show you very clearly what you should target with your campaign and which device is generating better results. Running one campaign on both device types might bring you lower conversions than creating two separate campaigns that are the same but tailored to different devices. When you’re using CPM, don’t forget to use our wide range of optimization options. In addition to the most usual settings like zones and geos, make use of the option to select the OS, browser, language, etc. This might help you to reach a positive ROI more easily!

 

#2 Use one ad format per campaign

We do have a lot of different ad formats including pop-under, native, banners and push notifications to name a few. It might be tempting to mix them in a single campaign, but we would never advise doing so. Rather create one campaign per ad format and device (desktop or mobile). To save time you can easily create the same type of campaigns for different ad formats or devices by duplicating the campaign and adjusting it accordingly to the chosen format or device. All the settings remain the same, making the campaign creation faster yet it will still give you an opportunity to adjust the bid or other details you might need to change.

 

Often the first thing that media buyers ask are “what works on the Adcash platform?” and “what are the best geos to target?”. It all depends on the campaigns you’re running as each campaign is different and has different goals. Tell us what you would like to achieve and trust our team’s extensive experience and our optimization technology to make it happen.

Jimmy Dewerdt

Senior Advertiser Manager, [email protected]

 

#3 Run a test campaign with CPA Target

If it’s possible to add tracking, use CPA Target bidding method to run a test campaign. The CPA Target bid type automatically optimizes the campaign’s traffic and performance to maximize conversions and deliver them at your set cost per acquisition price. It helps you to save money and time as our advanced prediction technology will do the optimization for you and adapts the campaign accordingly to minimize your cost per conversion. But be patient,  keep the campaign live at least for 3 days and let the prediction algorithms to learn more about your campaign and deliver the expected results.

If you’re not able to add the tracking, then run the test on CPM but make sure that you have spread the budget and not to burn the budget in a few hours. Otherwise, you won’t understand what works and what doesn’t because the system won’t have enough time to analyze it.

 

#4 Try out other ad formats

If your campaign is working on one ad format but it’s also possible to use that content with other ad formats, you should give it a try! That might result in finding an even better-performing ad format for your campaign. In this case, using CPA Target is definitely the best choice for campaign exploration.

 

#5 Don’t be too narrow with your targeting

We have a lot of different targeting options but be careful to not go too narrow with your targeting. A niche audience might mean that your campaign might get very little impressions or none at all. That’s why it is very important that when you decide to whitelist some verticals you should first use the inventory forecasting tool to make sure that you will get traffic from your chosen verticals. If that’s the case, it’s also important to set a higher bid for your campaign. Running on the network price will not be enough in this case because the more narrow you go with the targeting, the bigger the competition gets because there are fewer campaigns competing there.

 

#6 A/B test your offers

Every media buyer should know the importance of running A/B tests to analyze and optimize campaigns. Try out your offers in different ways – especially with and without a pre-lander. This way you will see what works best with your particular offer. Sometimes offers work better with a pre-lander and sometimes without. In order to find out which option is more suitable for your specific campaign, you should test it. Once you have started running your campaign, you should be doing everything you can to make sure that you can boost the conversion rates.

 

We highly recommend to constantly trying and testing different things whether it’s testing your creatives, landing pages, ad formats, bidding types, and different offers. However, don’t ever test more than one variable at a time, otherwise, you will never know what made the difference.

Keijo Suurkivi

Senior Advertiser Manager, [email protected]

#7 Trust the technology and trust the team

Often new media buyers are very protective over their offers and clients. What should be clear from the moment you sign up is that we work as a team. Whether you’re a self-service advertiser doing it on your own and sometimes working with our Customer Care or you have a managed account – our team is here to help you and work together with you! In many cases, advertisers fail because they work on their own and don’t ask for any help. Adcash is a DSP+ platform, we have an ocean of traffic and if you cannot swim you’ll drown. So, if you need help, just ask, our work is to guide and help you! In addition to knowing that our technology is good, you also need to put the trust in our people because if you win, we win!

 

If you have enjoyed these practical tips then you will be happy to hear that there’s more to come! So stay tuned and we will continue with the next parts of our successful media buying tips very soon.

Meanwhile, if you haven’t used the Adcash media buying platform yet, then now is the perfect time to give it a go!  Sign up now and achieve your online advertising goals with Adcash DSP+!

 

 

NEW! Make your ads seen with Native Push Notifications!

NEW! Make your ads seen with Native Push Notifications!

We’re excited to announce that our newest high-performing ad format is here – Native Push Notifications!

