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13 Reasons For Not Finding Space In The Media

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Who does not want to get space in media? Many people and brands dream of media coverage. But it seems difficult for many. The reason behind it is; less understanding about media. Many of us are clueless about media functionality. They feel that it is almost impossible to get media coverage.

But it is not like what it seems. If done correctly, getting media coverage is not a big deal. It requires strategy and awareness. That is why it calls for attention from the experts as well. Finding space at the time of COVID-19 is still a challenge. Due to the COVID situation, many newspapers stopped their operations or slacked the pages that were earlier present. 

Here I am going to mention a few points; if followed correctly, it will get you the media attention.

Email Formation- Email formation is not an easy task. It is an art that can be learned. The email must be written carefully. Look, when you write an email, it provides you with an opportunity to communicate clearly. If you are not able to communicate clearly, you can’t put your points forward. It will become difficult for other people to find out the value of your communication. Hence, practice writing emails.

Research- If you are going to send a piece of information that is not well-researched, people are not going to find anything different in that. The most important job of a Media person is to do the research and provide correct information to the audience. The media coverage is only possible if you can get support from the journalists. And support attracts support. Try helping out journalists with the right set of researched data. It will also help you to build a long-term relationship.

Story peg creation- You can get your story published, only if you have something unique to tell. Uniqueness does not come from somewhere. Thinking creative can solve this problem. Read as much as a story you can from the related topics. Reading and understanding the current topics and markets will push your mind to generate some unique story. If it still does not work, try taking help from a professional PR agency.

Unclear agenda- No one wants to walk in the dark. Unclear agenda is like that only. It is like walking in the dark. Make sure that you are clear about your objective. Make sure that the journalists also know about your agenda. Be honest. Tell them exactly what you are looking at. People appreciate honesty. Make your agenda clear. Make it viable for the other party as well. Use a win-win attitude for the same.

Wrong Journalists- There is an old saying if you want to sell a comb to a bald person, it’s almost impossible. The same example applies here. If you are selling a story that is not going to create value for the journalists that you are selling; it’s unlikely that the journalists are going to be of any help. Do your research correctly, and try to find out the right journalists for your story. Pitch them with grace. You will be surprised that they will show interest in your story.

Style of follow-up- Please remember one thing. Journalists do not need you if you are a small player. So, you should be patient. Don’t push the journalists and don’t follow-up hard. Give them time. They also work under deadline. Please respect their space. Be respectful. Try helping them. Before calling first ask them about their availability. While following up, patience is the key.

Wrong media house- Another big challenge is to determine the right media houses. It is a process. First of all, one has to know about their target audiences and decide that the media houses that they are approaching; whether their target audience going to enjoy the story?  Will it be of any help to the media house? Does that particular media cover that kind of content? These things are crucial to be determined.

Brand Profile- Create a good brand profile. Don’t rush. Wait. Give yourself some time. Use past experiences and testimonials to create a good brand profile. A well-drafted brand profile acts as the main attraction. Don’t use the old format. Use something unique. Create new ideas. Create unique ways to communicate about your brand. It will bring you media attention.

Shock them with a unique campaign- Media always wants something new. They need to cover a story worth reading. They have to think about keeping the interest of their audience swell. So, what you can do is; create something unique. Remember to come up with a beautiful campaign, it grabs so much media attention. Use these kinds of campaigns and ideas to get the eyeball.

Building relationship- If you are not getting a reply from the journalists it might be possible that you will have to work hard to build a relationship, to meet the journalists. If due to a pandemic, they don’t agree to meet, meet them over the video call. Meet them over What’s App video or google meet etc. Make sure that you establish a relationship first. Try becoming a friend. Help them and they are going to revert to you.

Avoid social media- Many journalists don’t want to use social media for their professional use. Don’t approach them over social media. Use a more professional way. Like LinkedIn or email. Send an email and don’t just follow-up next. Wait for a day or two. Waiting for two days for an email is advisable. Use this time to help them with some supportive data. But make sure that you don’t use social media. If they become your friend then using social media makes sense.

Put yourself in their shoes- Look, if you want to understand someone, nothing could be better than, putting yourself in their shoes. Think from a journalist’s point of view. What matters to you not necessarily will matter to a journalist as well. They do their job seriously. Hence support them with their job. Try acting as a journalist and you will find a way to get yourself featured.

Respect their time- If you genuinely want to get coverage, start respecting the time of the journalist. They are mostly overloaded with work. Don’t become a burden for them.

