When you think of an advertising team, you probably picture a group of writers, artists, and account executives huddled around a conference room table. As creatives, we can spend all day creating ads, but what’s the point if they’re not seen by the right people? That’s where the media buyer comes in. Media buyers are an integral part of an agency’s success as their job is to understand the client’s goals and target the right audience on the right advertising platforms. Without the media buyer, your message can easily get lost in the static.
What Does a Media Buyer Do?
Media Buyers plan and negotiate media buys for various clients. They work with other departments to better understand the client’s marketing goals and the target audience for the advertising. With this information, the media buyer will purchase ad space where the target audience will respond, engage, and buy the company’s products or services. They are knowledgeable in all aspects of media, including television, radio, print, billboard, digital and OTT. By knowing the different areas of media, the media buyer helps choose the right medium that would give the client the best return on investment (ROI) for their advertising dollars.
Look At Where Your Competitors Are Advertising
The media buyer takes several things into consideration before making recommendations on where you place your hard earned advertising dollars. This includes looking at your competitor’s ad placement and ways to out shine and outperform what your competition is doing so you capture more market share.
Fine Tune Your Message With Consumer Analysis
It never hurts to do research, especially when you’re marketing your brand to consumers. Trends and buying habits change over time, and it is the media buyer’s job to make sure your message is seen in relation to their interests. If your target audience is a part of the generation Z demographic, buyers must look into their buying habits and current trends that could help your brand stand out.
Which Medium is Right For You?
With several different places to advertise, the media buyer has many outlets to choose from to get your message out there. Depending on the marketing strategy, the buyer may decide on television, print, radio, digital, or billboard spots. Each with their own benefits, including:
- Television: Can deliver a message visually and audibly with a low cost for viewing
- Radio: Provides an outstanding reach, frequency, and ability to expose the listener to build awareness
- Billboard: With placement along freeways, it provide a high reach and visibility
- Digital: Digital advertising has strong targeting capabilities that will provide brands a more efficient way of delivering their message to their audience
- Print: This medium benefits from a highly engaged audience, which may translate into action
By combining research, analytics, and strategy, the media buyer will ensure your ad reaches the proper audience, engages with them, and gets your audience to buy your product or service.
Make Your Brand Stand Out With ON Advertising
In today’s digital world, there are several ways brands can stand out amongst your competitors. At ON Advertising, we work closely with our clients to ensure their brand is front and center. Advertising is a strategy, and knowing when and where to buy takes an experienced media buyer. Contact us today to get started.