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Facebook Advertising: Better than TV Commercials?

Facebook Advertising: Better than TV Commercials?

Reuter’s has recently reported that Facebook is poised to overtake television as the primary advertising platform for business advertisers of all sizes. In the course of a year, Facebook users went from viewing 1 billion videos to more than 8 billion – the sort of exponential growth that has resulted in Facebook enjoying record revenues.

Facebook’s user base has grown at the same time people are increasingly switching to mobile devices and streaming services to watch their favorite shows. This means commercials on broadcast and cable TV stations are being seen by fewer and fewer people.

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Should you switch your TV advertising dollars to social media? This is one instance where it may be well worth thinking about the power of “and.” Television still has a role to play, particularly if your customers continue to turn to TV for particular types of content, such as local sports or weather coverage.

That being said, understanding where your customers are spending the majority of their free time matters. Facebook reports the typical US user spends 40+ minutes per day on its platform. This time is often spent with the TV actually on; the multi-screening phenomenon also has an impact on how relevant television commercials can be. Some brands have had great success combining television and social media to work together in multi-channel campaigns: this may be a transition step for businesses or it may be the preferred messaging technique for today’s customer – only time will tell.

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Creative Director/Senior Designer

Tom DiGrazia

With over a decade and a half of professional design experience, Tom brings his knowledge of design principles and focus on user experience to every aspect of his contribution to TTG. Paying special attention to each client’s brand, personalized needs and individual interests, he strives to create compelling concepts utilizing intuitive and highly-refined design solutions. In addition to traditional and digital design work and oversight at TTG, Tom also boasts a wide portfolio of web development projects with the company, allowing him to stretch his CSS and HTML skills across multiple platforms and disciplines. He feels that being a designer in the digital landscape of websites, eCommerce solutions, email marketing platforms and social media, it is important to understand the code that goes into these areas as it assists his ability to tailor designs specifically targeted to achieve the best end result and further builds understanding and communication with backend development teams.

In his off hours, Tom is an avid pop culture enthusiast, staying up to date on the latest shows, films, comics and games. He can also typically be found taking part in a whole host of artistic activities that help him further stretch his creative legs. Regardless of the activity, Tom is always accompanied by his dog, Eli, and his cat, Tib.

Specialties:
Design, Photography, Illustration, Digital Imagery Manipulation, Wesbite Development

Platforms/Tools:
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, HTML/CSS, Wordpress

Analyst/Strategist

Courtney Dumont

As Senior Marketing Strategist & Analyst at Technology Therapy Group, Courtney is energized by the ability to flex both her left and right brain daily. Courtney discovered her passion for Marketing at Bryant University, where she spearheaded research on students’ perceptions of Social Media Marketing for her Honors Capstone Project. After graduating Bryant in 2012, she joined the Technology Therapy team, where she’s honed her skills in social media, search and social advertising, email marketing, SEO, and more.

Since joining the team, Courtney has created digital marketing strategies and managed campaigns for clients across the country, ranging from plastic surgery centers, to jewelry stores, to construction companies. With a cohesive, cross-channel approach and a focus on data-driven decision making, she has increased their leads by up to 217%. But Courtney doesn’t leave her zeal for social media at the office; she also runs a local foodie Instagram account with her husband to document their meals across Rhode Island and beyond. Check them out: @hoppilyfed.

Specialties:
Marketing Strategy, Data Analysis, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Social Media

Platforms/Tools:
Google Analytics, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Facebook Creator Studio, Instagram, Klaviyo, Mailchimp, Emma Mail, Google Data Studio, WordPress, YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Microsoft Office