Offline advertising may be suffering right now, but that doesn’t
mean that online brands can’t still profit from it. According to AdWeek, online entities like Zappos, Amazon and Kayak are working with traditional agencies — and advertising — to fatten up their
profits. But the thing they still needs to get worked out is how to measure the effectiveness of cross-channel campaigns.
Trying to foster more brand awareness and utilize growing budgets, online companies are looking past search and display toward more traditional methods. Barry Lowenthal, president of The Media Kitchen here, a unit of MDC Partners’ Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners, tells AdWeek that television ads bring “people into the fold that
aren’t already participating in the category or, if they are already
participating in the category, might not be considering your brand.
It’s much higher up the purchase funnel.”