If you haven’t heard, the word is out on what the Fox network plans to charge for a :30 second commercial spot in this year’s Super Bowl.
According to an article in Variety, advertisers will be asked to write a $4 million dollar check for just one half-minute long chunk of your attention.
Long before you’ll experience this annual onslaught of advertising, and all in one evening, an elite group of consumers around the country in select markets will be getting the ultimate sneak peek. Yep, with all that money on the line, advertisers will be enlisting focus group panels to first give their ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ to these creative brand messages. With that feedback in hand, the spots will then be tweaked and sweetened to match what the groups deem as successful, memorable and most importantly actionable marketing messages once they land in your living room. The ‘actionable marketing message’ part means the crafty commercials will likely make you go out and consume that product or service.
SO WHAT IS YOUR SUPER STRATEGY?
Let’s face it, you probably aren’t going to go out and spend $4 million on a :30 second spot. Probably Joe? OK, you’re not.
Still, you spend money to market your business. And that’s why you should have your own super strategy to ensure your customers are being super-served in ways your competitors just can’t match. Every day of the year. Not just during football season.
Depending on your product or service, it may be time to focus group test any number of aspects of your offerings.
Some areas worth closer examination include:
- Effectiveness of your advertising
- Packaging of your product (big talk these days about whether companies are being responsible on a sustainability level)
- Website effectiveness
- Strength of your brand (brand loyalty)
- Customer satisfaction
- Where you are vulnerable
The list could go on and on. And it does. The point is, the success of your business relies heavily on how well you know your market. We specialize in asking the right questions and in the right venue, to help you get there. So set a game plan for success. As always, we’re here to huddle up and help. Contact Us! 888-703-4636.