Native Push Notifications is a term that has been creating quite a buzz during this past year. We are of course talking about the new advertising format that enables marketeers to deliver notifications straight to users’ devices. Push Notifications allow new possibilities for digital advertisers to reach their target audience and publishers to monetize their traffic in real time. Read more to find out why Native Push Notifications should be part of your online marketing strategy.

 

How do Push Notifications work?

Before users start receiving Push Notifications, they will be asked their consent. Once they have opted-in, the ads will be shown on the top right-hand corner of the desktop and on mobile devices they will appear on their home screen.

 

Users have to opt-in to start receiving the ads

 

Push Notifications look like alerts that users are used to seeing, whether it might be a calendar appointment notification, new email alert, a new Skype message or any other notifications that prompt users to take an action. Therefore, that is why people are more likely to click on them rather than ads on a particular website or social media. Push notifications don’t disrupt the user experience by one bit and provide flexibility and urgency to show the content at the right time.

 

This is how the Adcash Push Notifications look like on users’ devices 

 

Why should advertisers use Push Notifications?

Native Push Notifications help advertisers to reach their audience in the most innovative way. This format gives advertisers direct access to their target audience without any intermediaries. This means that the ads will be delivered directly to users’ devices – they don’t even need to be on a website or mobile browser to receive it.

In addition to giving advertisers a better reach, there are multiple other reasons why this format stands out. Since users have to first agree to start receiving the notifications, it guarantees bot-free traffic, meaning that ads are only seen by the real user.

This format ensures high visibility and reach for your ads. Push Notifications are a brilliant way to acquire new users and this is because Push Notifications look like alerts that immediately grab attention without being intrusive which guarantees high engagement and click-through-rates (CTRs)!

With Adcash DSP+ platform, advertisers can create Push and Web Native campaigns within the same campaign. It saves you time by creating two separate Native campaigns and all you need is an eye-catching image, attention-grabbing title and your brand name to attract users attention. Plus, you can choose from our macros (i.e. country, city, OS) to make the ads even more relevant to consumers and use our wide range of targeting options to show the right content to the right audience.

 

Push Notifications for publishers

Push Notifications offer publishers an unexpected way to monetize their audience. This new user-centric ad format brings high eCPMs for publishers.

There are multiple other reasons why this ad format is so special. It offers a non-intrusive ad experience to the website users and an easy monetization for publishers since it can be used alongside other ad formats giving publishers additional revenue without affecting any other ad formats.

In addition, publishers will get high visibility and engagement as this unique and eye-catching ad format will be shown to the user on their device, which means that they don’t need to be on the publisher’s site. The notifications don’t take up any ad space on your website as they’re not placed there but as an alert instead, which offers a smart way to make more money.

With Adcash, publishers can integrate Push Notifications very easily by copy-pasting just one single script on their website. No additional steps required!

 

Need any assistance?

If you might have any questions about the new Native Push Notifications ad format or our platform in general, then please drop us a line at [email protected].

 

 

VERY happy times at DMEXCO 2018

VERY happy times at DMEXCO 2018

41,000 visitors. 1,000 exhibitors. 550 speakers. We could only be talking about one event and that’s DMEXCO! An expo where the Adcash team had a VERY happy time.

#DMEXCO18 put on an unforgettable show this year and it’s definitely a must-go event for anyone who’s interested in digital, innovation and marketing. Industry-leading exhibitors, top expert speakers, and highly insightful panel discussions set the bar real high for next year.

Attendees had an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of future technologies, attend more than 100 seminars and discover trends affecting their industries and markets. The main conference topics included e-commerce, data, and analytics, AI, GDPR (yes, we’re still talking about it), digital assistants, IOT, blockchain, virtual & augmented reality and many other hot topics.

In the EXPO hall, digital ad formats were one of the most discussed topics with native ads and native push notifications taking center stage. Our team was happy to show our native ads’ features and capabilities to both advertisers and publishers. Did you know that with Adcash native ads you have an access to the most advanced targeting features in the industry and cutting-edge technology?  Your campaigns will reach the right audience with highly relevant content.

It was great to see that Adcash is still rocking the pop-under game, being one of the most trusted pop providers in the industry. The event also allowed us to introduce our star pricing model – CPA Target. And if by now you still have no idea what CPA Target is, then you can check it out here!  

Business is always better with a little pleasure. The Adcash team hosted a VERY happy hour during the first day of the expo. Vana Tallinn shots became something of a legend and our booth was buzzing with passionate discussions about online advertising.

Our team noticed that AI and machine learning was another dominant conversation topic at the event. It was great for us to see that the Adcash prediction technology is one of the top solutions on the market and it helps us to deliver better results for our clients.

