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September 14, 2021

SBA Marks Another Year of Helping Small Businesses

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. Now that National Small Business Week, Sept.12-18, is upon us, this might be a good time for small business owners to learn what resources are available from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), including COVID-19 relief. The SBA started Small Business Week 50-plus years ago and acknowledges “this […]

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August 25, 2021

5G Rollout Still Moving Sluggishly Along

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. ’Tis that time of year when rumors start swirling about a new iPhone and its release date — usually sometime in mid- to late September — and when we can expect Apple, like other smartphone manufacturers, to boast about how its newest product offers the latest in 5G […]

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July 27, 2021

China Tops Field in E-Commerce ‘Medal Count’

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. The parade of nations that opened the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics last week was perfect timing for a retail report of note: One that ranks the top 10 countries in terms of global e-commerce sales forecasted for 2021. That report earlier this month from the editors at eMarketer/Insider […]

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June 9, 2021

Privacy Changes Create New Targeting Tactics for Marketers

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. App-tracking opt-outs in Apple’s latest operating system and the upcoming phase-out of third-party cookies are among the latest hurdles that marketers and advertisers alike will face in the months ahead — following what already has been a year of challenging times. With such changes and privacy concerns, targeting […]

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May 26, 2021

3 Developments to Watch As — or If — the Olympics Unfold

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. The chief challenge faced right now by organizers of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics is trying to convince the world that the games will be staged come late July, despite growing calls by Japanese citizens and others that the games be canceled amid COVID-19 concerns. However, Dick Pound, […]

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April 21, 2021

Experts Turn to Marketing to Fight Vaccine Hesitancy

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. Some of the busiest marketers today are those battling COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, which is become a growing concern among government officials, the medical profession and marketing agencies alike. The New York Times succinctly summarized the challenge that those anti-hesitancy allies face with this headline from today: “Half of […]

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April 7, 2021

Pandemic Brings Stardom to Mobile Pay Apps

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. In the fall of 2014, during their annual reveal of new products and services, the “one more thing” that Apple and CEO Tim Cook would introduce to the world, Apple Pay, would prove to be a yawner in its infancy. In the first half of 2015, reports found […]

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March 9, 2021

Digital Grocery Shopping to Remain a Thing in 2021

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. With COVID-19 vaccinations steadily climbing and experts predicting herd immunity sometime later this year as a result, one would think those lines of cars waiting for their digital grocery orders at the back of stores might get shorter and even go away later this year. But, not so […]

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February 11, 2021

Predictably, Digital Time for Adults and Kids Soared in 2020

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. Here are some study results that make you wonder if others are using eyedrops as much as you are during these pandemic times: Adults in the United States added an hour of digital time across their devices last year, bringing the daily average of time spent to 7 […]

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January 27, 2021

Bud Opts Out of Super Bowl, Saying ‘This Vaccine Is for You’

By Jay Bemis | Advertising Systems Inc. It has been nearly a year since businesses started focusing on proper brand messaging during a pandemic, with most letting their customers know that “we are here for you during these challenging times.” Budweiser injected a large dose of such brand messaging this week when announcing that it […]

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