Media buying is a big part of what we do at Thin Pig, but when we talk about it with friends and family, it is probably the service we provide that people know the least about. For the purposes of this discussion, we are defining “Media Buying” to be focused solely on “traditional media” (ie. TV, Radio, Print and Out of Home. So, what is media buying?
It works like this. A client will come to us and say they have a certain amount of money to spend on marketing their product/service next year. It is our job to research all the possible avenues for them to promote their business, and determine which platforms offer them the best exposure to their targeted demographic for the amount they have to spend.Read More
Regardless if you find Facebook page likes to be a vanity metric or not, most businesses and brands strive to get as many followers as possible. Luckily there are some good ways to gain new followers and can be achieved with both small and large advertising budgets.Read More
Have you tested Facebook’s Instant Experience ads yet? If they don’t sound familiar, you may know them better as Canvas ads. In Facebook's words, Canvas is “a full-screen ad experience built for bringing brands and products to life on mobile.” This type of ad allows advertisers to deliver fully immersive, interactive ads that are hosted completely on Facebook, eliminating the need for users to click out of the app to engage with content. A few months ago, Facebook renamed the format and added more features, making the format even more lucrative for advertisers.Read More
It’s that time of the year again. A fun summer with lazy days and adventures has come to an end and the kids are back at school. For those of you with children, you know that this time of year usually means a crazy amount of shopping for school clothes, school supplies, new shoes, backpacks and for those with kids in an after-school sport or band there is the added expenses of an instrument, a choir outfit or sports gear. It’s the time of the year I dread. Not because of all the shopping, (confession: I find that fun), and not because the kids go back to school, because let’s face it: Two and a half months of 24/7 non-stop parenting…er…bonding is enough to drive any sane person crazy. No, what I absolutely hate the most are the mountains of paper that are brought home that first week of school. I spend tedious hours of filling out page after page and reading piles of paper filled with important information about this, that and the other.
However, after nine years of being a part of this show, I am happy to say that it has become much easier. Not because I am now a pro at the game, but because of social media and other very helpful apps. This year, for instance I did most of my back to school clothes shopping online. Well-placed retargeting ads from brands like Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, and Nike popped up with deals not to be missed while I was on Facebook connecting with my Facebook friends. Going onto their sites and selecting clothing items by a click of a finger made shopping for my kiddos a breeze.Read More