Many different major sports events are taking place this year. That’s exactly why we’ve put together a list of the hottest sports events of summer 2019. All you need to do is set up your campaigns or website accordingly and reap the benefits. Take a look below to get a FREE sports calendar and top tips from our team.

The packed sports schedule can benefit advertisers and publishers both. There are various ways to leverage the popularity of sporting events and this is why we wanted to make things as easy as possible. We’ve created a little checklist for advertisers and publishers that can significantly increase their performance and profits.

First, let’s start with what’s actually happening. Events like Cricket World Cup, Copa America and UFC are just some of the big events taking place this summer.

Find the hottest sports events of summer 2019 in the calendar below:

How can advertisers make use of sports events?

There are various ways to target Adcash’s high volumes of quality sports traffic and set your ROI on fire. We have 300+ exclusive sport supply sources and the average conversion rate on sports supply is 2,38%, including all campaigns and formats that ran on this supply.

If you’re looking for exposure then leading up to and during major sports events we recommend to run your sports-related campaigns across the board without any specific targeting. However, since we do have a large sports supply, advertisers who are focusing on performance can target only such traffic in a few different ways. Simply check out the next paragraphs! Be creative with your landing pages keep the content sports related. Including bonuses or welcome offers can also create excellent results. 

Targeting by website categories

One way to access sports traffic in an accurate way is to use website category targeting. Doing so would allow you to run your offers only on websites that have sports-related content. 

 

Whitelist only the following website categories:

In order to monitor your campaigns’ ROI in the best way, we recommend targeting Adcash direct and external supply separately. For that, create a campaign solely for Adcash supply (as the supply source). Make sure that “allow traffic from new supply sources” is disabled so new sources will not be added. When setting up your cappings (on the budget page), ensure that “spread budget throughout the day” is not set, otherwise, you’ll miss out on a traffic peak during the live sporting events.

Create another campaign to target external supply sources (SSPs), select “all” and untick Adcash. Then you’ll be getting only the indirect traffic from Adcash’s external partners. Again, whitelist the previously mentioned sports-related categories and make sure that “spread budget throughout the day” is not set.  

Targeting by user interest

User interest targeting is another very efficient alternative to website category targeting. By targeting “sports” as user interest, your campaign will only be displayed to users who have shown interest in sports related websites. Select all supply sources when using this targeting method and remember to use the spread option on cappings, to avoid spreading your budget too quickly. If you wish to target sports sites, target sport as a site category.

Please note, that we can also offer keyword targeting. Since this feature is currently in Beta version, it’s not yet available as a self-service tool. Nevertheless, please get in touch with our team at [email protected] in case you would be willing to give it a try!

Additional tips

All our ad formats bring great results, so choose the one that fits with your offer. Adcash has all the top ad formats like Native ads, Pop-Under, Push Notifications, Banners ads and interstitial. That being said, the highest volumes of targeted sports traffic are being delivered via our Pop-Under format.

A high budget goes a long way, making sure that your ad gets the expected results. In terms of frequency capping, you can rely on our defaults. Use weekly distribution (in the budget step) for your campaigns. That way you can set up your campaign to run only during relevant sporting events. In case you’re able to use pixel tracking, definitely go for the CPA Target bidding type to get the best results. If you wish to maximize volumes from sources that you’ve already identified then create a whitelist and choose CPM bidding type.

For a sportsbook campaign, if you can use pixel tracking and CPA Target for a Sportsbook campaign we recommend tracking 2 events:

  • Paid events on sign up
  • Informative event on deposit

This will give high-value data to the Adcash ad server about best-performing segments and the platform can deliver supply according to that. By the way, we deliver about 5000 deposits a month with higher peaks on popular sporting event days among all our sportsbook and gambling campaigns.

Publishers make the most of your monetization with sports events

The hottest sports events of summer 2019 can help you boost your earnings with the right strategy. There are a couple of things that publishers who’re working with sport related content can do to get the most out of this busy sports schedule. While all our ad formats are well-suited for sports content, our highest paying ad format is Pop-Under. If you still haven’t tried, now’s the time to do it!

Keywords

Use relevant sports-related keywords in your content and page URL, so that advertisers could target your content more accurately, helping you get better results. Plus, let’s not forget the SEO benefits this will bring, making your website more visible.

Exclusive partnership

To fully benefit from our top offers you should work with us exclusively. We can then be more flexible with premium payment conditions and rates. The exclusivity changes the earnings quite drastically, as you can see on the photo below. It’s also highly beneficial for the user experience and loyalty to have less and more strategic ads. That way you won’t be bombarding your users with many different ads at the same time.

Integrate your tags correctly

Oftentimes discrepancies appear due to two Pop ads being triggered at the same time which will be then blocked by Google Chrome. Make sure that you integrate your tags correctly – they should always be positioned in the header section of the page.

The right setup

The setups can be very different from site to site. We recommend getting in touch with our experienced Publisher Managers or Support team. They’ll help you in identifying what works best for your website.

Nail your digital advertising strategy

Now that we’ve given you all the tips we can think of, make use of the hottest sports events of summer 2019 and rock your advertising or monetization game! On the other hand, if you still haven’t signed up, then right now is the perfect time to do so. We’ve basically done all the thinking for you, just open our platform, make some clicks and you’ll be up and running in no time! Ace it! 💪

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