Marketing Ad Spend

How To Generate Virtual Cards To Efficiently Manage Media Ad Spend

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Why use virtual cards for marketing / ad spend?

Buy ad placements for advertising campaigns on a large scale by creating different virtual cards for everything from Facebook ads to Craigslist. Set hard limit budgets and use our 1-click On/Off feature to deactivate cards. Plus we have auto inbox receipt scanning so there’s no need to reconcile.

Credit Card Features tailored to media spend

  • Enable and disable cards with just one click
  • Set time & category restrictions
  • Capture receipts automatically
  • Issue virtual credit cards
  • Transfer funds instantly
  • Set budgets and limits
  • No risk of theft

Attach distinct cards to separate campaigns. Set hard budgets for each, or combine a total budget for all. Turn off any existing cards at the touch of a button. Use our auto inbox receipt scanning to avoid expense reconciliation. These are some of the many ways Emburse is using virtual cards to help streamline the work of marketers.

Use Case

Marketing Agency

Acme Co has many clients, and tracking all of the spending on one corporate account was getting extremely difficult. After switching to Emburse, Acme began using hundreds of virtual employee cards, assigning multiple cards per client for each different type of add platform.

For example, if Acme worked with a client using Facebook Ads, Google Adwords and Linkedin Ads, Acme would issue 3 virtual cards – one for each campaign. This meant their client could manage each marketing campaign budget separately, and Acme could manage their budget for that client as a whole. Plus, If a client ever cancelled or wanted to stop ads from a certain platform, it’s not a problem.

They’re able to set multiple cards to a budget and track and filter spending with a fine tooth comb. If a client ever cancelled or wanted to stop ads from a certain platform, they could use Emburse and turn off the credit card with one click.

Card Assignments

Assign cards using just a name and an email address. Require receipts after every purchase.

Virtual or Physical Cards

Order physical cards or create virtual cards which can immediately be used for online purchases.

Enforce Expense Policies

Enforce granular spending restrictions on each card for specific vendors, events, or employees.

Virtual Cards

Virtual card numbers are available immediately and can be used for online or in-store purchases.

Shared Cards

Securely share a card with multiple people to enforce group budgets.

Require Receipts

Enforce expense policies by requiring receipts after every purchase or after purchases over $75.

Review Transactions in Real-time

Review transactions in real-time and filter purchases by date, category, or card.

Simplify Bookkeeping

Export expenses to QuickBooks or download bank statements in .CSV, .OFX, or .PDF format.

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