Which Media Buying Tools Do I Need for My Agency?
The kind of media buying tools your advertising agency needs for media planning largely depends on what kind of clients your agency serves. Some agencies specialize in branding and awareness; other firms have found their niche in direct response. Further, some agencies place national campaigns while others manage accounts with a local presence. The best approach to selecting a media planning solution is to identify the type of tools you’ll need to efficiently place all of your clients’ media, while still giving your clients and your agency room to grow.
What Media are Your Meat and Potatoes?
Whether by design or by evolution, many agencies buy more of one form of media than others. If your agency has clients with a heavy focus on broadcast television, ratings integration is one media buying tool you can’t do without. On the other hand, if you are buying a lot of digital media for clients, you need a media planning software that is built to accommodate manual inputs such as CPM and impressions. Many legacy planners simply were not designed to handle digital media buys. Identify early in your purchase process if certain media are a focus for your agency and clients and compare that to the capabilities of the media planning software you are considering.
The Right Tools for the Job
Good media buying tools make for more effective media placements. Features like ratings analysis, invoice reconciliation, and internet analytics empower the user to work more efficiently and with the benefit of better information. Much like ratings, knowing how well previous campaigns performed in terms of driving web traffic can help determine the effectiveness of certain media partners, programs, and dayparts. Being able to reconcile invoices with these tools saves hours of manual reconciliation, freeing up staff to be more productive with their time. If your agency is more agile, you can be more responsive to client needs.
Get the Right Tools for Your Agency with MediaForce
GaleForce Digital has developed a cutting edge media buying tool that is the evolution of media software. MediaForce gives advertising agencies and media buying firms the features and flexibility they need to provide media planning services to a wide range of clients. With the media landscape today being so fractured, you need robust media buying tools at your disposal. MediaForce can help you take control of your planning process and effectively manage your campaigns while allowing your agency to work more efficiently. Contact us today with a message or call (866) 233-8499 to speak with one of our MediaForce specialists.