Billboard Advertising Vs Pay Per Click Search Engine Marketing

Today I am going to give you a comparison between billboard outdoor advertising and pay per click search engine marketing (PPC advertising). When we are through you will have a better understanding of both and will be able to make an educated decision about how to best spend your advertising dollars.Lets Compare the Pros and Cons
Cost Per Month ComparisonOutdoor Advertising – Average cost is approximately $750 a month. Packages typically range in price from $400- $4000 per month. Average investment for 3 months of billboard advertising is $2250.00 / Yearly Cost – $9000 / Monthly Cost – $750Pay Per Click Advertising – Average one time set up cost, $975 and includes first month optimization and management. Set up packages range in price from $600-$1400. Estimated monthly management cost is $285 per month there after. Average monthly ad spent to pay for “cost per click” $250. Total investment for 3 months of PPC advertising equals $2295.00 / Yearly Cost – $7110 / Monthly Cost $595The figures above were pulled from advertiser’s websites. Prices will vary per city and per campaign. Depending on who you know, you may get a discount for each. Bottom line, the cost of advertising with PPC will save you on average almost $2000 a year or $155 a month.
Effective Reach of AdvertisingOutdoor Advertising – Billboards will share your message with literally thousands of people per day. You ad is always showing, it runs 24/7. Billboards do not target specific customers but instead push your message out to the masses. Outdoor Advertising is limited to customers that travel through a certain part of town or pass you on the Interstate.Pay Per Click Advertising – With PPC you are in control of where and when customers see your ad. Customers viewing your pay per click ad are looking for precisely what you sell and they are “Ready” to buy your goods and services. You only pay for clicks bringing targeted visitors and search engine marketing gets less expensive to operate the longer it runs. With PPC you target customers where they life and on what they use the most for information; their cell phone and computer.
ProsOutdoor Advertising – Always on, thousands of impressions everyday and targets specific road or interstate you do business on. With new digital boards you have the capability of changing ads on a daily basis for specific promotions or a wide variety of products or services. Outdoor advertising is also an excellent choice for branding your business name in the community. You can commit your advertising efforts short term or long term.Pay Per Click Advertising – You control the time, days and locations your Ads appear. Notice I said Ads, plural! Leave it on all the time or run it only on the weekend. Run it only in Nashville or in every household and on every smart phone in Tennessee. Write as many ads as you want to promote any product or service. Advertise to customers at the precise time they are looking to buy what you have to offer. Although you can run PPC for a short time it is best suited for businesses that have long term goals and commitment. Search engine marketing is less expensive and saves you money. Last but certainly not least, you can accurately track conversions and return on investment with PPC Advertising.
ConsOutdoor Advertising – Small area of focus and no way to accurately track results or ROI.Pay Per Click Advertising – Takes proper management for best results and requires an optimized website.As you can see, both of these advertising methods are effective for promoting your small business. Now that you know how each one works and how much it will cost you, make an informed decision as to which direction is best suited for your business.

Advertising Manager: Types and Responsibilities

One of the many organizations consists of persons responsible for advertising, publicity, sales promotion, marketing and public relations of commercial, public and other undertakings. The persons may, in fact, be business proprietors, directors or executives who have to wear several ‘hats’. They may be called advertising or publicity manager, but equally they may be sales or marketing managers who include advertising as one of their duties. And it is becoming increasingly common for public relations officers or managers, communication managers and public affairs managers to embrace advertising. This means that whatever the title they may happen to have in an organization, they will be responsible for advertising.Main Types of Advertising Manager:Despite the proliferation of titles and ‘hats’, there are three distinct classifications.i) The advertising manager who is chiefly an administrator acts in liaison with advertising agents and other outside services.ii) The advertising manager is one who leads a creative department which may or may not use an advertising agency.iii) The brand or product manager is one who is responsible for advertising, sales promotion and merchandising for one or more brands or for particular groups of products, such as foods, household goods, pharmaceuticals, etc.Responsibilities of the Advertising Manager:i) To work closely with those responsible for shaping future policy whether it concerns new or modified products, rationalization or diversification, changes in distribution methods, or entry into new markets or market segments. In other words, it is unlikely that a company will go on making and selling the same product in the same old way, and the advertising manager must have the confidence of those in the board room, drawing office or laboratory who will influence his future work. He should also be able to contribute to the future developments. He may become involved in setting up product pre-tests and test marketing exercises to decide whether the product, the marketing strategy or the advertising media and techniques are likely to be successful or are capable of improvement or amendment.ii) To interpret the company policy to advertising agents and other outside services so that their work is produced in accordance with the policy of the company. This is a delicate operation, a matter of clear communication to others who do not have the benefit of his intimate inside knowledge gleaned over a period of time. Unless he is able to convey his company’s requirements in easily understandable terms, time, money and patience can be wasted on producing unacceptable campaigns, copy, layouts, photographs, print films, exhibits, and so on.iii) To determine the appropriation or advertising budget and to make allocations for different media and purposes.iv) To control expenditure. With monies spread over a diversity of campaigns, media and techniques, the advertising manager has to be a master of budgetary control.v) To co-operate with the advertising agency. This is absolutely essential, and it is a very good saying that an advertising agency is only as good as the client allows it to be. Agencies are not miracle workers. While their ingenuity must be encouraged they cannot work in a vacuum, and the advertising manager must be responsive in feeding his agency with all the facts, samples and other background material on which the agency can go to work. The advertising manager also has to remember that agency personnel are not always in direct contact with him, but have to work through departmental To control or undertake ‘product publicity’, that is press relations for his products. He may have his own press officer or use the services of a PR consultancy. If his company has a separate public relation department, he will work with that To assess the results of advertising, doing this where possible by means of conversations from inquiries to sales, shop audit results showing shares of the market held in relation to advertising expenditure and other methods.These responsibilities indicate something of the breadth of the advertising manager’s job. It calls for a liberal education, business experience and sound training in advertising.