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Teams of digital hunters that are high volume, low margin and challenging to build and manage. Here are tips for managing teams of digital sales force from Greg Walls, VP of Reseller Channel, LocalEdge. Greg … more
The biggest problem in forming digital agencies is recruiting and training a team of digital hunters. Here are nine best practices shared by Greg Walls, VP Reseller Channel, LocaleEdge, at the 2013 Digital Agency Summit. LocalEdge fields hunters selling digital services starting at $395 a month in 117 markets. more
Merchants are more interested than ever before in ROI. In fact, a BIA Kesley survey shows they are planning to increase spending in digital marketing, but in fewer channels - keeping those that show measurable results and cutting out those channels that do not. Use this quick list of measurement tactics, shared by Amie Stein, Director of Training and Development at Local Media Association at the 2013 Digital Agency Summit, and turn them into ROI estimates. more
Margins are thin, and most of the money goes to Google. However, media companies successfully selling Google AdWords claim it's not only worthwhile, but also "foundational" to digital agency services. Here are ten tactics to make your Google Adwords sales ar profitable from day one. These tactics comes from Amie Stein, Training and Development Director, Local Media Association and key media AdWords sellers at the 2013 Digital Agency Summit. more
Whether or not to sell Google AdWords was hardly a question at the 2013 Digital Agency Summit, produced by BIA/Kelsey and LocalMedia Association. The majority of media leaders speaking in the digital services space voted "Yes, but... " Here are the cons: Margins are thin - the least of any digital service, and most of them are have thin margins to begin with. Plus media executives don't like the idea of training merchants to advertise somewherelse. But don't count out selling Google AdWords just yet. Even leaders like Chris Lee, President of Deseret Digital, consider Google AdWords "foundational." more
The most successful agencies were on hand to share their experiences at the 2013 Digital Agency Summit, produced by BIA/Kelsey and the Local Media Association. Here's a round-up of ten top "take aways" attendees noted at the end of the two days. more
Here are five best practices on using Buzzboard as a selling tool, provided by Richard Cowan, Digital Sales Manager, 435Digital, the interactive agency of the Chicago Tribune. Cowan has 19 sales reps using the tool for small and large accounts, with plans to hire ten more. more
Most media executives use LinkedIn to create professional one-to-one networks or research advertising prospects. However LinkedIn can also provide inbound leads for workshops, contest sponsorships, and new product launches. This report shows how to set up a program using sponsored updates, how to create a content schedule, and converting likes and follows into leads, and other practical tips. more
Audience extension is rapidly becoming a core product for local media because it allows fulfillment of very targeted buys, especially in the mobile geo-targeted space. With thousands of options, here are key criteria to consider when selecting one or more networks. more
Audience extension means selling advertising on other properties not owned by the media site. Usually these buys add audiences targeted by behavioral interest, channel or location. Today, geo-fencing around merchant locations is in high demand, and requires adding audiences from additional media properties and apps to get to any kind of significant buy. This report gives ten best practices media with successful programs do right. more
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