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Are Your Print Ads Converting?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in newspaper ads, print ads, conversion rate, call-to-action

Here’s some good news: According to a study by Benchmarking for Newsworks, one that covered 500 econometric models, print ads significantly increase the effectiveness of a marketing campaign. In fact, the study revealed that advertising with...

5 Golden Rules of Direct Response Marketing You Might be Breaking

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Aug 06, 2018 @ 11:29 AM in direct response, anayltics, call-to-action

We’re big fans of direct response marketing because we see it work for our clients over and over again. Direct response marketing is highly-trackable, offering quantitative data and actionable insights. Direct response is also incredibly affordable,...

How Will Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Content Marketing?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Jul 30, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in customer engagement, anayltics, customer experience

If you’re old enough to remember watching The Jetsons cartoon, and I’m certainly not admitting that I am, you probably remember dreaming about having your own Rosie the robot to clean your room, wash the dishes, and take care of all those other...

How to Get Print Ad Discounts

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in media buyer, print ads, print media buying, ROI, budget

If you’ve ever purchased a house, you know the best time to buy is when it is a buyer’s market. That is when there is more inventory (supply) than buyers (demand).

Well, if you’re considering adding print channels to your integrated media campaigns,...

What Makes a Good Newspaper Ad?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in newspapers, target audience, call-to-action, design

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that we are big proponents of newspaper advertising. Nothing quite allows you to target specific, niche demographics like newspapers.

But not any old newspaper ad will give you the results...

3 1/2 Tips to Launch an Integrated Media Campaign

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Jul 09, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in integrated marketing, customer engagement, data research, anayltics

If you’re looking for a way to drive promotional campaigns across a diverse range of channels (print, email, social, in-store promotions, etc.), then you should be experimenting with integrated media campaigns. Integrated campaigns allow you to...

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Data-Driven Marketing – Is it Just Hype?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Jul 02, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in personalization, data research, anayltics, big data

As a business owner, you’re constantly looking for ways to create scalable, repeatable marketing processes and to ensure each campaign is relevant to your target audience. Leveraging the mounds of data at your disposal will help you achieve these...

5 Things Your Media Buyer Should Be Doing

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Jun 25, 2018 @ 10:30 AM in media planning agency, data research, anayltics

Creating and launching a successful media campaign is akin to raising kids: it’s an overwhelming process with potential tantrums and sleepless nights. And at the end of the day, many marketers (and parents) hope they did a good enough job and that...

How Healthcare Providers Can Easily Conduct a Social Media Audit

By Jenna Bruce on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in social media advertising, healthcare, lead nuturing, anayltics

Without question, social media has forever changed the way consumers and healthcare organizations interact online. Before sites like Facebook and Twitter, communication was a top-down, one-way “dialogue.”

But then social media came along and...

Should You Advertise in Trade Magazines?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

When we suggest to our B2B clients they should be advertising in trade magazines, we generally get the same response, “Do those still work?” Okay, sure, there are other competing media channels all vying for your ad spend, so why put your money...

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