SMB Data Point Of The Week: Ad Spending Drops

SMB Data Point of the Week: Ad Spending Drops

Ad spending is dropping for Core* SMBs according to BIA/Kelsey's Local Commerce Monitor™ (LCM) survey. BIA/Kelsey research director, Steve Marshall attributes the drop to two main causes: Increased use of digital media Increased use of social media Though we've tracked steady growth in SMB digital…

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BIA/Kelsey Insight Paper: Social Sharing Goes Local

BIA/Kelsey Insight Paper: Social Sharing Goes Local

One of the emerging mobile use cases is sharing multimedia through social graphs. We're talking pictures over Instagram, location check-ins over Facebook, and video snaps over Snapchat. It's especially prevalent among increasingly buying-empowered millennials. The technology macro-environment is also driving…

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Local Retail Poised For Digital Expansion

Local Retail Poised for Digital Expansion

Retail SMBs are more poised than their counterparts in other verticals to adopt sophisticated digital advertising and marketing. This is clearly shown by BIA/Kelsey's Local Commerce Monitor ™ (Wave 18) survey of small businesses. Retail SMBs are already highly oriented to…

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Entertainment Value: SMBs Have it Too

SMBs in the entertainment vertical love video advertising. We're talking movie theaters, event venues, catering, on-demand performers*, etc.. As is conducive to their craft, they're big fans of online video, particularly website and YouTube videos. They're also big on cable…

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