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The Dispatch Media Group - The effect of using advertising in more than one channel

Challenge

The Dispatch Media Group is a multi channel RAM client in central Ohio. They operate media on platforms that includes newspapers, radio, television, magazines, and many websites. The purpose of their case study was to study the effect of using advertising in more than one channel.

Solution

The Greater Ohio Home and Garden show executed a multi channel advertising campaign. The advertiser selected ten different channels including the daily newspaper, an alternative newspaper, the local radio station, local television, two magazines and four web sites. This was a complex order and difficult to determine the success.

Dispatch Media Group used RAM to measure across all these channels. Each media channel had a unique audience panel within the Dispatch Media Group multi panel.

Results

The results of RAM measurements were attained from 1,592 respondents. Reports showed the campaign reached 48% of the entire population in the market. The incremental lift was presented for each media and used for evaluation and future strategies.

TESTIMONIALS

We did a series of editorial content measurements with RAM using their user friendly tools. We decided to measure articles during one year.

Our main goal was to find out what kind of articles engage readers and keep them subscribing the newspaper. The articles were analyzed using Article Snapshot and WAI (Wilberg article index), tools in RAMetrics analyzing toolkit.

Article Snapshot is used for showing the correlation between the overall impression of the article and other statements. Wilberg Article Index (WAI) presents articles in a fourfold table depending on their reading and engagement. The engagement factor consists of the following statements concerning the article: appeals to me, well written, interesting and important content. The articles with the highest scores in reading and engagement are placed in the upper right corner called the Blockbuster. The upper left corner includes the articles with a high reading but low engagement. The articles in question might have for example many images attracting attention but the text is not considered interesting. The articles in the lower right corner engage the reader but they haven’t been noticed well. These articles may be targeted to a more specific target group, for example.

We went through the results with the research department and editorial staff regularly in order to achieve more engaging content for the newspaper. The measurements gave valuable information for developing editorial content into a more engaging direction. Based on the measurements it is important that the article is regarded as useful, well written and includes themes like nutrition, nature, traffic and ecological aspect.

-Karjalainen, Head of Marketing and Research Heli Räsänen

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