What I Realized by Spending $100,000 on TV Advertisements

Over the past month (4 weeks) I’ve been working tv adverts for my firm, NP Digital, on CNBC and Bloomberg in the US.

In the event you aren’t aware of these channels, they’re inventory channels. And to get much more particular, my adverts are working through the hours the inventory market is open, from 9:30 am to 4 pm jap commonplace time.

Now each now and again, my adverts run a bit earlier than the market opens and even a bit after… however that’s roughly the time the adverts air. And so they solely air Monday by way of Friday that are the times the inventory market is open.

Earlier than I dive into how the adverts carried out, let me offer you a little bit of background first…

My principle behind working TV adverts

Internet marketing is turning into costly. Simply have a look at Fb and Google, it prices extra to run an advert now than it did a yr in the past.

Google and YouTube went up by 108%Fb had as much as an 89% improve, whereas the common CPM was $11TikTok having a 92% improve andSnapchat with “the bottom” at a 64% improve

So why not strive one thing completely different…

Within the advert company world, individuals run adverts for his or her purchasers, however nobody actually runs adverts on TV for themselves (at the least in the US from what I can inform).

So our staff determined to make the leap and provides it an opportunity.

We additionally felt that it may present an ROI as a result of as an advert company we see tons of knowledge. And for a lot of of our prospects we’re seeing TV adverts from a price to amass a buyer to be a bit dearer than Fb adverts, and a bit cheaper than Google adverts.

Plus, we thought it will convey credibility. As a result of though we’ve got 450 staff globally and we function globally… being 4 or so years outdated hurts. Primarily from the facet of larger manufacturers work with larger corporations.

And though we’ve got giant manufacturers at our advert company like Adobe or Western Union or Sofi… and we’ve got gained dozens of promoting awards for our work, we’re nonetheless small in comparison with businesses like WPP that generate roughly $12 billion a yr in income.

There’s a saying within the enterprise world, you don’t get fired for hiring IBM. The identical goes with hiring an enormous holding firm model like WPP, Dentsu, or Omnicom within the advertising world.

It’s slowly altering although as individuals take care of outcomes over the rest. Particularly with advertising.

So my thought was working TV commercials for NP Digital could be nice if it may drive leads PLUS assist construct our model. Ultimately, I need individuals to say “you don’t get fired for hiring NP Digital”.

The commercials

We ran 3 commercials.

The commercials have been proven randomly on these 3 channels and had near a good rotation over the course of the 4 weeks.

By having our URL on the finish we have been hoping for extra web site site visitors and leads in addition to branding.

I personally thought the adverts have been intelligent, humorous and the standard of them made us appear like a big company.

One factor to notice with the adverts shouldn’t be everybody was bald. We had a lady put on a bald cap and we had a couple of males additionally put on a bald cap. Simply so everybody may look considerably like me.

The outcomes

Nicely right here is an instance of one of many weeks:

My value per go to was roughly $69.11 which is dear.

The variety of leads we may tie from the TV business was a whopping 0.

However, we did see our model queries go up.

In essence, they have been working from that finish, during which individuals would watch the business then seek for “NP Digital” on Google and head to our website.

However once more nonetheless 0 leads from at the least what we may inform, however once more the monitoring wasn’t good.

On a brighter be aware, although quite a lot of my mates messaged me saying they noticed my business.

We even had somebody e mail us saying “bloody superb business”. They weren’t inquisitive about our companies, but it surely was good to at the least get that e mail.

Would I run TV adverts once more?

TV adverts work for lots of companies, particularly DTC ecommerce corporations.

For us although, it wasn’t the simplest.

However here’s what’s humorous. I’m nonetheless going to run them. I need to strive it out for 11 extra months and see what occurs.

I’m an enormous believer in branding.

Simply enthusiastic about sneakers… you put on Nike not due to a Google search, you simply know their model.

The identical goes with Visa, BMW, Louis Vuitton, and even Lululemon.

Branding is priceless and if you wish to be an enormous enterprise it’s a must to spend money on it.

Right here’s a fast stat for you, do you know that extra individuals seek for “Nike” in the US on Google than they do for the phrase “sneakers”? That’s the ability of branding.

My aim, or extra so “hope” is that after a yr of burning $1.2 million extra individuals will acknowledge us and see us as a severe contender. And it’ll assist with the rule of seven, during which when corporations see or work together along with your model 7 occasions, they’re extra prone to evangelize it and enroll as a buyer.

One other factor I’m going to strive is adjusting the hours the advert is run and perhaps even the channels.

Ultimately, I’ll regulate the creatives and check out new adverts, however I’ll proceed to run the three above for at the least one other quarter or two.


If you wish to be an enormous firm, it’s a must to construct a model.

Manufacturers are priceless. Your model is what’s going to get you extra enterprise in the long term.

Now that doesn’t imply it’s a must to run TV commercials like me to construct a model, you need to use any channel you need. From website positioning to social media to TV… the chances are limitless. Heck even constructing a tremendous product or offering a tremendous service helps construct manufacturers.

The subsequent time you make a purchase order ask your self why. The possibilities are since you are aware of the corporate’s model.

59% of shoppers want to purchase new merchandise from manufacturers they’re aware of.

Don’t take branding without any consideration.

And naturally, when you need assistance along with your branding, take a look at my company. 😉

What are your ideas on my TV commercials?

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