Cannabis Advertising & Marketing Sources

Qualified reviews of advertising & marketing services available to the cannabis industry from a seasoned media buyer of 22 years.

Scott’s Favs and Why:

Marque Media - social media agency for cannabis

Highlights:

  • Social media agency for cannabis brands

  • Women owned & operated

What I like:

These ladies have a deeply nuanced understanding of how to curate & implement the finest social media promotions, while properly factoring for the social networks’ resistance to certain types of cannabis content.

Nose to the Grind Stoned - social media for cannabis

Highlights:

  • Growth specialist focused on increasing followers for cannabis brands on Instagram & Twitter
  • Direct handling of accounts by the owner

What I like:

This man focuses all of his time & energy on expanding cannabis brands’ social media followers & thus engagement rate potential, with a keen eye towards preventing ghosting & related efforts by the social networks to mute the visibility of cannabis content, all at reasonable rates.

Cyber Stampede - boutique SEO services

Highlights:

  • Boutique SEO (search engine optimization) services
  • Direct handling of accounts by the owner

What I like:

SEO & the generation of traffic from organic search results, is perhaps one of the most critical targeted traffic methodologies for the digital marketing of most things, including cannabis. Rod has worked with virtually every type of client, in both age-restricted industries as well as for traditional markets.

Safe Reach - cannabis friendly ad network

Highlights:

  • Cannabis-friendly display ad network

  • Programmatic, but with a team dedicated to targeting your ads for maximum yield

What I like:

An automated means if buying targeted banner & display media ads on thousands of the top content sites online which have cannabis content within. Their advertisers renew and are treated like gold.

Adistry - cannabis friendly ad & sponsorship marketplace

Highlights:

  • Cannabis friendly display advertising & sponsorship marketplace
  • Direct publisher access, allowing you to know the traffic sources

What I like:

For the DIY advertiser, Adistry is great for buying specific ad spots on specific sites, at reasonable cost, with full support from both the participating publishers as well as the Adistry team.

Traffic Roots - cannabis programmatic display ad network

Highlights:

  • Cannabis programmatic display ad network
  • Programmatic, but with a company level focus on the cannabis industry

What I like:

An automated means of buying targeted banner & display media ads on many different sites online which have cannabis content within.

Traffic Junky - adult display ad network

Highlights:

  • Adult/Erotica Cannabis programmatic display ad network with high traffic.

  • Private ad network, with exclusively age-restricted adult traffic at high volume.

What I like:

An automated means of buying targeted banner & display media ads on many different sites online which have cannabis content within.

TrafficForce - adult display ad network

Highlights:

  • Adult/Erotica Cannabis display ad network with high traffic.

  • Private ad network, with exclusively age-restricted adult traffic at high volume.

What I like:

An automated means of buying targeted banner & display media ads on many different sites online which have cannabis content within.

Buoyancy Digital - media buying agency for cannabis

Highlights:

  • Hands-on help from the founder, with 22 years of digital media and SEM buying experience for cannabis, retail & age-restricted industries
  • Two key services: online marketing & advertising audits for cannabis brands seeking to give their internal efforts a structured plan for action by the brand itself; premium contract media buying support for brands spending at scale to drive sales, foot traffic and overall engagement.

What I like:

When you need a fresh set of experienced eyes, either to:

  1. Consult & conduct a thorough audit of all your online marketing campaigns & resources, to ensure both performance growth plus absolute compliance with all relevant marketing standards that may apply, applicable from local to state, & numerous federal & international jurisdictions.
  2. Manage your online advertising spend of $25k or more monthly on Google Ads (AdWords), Microsoft Ads (BingAds) & all available display ad networks. I am certified on both search engines to manage client campaigns & have spent more than $300m over two decades doing just that.

(disclaimer: I own this company so I’m obviously biased here 😉)

Cannabis Films - cannabis-focused photography & videography

Highlights:

  • Cannabis-focused photography and videography
  • Work is done for your brand by a seasoned visual artist with decades of experience making pictures work for commercial use

What I like:

Rob is a world class visual artist with a camera, especially in the presence of cannabis brands, products & the plant itself. Hire a bespoke photographer and you will know that every piece of literature or content you publish with it will only add to the visual appeal of your products.