Applying a delta opportunity index to paid media budget planning
This paper addresses the problem of paid media budgeting and forecasting using a data-driven approach. As there is no specific analytic framework to estimate advertising investment, such calculations tend to be ad hoc in nature. This paper presents the delta opportunity index as a potential approach to paid media budgeting. The technique combines internal client analytics data as a proxy for the offer variable and external data such as search engine query volumes as a proxy for the demand variable. From there, the combined data sources are standardised as ratios to enable the calculation of the delta opportunity index. The final output provides a media budget distribution estimate to be used by media planners and marketers.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2019
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