Cross-platform measurement: The number of marketing channels continues to expand, as measurement practices are growing in complexity. A cross-platform view must be used to unify audience measurement and media planning. Market researchers need to understand how the Omni-channel affects consumer's behaviour, although when advertisements are on a consumer's device this does not get measured. Significant aspects to cross-platform measurement involves de-duplication and understanding that you have reached an incremental level with another platform, rather than delivering more impressions against people that have previously been reached (Whiteside, 2016). An example is ‘ESPN and comScore partnered on Project Blueprint discovering the sports broadcaster achieved a 21% increase in unduplicated daily reach thanks to digital advertising’ (Whiteside, 2016). Television and radio industries are the electronic media, which competes with digital and other technological advertising. Yet television advertising is not directly competing with online digital advertising due to being able to cross platform with digital technology. Radio also gains power through cross platforms, in online streaming content. Television and radio continue to persuade and affect the audience, across multiple platforms (Fill, Hughes, & De Franceso, 2013).
As redes de contactos profissionais, cujo exemplo mais famoso costumava ser LinkedIn e Plaxo, são uma das várias redes sociais, como o Archifamous, MySpace e o Facebook. As redes sociais de lazer foram os primeiros a aparecer e uma vez que o seu poder de comunicação foi clara, a comunicação empresarial não demorou muito a tentar tirar vantagem deste potencial e as redes de contactos profissionais nasceram. Estas redes de contactos profissionais trabalham num link baseado num convite, interligando todos os contactos profissionais numa única conta. Desta forma, poderá surgir um variado número de negócios, que não foram visíveis no mundo off-line, através do contacto profissional retirado dessa única conta (pode ser um cliente, fornecedor, distribuidor, etc.).
The third and final stage requires the firm to set a budget and management systems; these must be measurable touchpoints, such as audience reached across all digital platforms. Furthermore, marketers must ensure the budget and management systems are integrating the paid, owned and earned media of the company. The Action and final stage of planning also requires the company to set in place measurable content creation e.g. oral, visual or written online media.
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Using Dr Dave Chaffey's approach, the digital marketing planning (DMP) has three main stages: Opportunity, Strategy and Action. He suggests that any business looking to implement a successful digital marketing strategy must structure their plan by looking at opportunity, strategy and action. This generic strategic approach often has phases of situation review, goal setting, strategy formulation, resource allocation and monitoring.