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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...

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...

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...

How Does Media Buying Work?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Nov 26, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in media buying, media planning, print media buying, media planning agency

You’ve got a new product and want to let the world know how amazing it is. What do you do? The short and simple answer is: you rent media real estate (radio slot, billboard, online banner ad) that will allow you to get your message in front of the...

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, integrated marketing, media planning

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...

How to Negotiate with Media Vendors Like a Pro

By Jenna Bruce on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 02:08 PM in media buying

Buying media for clients means ensuring we get them the best deal possible while nurturing our partnerships with media reps. This is how we create successful campaigns for clients and lasting relationships with effective media properties.

While it’s...

5 Media Planning Mistakes That Will Kill Your Campaigns

By Jenna Bruce on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 @ 02:34 PM in media buying

Whether you want to build brand awareness or promote your products or service, you’ll need to engage in some good ol’ fashioned media planning. It may seem simple to some – after all, how hard can it be to gather some data and use it to align your...

How to Select the Right Media Planning Agency

By Jenna Bruce on Wed, Sep 02, 2015 @ 09:17 AM in media buying, media planning, media planning agency

If you’re a small- to medium-sized company, you know firsthand that a careful and strategic media campaign can help grow your business from a local player to a national brand. That’s the good news. The bad news is, launching a successful media...