Webinar: Marketing Your Way Back

Buyers are coming back, is your business ready to reach them? Are you doing all you can to invite them to shop at your store, dine at your restaurant, purchase a car from your dealership or use your services? We've assembled a panel of advertising industry experts to...

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...
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...

How Facebook Marketing Influences THIS Consumer.

How Facebook Marketing Influences THIS Consumer.

I recently read a post on Hubspot titled "9 Proven Tactics of a Successful Local Facebook Marketing Strategy." The post outlines some Facebook marketing strategies that local businesses can use to drive traffic. After reading this post,  I stopped and thought about my...

It’s Officially Bob Abbate Marketing Day in Bridgeport!

It’s Officially Bob Abbate Marketing Day in Bridgeport!

Whereas, today, the 15th of November A.D. 2017, we've got so much to be thankful for here at BAM. Whereas, BAM has assembled what is, without a doubt, THE most talented, knowledgeable and dedicated team of advertising and marketing professionals. Whereas, BAM is...

Art for a Safer World

Art for a Safer World

For people who think that art is a superfluous luxury, check out these ingenious 3D illustrations, designed to slow down traffic and keep pedestrians and drivers safe. In this story from Artnet News, artists around the world have created arresting images to help...

Retail Sales to Grow by 3.7-4.2% This Year

Retail Sales to Grow by 3.7-4.2% This Year

Retail industry sales (excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) in the US will increase by somewhere between 3.7% and 4.2% this year, forecasts the NRF, which also expects an increase of 8-12% in non-store sales.  Both figures are up from similar...

The Importance of Local Authenticity

The Importance of Local Authenticity

When deciding which local businesses to patronize, consumers choose ones they know and trust. If you're a marketers looking to help your business cultivate a strong image within your local community, how can you come across as authentic, believable and local? If...

Yankees Back on Comcast for 2017 Season.

Yankees Back on Comcast for 2017 Season.

Comcast subscribers in our area had to scramble to keep track of the play-by-play broadcast of their favorite team last year. Some swithced cable providers, others found a way to catch the games online. Buy that all changes this year.  Comcast inked a deal with 21st...

BAM’S 19th Bammiversary.

We are Bamily. Jeanne, Julie, Christina, Ann and me. You're like family to me. And Andy, Dave, Marty, Mario and Diane, your support is always appreciated. And our partners... Carl, Mike, Dick, Ramon, Jorge, Jim and so many more. And our media partners, TV, cable,...

Why Our Agency Runs on Macs. And Always Will.

Why Our Agency Runs on Macs. And Always Will.

Like every business in today's digital marketplace, Bob Abbate Marketing relies on computers to get the job done. Perhaps more than others. Our Macs are more than productivity tools. They are creative tools. Virtually every strategy, idea, schedule, TV spot, radio...

Facebook to Show Ads to Non Users

Facebook to Show Ads to Non Users

The social network is expanding its Audience Network to allow marketers to reach all internet users who visit websites or mobile apps that are in its entire ad network. Previously it allowed them to reach only Facebook users. People who are not Facebook users can opt...

17 Reasons Why People Listen to AM/FM Radio.

17 Reasons Why People Listen to AM/FM Radio.

(NOTE: this content has proved to be very popular since we posted in back in 2016 that we have now published an updated version of it here.) Almost 1 in 5 AM/FM radio listeners report spending more time listening to the radio this year than last, close to twice the...