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5 Reasons Your Magazine Ads Aren’t Converting

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, May 20, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in magazine readership, magazine advertising, target audience, ROI, conversion rate

You may have heard that the magazine industry is dead and gone. Well, that’s what digital marketers have been saying about the newspaper industry for years, so it doesn’t surprise us that this myth is being passed around.

And that’s exactly what it...

How Can Startups Create a Marketing Plan?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, May 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in integrated marketing plan, marketing, data research

When you’re just starting a business, you’re required to wear a lot of hats. From HR manager to payroll, tech support to bookkeeper, you are responsible for whether or not your business can get off the ground and thrive.

Another big responsibility...

3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Marketing Plan

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, May 06, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in advertising campaigns, marketing goals, budget

If you’re like me, you spent much of this weekend spring cleaning your house and hating just about every second of it. After the major clean is done, however, you feel amazing and love your home even more. It smells better, windows are sparkling,...

The Role of Print in Omni-Channel Marketing

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Apr 29, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in integrated marketing plan, media buying, integrated marketing, integrate print and digital

Consumers today are not the same as they were just a decade ago. Expectations for engagement and personalization have definitely increased. Today’s consumers want to be able to engage with their favorite brands via multiple channels such as social...

7 Reasons You Should be Working with a Media Buyer

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Apr 22, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in media buying, media buying agency, media buyer

I saw something recently that made me laugh right out loud. I was driving down the highway near my city and a car drove past me. Instead of a driver’s side mirror, which had obviously been hacked off in some minor accident, there was a small hallway...

What are the Essential Elements for Successful Print Campaigns?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in print media, print marketing, ROI, design

If you listen to the many prominent voices in the digital media space, then you have by now bought into the myth that print marketing has been annihilated by the Internet. We will continue to dispel this myth for as long as we continue to get our...

Are Your Direct Response Ads Actually Getting a Response?

By Jenna Bruce on Tue, Apr 09, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in media buying, direct response, Direct Response Marketing, ROI

Most SMBs don’t have the luxury of spending a ton in ad dollars to simply raise brand awareness. As CMOs face increasing scrutiny on how they manage marketing budgets, ROI becomes even more of a focus. This is why smart CMOs are turning their...

4 Clues You May Need a Media Buyer

By Jenna Bruce on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 @ 01:19 PM in media buying, media buying agency, media buyer, print media buying

There are some things in business that are safe to approach with a DIY mindset. Creating your own logo is a pretty safe bet, as is designing your own business cards. But there are other things that you may need some help with.

For instance, building...

5 Overlooked Strategies to Improving Your Print Campaign’s Performance

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Mar 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in integrated advertising campaign, print marketing, ROI

On a scale of one to 10, one being no sales or lead generation and 10 being more leads and sales than you ever imagined, how did your print campaigns perform generally? Be honest.

Well, unless you said 10, your campaigns could probably use some...

New to Media Buying? Here’s How to Negotiate with Vendors

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in media buying, media buyer, media planning, brand recognition

As media buyers, we have learned a trick or two over the years about getting the best media deals possible for our clients. And, while it will always be easier for professional media buyers to get these deals (after all, we’ve spent years nurturing...