Using multiple advertising channels to enhance the impact of marketing efforts across the funnel. Involves targeting the intended audience with consistent brand messaging across more than one channel to improve conversions.
What is cross-channel advertising?
Cross-channel advertising is taking advantage of the way consumers interact with brands across disparate channels, such as television, social media, and online paid ads. When handled correctly, cross-channel advertising enables a better customer experience by engaging with them at multiple contact points in an optimal manner. For example, consumers who see a television advertisement have an increased likelihood of searching the internet for more information. Then, after the consumer has landed on the website, an ad might be served to them on social media within the next few days. This increases the potential for making a sale and maximizes the effectiveness of paid media.
What is the difference between cross-channel advertising and omnichannel advertising?
Omnichannel advertising is an ideal state where cross-channel advertising is applied in a highly orchestrated form to make the absolute best use of every advertising dollar across multiple channels.
What makes cross-channel advertising difficult?
Because cross-channel marketing is both a developing field and a highly complex methodology, it’s difficult to implement, especially in a measurable way. The four key pain points that impede the implementation of cross-channel marketing are:
- Siloed teams and goals
- Tracking users across platforms
How can I succeed at cross-channel advertising?
Balancing and managing several different platforms in a cross-channel advertising strategy can be challenging even for the most seasoned marketers. However, having the right omnichannel marketing solution in place can help bring all the channels together into one centralized location.