If you follow the above-mentioned ways, you are going to get coverages. Look, please try to understand that, they are also human like us. Media has its own limitations. They cannot cover anyone or everyone. They have to make the distinction. You must understand that. If it is becoming difficult for you, then you should think about hiring an agency. A good PR agency can help you out with all your requirements, from strategizing content to creating a strong profile. A best pr agency in Delhi can also evaluate your probability of getting media coverage beforehand. Hence, if you want to get it done by yourself, please keep all the above points in mind else hire a PR agency and make your life easier.


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Twenty7 Inc. is one of the Best PR agency in Delhi. We are a team of young professionals with 50+ yrs of cumulative experience. We believe in storytelling and that is what makes us one of the Top PR Agencies in Delhi. Twenty7 Inc. was also rated as one of the fastest-growing PR agencies in India. Being one of the fastest-growing pr agency in India, we have served more than 150+ clients. Some of our clients are fortune 500 companies.
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YouTube Ad Specs, Sizes, and Examples [2024 Update]

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YouTube Ad Specs, Sizes, and Examples

Introduction

With billions of users each month, YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine and top website for video content. This makes it a great place for advertising. To succeed, advertisers need to follow the correct YouTube ad specifications. These rules help your ad reach more viewers, increasing the chance of gaining new customers and boosting brand awareness.

Types of YouTube Ads

Video Ads

  • Description: These play before, during, or after a YouTube video on computers or mobile devices.
  • Types:
    • In-stream ads: Can be skippable or non-skippable.
    • Bumper ads: Non-skippable, short ads that play before, during, or after a video.

Display Ads

  • Description: These appear in different spots on YouTube and usually use text or static images.
  • Note: YouTube does not support display image ads directly on its app, but these can be targeted to YouTube.com through Google Display Network (GDN).

Companion Banners

  • Description: Appears to the right of the YouTube player on desktop.
  • Requirement: Must be purchased alongside In-stream ads, Bumper ads, or In-feed ads.

In-feed Ads

  • Description: Resemble videos with images, headlines, and text. They link to a public or unlisted YouTube video.

Outstream Ads

  • Description: Mobile-only video ads that play outside of YouTube, on websites and apps within the Google video partner network.

Masthead Ads

  • Description: Premium, high-visibility banner ads displayed at the top of the YouTube homepage for both desktop and mobile users.

YouTube Ad Specs by Type

Skippable In-stream Video Ads

  • Placement: Before, during, or after a YouTube video.
  • Resolution:
    • Horizontal: 1920 x 1080px
    • Vertical: 1080 x 1920px
    • Square: 1080 x 1080px
  • Aspect Ratio:
    • Horizontal: 16:9
    • Vertical: 9:16
    • Square: 1:1
  • Length:
    • Awareness: 15-20 seconds
    • Consideration: 2-3 minutes
    • Action: 15-20 seconds

Non-skippable In-stream Video Ads

  • Description: Must be watched completely before the main video.
  • Length: 15 seconds (or 20 seconds in certain markets).
  • Resolution:
    • Horizontal: 1920 x 1080px
    • Vertical: 1080 x 1920px
    • Square: 1080 x 1080px
  • Aspect Ratio:
    • Horizontal: 16:9
    • Vertical: 9:16
    • Square: 1:1

Bumper Ads

  • Length: Maximum 6 seconds.
  • File Format: MP4, Quicktime, AVI, ASF, Windows Media, or MPEG.
  • Resolution:
    • Horizontal: 640 x 360px
    • Vertical: 480 x 360px

In-feed Ads

  • Description: Show alongside YouTube content, like search results or the Home feed.
  • Resolution:
    • Horizontal: 1920 x 1080px
    • Vertical: 1080 x 1920px
    • Square: 1080 x 1080px
  • Aspect Ratio:
    • Horizontal: 16:9
    • Square: 1:1
  • Length:
    • Awareness: 15-20 seconds
    • Consideration: 2-3 minutes
  • Headline/Description:
    • Headline: Up to 2 lines, 40 characters per line
    • Description: Up to 2 lines, 35 characters per line

Display Ads

  • Description: Static images or animated media that appear on YouTube next to video suggestions, in search results, or on the homepage.
  • Image Size: 300×60 pixels.
  • File Type: GIF, JPG, PNG.
  • File Size: Max 150KB.
  • Max Animation Length: 30 seconds.

Outstream Ads

  • Description: Mobile-only video ads that appear on websites and apps within the Google video partner network, not on YouTube itself.
  • Logo Specs:
    • Square: 1:1 (200 x 200px).
    • File Type: JPG, GIF, PNG.
    • Max Size: 200KB.

Masthead Ads

  • Description: High-visibility ads at the top of the YouTube homepage.
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 or higher.
  • File Type: JPG or PNG (without transparency).

