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Ecommerce Tips For Your Business

We’ve all been on a smart device and going about our business –– work emails, paying bills, checking-in on friends, or going down an online rabbit hole (did you know that hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards?) – and an ad appears for something you never knew you needed: an electronic gumball … Read More

The Netflix Ad-Supported Tier is Taking Shape, and It’s Not What Marketers Expected

A $60 CPM? Out-of-reach minimum $20 million? No ability to select programming? No third-party measurement? As marketers wait with anticipation for news about the Netflix ad-supported offering, some emerging news has marketers, agencies and digital media firms scratching their heads.  The digital media pros at Brkthru are all for new paid digital media advertising opportunities … Read More

The Surprising Growth Behind Streaming TV: Gen X and Boomers

It might be surprising to some marketers to learn that Americans aged 50 and older (like me) accounted for 39% of streaming watch time since May 2022, an increase from 35% a year earlier, according to Nielsen. That’s the biggest increase in time spent on all streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Roku, Pluto and YouTube. … Read More

In Good (Economic) Times and Bad, We Believe in CTV

Historic inflation, supply chain disruption, war in Ukraine, and other macroeconomic factors have analysts predicting slowed growth in H2 2022 for the global ad market. Consumers are reducing spending on both essential and discretionary items from groceries to home improvement to travel and entertainment. As businesses navigate these factors, and the resulting deceleration of consumer … Read More

TV We’re Watching: Pending Changes with VOD

Exclusive, high-quality and critically acclaimed content has been a key factor in the success of subscription-based video on demand (SVOD) services since their inception. Funded by monthly subscriptions, millions of Americans watch series such as “Stranger Things” and “The Crown” by Netflix and “Obi-Wan Kenobi” by Disney+, acquired programs like “NCIS” on Netflix and “Friends” … Read More

Franchise Business is Booming at the IFE in NYC

The Brkthru team exhibited and attended in early June the International Franchise Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, , and we were happy to be back in person, meeting an energized group of thousands of franchisors, franchisees and small business owners from around the globe looking for their next business opportunity … Read More

Disney & Netflix Take Next Major Steps – Here’s Our Take

Both Disney and Netflix have shared their next steps in their journey to roll out ad-supported tiers of service to customers. On Tuesday, we learned Disney will partner with The Trade Desk to serve programmatic ads across its many properties and use Unified ID 2.0, an alternative to the third party cookie that the Trade … Read More

B2B Travel Is Back: Far from Business as Usual

Almost dormant at the start of a worldwide pandemic, meeting in person is back and valued more than ever. The $500 billion US industry remains changed with a new approach to hybrid meetings among other shifting patterns. As meeting professionals race to adapt, it presents an opportunity for Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs) to modify their … Read More

Commercial Real Estate Appreciates with Digital Marketing

Reaching a Market in Flux. The commercial real estate environment has been shaken up since 2020. We see increased inventory in some areas, and very competitive demand in others, like investment properties. In order to capitalize on the growth, and get ahead of the competition, the marketing and media experts at Brkthru recommend that commercial … Read More