Types of Advertising

Everything You Need to Know About Different Types of Advertising

Whilst Gourmet Ads predominately works across Display, Mobile, Video and Native, there are many forms of online advertising out there, from display to video to pay-per-click. For food brands and CPG brand advertisers, it may be difficult to choose which method of advertising is ideal for you campaign.

Small and medium-sized businesses who want to quickly grow their customer base and boost their overall earnings should absolutely invest in advertising. A well-crafted marketing brand can significantly help a business build awareness of its brand among a bigger audience.

There is a rich variety of various advertising approaches that a small or medium-sized company can take. On one hand, a brand can choose from the more traditional advertising mediums, such as newspapers, radio, television ads, etc. However, digital and online advertising has become the norm for marketing campaigns. If one’s brand can make it in the highly competitive food industry, they’ll need to do so through digital ad platforms.

Investing with a strategy in mind when it comes to advertising for one’s small business can result in a substantial ROI (return on investment), which can bring valuable new customers or clients to your brand. But when it comes down to it, what mode of digital advertising should one choose?

Advertising types are not mutually exclusive, but some may be a better choice for a specific niche than others. We’re going to cover all of the different types out there so you don’t have to do the guesswork.


Types of Advertising for Your Marketing Plan

There are seven main Types of Advertising of digital advertising online.

1. Display Advertising

Display advertising, also known as banner advertising, is a form of advertising that can be seen as a sort of online billboard. Display ads can be static or moving, but typically follow the pattern of being at the top of a website in the form of a horizontal banner. This form of advertising usually is intended to tell a quick story visually while creating an overall identifiable brand identity. Banner ads are quick conversations, not in-depth thought pieces.

One will typically find display ads on websites and some social media websites.

2. Video Advertising

Video ads are hugely popular forms of advertising because they are visually and audibly engaging. There are two main ways one can advertise with videos– through instream video and through outstream video. A lot of the time, brands will opt for both forms in order to get the most of their advertising campaign.

Instream video defines the placement of video ads in correlation to the content a consumer opted to view. Instream videos can involve pre-roll (before the chosen video is played), mid-roll (in the middle of the chosen video), and post-roll (after the video has finished) video advertisements. Outstream video advertisements (which goes hand-in-hand with native advertising) plays when a user navigates to the video within an article.

3. Mobile Advertising

Mobile advertising is exploding in popularity, and it certainly makes sense why. Potential customers are on their mobile devices more than their standard desktop or laptop computer, so mobile ads are one of the best ways to get viewers.

Mobile ads can include display, search, video, app, and social media ads that are targeted specifically for mobile consumption. Videos are probably one of the best ad forms for mobile devices.

4. Native Advertising

Pop-up advertisements and automatic video ads may seem like a quick way to get your product in front of eyeballs, but how often have you personally paid attention to disruptive ads like this?

Disruptive ads are not a recommended method for marketing. Its opposite, native advertising, is significantly better. Native advertising, also known as sponsored content, are advertisements that match the style, flow, and function of the platform or website where it appears. These ads are often in the form of articles, blog posts, videos, or photos and are designed to look as if they really belong on the platform.

5. Audio Advertising

Popular programmatic audio advertising solutions include podcasts, online radio, and music streaming services. Typically, audio ads involve fifteen to sixty-second audio clips.

Audio advertising is useful because it can be used to reach music or podcast listeners who are already paying attention to their chosen listening channel. Programmatic advertising with audio aims to get that audio clip to relevant potential customers based on location and listening habits.

6. Social Media Advertising

Social media advertising is a very well-known form of advertising that is popular due to its low cost.

Businesses can make accounts on websites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They can then post on those networks for free, essentially using social media as free advertising. Most social media websites also offer paid advertising opportunities that are also fairly inexpensive but tend to be difficult to track efficiently with analytics.

7. Pay Per Click Search Advertising

Pay Per Click (PPC) search advertising, also known as paid search advertising, involves the process of bidding on different specific keywords so that related search advertisements are placed on different specific areas of the results page. If you’ve ever searched for something via Google, for example, you’ve likely seen advertisements for different businesses on the side of the page, tops of the page, etc.

Advertisers pay a fee each time their ad is clicked. This mode of advertising tends to be less authentic. Popular PPC companies include Google Ads and Bing Ads.

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