6 Digital Ad Sales Strategies to Increase Online Revenue

Shweiki Media Printing Company is excited to announce that they’ve once again teamed up with Ryan Dohrn—founder of Brain Swell Media, Publisher of Sales Training World, and creator of the 360 Ad Sales Training system taught to over 4,000 sales people around the globe — to present a must-watch webinar on six sales strategies that media teams can take and implement to increase online revenue.

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1. Utilize Visuals to Help Advertisers Understand

Experts say that adding visuals to the ad sales agenda allows one to increase comprehension by as much as 400 percent. That said, when selling digital advertising, it’s important to use visuals to help clients accurately understand what is actually being sold and what digital advertising really means.


2. Pair Digital Offerings With Success Stories

Very often, when it comes to digital advertising, advertisers don’t want to participate because, quite honestly, they don’t want to be pioneers. So when talking about digital offerings, it’s important to talk about much more than banner ads and to address and dispel any misconceptions they may have. One effective way to do this is by pairing every digital option on offer with a success story.

3. Create Mock-Ups to Explain Digital Editions

One effective idea to consider is actually creating a four- or five-page mock-up of a digital edition to show advertisers, immediately getting to the heart of the matter and showing them the cool things they’d be able to do inside of that digital edition: what it looks like to embed a video, how easy it is to link to their website, how they can integrate slide shows, lead-generation forms, and so many other things.

4. Show Risk-Adverse Advertisers What They Can Expect

At the very beginning, it’s good to show the advertiser what they can expect. Often expectations are left by the wayside, and advertisers aren’t given the opportunity to accurately understand what they’re going to receive in terms of performance. One should show them sample reports and explain what they can expect in terms of results.

5. Close the Value Gap

A good thing to focus on is bridging the value gap in terms of what advertisers are paying and what they’re going to get. This can be done by walking them through the scenario and helping them understand that they need to be advertising in multiple ways on multiple days.

6. Explain Total Touches

It might be necessary to sit down in a meeting and ask an advertiser how many times it takes a new customer of theirs to see their advertising message before making a decision to do business with them. That number used to be seven, meaning that a new customer would need to see someone’s advertising message seven times before making a decision to do business with them. Now marketing experts believe that that number—the number of touches—is 15, 20, 30. It’s important for advertisers to understand that.


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Ryan Dohrn

Ryan Dohrn, CEO of Brain Swell Media LLC

Ryan Dohrn is an Emmy award winning TV producer, has overseen over 3,000 Web site builds, is a nationally acclaimed speaker, has been featured in USA Today, on ABC, CBS and FOX TV stations, on Forbes.com and has personally impacted millions of dollars in online and related media revenues for media companies large and small.

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