The world of the TV advertising offers the advertisers various possibilities and ways of carrying out their advertising strategies. However, if in the past most of the services on this market were given by the nationwide TV networks, today, the TV industry developed a tendency to make segmenting of the target audience narrower.
It does not only allow the advertisers to address their advertisement messages to the specific segments of their target customers, but also to reduce the amount of funds, spent on the non-target advertising. Many small local and regional advertisers, which in the past preferred mostly newspapers as their main advertising Media, today, gain the possibility to advertise on the television. The local cable TV networks have a lot to do with it.
There are several different ways of Media planning and buying with the spot television. It starts with the large nationwide advertisers to make the advance Media buying on major national broadcasting stations as well as on the cable networks. Then, there comes a scatter Media buying plan. It happens when the advertisers purchase the remaining advertising time that was left after the advance Media buying.
The spot television buying is one of the quite popular kinds of the Media buying for numerous large and small advertisers. The spot television is the locating of ads on the local TV stations that are not a part of the larger broadcasting networks. The term 'spot television' derives from the broadcasting of the ads on a single local TV station instead of a network.
Such Media buying requires a thorough planning with much time and efforts applied to it. CPM of such advertising is higher than the one of the advance Media buying.
The local advertisers use the spot television for reaching their target market customers. The large nationwide advertisers, oftentimes, involve the spot television for an advertising support of their retailing partners in the regions or for the more precise spot covering of their target customers. The largest consumers of such advertising time in the US are car companies and nutrition products manufacturers.
Frequently, the spot Media buying can be done through the mediation of the TV stations. There are some intermediaries, which can offer the advertisers the time on some hundred TV stations or cable channels. This fact makes the spot Media planning and buying a much easier task, especially for the major advertisers. Thus, they are able to make the Media buying centralized, they buy it in one package, as if they worked with a large networks station. However, nothing relates to those spot stations, besides using the services of the same TV intermediary.
Some companies prefer to locate their advertising directly that makes possible to reduce the cost of it. Such local broadcasting stations, connected only by their common representative, are called wireless networks.
No matter what Media buying methods you choose, the spot TV is able to offer you some obvious advantages. Even if the spot advertising is only a supplementary tool in your advertising campaign, it could be an essential one.