Can magazines be a viable advertising option for small business?

For many small business owners, advertising is limited to a restricted number of avenues. Cheap pricing and the potential for exponential sharing almost automatically throws social media/online marketing into the forefront. Begging the question; in an increasingly digital world, is print advertising still worth the investment? Some evidence suggests it is. April 24, 2013

Google's 'Enhanced Campaigns' a challenge for advertisers?

You may have already read my 60-Seconds column about false advertising -- but the online advertising world faces a number of challenges -- quite possibly the biggest challenge is from Google. Here, Greenlight's Angela Knibb helps shed some light on the whole sordid mess! February 27, 2013

False Advertising ???

True or False: Designers have disappeared from the web advertising world because they're no longer needed -- who needs a designer when you can blatantly use false advertising to entrap your audience to click. Good question? Have you fallen prey to this ploy? February 23, 2013

PUBLISHING UPDATE - death knell for the print industry?

Dig in and target the right market. Although ebooks now outsell print, there's still a huge and ready market . . . here's the latest publishing update:
* E-books send a shiver down the spine of the publishing industry
* In Digital World, Advertising Age Redesigns Print Publication
* What Hollywood Can Teach You About Great Presentations
* The truth about newspapers in the 21st century
* Weighing the custom publishing proposition
* Newspapers still have power, it seems
* Why print media is still green
* Ebooks Now Outsell Print Books
and more ... January 24, 2013

Marketing Update : Data is the New Creative

January is almost over, so we're looking forward to February marketing. Interesting they're saying that DATA is the new currency . . . here's the latest marketing update :
* Don’t Ignore Direct Mail in Today’s Social Media Marketplace
* Press releases with visuals boost views by nearly tenfold
* Email marketing: Deliverability trends and benchmarks
* The power of content in building a brand
* The human touch of direct-mail marketing
* What's the matter with this picture?
* Data: The new creative
... and more January 15, 2013

Publishing Update : 2013 Here we come

Yes, it's an all new year -- and we know that designers have to be publishers as well! But with social media eating away everyone's time you'd think there's now place for print media. Don't fool yourself . . . here's the latest publishing update:
* Building the wall: Will digital subscriptions save the newspaper industry?
* Newspapers report ad revenue loss for 25th quarter in a row
* Newspapers join to create digital circulars on steroids
* How will the January USPS postage hike impact you?
* Doing print forensics brings new business
* Social media marketing in print
* Quit selling printing
and more ... January 10, 2013

Marketing Update : Winter tips for the wise

Happy New Year, and welcome to the ever changing landscape of marketing, with some interesting statistics, tips and tricks -- offline and on. This issue helps us get in gear for the new year ...
* Lessons from the runways: What PR pros can learn from New York Fashion Week
* Social Media Marketing: Don’t Forget the Message
* Journalist shares 7 common PR sins to avoid
* Customer service is your marketing strategy
* The PR industry's high school stereotypes
* 7 habits of highly successful PR people
* Inside the mind of a marketer
... and more January 8, 2013

Marketing Update : October Blast

October rock-n-roll, marketing -- Pay attention to what you do after deploying content ... these are all important consideration for all designers... this issue:
* 72 Fascinating Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012
* Content marketing metrics: How to drive action instead of reaction
* 4 online reputation management tips you should follow
* Email Deliverability: 5 tactics for 99% delivery
* 12 things to do after writing a new blog post
* Eliminate 'to be' verbs in business writing
... and more October 2, 2012

Marketing Update : promotions into fall

Make some money! Marketing, promotion, content strategy, best practices -- important consideration for all designers... this issue:
* Why content marketing is a great SEO strategy, not a short-term tactic
* 5 Tips for Maintaining a Social Media Presence with a Skeleton Crew
* Content Strategy: Elevate Your Content Marketing in 6 Easy Steps
* Breathe new life into your marketing with visual content
* The press release diet: A 12-step program
* 7 mobile marketing best-practices
... and more September 26, 2012

Fall Publishing Update

Designers have to be publishers as well ... with the internet and social media, the publishing industry is faced with a complicated road ... here's the latest publishing update:
* Newspapers are running out of time to adapt to digital future
* Newspapers' Next Move In Expanding The Reach Of Digital Ads
* The digital game plan: Is anyone doing it right?
* 3 things you must know about print marketing
* For newspapers, a less than daily future
* Print is dead? Not so fast September 20, 2012