Display Marketing

Display marketing is advertising on graphical screens on the internet. The advertising media used are images, videos or animations, as well as text links and moving images, which are delivered on various end devices such as desktop PCs or smartphones.

General information

A classic online advertisement consists of both graphic elements, such as banners and buttons, as well as text and image content. Users view this advertisement material when they visit a website that has integrated it. The advertisement material can be clicked on and often redirects the user to the website of the advertising company. Special landing pages or corresponding product and category pages of the advertised contents are also common.

At the beginning of a display marketing campaign, there is always an advertiser who is willing to convey the advertising message and a publisher who provides the necessary resources (website, AdServer). While the publisher requires a website through which the advertisement will be relayed, the advertiser must prepare promotional content. Display marketing works with numerous advertising formats that are placed on a publisher’s website. For example:

Forms of display advertising

There are different concepts and strategies of display marketing.

Display marketing billing

For a display marketing campaign, advertisement space on the respective portal must first be booked or purchased. Here, the principle of online advertising is similar to that of offline advertising in newspapers and magazines. The advertiser reserves advertising space, the publisher publicizes the advertisement. The only difference is the medium that is used, i.e. the Internet. Billing is, however, far more precise in Internet advertising. This is because different parameters are hereby taken into account. The most commonly used is the CPT (cost per thousand). Also common include CPC (cost per click), CPL (cost per lead), CPS (cost per sale), and combinations of the various parameters.



Importance for online marketing

Display marketing is still one of the strongest markets on the global and German-speaking Internet. The global net sales amount to more than 1.5 billion euros. These are comprised of both online and mobile sectors. For the mobile sector, the growth rate is significantly larger at roughly 52%. Currently, mobile marketing and marketing using moving images have proven to be major growth drivers. Advertisers now have the chance to directly address the younger groups and significantly improve the interaction and acceptance rates using moving pictures. Display marketing in the area of virtual reality can also be expected in the future.