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Why Flyers are Powerful Marketing Tools and How to Post Them Legally

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Dec 09, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in print advertising, out-of-home advertising, Marketing collateral

When we first sit down with a new client, we discuss their goals, budget, business location and marketing options available to them. For those clients who are local merchants on a tight budget, we often recommend they use flyers to connect with...

9 Holiday Marketing Ideas to Help Small Local Businesses Stand Out

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Dec 02, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in holiday advertising, holiday shopping, small business

The holiday season is upon us, and that means that small business owners around the country are trying to figure out how to up their marketing game to make their small, local business stand out from the crowd of local merchants, all vying for the...

5 Ways to Use FSIs Effectively This Holiday Season

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in print advertising, holiday advertising, effective advertising, print campaigns, free standing inserts, FSI

The holiday season is upon us. For many people, that means trimming trees, decking halls and pretending your family doesn’t drive you nuts. But for marketers it means one thing: Getting your offer in front of consumers who are ready to spend BIG.

In...

5 Integrated Marketing Strategies That Actually Work

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Nov 18, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in integrated marketing, integrate print and digital, integrated advertising campaign, print media, digital media planning

Ask any CMO what their biggest challenge is and they’re likely to tell you selecting the right channels to deliver their brand’s messaging. There was a time when marketers had limited channels to choose from, namely traditional outlets like print,...

5 Ways to Win with OOH Ads

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Nov 11, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in integrated marketing plan, creative advertising, outdoor advertising, out-of-home advertising

If you are a CMO, you’re most likely aware that more and more marketing channels open up each year. You most likely also know that you have become even more accountable for delivering big results and return on ad spend.

Though newer, shiner channels...

How to Conduct Audience Research to Craft the Right Messaging

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Nov 04, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in Reaching Your Audience, integrated marketing, target audience, marketing goals

Imagine your mother-in-law visits one afternoon and brings with her a little gift she picked up for you at a local flea market. You open it. It’s a set of clown salt and pepper shakers.

She asks if you like them and you say, “These are going in the...

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...

Common Newspaper Advertising FAQs

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Oct 21, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in print media, Site Direct Media Buying, negotiating, executing media plans

I had a friend once who loved a particular restaurant in the city we were both living in and it royally irked him when he called for a reservation and couldn’t get a table, especially when he was trying to impress a new love interest. He started...

5 Pieces of Marketing Collateral That Convert

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Oct 14, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in print advertising, print marketing, Marketing collateral

If you follow any marketing trends, you know that this year has had many a small business owner trying to figure out how to get chatbots to work for them. While AI certainly has a place in marketing, know what we’ve found to work even better? Good...

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5 Strategies for Marketing Your Urgent Care Center

By Jenna Bruce on Mon, Oct 07, 2019 @ 10:00 AM in media buying, marketing goals, healthcare

As more consumers learn the benefits of visiting an urgent care center (UCC) over a traditional emergency room, more centers pop up in a local area. It doesn’t matter if your center has the latest equipment and most experienced staff. To stop...