Category: Marketing

2018 Holiday Season Shopping Trends: Mobile, Smart Speakers and In-Store Purchases

More than 164 million people plan to shop over Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation Consumers say they will spend an average of $1,007.24 during the 2018 holiday season a 4.1% increase from 2017, according the National Retail Federation. E-commerce continues to gain traction during the holidays, but bricks-and-mortar shops remain popular with consumers: Read More…

AMA NEO Wins Accolades in National Competition

CLEVELAND — The American Marketing Association Northeast Ohio (AMA NEO) chapter announced today that it has been recognized for its “Programming Special Merit” for the 2017—18 year by the organization’s international headquarters. The AMA’s annual Chapter Excellence Awards (CEAs) program highlights exceptional performance among the organization’s 70+ professional chapters across the U.S. and Canada.   Read More…

How to Run a One-Person Marketing Shop: An Interview with Melissa Wilson

By Chris Karel Melissa Wilson’s career spans nine years in integrated communications and digital marketing. She’s a practical influencer who facilitates the transfer of ideas and objectives, gathers feedback to improve ideas and objectives in order to understand the audience, and develops a brand-compliant narrative to reach them. In doing so, Wilson helps her company Read More…

Should You Invest in Banner Advertising for Offline Products?

Given the increasing opportunities offered to advertise products and brands to potential customers online, it’s not surprising that firms’ online advertising expenditures have risen steadily, and a great deal of that spending is directed toward banner advertising. Online banner advertising may be a natural choice for online retailers, but what about retailers that realize the Read More…

8 Ways Marketers Can Better Manage Millennials

Bob Armour, the CMO of Jellyvision, is the third oldest person working at his company. “As you can see, I’m not a millennial,” he told the audience at the AMA’s 2018 Marketing Week Live conference. Even though he isn’t a millennial, Armour manages mostly millennials at Jellyvion, a Chicago company that has been lauded for Read More…