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September 25, 2020

Theaters Off to Slow Start, While Streaming Services Still Thrive

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. Is the traditional ritual of “dinner and a movie” on a night out becoming, instead, pizza delivery and the latest hit show from your preferred streaming service at home? That seems to be the trend right now as movie theaters, which finally re-opened their doors in mid-August, experienced […]

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September 16, 2020

4 Innovators Who Have Led the Way During a Bumpy 2020

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. A mere nine months ago in this space, we were among those looking forward to what was shaping up to be a stellar year for the media and advertising worlds — what with the 2020 Summer Olympics slated to be sandwiched by the Democratic and Republican national conventions […]

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August 31, 2020

5G Still Straggling, But Promise May Grow With a Seed From Apple

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. A full rollout of 5G technology continues to drag along, and it’s the economic hardships that many Americans face because of the global pandemic that’s keeping it that way, marketing analysts said in a “Behind the Numbers” podcast last week. Something that might spur the rollout along, they […]

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August 14, 2020

What to Do During a Pandemic? Get Your Video Marketing Going

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc.  Granted, watching late-night talk-show hosts on TV during the pandemic hasn’t been quite the same as when they beamed their shows live from their East or West Coast studios, with a roaring band and audience in tow. But the two Jimmys, as in Fallon and Kimmel, and Stephen, […]

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July 31, 2020

Surging Netflix, Other Streamers in Line for Emmy Glory

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. “And the winner is … yet another streaming service!” Those may just be the words a presenter utters when the 72nd Emmy Awards unfold in September, with Netflix this week breaking the record for most Emmy nominations ever, while one of several streaming newcomers, Disney+, secured a best-drama […]

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July 16, 2020

Tech at the Top of Back-to-School Lists

  By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. Back-to-school life for parents seemed so simple just a few short years ago. They would get a supplies list from their local school system and check off such items as Big Chief tablets and Number 2 pencils as they purchased them. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, back-to-school […]

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June 30, 2020

Boomers’ Online Shopping Habits Spike in Pandemic

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. The generation perhaps most resistant to technological and digital change at the start of this millennium is now embracing it in our pandemic environment — at least when it comes to shopping. In a recent study by the National Retail Federation (NRF), nearly half of the baby boom […]

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June 16, 2020

Road Trips, RVs and Room Rates: Some Travel Positives Emerge

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc.  Travel remains one of the most battered industries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with experts predicting that a full recovery for the industry won’t happen until 2022 — if there’s a viable vaccine for the coronavirus later this year or early next. But Americans tired of […]

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May 29, 2020

China Already Enjoying 5G Benefits While USA’s Timing Lags

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. China as the origin country got the jump on battling the coronavirus, but this past November, two months before the new virus was detected there, it also got a boost on the rest of the world by rolling out 5G technology to much of its citizenry. In a […]

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May 18, 2020

3 Bright Spots That Have Emerged in These Changing Times

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. Though the coronavirus pandemic has shut down a massive number of businesses the past two months and those businesses continue to suffer, there are bright spots in the retail and marketing sectors that center on perhaps a not-so-unlikely trio of bedfellows: Toys, booze and politics. Demand for Legos, […]

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