Bob Abbate Marketing as your Marketing Partner

Pivot…. I never thought I’d use that word so many times in a short period of time. When Covid-19 descended on us, pivot is what we had to do and had to do quickly. Back in March, at Covid’s outset, BAM worked with our clients to craft appropriate advertising that...

Understanding and Shaping Consumer Behavior in the Next Normal

  Consumer beliefs and behaviors are changing fast. To keep up with—and perhaps even influence—those changes, companies must leverage deep consumer insights. Months after the novel coronavirus was first detected in the United States, the COVID-19 crisis continues...

Big Brands Spending Big Bucks on TV

Ever wonder what the "big guys" are spending on the TV ads you know and love (or hate)? How much money is Geico putting behind that gecko? What's Liberty Mutual investing in their TV ads that feature LiMu Emu and Doug? Here's the spending of the Top 5. It's mind...

‘Success Addicts’ Choose Being Special Over Being Happy

Certain songs have always struck me as being part of the soundtrack of my life. Years ago, around the time I was getting Bob Abbate Marketing off the ground, I decided that my personal soundtrack should have fewer songs like Huey Lewis and The News’ “Workin’ For A...

Glass Half Full Analysis of Consumer Sentiment in the Coronavirus Era

  I’ve been carefully reading about and digesting the recent economic news, paying particular attention to how the coronavirus is impacting consumer behavior. Last week the New York Times reported on retail sales for the month of March.They reported that ”total...

Marketing Your Business During a Global Crisis

As we’re all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a crisis of global proportions, disrupting large corporations and small businesses, closing schools and requiring people to practice social distancing and virtual communication. During these uncertain times, one of...

Where You Work Doesn’t Matter. Who You Work With Does.

I’ve always felt I do my best creative and strategic work when I’m in my office. So, after a week of working in solitary confinement at home, I decided to pull on some protective gloves and go to BAM. I got some work done, but I realized that the great creative and...
A Love Note

A Love Note

I recently received this handwritten note from one of our media partners. We collaborated with Jess on the planning and media buy for an event to take place at a client's retail location. Our media partners are good hardworking folks, but occasionally we find that a...

Why Big Brands Choose Small Agencies.

Why Big Brands Choose Small Agencies.

At BAM, we like to think of our agency as a "lean, mean marketing machine." Because we're relatively small, we're always in motion, ready to react to the needs of our clients and competitive market conditions. So when I saw this article in AdAge the other day, It made...

Happy Trails Don Imus

Happy Trails Don Imus

Tomorrow, March 29th, the sun will set on the career of Don Imus. I've been a Don Imus fan since the day he first cracked the mic on WNBC in New York in 1971. My buddy Fred and I used to listen to the I-Man on 66-WNBC during our morning commute to New York Tech in...

Are You Ready For Some Super Bowl Ads?

Are You Ready For Some Super Bowl Ads?

Welcome sports fans! Like most of us, and especially those of us in the ad biz, I watch the Super Bowl to see the commercials as well as the game. What will Budweiser present this year? Another Clydesdale spot? How many advertisiers will incorporate a social media...

The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year… Why Should You Care?

The 2018 Pantone Color of the Year… Why Should You Care?

This year it’s Pantone 18-3838, also known as Ultra Violet.    Heres why it matters: Colors can be synonymous for the brands they represent, like Tiffany Blue, or Coca-Cola Red. This is important because having a color palette a company can identify with helps...