US Adults to Spend Almost As Much Daily Time on Their Mobiles As on TV and Radio, Combined

“Per eMarketer, US adults spent an average of 13:21 (hh:mm) per day with media in 2020, up from the 12:23 spent per day in 2019. This growth was entirely due to an increase in time spent with digital media, which grew from 6:49 in 2019 to 7:50 in 2020.”

As CTV viewership surges, YouTube is people’s Main Stream

The last year marks a massive paradigm shift on the TV screen, as more people than ever turn to YouTube on connected TVs (CTV) not only to find happiness and be entertained, but to feel connected and fulfill their needs. Whether it’s leaning back with a good movie,...

Did The Super Bowl make Reddit a household name?

If you were watching Super Bowl, and you live in select markets, you might have caught Reddit's 5 second ad. If you live elsewhere, or if you were busy grabbing more wings, here it is. Don't blink: https://youtu.be/_wkvH0qBMP8   Reddit didn't actually purchase a...

Planners are Winners

NOTE: Read this post to the end to discover how to get a free 30-minute marketing consultation with BAM. Planners are winners. If your company is heading into 2021 without a marketing plan, you're at a distinct disadvantage. A well-strategized plan defines your target...

Why Should We Hire An Advertising Agency?

This question gets bandied about quite often. Why should we hire a marketing firm? “We don’t need one, we have Mary. She can handle it.” “I like negotiating with all the media reps. I always get what I want.” “We can make our own commercials. It’s cheaper.” If you...

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...
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...

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...