Congratulations! You’ve decided to run a sponsored content ad to promote your business (or upcoming webinar, or new product, or new blog – the possibilities are endless). You’re ready to start creating. What’s your first step? Choose your ad objective. Uh oh... you’re stuck and you’re only on step 1! Enter Barcelona Creative Group.
At BCG we specialize in building and powering brands. Many businesses come to think of us as the in-house marketing department they don't have because we get to know your brand inside and out, learn what sets you apart from your competition and what gives your brand its unique position within the marketplace. From
Could your brand use a refresh? Have a plan to forge ahead this year? Need a new strategy? Whether you’re looking to build your brand, start with a full revamp or power your brand with smart digital marketing strategies, BCG is here to help! First, it’s important to identify what changes you’re looking to
Brand communities are the greatest showcase of brand loyalty. This group is made up of your brand’s most dedicated customers and followers who will not only continue to purchase from you but will also enjoy and share your content with friends and family.
It’s hard to believe that 11 years have come and gone since American Express introduced its Small Business Saturday marketing campaign, but as we all know time flies. It started when American Express decided to give small business owners and shoppers a boost during a terrible recession. Today, American Express says the annual campaign,
EMarketer, a publication we follow closely, reports that most forms of digital media have seen their activity grow significantly during the pandemic. Over the Top TV (OTT), live video, digital audio and podcasts have experienced far more growth than industry observers ever expected. Subscription OTT services such as Netflix, YouTube Pro, Hulu, Amazon Prime
The most wonderful time of the year will be here before you know it! And with each of the holidays approaching - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas - comes great opportunities for digital advertising, which means the best time to start planning for 4th quarter is NOW. You've been hearing from us a lot on how
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
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
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
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,
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,
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. Online and mobile
We recently came across an incredibly spot-on article from HubSpot that really proves something we know to be true here at Barcelona Creative Group. The utter importance of building a brand from the inside out, NOT from the outside in. When you build a Brand that is strong inside, it becomes even more powerful
Recently, I attended a conference for employee benefit administrators. It’s an event I’ve been attending for many years now as our agency has worked with third party administrators for nearly 30 years. As always, I left with nuggets of valuable information and a few great ideas, but this last time struck a different chord.
If your life was a rom-com, there would be a scene where you ran down the beach into the arms of your brand. Or, your brand would be standing outside your bedroom window holding a boombox blasting “In Your Eyes.” If you were Demi Moore, your brand would be your ghost. If you’re a
The article below was published on January 24, 2019 on eMarketer, written by Ross Benes. Outdoor advertising is changing with the times Out-of-home (OOH) advertising is weathering the digital storm better than several other legacy ad mediums. Research firms have differing views on how quickly OOH is growing. According to Zenith, between 2018 and
The article below was published on Hubspot, written by Caroline Forsey. Photo source Hubspot. Maya Angelou once said, "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." Oftentimes, this couldn't feel further from the truth. Imagine, for instance, the moment you finish your quarterly marketing campaign. You're ecstatic -- the
Taking the time (and money) to optimize customer experience can undoubtedly pay off, but many organizations fail to focus on one thing that might prove even more valuable – improving employee experience. A major factor in employee experience is employee engagement, a practice that relies on humanizing your brand and addressing the emotional and