3 Surefire Ways Small Businesses Can Navigate COVID-19 and Thrive

2020-05-28T21:20:13+00:00May 20th, 2020|COVID-19, Digital Marketing, Marketing, Social Media|

Not too long ago we discussed ways digital marketing could help brands adjust to these unprecedented times. At Barcelona Creative Group, we believe that truly smart marketers are finding ways to overcome these challenging times and be extra creative. Last week I attended a webinar in which the speaker shared her silver lining from

How Small Business Owners Can Stay Connected to Customers During COVID-19

2020-05-06T14:27:01+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Digital Marketing, Marketing|

This blog about digital marketing iwas published on April 21, 2020 on Social Media Week, written by Taylor Rohwedder. Photo source: socialmediaweek.org. Get creative, give back and share good values are just a few basic principles to note when trying to stay connected with audiences during COVID-19 When sales are down, your production may

The Best Digital Tactics for Marketing During These Unique Times

2020-04-06T18:00:21+00:00March 27th, 2020|Digital Marketing|

Shelter-in-place mandates and people staying in their homes has put many organizations in a challenging position in regard to their marketing efforts. If you were already advertising – do you continue the campaigns you have running, shift gears or hold off? If you were in the planning stages – should you still spend the

Digital Will Help Brands Adjust to the New Normal

2020-05-06T14:29:34+00:00March 24th, 2020|Digital Marketing|

In addition to the global economy, companies all around the world are feeling the effects of the coronavirus. Not to mention how daily life has changed for so many. Workers have gone remote, parents have become teachers, in-person meetings have become conference calls, trade shows are going virtual - the list goes on. Not

Barcelona Creative Group Is Here For You

2020-03-20T19:29:28+00:00March 20th, 2020|Digital Marketing|

Dear Valued Clients, Partners and Friends: We hope that you and your organization are staying well and keeping healthy. It has been a week unlike many of us have ever experienced, and while I am certain that you are hearing from a lot of vendors and partners, we wanted to check-in as well.

Working Remote and Distancing While Connecting

2020-03-19T20:41:10+00:00March 20th, 2020|Digital Marketing|

Not all of us at BCG have experience working remote. But we are very fortunate that in times of uncertainty such as this, we do have the resources and the capability to work from home and stay connected with each other and with our clients. In light of these circumstances, we wanted to share

Press Play on Video in 2020

2020-02-06T16:33:32+00:00January 21st, 2020|Digital Marketing, Marketing, Video Marketing|

When was the last time you watched a video online? Ten minutes ago? Yesterday morning? Maybe you have a video playing in another tab while you’re reading this! Video is everywhere and by 2021, video is expected to account for 82% of all web traffic. Today, it’s helping to boost engagement seeing as internet

The One Where We Pivot

2020-02-06T16:35:21+00:00January 8th, 2020|Digital Marketing, The One With...|

Digital marketing is fantastic because it is diverse, affordable and customizable. As you plan for 2020, make sure you know what your key performance indicators, or KPIs, are. Go beyond vanity metrics and get to the heart of the matter. Instead, use metrics that translate to real dollars and cents.

Keeping an Eye on Digital Marketing Trends as We Kickoff 2020

2020-01-06T14:50:58+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Digital Marketing, Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Trends, Video Marketing|

We’re counting down to 2020 and the exciting trends and tactics the new year will bring. It’s no secret that the entire Barcelona Creative Group team loves digital marketing, video and social media. We love how customizable and effective these channels are for organizations large and small. Digital ad spend has officially surpassed traditional media,

Where They Go, You Can Go Too… with Mobile Conquesting!

2019-12-04T21:54:39+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Digital Marketing|

What’s better than knowing who your prospective customers are? Knowing where they are! It may not be too late to capture and engage that audience. With mobile conquesting, you can still get your business in front of those event attendees.

What’s Cool in Digital Advertising in 2020? (2020 trends)

2019-11-04T21:26:44+00:00October 10th, 2019|Digital Marketing, Trends|

It's no secret that the internet is a very cool place. With content to keep you engaged for hours and the ability to stay connected to people anytime, on every device, it's no wonder people are spending more and more time online. It also means there are endless ways to connect your business, products and

As Demand for Video Grows, We’re Growing Along With It!

2019-08-21T22:01:49+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Digital Marketing, Video Marketing|

Steve Grein, former owner and Executive Producer of NeWave Productions, has returned to Chicagoland to join our team. Steve's many years of video production experience will expand our video services while enhancing email, digital and social campaigns for our clients. We are excited to bring his leadership and expertise to our team. We opened

The One Where We’re Totally Aware

2019-08-08T13:21:56+00:00August 8th, 2019|Digital Marketing, Marketing, The One With...|

You open Facebook and see a carousel ad with that amazing apothecary table you were eyeing inside Pottery Barn last Saturday. You launch the ad, check out the three amazing finishes the table comes in and, not yet ready to commit, you close the ad and go back to scrolling. But there it is again,

Average Time Spent with Mobile in the US Will Surpass TV Time in 2019!

2019-06-06T14:34:51+00:00June 6th, 2019|Advertising, Digital Marketing|

For the first time ever, US consumers will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching TV, with smartphone use dominating that time spent. Mobile device use is surpassing TV, bringing with it awesome opportunities like mobile display and retargeting.

More Than Half of US Social Network Users Will Be Mobile-Only in 2019

2019-05-13T17:24:37+00:00May 1st, 2019|Digital Marketing, Social Media|

As you’ll read in the following article by eMarketer, mobile migration continues to take over. Its newest avenue? Social networking. As smartphones become the primary access point for media consumers, mobile advertising stands as a ripe and often underutilized opportunity. Why not reach people where they seem to be spending the majority of their time?

Stop Hesitating. It’s Time to Go Digital.

2019-10-02T16:44:56+00:00April 15th, 2019|Bank Marketing, Digital Marketing, Marketing|

In case you haven’t heard, the banking and financial landscape is experiencing some major changes. Community banks have not been immune to the great digital migration, but it seems they have been especially hesitant to ride the technological wave. 20% of bank customers are digital-only users, preferring to prospect and purchase online[1]. Online and mobile

Eight Digital Video Predictions for 2019

2020-03-04T18:03:17+00:00January 14th, 2019|Digital Marketing, Video Marketing|

This article was published on January 4, 2019, on eMarketer, written by Paul Verna - if you are looking for help with your digital video production we can help! The TV and OTT landscapes continue to shift and slide as consumers adopt digital video and streaming options, and the companies producing long-form content make bets

Could Better Content Save Your Marketing Strategy?

2019-10-02T16:58:52+00:00September 10th, 2018|Digital Marketing, Marketing|

If you’re wondering why your current marketing plan isn’t delivering the kind of results you want, it could be because you aren’t utilizing content marketing. Content marketing is one of the single most important marketing investments an organization can make. It’s not enough to pump out product and/or service-pushing media. Instead, a solid content

Out of Home Advertising Is Making a Comeback, Here’s How It Can Work for You

2018-08-30T12:35:51+00:00July 25th, 2018|Digital Marketing, Marketing|

While online and social advertising have been receiving most of the attention over the years, Out-of-Home (OOH) has found its way back to the table. Technology has actually aided in the return of OOH, as digital billboards create more affordable options and social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram have users looking for the