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Jenna Bruce

Should You Conduct a Brand Audit?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in brand recognition, branding, data research

At some point in the life of a company, the brand may have gotten off track. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including poor market research, bad consumer reviews and overall mismanagement of reputation by the marketing/PR team.

Brand...

What Hollywood’s Scariest Monsters Can Teach Us About Print Marketing

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in media buying, media planning, integrated marketing

Halloween is almost upon us, which means most of my neighbors put up decorations back in August. The only thing scarier than the incredibly early date these decorations were placed, is how crappy most of them are. But I’ve learned that even crappy...

MailChimp Understands the Power of Direct Mail

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in direct mail, print marketing, print media

When you say the word “mail,” most people automatically think of email. After all, we’re living in an age where most communication is done via digital channels. To many, snail mail has become obsolete. This belief has caused the United States Postal...

Do You Have the Right Mindset for Marketing Success?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in customer experience, marketing, lead nuturing, media planning

As a business owner, you’ve spent a lot of time and energy thinking about which products or services you could bring to market that would offer real value to consumers. Now it’s time to advertise those products or services to the right audience. But...

5 Offline Marketing Strategies That are Affordable and Effective!

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in direct mail, customer engagement, remnant advertising, ROI

Many of today’s marketers are young enough that they don’t really remember life before the Internet. Even marketers “of a certain age” tend to focus solely on digital channels to reach their audience, and that’s too bad.

No one can deny that online...

5 Best Practices to Market to Physicians

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Sep 17, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in anayltics, healthcare, targeting, medical

Medical device and pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars each year trying to influence physicians and surgeons and for good reason: physicians and surgeons control a ton of money.

According to some calculations, the average doctor in...

5 Marketing Trends to Watch for in 2019

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

Autumn is upon us. I know this because Dunkin Donuts is selling their pumpkin donuts, which I happen to enjoy immensely, and which go very nicely with Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spiced Chai Latte.

But I digress…

For many marketers, autumn brings with it not...

5 Valuable Marketing Lessons from Ferris Bueller

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Sep 03, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in big data, lead nuturing, personalization, customer engagement, analytics

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are starting to turn, the air is filled with cooler breezes, and kids everywhere are driving their parents nuts as they shop for 5-subject notebooks and the latest fall fashion trends.

It’s back to school...

How to Conduct A Creative Discovery Session for Your Next Ad Campaign

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Aug 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in design, marketing, customer engagement, conversion rate

Advertising mogul William Bernbach believed that advertising is persuasion, and that persuasion is not a science but an artform. Therefor, advertising is the art of persuasion.

Too many marketers focus on numbers and logistics but spend little time...

4 Ways Small Biz Owners Can Widen Their Marketing Reach

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in marketing, Ad conversion, keywords, targeting

When just starting out with a new business, entrepreneurs typically focus all of their efforts, resources and budget on marketing to a small niche of consumers. This niche could be determined by a geographic location, a particular age group (or...