Despite potential financial restrictions, marketing remains a priority for small business decision-makers.
Political advertising reached $9.8 billion in the 2016 election year, marking a more than 4% increase from the 2012 election cycle ($9.4 billion) and representing a new record.
Eight out of 10 respondents said a search engine was their top choice among a collection of digital and nondigital sources to look up information for local businesses last year.
Referrals (66%) and company websites (47%) continue to be the best sources of new customers for local advertisers, much as they were back in 2011.
More than 40% of SMBs in the US rely on social media ads for brand awareness as well as revenue generation.
The dislike of cinema advertising by Gen Xers may be explained by the fact that they grew up watching movies before the introduction of cinema advertising.
Of the major adult generations, Gen Xers (35-49) are the most likely to say that they’re exposed to multiple ads on the radio in a typical day.
Professionals meetings and conferences occupy the largest share (13.7%) of medical marketing budgets.
Millennials are more influenced by political advertising than Gen Xers or Baby Boomers.
Advertiser spending on the media platforms tracked by Kantar Media declined by 3.9% in Q3, the same rate of decline as seen in Q2.