There was a lot of excitement around the Athletic Business and NIRSA partnership announced in early 2018. You may have seen the press release or noticed the signage at the NIRSA Conference, recognizing AB as the Preferred Media Partner of NIRSA. And while this is big news for the college recreation industry, you might be wondering how it benefits you as an advertising partner with Athletic Business.
Here are three ways the AB + NIRSA partnership will benefit our advertising partners:
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With 40 years of industry experience, we understand the type of content that has a direct impact on the daily lives of the athletic, fitness and recreation professional.
Why is this important you might ask? For this simple reason: CONTENT IS KING!
The 40,000 readers of Athletic Business magazine and our tens of thousands of online visitors each month (your prospects) choose to engage with content that is meaningful and impactful to their daily lives – and we have the stats to prove it.
In an era of 24/7 connectivity to email, social media and general “marketing noise”, brands, more than ever, need to ensure their marketing initiatives are being seen and recognized where their audience is and WHEN they are consuming engaging content. This is when true marketing magic happens and when your brand connects in a much more personal way with your target market.
Content that provides a real value to readers creates a relationship and brand loyalty. This drives traffic online and via social media platforms and keeps readers there longer. But a website with very little content or connection to its visitors will receive limited pageviews, higher bounce rates, less engagement and few return visitors, limiting the exposure of any advertising on that site or publication.
When evaluating your marketing spend, make sure audience engagement is at the top of your list. Without it, you might be advertising—in print or online—to an empty room.
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