Great news! Now TV ads will be charged on a performance basis, so if you don't see sales, you don't pay. Obviously that's absurd. TV ads build brand and do other things that lead to indirect sales. And so does search, which is why Gord Hotchkiss's uses that made-up TV pricing model to kick off his Search's Multiplier Effect: The Hidden Value of SEM article at MediaPost. If you only measure clickthrough and conversion from that, you might be missing the full value of search. My past Most Conversions Happen Offline; You Need To Measure These! looks at this issue more, with some related reading from Fredrick Marckini and others that underscores the need to measure the full value.
Meet Your Favorite Search Engine Watch Contributors
Many of SEW's leading expert contributors will be at ClickZ Live, the new online and digital marketing event kicking off in New York (March 31-April 3). Hear from the likes of: Thom Craver, Josh Braaten, Lisa Barone, Simon Heseltine, Josh McCoy, Lisa Raehsler, Greg Jarboe, Dan Cristo, Joseph Kerschbaum, John Gagnon, Eric Enge and more!