The “right message to the right person at the right time” is the ideal that all marketers strive to achieve every day, with every campaign, media buy, email, and display ad.
Achieving that ideal becomes more difficult as consumers’ digital media consumption patterns shift and new device and technologies emerge and fragment the market.
Advertisers have so many moving parts to adjust that by the time advertisers get one lever adjusted perfectly, another lever is off. You manage to hone in on a highly qualified target audience—but you can’t get the message right. Or you get the message right—but you can’t seem to find the right time to put it in front of your targets, so they never see it.
Have you ever seen an ad that made you cringe at how irrelevant it was or how inappropriate the timing was? That’s the result of the inherent difficulty of getting all the lever. Read more…