Standing Out From the Scroll

Digital Amplification
March 6, 2024
A person online shopping while holding a credit card
Digital Amplification
March 6, 2024
 Retail media networks (RMNs) are like the bustling marketplace of the digital world, packed with vendors hawking their wares. But amidst the clutter of ads and promotions, how does your brand’s voice rise above? The answer lies in the silent language of visuals. In the online space, captivating imagery isn’t just an aesthetic choice, it’s a weapon of mass engagement.

So, you’ve got a killer product and a message that deserves to be heard. But how do you translate that into visual content that cuts through the clutter in RMNs like Amazon DSP, Criteo, and Walmart Connect?

Know Your Audience (and Where They Lurk)

Before unleashing your visual masterpiece, understand who you’re trying to captivate. Delve into the demographics and psychographics of your target audience. Are you targeting budget-conscious millennials on Amazon? Or perhaps fashion-forward Gen Z shoppers on Instagram? Tailoring your visuals to their specific interests and preferred platforms is key. Remember, a one-size-fits-all approach rarely fits anyone.

Emotion is the Universal Language

Humans are emotional creatures, and visuals that tap into those emotions resonate deeply. Think beyond just product shots and inject personality into your imagery. Use humor, warmth, or even a touch of mystery to spark curiosity and evoke an emotional response. 

Movement Matters: Leverage Video

In a world dominated by static images, video is the king of attention grabbers. Leverage the power of video to showcase your product in action, tell a brand story, or offer tutorials. Shorter is often sweeter, so keep your videos concise and engaging.

Experiment with Formats and Be Data-Driven

RMNs offer a variety of ad formats, but sponsored product placements stand out by allowing you to showcase your offerings directly within the shopping journey. Unlike display banners, which can blend into the background, sponsored products are strategically positioned to capture attention at crucial decision points, like search results or product pages.

Experiment with different creative approaches within sponsored products. A/B test visuals, messaging, and offers to see what resonates best with your audience. Track performance metrics closely and adapt your strategy based on the data. 

Beyond display, sponsored products provide:

Direct Integration with the Shopping Journey

Sponsored products are embedded within the shopping flow, increasing their visibility compared to display banners.

Targeted Placement

They appear at crucial decision points, influencing purchase decisions more directly.

Creative Flexibility

You can tailor visuals, messaging, and offers within sponsored products for better audience engagement.

Embrace the Power of Storytelling

Visuals are powerful storytellers, capable of conveying complex messages in a single glance. Use your visuals to weave a narrative that connects with your audience on an emotional level. Showcase the story behind your brand, the impact of your product, or the values you stand for.

Think Beyond Aesthetics: Consider Accessibility

Accessibility isn’t just a feel-good practice, it’s a smart business decision. Ensure your visuals are accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. Use alt text to describe images, consider color contrast, and make sure your videos have captions. This broadens your reach and shows your commitment to inclusivity.

Stay Ahead of the Curve

Innovation is the key to staying relevant. The digital landscape is constantly evolving, and so should your visual strategy. Keep an eye on emerging trends, experiment with new technologies like augmented reality or AI and stay informed about the latest best practices in RMNs. 

By following these tips and unleashing your creative spirit, you can craft visual content that cuts through the noise, resonates with your audience, and propels your brand to success in the vibrant world of retail media networks. So, go forth, experiment, and remember, in the visual battlefield, only the most captivating content will emerge victorious.

Keep reading to learn more to take your RMN performance to the next level in our Digital Amplification RMN Expert series:

Retail Media Networks Fundamentals
Retail Media Networks and Digital Amplification
Retail Media Networks Services


An AI writer assisted in drafting this blog. It was curated, fact-checked and optimized by Digital Amplification’s team of marketing experts and professional copywriters. It’s written for marketers and business leaders looking for ways to improve the performance of their marketing investment.

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