Media scheduling decisions are the decision about the timing, continuity & size of the ads.
Media Scheduling strategies(methods):
It is concerned with the scheduling of advertising. Media scheduling relates to the timing of media insertions within a specified period.
The various media scheduling strategies are:
- Bursting strategy
- Burst-hiatus-flight strategy
- Flight strategy
- Pulsing strategy
- Alternating strategy
- Steady strategy
- Step-down strategy
- Teaser step-up strategy
- Bursting strategy:
In this strategy advertising will be done heavily during a particular period of time according to the plan. For example, a company when introduces a new product in a new market within a specified period of time, this strategy specially is used by the company.
- Burst-hiatus –flight strategy:
It is specially used for seasonal products. During the busy season the advertiser will make large scale advertising & during the off-season the advertiser may not spend on advertising. For example: during winter season winter/woolen clothes advertisement will be more than the same in other seasons.
- Flight strategy:
This strategy is used for the product whose selling remains uniform throughout the year & advertising schedule is distributed throughout the year. For example: all consumer products of mass consumption like tooth pastes, soaps, shampoos, etc.
- Pulsing strategy:
In pulsing strategy regular advertising will be made for two to three weeks followed by low advertising for a short period.
- Alternating strategy:
In this strategy the advertiser advertises his goods & services every alternate month.
- Steady strategy:
In this strategy the advertiser spends a fixed amount of money every month. It can be of any amount which is been decided for the advertisement.
- Step-down strategy:
Under this strategy as the season approaches there is heavy advertising. Advertising is reduce when the season starts decaling, for example: when rainy season approaches lot of companies gives advertisement related to rainy shoes, sandals, umbrella. Raincoats etc and the advertisement reduce when the season starts decaling.
- Teaser step-up strategy:
In this strategy advertisement starts on low scale when the season begins. As the season picks up, slowly advertising increases & reaches its peak. For example products like a-c, fan, Air cooler etc. advertisement starts with a low scale when the summer season begin as the season picks up slowly advertising increase & reaches its peak.