What Is Drtv?

.tags Direct Response Television, the acronym for DRTV, is one of the advertising strategies in television that engages on direct response from the consumers. Typically by calling a phone number with the prefix of 1-800 or by visiting a web site, such is already a form of direct response marketing.
There are two classifications of direct response television, which are the short and the long formats. Short format DRTVs are commercials that air only for about a minute or two while long format DRTVs, on the other hand, are any television commercial exceeding two minutes of runtime. DRTV was the accepted term until the word infomercial came out in the year 1988.
The longest running time available for having a long format DRTV or infomercial is twenty eight minutes and thirty seconds. Long format DRTVs are used for products to be endorsed to the audience, but having a higher price tag. A five-minute runtime is the most commonly used by DRTV production companies.
Direct response television campaigns are commonly worked on by direct response marketers or DRTV production companies with a full scheme of services for strategies, production, media, and campaign. They may also be managed by TV stations engaging in DRTV.
In any of the means that DRTVs are managed, these companies purchase remaining runtime from media outlets, such as TV broadcasting stations and cable TV networks. As DRTV production has gained international presence outside the United States, local TV stations of different countries have developed their own versions of DRTVs.
In order to be eligible for the special media rates offered for DRTV production commercials, the advertiser must ask the audience-consumers to contact the company directly either by phone, by an SMS, or via the Web. In the starting days of DRTVs, a product purchase is always certain. However, over time, various actions for the consumers have been developed. Nowadays, many consumers just watch the TV commercial, but choose to purchase the product at retail outlets without contacting the manufacturer itself. Usually, for every five units of products sold, about three of them are bought on retail outlets and one is bought from DRTVs.