Right now, the majority of American adults still prefer to get their news on TV. However, this is changing rapidly, as technology dominates more and more of every market. As recently as 2013, only 54% of adults used their phones to read the news, while today that number has grown to a substantial 74%. This may be due in part to the fact that younger generations take up a larger portion of the news market every year, while older generations grow more comfortable with online resources as a whole.
As this market shifts, Clickagy has stepped up to accommodate it. Clickagy draws data from the online news world, and uses those news sources to inform its audiences. So, when your target consumers show a specific interest in a news story that is relevant to your targeting goal, Clickagy collects that data and is ready to leverage this audience of news readers at a mere nod from you. This strategy could launch your next great success story.
What does that look like specifically? Here are five ways that narrative could manifest:
B2B Industry News
If you are a B2B brand, your focused B2B buyers will want to be aware of what is going on in their industry. When a reader is shown viewing an article specific to their industry, this is a pretty important indication that they have a particular stake or interest in it. Even if the reader does not have a seat in the company as a buyer in any official capacity, they have daily contact with those who do. Do not overestimate the value of name recognition in the purchasing process, especially among those surrounding the decision makers on a daily basis.
If your brand is making waves in the news, the consumers most interested in your brand will be paying attention. Even if your brand has made the news for a bad reason, this audience will be a crucial target for your next campaign. If your brand faces this sort of media attention, Clickagy will build an audience of consumers that are paying attention to these events so your next campaign can focus on consumers already proven to care.
On the other hand, if it is your competition that has just made a splash in the news, work that situation in your favor as well. Whether their media attention is for something positive or negative for their brand, consumers are going to be interested in the articles that surface. We’ll build an audience of these consumers interested in your competition so you can target consumers when your competition is in the spotlight, and offer them another option.
If your marketing efforts benefit a political candidate or a promotional effort for a new bill, targeting voters according to the news they read is going to be a critical tool in your belt. Certain voters are more likely to be interested in a story or news source than others and your campaign is in the perfect place to take advantage of that. We’ll grab an audience of voters based on who is paying attention to issues swing voters are most interested in, while you plan a convincing campaign to target to them.
It is no secret that some products sell really well when they are endorsed by popular celebrities. If you are a major B2C brand that relies heavily on celebrity endorsements, a Clickagy audience of news readers is a perfect fit. Reach consumers fixated on one of your celebrity ambassadors by targeting consumers who read news about them. The addition of this strategy to your cross-channel marketing plan will boost your product’s success even more.
Avoid falling into all the same weary patterns all your competitors do! Try targeting news readers and benefit from the gold mine of a largely untouched world of online data. Clickagy gathers data from billions of devices every day, and we are ready to power your next record-breaking campaign. Contact us today!