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Digital Opportunities for TV/Cable Ad Sellers Abound

BIA's 2019 local advertising forecast shows over-the-air (OTA) television advertising as the fourth largest of all media in advertising dollars at over $17 billion in local in 2019. Cable TV is forecast at $5.8 billion in 2019. While digital/online television advertising accounts for…

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Mobile is the Fastest Growing Advertising Channel

56.5% of small businesses are using mobile advertising, according to data from BIA’s latest Local Commerce Monitor™ (LCM) survey report, Mobile Advertising and Small Businesses, up from 22.9% of small businesses just two years ago. Small business advertisers are attracted to mobile's better ad reach, as…

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8 out of 10 Small Businesses Use Social Media Advertising

  80% of small businesses use social media for advertising and promotion, according to data from BIA’s latest Local Commerce Monitor™ (LCM) survey report, Social Media Advertising and Small Businesses. This includes free social media channels, such as a Facebook page.  Local advertising on social media channels…

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Twitter Popular With Small Businesses

When it comes to social media usage by small and medium businesses (SMBs), Facebook is still King, with 45.0% of SMBs saying they use a Facebook page for advertising and promotion, according to Wave 20 of our Local Commerce Monitor™ survey of…

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Small Businesses Are Seeing Value in Instagram

Small businesses are increasingly using Instagram for advertising and promotion, according to Wave 20 of our Local Commerce Monitor™ survey of small businesses (Q3/2016). While a Facebook page is still the most popular social media used by small businesses, their increased use of Instagram year-over-year,…

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What Do SMBs Want in 2017?

In the spirit of the holidays and gift lists, BIA/Kelsey offers up our 2nd annual Holiday Wish List for SMBs. So what products and services are small and medium businesses most interested in adding to their marketing activities in 2017? In Wave 20 of…

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SMBs Spend on Social Media Advertising

Social Media is the top marketing channel for SMBs once again, according to Wave 19 of Local Commerce Monitor (LCM), our survey of small and medium businesses. 73.2% of SMBs in the full sample reported that they use social media…

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Flipping Tacos at Ad:Tech San Francisco

I attended an intriguing breakout session -- "Spreading the Word: Advanced Strategies for Content Distribution" -- at the ad:tech conference today in San Francisco's glistening Moscone Center. The session  featured a presentation by Alex from Digitas, who walked the audience through…

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