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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

Gen Z: Kicking Brands & Taking Names 

For over a hundred years, brands like Coca Cola have achieved their success by building brand loyalty with their customers using perception-based aspects, such as company image and customer experience. When a customer becomes brand loyal, they often believe that no other company can provide a higher quality product. In Coca Cola’s case, they have … 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

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

Class in Session: Brkthru U Kicks Off in Norfolk

The inaugural class of Brkthru U took place December 5-9 in Norfolk, VA, as our week-long, immersive training program for new team members to learn the Brkthru Mission, Values, Brand, Culture and Operations – the Brkthru Way. Brkthru U, led by Director of Learning & Development Courtney Jones, facilitators Jennifer Bird, Zoe Matthews and Shawn … 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

This Holiday Season, Shoppers ‘Got a Brand New Bag’

If you feel like the holiday season beckons earlier each year, it’s not just the sugar-plums dancing in your head. From a consumer perspective, early shopping has become a habit. Sales events like the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale, Target’s Deal Days, and Walmart’s Rollbacks and More spurred holiday spending in the first half of … Read More

What Recession? Marketers Are Optimistic About 2023 Plans

If you’re experiencing whiplash reading the headlines about a recession (possible) and inflation (real), you’re not alone.  Politicians, economists, and market professionals are engaged in a semantic debate over whether the U.S. economy is in a recession. According to the general definition—a recession is defined by two consecutive quarters of negative gross domestic product (GDP). Others … Read More