Posts Tagged ‘ronperlstein’

DRTV Equals Cost Per Aquisition

April 25, 2010

Back in the day, it was easier to succeed with Direct Response television. Nationwide cable media costs were much lower, general advertisers did not use Direct Response TV as a branding medium, and there was much less competition for direct sales to the consumer on television. Now, AS SEEN ON TV SUCCESS  requires a compelling media strategy, a bull dog of a media buyer, and infomercial television production that captures the audience’s attention.

But one thing that will never change is that DRTV and infomercials work based on the concept of a pre determined cost per acquisition. It is the concept of an advertising allowable or media cost per order. Great media buyers buy nationwide airtime to a media cost allowable, and know if an offer is working from the first direct response media tests. Customer acquisition costs and great DRTV media buying go hand in hand.

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Ron Perlstein Buys Cheap Media

December 12, 2008

It’s Economics 101….supply verses demand.  Recessions create cheap media opportunites for smart, savvy media buyers.  And new technology has brought many many ad auction platforms: Google TV, Radio and Print, SpotXchange, and several others for online video ads.

Cheap media means that products that are driven by an allowable cost per order can produce better results in a recession then in a boom. There are more per inquiry opportunities, remnant media, and syndication fire sales.  You can drive a truck through the available media after December 22, 2208.

If you have a product ready to launch, if your product is inexpensive and meets the needs of the recession weary public, then there is an opportunity now like we have not seen since 9-11-01.  By the way, direct response and infomercials had a fantastic run in late 2001 and 2002.

TV Infomercial Cost and Obama

November 23, 2008

When Obama ran his infomercials across the networks the week before the election, McCain and their surrogates repeatedly used the word infomercial with a scornful tone.  That was because they knew that the long form half hour infomercial would work to convert more television infomercial viewers into Obama voters.

There is much power in the thiry minute infomercial, and the smart, savvy Obama infomercial marketing experts knew how to exploit media and the format. You can, too.

After many years in the direct response business, many successes in both long form and short form….I can tell you that the half hour is the most cost efficient sales conversion tool in for a nationwide launch of a product or service.