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Home Improvement Advertising During Covid-19

When it comes to advertisers, Home Improvement is comprised of a mix of service providers and retail establishments. BIA's local advertising forecast looks at several key local home improvement categories: maintenance services, home building services, plumbers and HVAC, and home…

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Over Half of Retailers’ Local Ad Spend Goes to Digital

Last week Amazon announced that millions of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) worldwide are selling through Amazon (over one million alone in the U.S.). According to Amazon, it has helped more than 50,000 small and medium-sized businesses exceeded $500,000 in sales in its stores worldwide, and nearly…

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Mobile Influences 50% of Retail Purchases

Smartphones are used by just about everyone, and they're being used to make offline buying decisions. In fact, more than 50% of all retail purchases are influenced by mobile, according to the National Retail Federation, and that's not just paid advertising. Retailers, however, are…

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Review: Planet Retail’s Report on The Future of Shopping

We lose track of the incremental changes in our culture that digital has wrought. But shopping has really changed. The core components of shopping -- Search and discovery, promotions, prices, inventory, instore browsing, checkout, pickup and delivery, store locations and…

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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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