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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...

Print Marketing Can Improve Your Brand’s Perception

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Mar 11, 2019 @ 10:15 AM in building your brand, print marketing, branding, ROI, brand recognition

Political consultant Lee Atwater once said, “Perception is reality.” Many of today’s brands have realized just how true that statement is. The divide between what your brand is and what consumers believe your brand to be can often be wide. This is...

4 Magazine Advertising Strategies to Improve Your ROI

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Mar 04, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in magazines, magazine readership, magazine advertising, ROI

Print advertising naysayers like to point out certain facts that support their narrative while ignoring facts that don’t. For instance, they might tell you that overall, magazine’s circulation numbers have decreased in the past decade, proof, they...

7 Reasons to Add Free Standing Inserts to Your Media Mix

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Feb 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in newspaper advertising, newspaper ads, print marketing, preprint, FSI

Whenever we sit down with a new client, we always ask them two questions:

1) What are your overall campaign goals, and…

2) What channels have you been using to reach those goals.

What we hear time and time again is that many, if not most SMBs, want...

Is Your Ad Frequency Effective?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Feb 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in frequency of newspapers ads, conversion rate, frequency, brand recognition, data research

Do you recognize the following catchphrases?

“Just Do It.”

“Good to the last drop.”

“Melts in your mouth, not in your hands.”

“15 minutes could save 15% or more on car insurance.”

Can you name the brand that goes with each? If so, it’s probably...

Is Your Media Mix Achieving Your Goals?

By Jenna Bruce on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in integrated marketing, integrate print and digital, integrated advertising campaign, marketing

As a CMO, you want your advertising campaigns to pay off in tangible, absolute ways. This means your returns must justify the investment, and your metrics justify the time and effort.

A report by Kantar Millward Brown reveals that integrated...

Print Marketing Strategies for B2B Owners

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Feb 04, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in print advertising, print media, ROI, b2b

There is a myth that has been going around for years now that says, ‘print marketing no longer works in the digital age.’ We beg to differ. In fact, numerous surveys have all uncovered the same thing: When it comes to making a purchasing decision, ...

Traditional VS Digital Billboards – Which is Better?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Jan 28, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in integrated marketing plan, outdoor advertising, out-of-home advertising, billboard, ooh

Last week I talked about the benefits of billboard advertising for small business owners. While many advertisers continue to focus their attention and budgets on online channels, out-of-home (OOH) sector continues to see consistent growth around the...