Online Advertising, or digital advertising, refers to the industry of marketing products, services, or messages through integrated advertisements on various forms of digital media. Adding to the long history of strategically placing advertisements in reserved spaces found in newspapers, magazines, billboards, and television commercials, online advertising similarly consists of organizing assorted sizes of advertisements effectively within webpage layouts.
Often referred to as banners, online ads should be designed to best use the standardized ad sizes that work well with a large range of website layouts. Websites are compensated by advertisers based on the number of views and clicks their advertisements receive.
The benefits of online advertising include the amount of global reach that goes beyond the brand’s local area to attract their targeted audience and improve the brand’s engagement and optimization. Online advertising can also be cost-effective and time-efficient. Online advertising is measurable and can be implemented quickly.
You can advertise online your business and brand by targeting and reaching your ideal audience and seeing where your audience spends most of their time online. Online advertising can happen organically through social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or it can also happen through pay-per-click (PPC) marketing.
An online advertising manager is in charge of directing a team of marketing professionals to promote different companies through ad campaigns that will be placed on websites as well as social media apps. Job duties of advertising managers include planning online marketing campaigns as well as analyzing online market research.