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Do You Have a Solid Marketing Strategy in Place?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Oct 28, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in marketing, marketing goals, ROI, lead nuturing

We talk a lot about running advertising campaigns on this blog. We’d be remiss if we didn’t also discuss the biggest factor in whether or not that campaign will be successful: and that is whether or not you have an overall solid marketing strategy...

Should You Get Help from a Professional Media Buyer?

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Sep 09, 2019 @ 01:21 PM in media buying, media planning, print media buying, media planning agency, ROI

We’ll admit it – we always get a bit disheartened when we hear how some business owners view media buying services. Namely, that they are an expense that is simply not needed.

The thing is, no one really attempts to cut their own hair, fix their own...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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, ...

9 Reasons to Include Print in Your Marketing Mix in 2019

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 @ 10:00 AM in print advertising, print ads, Media Mix, ROI

The 1990s gave us boy bands and pop divas, ripped jeans and combat boots, and must-see TV shows like Friends and Seinfeld. Oh, the 90s also gave us a little something called the internet.

Over the past 20+ years, as the internet has grown, people...