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5 Reasons to Use a Media Buying Agency

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Jun 10, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in advertising agency, media buying agency, print media buying, media planning agency

Whether you’re a SMB or the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, you undoubtedly recognize that advertising is necessary for sustaining sales and achieving growth. And, despite what you may have heard about the value of “earned media” or “owned media” or...

5 FSI Rules for Successful Summer Advertising

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Jun 03, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in newspaper advertising, preprints, print marketing, FSI

Whenever we speak to a new client and talk about free standing inserts (FSIs), we can’t help but notice their eyes glaze over a bit. We get it, FSIs aren’t as sexy as tapping social media influencers or using chatbots, but we’re here to tell you...

Use OOH to Target Busy Consumers Who Tune Most Messaging Out

By Jenna Bruce on Tue, May 28, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in traditional advertising channels, outdoor advertising, out-of-home advertising

Are you finding it harder to gain your customers’ and prospects’ attention through your regular digital media channels? It’s no wonder. On any given day, consumers are being bombarded with messaging and doing their darndest to tune it out.

For...

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...