So you’ve created a TV advertisement for your business, but you aren’t sure how to get the most mileage out of it.
With TVs all over the place; in homes, restaurants, doctor’s offices, car dealerships, and even at gas pumps nowadays; figuring out where exactly to play your message can prove to be a real challenge. Fortunately, this article will provide you with some useful insight, and cost effective resources to help get you going and settle on the best options for delivering your business’ messaging.
Before we begin, I recommend checking out the following article: “Top 5 Things to Consider When Advertising Your Brand“ – things like knowing who your target audience is, where they go, etc. are important starting points for the best ad strategy.
The Best Platform for your Business’ TV Advertisement is Closer than you Think
Cutting right to the chase; the best platform for your business’ TV advertisement may be the television(s) inside your business itself. Often overlooked, there’s no better, and more cost effective space to showcase your services than within your own walls. Likewise, there’s no better audience to advertise to than people who are already familiar with your brand, are loyal to your business, and might be interested in any new goods, services, or specials you have to offer them.
When it comes to marketing, one thing is true; it’s easier to get an existing customer to come back, than it is to attract a new one.
Whether you’re a restaurant getting customers hooked on your new seasonal sandwich, a car dealership getting word out about new lease rates, or a dentist showcasing specific products like Invisalign; you’re likely to generate more success by showing these promos to your visitors instead of the general public.
The Downside to Traditional TV Advertising
Traditional TV advertising is very expensive and is harder than ever to reach target audiences with. The increase in the number of cable/satellite channels combined with DVR and streaming services has increased the number of places you can put an ad, while making each less concentrated. If you are a big brand with an endless budget than standard TV advertising is likely still part of your marketing mix, but it’s likely not your most effective avenue to reach customers anymore.
Out-of-home advertising has its place, and marketing to new customers is important; but if you’re trying to make your marketing dollars count, you might not have the budget to spring for anything expensive. Digital billboards, one of the more common platforms, can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $30,000 a month. That’s a lot to set aside for marketing, especially if you’re a small business. It’s far more cost-effective, and practical, to run your own messaging on your own TV.
How to Put Your TV Advertisement on Your Television
Having a TV in your business and deciding to play your own TV ads on it is a step in the right direction; however, doing so is easier said than done.
The last thing you want is a repetitive loop of your commercials; that’s boring, and it will do more harm than good for your message.
The key to success with any TV solution is having a robust library of content. A blend of your personal videos mixed with other engaging content is the best way to deliver your messaging to visitors. The secret is getting access to licensed TV content.
Unfortunately, you can’t simply build a playlist of entertaining videos you’ve found on the internet to mix in with your TV ads; you’d need permission to play those videos in your business. As such, building a custom TV network from scratch can be very time-consuming and costly in the long run. It’s much easier, and economic, to find a service provider that builds custom TV networks as a service.
It’s Relevant TV is the go-to for businesses ranging from family-owned medical offices to 10,000-seat sports arenas that are looking to do more with their TVs. Featuring a library of over half-a-million, licensed TV programs; It’s Relevant feels like real TV that’s working for your business. The best part of utilizing their service is that your messaging will reach visitors in the best possible fashion; by playing alongside, and in between, the engaging TV programming,
IRTV is the best way to deliver important marketing messages to your customers, generate repeat business. Get them excited about your brand in a unique way!