Conclusion

YouTube offers a variety of ad formats to reach audiences effectively in 2024. Whether you want to build brand awareness, drive conversions, or target specific demographics, YouTube provides a dynamic platform for your advertising needs. Always follow Google’s advertising policies and the technical ad specs to ensure your ads perform their best. Ready to start using YouTube ads? Contact us today to get started!

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A deeper dive into data, personalization and Copilots

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Salesforce launched a collection of new, generative AI-related products at Connections in Chicago this week. They included new Einstein Copilots for marketers and merchants and Einstein Personalization.

To better understand, not only the potential impact of the new products, but the evolving Salesforce architecture, we sat down with Bobby Jania, CMO, Marketing Cloud.

Dig deeper: Salesforce piles on the Einstein Copilots

Salesforce’s evolving architecture

It’s hard to deny that Salesforce likes coming up with new names for platforms and products (what happened to Customer 360?) and this can sometimes make the observer wonder if something is brand new, or old but with a brand new name. In particular, what exactly is Einstein 1 and how is it related to Salesforce Data Cloud?

“Data Cloud is built on the Einstein 1 platform,” Jania explained. “The Einstein 1 platform is our entire Salesforce platform and that includes products like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud — that it includes the original idea of Salesforce not just being in the cloud, but being multi-tenancy.”

Data Cloud — not an acquisition, of course — was built natively on that platform. It was the first product built on Hyperforce, Salesforce’s new cloud infrastructure architecture. “Since Data Cloud was on what we now call the Einstein 1 platform from Day One, it has always natively connected to, and been able to read anything in Sales Cloud, Service Cloud [and so on]. On top of that, we can now bring in, not only structured but unstructured data.”

That’s a significant progression from the position, several years ago, when Salesforce had stitched together a platform around various acquisitions (ExactTarget, for example) that didn’t necessarily talk to each other.

“At times, what we would do is have a kind of behind-the-scenes flow where data from one product could be moved into another product,” said Jania, “but in many of those cases the data would then be in both, whereas now the data is in Data Cloud. Tableau will run natively off Data Cloud; Commerce Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud — they’re all going to the same operational customer profile.” They’re not copying the data from Data Cloud, Jania confirmed.

Another thing to know is tit’s possible for Salesforce customers to import their own datasets into Data Cloud. “We wanted to create a federated data model,” said Jania. “If you’re using Snowflake, for example, we more or less virtually sit on your data lake. The value we add is that we will look at all your data and help you form these operational customer profiles.”

Let’s learn more about Einstein Copilot

“Copilot means that I have an assistant with me in the tool where I need to be working that contextually knows what I am trying to do and helps me at every step of the process,” Jania said.

For marketers, this might begin with a campaign brief developed with Copilot’s assistance, the identification of an audience based on the brief, and then the development of email or other content. “What’s really cool is the idea of Einstein Studio where our customers will create actions [for Copilot] that we hadn’t even thought about.”

Here’s a key insight (back to nomenclature). We reported on Copilot for markets, Copilot for merchants, Copilot for shoppers. It turns out, however, that there is just one Copilot, Einstein Copilot, and these are use cases. “There’s just one Copilot, we just add these for a little clarity; we’re going to talk about marketing use cases, about shoppers’ use cases. These are actions for the marketing use cases we built out of the box; you can build your own.”

It’s surely going to take a little time for marketers to learn to work easily with Copilot. “There’s always time for adoption,” Jania agreed. “What is directly connected with this is, this is my ninth Connections and this one has the most hands-on training that I’ve seen since 2014 — and a lot of that is getting people using Data Cloud, using these tools rather than just being given a demo.”

What’s new about Einstein Personalization

Salesforce Einstein has been around since 2016 and many of the use cases seem to have involved personalization in various forms. What’s new?

“Einstein Personalization is a real-time decision engine and it’s going to choose next-best-action, next-best-offer. What is new is that it’s a service now that runs natively on top of Data Cloud.” A lot of real-time decision engines need their own set of data that might actually be a subset of data. “Einstein Personalization is going to look holistically at a customer and recommend a next-best-action that could be natively surfaced in Service Cloud, Sales Cloud or Marketing Cloud.”

Finally, trust

One feature of the presentations at Connections was the reassurance that, although public LLMs like ChatGPT could be selected for application to customer data, none of that data would be retained by the LLMs. Is this just a matter of written agreements? No, not just that, said Jania.

“In the Einstein Trust Layer, all of the data, when it connects to an LLM, runs through our gateway. If there was a prompt that had personally identifiable information — a credit card number, an email address — at a mimum, all that is stripped out. The LLMs do not store the output; we store the output for auditing back in Salesforce. Any output that comes back through our gateway is logged in our system; it runs through a toxicity model; and only at the end do we put PII data back into the answer. There are real pieces beyond a handshake that this data is safe.”

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