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Mobile Key for Small Businesses in 2017

Mobile usage by consumers has a direct impact on small businesses' decisions to use mobile advertising channels -- specifically location based advertising. With nearly 90% of US consumers having a phone, small businesses are increasing their use of mobile advertising over other media…

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Co-Op Advertising Users Love Video

Yesterday I wrote about how small businesses that use co-op advertising funds are heavy users of traditional media, particularly community sponsorships and direct mail. When we look at what digital advertising channels co-op users are adopting - video is key. According to results…

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Co-Op Advertising Users are Traditionalists

According to BIA/Kelsey’s Local Commerce Monitor™ survey of small and medium businesses (SMBs), 14.8% of the 1,000 SMBs in the survey report using co-op advertising funds. Of these, 21.1% are franchisees or licensees of larger national companies — most owning between one and…

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Why Do Some Small Businesses Prefer to DIY?

Small businesses in our Local Commerce Monitor™ survey of small businesses (Q3/2016) were split in their digital advertising implementation preferences. Of the small businesses in the full sample of the survey, 48.2% preferred a “Do It Myself” (DIY) model for digital advertising,…

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Small Businesses DIY vs. Agencies

Small businesses in our Local Commerce Monitor™ survey of small businesses (Q3/2016) were split in their digital advertising implementation preferences. Of the small businesses in the full sample of the survey, 48.2% preferred a "Do It Myself" (DIY) model for digital…

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Financial Small Businesses Go Local By Community Sponsorships

BIA/Kelsey’s Local Commerce Monitor™ survey of small businesses (Q3/2016) asks small businesses in key industries such as financial services (banks, accountants, tax services and financial-based franchises) about their advertising strategies.  As with other industries, digital media plays a large role in financial…

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