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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 […]

Blog, Digital Marketing, News
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 […]

Blog, News
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 […]

Blog, News, Technology
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 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 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
November 18, 2019

Shoppers Connect With Christmas Early, Via Smart TVs

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc.  A shortened, Black Friday-to-Christmas shopping season already has spawned big TV deals and the accompanying advertising — two to three weeks ahead of Thanksgiving. WalMart, for example, started advertising last week a 50-inch Class 4K Roku Smart TV for $148, a price tag that will be available on […]

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