TV Central in Media Mixology

(Adam Armbruster for TVWeek) Are you a media multitasker? You are if you need to watch the TV news at the same time you read a newspaper. Or if you can’t drive your car without checking e-mails on your BlackBerry. Or if you’re compelled to surf the Net on your…

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Tapping the Resouces of Local TV

Local TV stations are one of the finest sources of marketing concepts and execution among media choices. When the overall market is slower, the opportunities they offer only multiply. Broadcast television stations can help media planners and clients generate measurable results in short order—just the thing needed in this difficult…

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Making Advertising Really Pay

Every year our firm holds advertising profit seminars with large groups of clients. What have we learned? For starters, we’ve learned the old adage about “50 percent of all advertising is wasted” is wrong. Actually, the percentage is higher. We have determined that at least 60 percent of a typical…

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Not a Question of Luck

“If I could just tell when my dealership advertising was working, I’d be thrilled!” I hear this comment from many dealers. To this point, I offer the same response: “If you can’t tell when your ad plan is working, how will your customer!?” There’s no getting lucky in dealership advertising.…

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The Other Success Indicator

“Increase my sales immediately!” is the cry we all hear so often from advertisers. Is it that a sales increase is the only, or even the preferred method to measure an advertising campaign? Is there no other way to create financial success for a television advertiser? Of course there is.…

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