TROY, Mich., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Local Search Association (LSA) announces the launch of LSA Insights (www.LSAInsights.com), a powerful new media performance and planning tool. Unique in its ability to deliver local campaign and marketing data, LSA Insights is the result of 2 years of development and research with publishers, agencies and in-house marketers.
The database contains over 350,000 ad campaigns covering thousands of business categories including 150,000 mobile campaigns and will continue to grow as new data are added. LSA Insights leverages millions of actual campaign, geography and category level media performance data points gathered from across the industry to produce more robust analysis, reporting and actionable insights.
"LSA insights is the first third-party tool that provides broad campaign benchmarking capabilities across media types," said Monica Ho, SVP of Marketing at xAd. "It also offers the unique ability to drill down by industry vertical and market to assess ad performance."
LSA Insights runs customized reports by media type, location, business category, ad type, time frame and many other fields permitting granular and detailed campaign analysis. It supports publishers, agencies and brand marketers through a wide range of use cases, including better market intelligence, campaign benchmarking, more efficient budgeting and media planning and development of more effective sales tools and collateral.
It's indispensable for those currently using or seeking to utilize location-based marketing and media.
"With LSA Insights, we're taking over 20 years of experience measuring media performance and applying it to a variety of local media types," said Neg Norton, president at LSA. "We see a real need for a tool like this that helps marketers better understand local media performance at the category, geography and campaign level."
The following are examples of how different entities can use LSA Insights:
Local Media Publishers: With more than 350,000 campaigns covering hundreds of business categories, LSA Insights gives Publishers access to trends, benchmarks and KPIs across multiple media types, allowing them to optimize the performance of ads on owned properties and sell more. Budget optimization will also improve retention rates.
Agencies: Understanding the relative strengths and actual performance of various channels is critical to the success of any media plan. From finding the best keywords for a paid-search campaign, to identifying the benefits of a mobile campaign for a specific vertical, LSA Insights provides better data and intelligence to help agencies and sales professionals serve their clients more effectively and efficiently.
In-House Brand Marketers: In a fragmented marketplace, finding the right marketing mix is a challenge that LSA Insights can help Brands address. Refine millions of data points by business category, date, ad type, geography and even pricing model (CPCall, CPClick, Impressions, etc.) to discover the appropriate marketing mix.
A sample of the data is illustrated in the attached chart from LSA Insights. It shows there is a nearly 7 times variance in effectiveness of driving secondary actions (calls, directions and requests for more information) between verticals when using geo-targeted mobile display ads. While broad data reports tout the effectiveness of geo-targeting, LSA Insights reveals that geo-targeted mobile ads are particularly effective at driving secondary actions for Healthcare, Home & Trade and Professional services. LSA Insights contains mobile performance results for approximately 150 business categories.
About LSA Insights
Available to LSA members and non-members, the LSA Insights database aggregates, normalizes and presents millions of data points from more than 350,000 campaigns to provide one-of-a-kind local media insights. The LSA Insights database is part of the LSA's new research portal that contains proprietary reports, infographics, white papers and other data on local marketing and advertising.
In addition to mobile, LSA Insights offers campaign data for paid search, online and print directories, with social and video coming in the near future.
The Local Search Association (www.localsearchassociation.org) is the largest trade organization of companies engaged in local advertising and marketing. LSA members provide local businesses with innovative and strategic offerings that drive consumers to take an action in the last mile – or the final steps – of their path to purchase. The Association is focused on elevating the industry through thought-leadership, advocacy, research and insights, and partnerships.
LSA has more than 300 members in 30 countries. Members include listing management companies, digital agencies, mobile and social media companies, print and online directory publishers, video service providers, and web design and hosting firms.
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