In today’s highly competitive business environment, advertising is essential for companies to stand out and reach their target audience effectively. However, managing an advertising campaign can be a challenging and time-consuming task. That’s why it might be in your business’s best interest to explore working with a full-service agency to handle your advertising needs.

Once upon a time, the only tools you needed to get your newsworthy announcements and stories publicized were a press release, a fax machine and a phone number. Editors and reporters were one call away from hearing your pitch and developing it into a story. Now, modern communication devices allow us to reach media contacts in a myriad of new ways. This, combined with the rise of blogging, YouTube, TikTok and other influencer channels, makes being creative and compelling in your outreach much more important.

The research

Harvard Business Review performed a 14-month study to analyze customers’ shopping behaviors in the United States. The review shows that 7% of customers were online-only shoppers while 20% were in-store only. That left the majority of shoppers, 73%, being multi-channel shoppers.

Now more than ever, customers enjoy alternating between channels for their shopping experience, creating an authentic omnichannel marketing experience. So, retail brands need to provide a consistent experience for the consumer, whether in-store, online, or engaged in both.

When you think of New Orleans City Park, so many things come to mind. For 170 years, this park has provided luscious green space for play and leisure, scenic waterways for fishing and romantic gondola rides. There are also opportunities to explore and learn through the Park’s different museums and visitors can even indulge in ordering warm beignets and a cup of cafe au lait at the famed Cafe Du Monde.

People Who Think is proud to be named one of CityBusiness’s Best Places to Work in New Orleans. This annual program was created by New Orleans CityBusiness and Best Companies Group to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in the Greater New Orleans Area.

The evaluation process considers a company’s work policies, practices, philosophy and demographics along with surveying employees on their personal experiences. People Who Think was ranked amongst other businesses as one of the top places to work in our region.

See how long it takes before you become distracted while reading this. Is it 2 minutes? What about 8 seconds?

Over the past few years, the human attention span has shrunk significantly. According to a study from Cross River Therapy, the average person’s attention span is just 8.25 seconds, which is a 25% decrease from 2005.

Before we all gobble down some turkey this Thanksgiving, how about some stuffing? You may not realize it, but as consumers, we are being served tons of “advertisement stuffing” leading up to the holiday season. Studies show that click-through rates during the months of November and December rise to almost 100%.

break free

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), last year’s total holiday season sales were 14.1% more than 2020, which set a new spending record of $886.7 billion, the most money ever spent despite of the challenges posed from inflation and supply chain issues. The NRF also saw that almost 50% of consumers started their holiday shopping earlier than usual because of the concern of slower shipping times.

Color is crucial to the design and branding of products and businesses. Color can communicate almost more than words can, and you definitely don’t want your color to convey the opposite of what you are trying to say. Where can you look to find the trendiest color for the most effective communication? The Pantone Color of the Year is the perfect place to start.

Cost effective marketing

When a business develops a marketing strategy, the first thing it needs to keep in mind is budget. Margins are incredibly vital to an organization and knowing your marketing budget is critical to maintaining those margins. Understanding your budget and where your strengths and weaknesses lie are just the basics. Do the research so you are well aware of your capabilities.