At least once a year we have a chance to "do the math" and get some idea of where American Antiquities stands in the "media world" scheme of things. The Super Bowl last Sunday was the event, and cost per exposure is the comparison we made.
Sunday February 6, 2011, a lot of really smart, highly paid marketing executives from 33 really big and very successful corporations decided to pay $3 million for each of 50 advertisements during the Super Bowl. The spots were 30 seconds in length and were aired once that day and viewed potentially by a little over 100-million football fans. That works out to about 3¢ per exposure. Keep in mind that does not include production costs which often exceed the spot cost.
Considering our readership, unique visitors, and the bottom-line cost of tapping into everything we do, our cost per exposure is 2/100 of one cent. In other words those really smart, highly paid marketing guys paid at least 15 times more for one exposure than they would've paid had they chosen American Antiquities. Don't you make that same mistake!