This event brought many of our major clients to one location, which allowed us to strike up great conversations. Business didn’t stop there, as our team had many meetings with potential clients who wished to start their successful digital advertising career with Adcash. All in all, we were once again reassured that this event is a must!

We hope that all our potential new clients have already contacted the Adcash team who they met at DMEXCO. If you still haven’t done that, then now’s the time as you still have fresh knowledge about our platform and what we offer.

Where can you meet us next?

The Adcash team will attend a couple of more events this year. More information about that will be shared soon! Until then, keep a close eye on our events page to stay updated!

Recap of the Affiliate Summit East 2018

Recap of the Affiliate Summit East 2018

This time our team flew across the Atlantic to New York City, in order to attend Affiliate Summit East 2018, an event that is focused on affiliate marketing.

#ASE18 is part of the Affiliate Summit event series that takes place all over the globe. The purpose of those events is to provide educational sessions of the latest industry trends and to provide a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers. As always, the event was packed with marketers, affiliates, vendors, digital agencies, networks, technology providers and traffic sources.  

The Affiliate Summit East was filled with engaging presentations and panel discussions on topics that covered the latest industry trends, current market analysis, and digital advertising challenges. The keynote of the first day was about psychological targeting. Dr. Sandra Matz went deep into the topic, past the how’s and why’s, discussing how it can be used ethically. The main event of Day 1 was, of course, the Meet Market where the networking session took place.

The last two days had similar structures and were a little slower than the first day. The exhibit hall offered a chance to meet and discuss with different affiliate marketers even further. Day 2 included a keynote with Mari Smith, who was talking about what is working on Facebook at the moment. In addition to the exhibit, day 3 also included another keynote where WordPress questions were in focus. Brian Messenlehner and David Vogelpohl introduced their advanced strategies as responses to those common questions.

The Adcash team participated in the event during the first two days to meet up with other top industry players and to make new and exciting deals. We were represented by our Head of Publishers – Emanuele Pezzulla and our Advertiser Manager – Keijo Suurkivi. In their words, the event was buzzing with people looking to buy traffic, so the advertisers’ side was very busy and had many opportunities to prospect and network with new clients. Our team also had the opportunity to meet up with clients like AdCombo, Advertise.com, appthis, Yodel and Secco Squared. To sum up, it was the perfect way to end our overall productive July.

You still have a chance to catch up with our team this summer. Our Head of Traffic, Antoine Padovani, will be heading to Gamescom 2018 that takes places on August 21-22 in Cologne. You can book a personal meeting with him here!

Introducing the new campaign wizard – Adcash Express!

Introducing the new campaign wizard – Adcash Express!

We’re thrilled to announce that we have just launched Adcash Express –  a tool that allows you to create online advertising campaigns in just 3 minutes.

At Adcash, innovation never stops!


Based on our 10 years’ experience in the digital advertising industry, we have now come up with a game-changing solution. Adcash Express is a new and efficient campaign creation
tool that is suitable for all businesses who are looking to drive more traffic and conversions. The new campaign wizard makes online advertising easy – you only need to provide the basics and our advanced ad technology takes care of the rest. Get high performance with less time!

Creating an efficient advertising campaign doesn’t have to be complicated, nor should it take much time. Adcash Express combines our 10 years’ ad tech industry experience and the best in machine learning to bring you our most effective tool yet.

Creating a successful campaign has never been so simple!

Maksim Afanasjev

Senior Product Manager, Adcash

 

How to get started with Adcash Express

 

 

Adcash Express offers all the premium campaign creation features in a simpler form to make your campaign management easier. Choose from the industry-leading ad formats including native, pop, banner and interstitial ads. You can select one ad format per campaign and add up to 20 creatives to it.

 

 

We’ve always had outstanding targeting options and Adcash Express is no exception. For example, advertisers can target specific devices, browsers and regions when needed. It’s also possible to add macros into the URL for tracking and optimization purposes.

 

 

We offer CPM, CPC and CPA Target payout types, and suggest a suitable bid based on your targeting options to ensure that you get the most out of your campaign. There is, as usual, two supply sources: Adcash direct publishers and our exclusive partner networks to ensure global reach.

Now that we have explained our new fast and efficient campaign wizard, it’s time for you to take action. Join the rest of the profitable advertisers and create your campaign already today! Register today and boost your online marketing with Adcash!

 

Need any assistance?

If you might have any questions about Adcash express or our platform in general, then please drop us a line at [email protected].

 

 

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