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April 30, 2020

Turn Your Existing Content Into Effective Video

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc.  Assuring your customers that you’re here for them in pandemic times is brand messaging that we addressed in this space last month. Such “we’re here for you” messaging was dominant with advertisers as COVID-19 began to sweep across the United States, and it still is what your customers […]

Blog, Video Marketing
April 16, 2020

Marketers Wielding Creativity to Battle Coronavirus

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. As marketers mull uncertainties spawned by the coronavirus, one trait they’ve always brandished continues to stand above the rest, as recent virus episodes gone viral have shown. That trait is called creativity. One hashtag campaign in social marketing, for example, is #TheGreatAmericanTakeout, which encourages citizens nationwide to support […]

Blog, Social Marketing
March 27, 2020

Fight Virus With the Right Brand Messaging

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. Marketers no doubt face many challenges in the months ahead as the new coronavirus spreads like a wildfire across the United States. As a small business marketer, consider putting at the top of your list what the bigger companies already are doing: Assuring your customers that you will […]

Blog, Email Marketing, News, Small Business
March 16, 2020

5 Positive Thoughts for Marketers Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc.  After a weekend that saw millions of Americans hoarding food and other supplies and hunkering down in their homes because of the new coronavirus, it’s time for marketers to think about a few positives that may arise from this ongoing crisis. Here are five such positives that come […]

Blog, Digital Marketing, News
February 27, 2020

4 Ways to Make Your Social Media Wanna Rock

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. Perhaps you saw Facebook debut its first Super Bowl commercial earlier this month. Titled “Facebook Groups: Ready to Rock?” and set to Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock,” it ends with comedian Chris Rock and actor Sylvester Stallone, decked like Rocky Balboa, celebrating at the top of the steps […]

Blog, Social Marketing, Social Media Marketing
February 20, 2020

Digital Political Ad Spend Soars to Record High

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. Billionaires running for president will help boost digital political ad spending past $1 billion for the first time in U.S. elections — and then some — with spending on digital political ads expected to reach a $1.34-billion total in the 2019-20 election cycle, eMarketer reported last week. That […]

Blog, News, Search Marketing
January 27, 2020

Search Marketing a Key Factor in 2019’s Holiday Sales

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. Is yours a small business that buttresses its brick-and-mortar presence with search marketing, through which you target ads to potential customers who have simply glanced at your website while pondering a purchase? And perhaps, through those targeting and retargeting efforts, you’ve caused those customers to traverse even farther […]

Blog, Search Marketing
January 15, 2020

LinkedIn Expected to Enjoy Even More Steady Growth

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. When it was launched in 2003, LinkedIn mainly served as a professional networking service where businesses could post jobs and potential employees could post their curriculum vitae for any potential employers to see. Owned by Microsoft since 2016, LinkedIn has grown exponentially, now boasting its own business model […]

Blog, News, Social Marketing
December 30, 2019

2020 Elections to Put Ad Targeting to the Test

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc.  With the 2020 primary-election season but a month away and $6-billion plus expected to be spent on political advertising for the campaign, ad targeting will be a crucial factor in determining how candidates, political parties and others in the U.S. divvy all of those funds. When it comes […]

Blog, News, Search Marketing, Social Marketing
December 16, 2019

4 Trends That Will Dominate Ad, Marketing Talk in 2020

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. Better internet connectivity via 5G, a presidential-election year, a gathering of summer Olympians in Tokyo and protecting data privacy: Expect all of these subjects to reap much chatter around the water cooler in the ad and marketing worlds in 2020. Here are status reports on each subject, and […]

Blog, News
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