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Why Do People Love College Basketball and Playing Their Brackets Each Year?

Posted by Michael S OGrady on Mar 30, 2020 3:02:47 PM

I love college basketball, heck, I love all basketball, but I love the action and passion of college basketball most of all. I think one of the main drivers of our obsession lies in the marketing and advertising industry's focus on delivering content at an incredible pace, which delivers massive impressions and engagement.

America loves college basketball; the statistics are staggering with 11.3 million viewers on average over the last 22 years. College fans live-streamed a total of 80.7 million hours with a record viewership of 21.2 million for the championship game, which was a record. TV advertising spends from 2005 to 2015 were a total of $8,668,000, with 2015 coming in at $1,163,000. In 2015, the average cost of a 30-second spot was $1.55 million. Digital advertising spend by device in 2015 left smartphones & tablets getting $30.4 billion and desktops & laptops receiving $27.6 billion.

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Topics: Marketing, Digital Marketing

The Marketing Comeback Kid of 2018: The E-Newsletter

Posted by Michael S OGrady on Oct 24, 2018 8:14:00 AM

What's the Deal With E-Newsletters?

Remember the "club fair" when you first started college, everyone with great enthusiasm signs up for way too many clubs but in the end only really joined one or two. Similarly, it's become an all too familiar occurrence, email inboxes brimming with newsletters we signed up to receive. The realization usually starts with a Monday morning inbox mess, and a when did I sign up for that moment?

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Email Design

Make Your Marketing Sizzle: How To Create Landing Pages That Convert

Posted by Michael S OGrady on Oct 16, 2018 7:58:00 AM

If you know anything about the internet and marketing your business online, you probably know of or have heard of landing pages. Essentially, a landing page is a web page created so you can drive targeted traffic to it, using various methods like FB or Google ads, banner ads, marketing emails and more.

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Topics: Website, Digital Marketing

How to Effectively Measure the Worth of your Content Marketing Program

Posted by Michael S OGrady on Oct 9, 2018 7:59:00 AM

More content marketing has become something of a business mantra over the past ten years, but how do you know if the content you’re producing is doing your brand any good? Clicks can be deceptive, and sales don’t always mean long-term revenue.

Studies show that 33% of B2B marketers and 41% of B2C marketers have no idea how to measure their content marketing efforts effectively. If you’re wondering whether your efforts are hitting the mark, here are a few simple tips to help you measure its worth of your business publishing efforts.

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Topics: Marketing, Digital Marketing

A Social Media Marketer's Quick Guide to Facebook Ads

Posted by Michael S OGrady on Oct 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Compared to Google AdWords, Facebook Advertising ranks as the reigning champ. You can advertise with them for mere pennies on the dollar, which means you can pimp out your products or services not only effectively, but cost-efficiently too.

Provided, of course, you’ve gleaned a bit of know-how and aren’t flying blind. To really see returns you can bank on, we strongly suggest using the Facebook Ads Manager to run your campaigns.

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Topics: Social Media, Digital Marketing


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