Will the Denver Nuggets be able to defend their title following their first-time championship win, or will there be a new team topping the podium by the end of this season? NBA season is starting up again, and things are already hotting up.
Advertisers and publishers both have a lot to gain from these games. That’s why it’s time to slam-dunk your online advertising game during NBA with Adcash.
Who wouldn’t want to have as many rings as Bill Russell from the Boston Celtics? Those rings are earned, though. So, amp up your performance marketing strategy because now’s your chance to piggyback on the success of the NBA game season.
How to Advertise During the NBA
We’ve got a huge, high-quality sports supply that can boost your ad revenue significantly. If you want your ad strategy to be as good as Lebron James’ NBA preseason vision has been, then take note of the following tips.
Countries to Target
The best countries to target during the games are…
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇵🇷 Puerto Rico
🇩🇴 Dominican Republic
Based on last season’s results, Germany and the Philippines also had great NBA-related so be sure to take advantage!
When and How to Run Your Campaigns
There’s a game every day, so basically, there’s no wrong time to run your ads. We do recommend to definitely run your ads around the time of the bigger televised games, which will most likely bring in more revenue. You can check the full game schedule out here.
If you’re only targeting our sports verticals, then be sure to run your ads with an open budget and no spread during the games. Have a wide enough daily budget to reach the crowds. Our Advanced campaign creation tool allows you to target more granular website verticals, making sure that you’ll be reaching the most ideal audience for your sports ads. As shown in the example below:
Make sure that your ads have a basketball theme. Be prepared for the games and create eye-catching, even flashy ads with an NBA theme. Sports season allows you to be slightly more out there with your creatives. In addition, use NBA or basketball-related content and designs on your landing page(s).
As long as you tie your product to the theme in a clever manner there are really no limits on what offers you can advertise. E.g., e-commerce ads about basketball jerseys might work as well as news ads promoting your website’s sports section. Nevertheless, sports betting offers are the best match for this traffic type.
Most of our sports supply is on Pop-Under, Banner, and Interstitial formats. There’s a huge opportunity to get a lot of traffic during the games, thus, building up your views before the games take place.
We also recommend using Push Notifications together with other ad formats. Push ads are extremely effective in reaching a specific target audience via attractive offers that grab users’ attention on the fly. That’s why your call-to-actions have to be on point. Including the team names in your Push ads will improve your click and conversion rate significantly. This type of campaign is extremely effective when you use them leading up to and during the game. You might also want to increase the frequency of ads shown when the event is getting closer.
If you’re able to track conversions, use our CPA Target payment model. The extremely advanced automated optimization technology generates the best results based on your conversion target.
In case you can’t track your conversions, we recommend using CPM for Pop-Under ads.
We’d also recommend using CPC for Banner, Interstitial, and Push. This will ensure that you’re only paying for the users who show interest in your creatives.
In order to reach the highest quality and volume of traffic within the sports vertical, we suggest either double or triple the average bid.
Monetization Strategy for the NBA Season
Before Drake got involved with the Raptors, the team hadn’t made the playoffs in 5 years. Did they get good because Drake became their “global ambassador” or will the #Drakecurse eventually follow the Raptors as well? Don’t leave your monetization results up to chance. Take control and make sure that you receive the best benefits possible.
There’s a great demand on the advertisers’ side, as we have a huge amount of advertisers who are interested in sport-related supply and are running related campaigns. Adcash offers the highest eCPM value per user, plus fast and flexible payment options. In terms of formats, some are more popular for sports than others. We especially have a large chunk of Pop-Under ads matching your community’s interest.
Create a Perfect Setup for NBA
There’s a fine line between monetization effectiveness and overwhelming your community with tons of ads from many different ad providers. Adcash keeps the high rates up to 10 impressions per user. Having only an Adcash tag with no frequency capping brings much better results than spamming your community with a mixture of intrusive ads from other ad networks throughout the event.
Adcash’s sports-related setups are available on request. If you want to be confident that you’re getting ultra-well-optimized ads, then please get in touch with your Publisher Manager or our Support team to get the full benefit (read: more 💰💰💰).
You’ve got this!
Now, all there’s left to do is to get ready for the season. Trust us, that way, you’ll be enjoying the benefits real soon — it’s time to slam dunk your online advertising game this NBA season with Adcash. See you courtside!