Yearly Archives: 2018

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“How did it get so late so soon?”
—Dr. Seuss

 

The first New York Times Book Review of September closes in a week.

That means seventeen Sundays left before Christmas. Of those, only THREE have far forward guaranteed full-page positioning still available. Busy days, and not just at the Times

Make sure your author gets positioning ‣
Native ads targeted programmatically to news
 

All the news that’s fit to post

Native ads targeted programmatically to news (and other) properties get high engagement rates and don’t take a lot of resources to assemble … fast.

Look like you belong there ‣
Reserve now!
 

In fact … all the news

USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post — each eager to work with us for value-rich plans (online as well as print). Reserve now for your Fall 2018 authors.

And big, national brands are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the newspaper biz. Local papers around the country continue to offer devoted READERships and we’re bringing it all on home to you.

Get ‘em where they live ‣

 

Versolutions Road Trip

Versolutions Road Trip

 

Somewhere between Los Angeles and New York …

your reader needs a book. Let’s solve that problem!

It’s a big country but as you know, we often focus on the coasts and major cities. Here are a few ways to think about connecting those dots on the map … in the car.

Going somewhere?

Long vacation drives mean lots of opportunities.

  • Sirius XM radio: Over 65.4 million people are tuned in, and many vehicles have it pre-installed for a free trial.
  • iHeartRadio: Beloved brands and great targeting possibilities. Newer vehicles have streaming audio built right in so it’s just a tap away.
  • Podcasts: So last week, yet so now! As of 2018, 22 percent of Americans have listened to podcasts in the car.
Sirius XM · iHearRadio · Podcasts
 

Of course the airwaves are still alive with listeners too and Verso has been getting you the best rates for traditional radio since 1989.

Connect with a nationwide audience for a song!

By the way, highway billboards.

Let’s go there ‣
Versolutions Targeted Advertising

Come on without, come on within. Versolutions.

 

“WE WANT READERS WHO SAW INFINITY WAR.”

Well have them you shall.

We recently wrote that our network / programmatic buys can accommodate purchasers of individual books. They can now also target purchasers of individual MOVIE TICKETS.

Ain’t that granular?

Assemble ‣
 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

As noted in last month’s INVERSO, when social media giant Twitter wanted to reach influencers at Cannes, they didn’t just tweet about it — they bought a bunch of billboards.

That’s because outdoor works. And it’s not always prohibitively expensive. Phone kiosks, bus shelters, wild posts and more can provide a big impact.

 

 

Find Your Place in the Sun ‣
 

HAVE YOU HEARD?

 

Podcasts!

(Of course you have.) 

Verso Advertising has relationships with multiple podcast vendors, which enables us to pinpoint just the right properties for your book.

True crime? Sassy chats? History lessons? Sports stats? Often the host will read your script, or even ad lib beyond the duration of your purchased spot.

Cast Your Pod ‣
Versolutions Programmatic Advertising

Versolutions: Finding your audience

 

 

PLAN NOW FOR SUCCESS

Did you know our ONLINE NETWORK / PROGRAMMATIC buys can be executed in many ways?

Tell us your most important goals in advance:

  • High CTR?
  • Low CPC?
  • Tons of impressions?
  • Got to have certain sites?
  • Got to reach a certain audience?

By focusing, we can make it happen. Also …

Targeting:

NEW: We can now target not only avid book readers via behavior, but CONFIRMED BOOK PURCHASERS by product or company.

Creative:

Most of these buys can now accommodate video or HTML5. We also have the capacity to book these as native units, simply providing text and an image. These
often see superior engagement. In some cases, we can convert your video to animated GIF format.

 

Feel the algorithm ‣

 

Apple News
 

USE THE POWER OF APPLE

Using proprietary, first-party data to target your exact demo with high-impact units across their more than 9 million daily users.

 

Take a bite ‣

 

 

REACH THE COMICS AUDIENCE

It doesn’t matter if you’re Marvel or DC, we’ve got your number in a plastic sleeve, true believers. Print, online, perfect for YA, science, and nerdy offerings at all ages. Ask us how we can target!

 

Engage ‣
 

For more about these opportunities — or for more ideas — CONTACT US

 

 

Ideas for authors and publishers … introducing VERSOLUTIONS

You’ve got books.
We’ve got you covered.

 

Caveat Q4 Advertiser

(CAVEAT Q4 ADVERTISER)

Podcasts, Streaming TV, Radio, Broadcast TV, Premium Print Positions … ARE FILLING UP FAST.

Don’t miss out!

Plan ahead!

Streaming TV: Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, PS4, Xbox

STREAMING TV

Covering the market including Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, PS4, Xbox.

Premium content from A&E to Zumbo.

We can target book purchasers.

Ask for more ‣

The New Yorker

NEW DEALS AT THE NEW YORKER

Verso Advertising has negotiated a first-ever print / online combo at a rate that’s highly accessible to publishers, with optional Vanity Fair crossover.

This is significant.

Get details ‣

For more about these opportunities — or for more ideas — CONTACT US

 

INVERSO VERANO

 

 

How does Twitter reach influencers? Billboards.

“The micro-media app says it bought billboard space everywhere from Nice airport to the Palais.”

READ THE REPORT

 

 

Brooklinen (among others) drops Facebook to focus on OOH, broadcast and print.

“We’re trying to move away from Facebook as fast as we can.”

LOOK UNDER THE COVERS

 

Google Subtracts Ads (for Those Willing to Pay).

“Around 11 percent of internet users were running an ad blocker.”

SEE NEW WAYS OF NOT SEEING

 

From Madmen to FRENEMIES:

“If you ‘follow the money,’ Auletta writes, you’ll understand the importance of advertising and the significance of the threats against it, and maybe value it more, or at least disdain it less.”   High praise indeed!

TRY SIMPLY READING A BOOK

 

Is Social Justice Possible on Social Media? Online Redlining:

“Facebook allowed housing advertisers to block users from seeing their ads if those users had a black, Latino or Asian-American ‘affinity.’”

VISIT JIM CROW DOT COM

 

INVERSO INVIERNO 2018

 

YES, VERSO CAN HELP YOU WITH SNAPCHAT

Big and bigger:

“Snapchat said it added 9 million daily users in the fourth quarter, its largest growth spurt since going public last year.”

AN ARTICLE FROM AdAGE

and …

What role would you like in the new e-commerce play?

“Snapchat is selling merch inside a digital store in its app, a new e-commerce play that could hint at more stores to come.”

ANOTHER ARTICLE FROM AdAGE

 

ALL THE VIEWS THAT’S FIT TO PRINT

The man who has reached a deal to buy the L.A. Times wants to revive print through the use of interactive technology.

What will your ad do?

READ ABOUT IT IN THE BOSTON GLOBE

 

SUPER BOWL:  AD-ing IT UP

Time to consult the elite for inspiration and caveats. Here are the best, worst and weirdest ads …

from the brains at NPR.org

from the show people at Variety

and from the business folks at Fast Company

 

AND BECAUSE STAR WARS

A very serious and relevant article to do with marketing.

GO SOLO