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Brkthru Spotlight on Black History Month_
Loving vs Virginia

Each Black History Month I strive to learn something new – about a person, a group or more recently, an in depth-study into the landmark Loving vs Virginia Supreme Court case ruling unanimously that state laws banning interracial marriage were unconstitutional. Richard and Mildred Loving were legally married in Washington, D.C. in June 1958 and … Read More

Get Your Marketing in Shape_

Digital Media Tips for the Fitness Industry Ask your coworkers, friends, and family about their goals for 2023. 90% of them will likely say they want to better themselves physically in some way, shape, or form. If you own or manage a gym, health club, or fitness center (or are a marketer for one), the … Read More

B2B Advertising is Big Business: The First in a Series on B2B Marketing

Often overlooked in our marketing and advertising field is the important role of Business-to-Business (B2B) advertising. At $18.47 Billion projected in advertising spending in 2024, it’s time to give B2B its due. The seismic changes triggered by the pandemic also included an accelerated shift in B2B advertising from in-person channels to digital ads, with B2B … Read More

The Super Bowl’s Ad Value to SMBs

When we think about advertising and the Super Bowl, the number one association we make is with linear TV and a 30 second ad spot that costs upward of $8 million. I would punt on that. Let me explain. You can make a splash in a 30 second Super Bowl spot, if executed correctly. But … Read More

Meta’s Attempts at Revenue Reconciliation

In the second quarter, Meta posted its first-ever YoY revenue decline with the average price per ad on the platform decreasing 14%. Early forecasts for Meta’s worldwide ad revenue was around $130 billion for 2022, but as we near year-end, that prediction is looking very unlikely. In response to disappointing Q2 and Q3 results, Meta … Read More

It’s the Strategy, Stupid!

Forgive the aggressive title, but I need your attention. Our job at Brkthru is to do our best to enhance our agency partners’ relationships with their end clients. Great products, on-time and accurate reporting, campaign optimizations and results are extremely important, but what clients really look for from their advertising agencies is strategy! A new study … Read More

Surprising Resurgences: Out-of-Home and QR Codes

Who could have imagined a few years ago that Out-of-Home and the once-maligned QR Code would rise again as viable marketing tools post-pandemic. Increased vaccine rates helped much of the world reopen and begin to venture out of their homes, we adapted to fewer “hands on” information sources, and marketers shifted how they reach key … Read More

2023 Digital Marketing Forecast_ Sunny with a Chance of Storms

Some may say events of the past two years in digital marketing could be characterized as cataclysmic. Together as an industry, we’ve worked to take shelter, secure the windows, prepare our readiness kits, and bolster our communication plans. But what fronts are moving across the marketing Doppler as we look to 2023? More than we … Read More

Apple Takes Bites at Ad Dollars

Apple has been making a slow, but not so subtle move into the ad industry over the past year. When Apple released iOS 14.5 in April 2021, their App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature rattled the industry as iPhone users began opting out of tracking across other apps and websites. What Apple deems a privacy-centered move … Read More

New Format, Who Dis?

Google announced they are changing the format of their search ads on the Search Engine Results Page (SERP). Say “so long” to the ads label and get ready for the new sponsored label at the top left of the ads. But wait…there’s more! Google wants to also add the business name and logo to the … Read More