COVID-19

Ongoing coverage of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and how it affects small and medium-sized businesses and their online advertising and marketing campaigns.

best remote collaboration tools for 2021
December 29th, 2020

There’s no question that 2020 has been a big year for the transition towards an online work environment. As a result of COVID-19, business owners have been nudged towards the idea of having their employees collaborate through remote means.

More and more companies are realizing that being in the same office simply isn’t a must anymore, which is mainly due to the massive advancements...

how to manage a startup remotely
November 30th, 2020

For traditional founders and team leaders, the idea of running a completely remote business is fraught with anxiety. Yes, there’s an opportunity to lower overheads and recruit from anywhere, but is it really worth it at the expense of growing a cohesive brand culture under one (literal, physical) roof?

Many businesses have had to find out quickly if remote working works for them (...

digital strategies that make the most of covid-19 focus on existing clients
October 27th, 2020

As the world grapples with COVID-19, it is imperative to take into account what the post-COVID world is going to mean for those of us in the digital marketing realm. The pandemic has accelerated the speed at which we are “going digital” and has given new power to many online industries. Never before have we been so dependent on Amazon or Zoom to simply get through the day, which means...

how to get to know your post COVID customer Bain & Co video
September 18th, 2020

As the world begins to open back up, there’s no doubt that life, as we know it, has changed. This is doubly true for the consumer. The way we buy, the things we buy, and the mindset in which we buy them have all been altered forever. This means that the way businesses present their products and communicate with their customers also needs to change.

From the...

fixed vs. variable costs
June 23rd, 2020

If your brick-and-mortar store is closed or you can’t make your product because your supply chain has collapsed, or you can’t fulfill customer orders, your incoming cash plummets, you could be in a state of negative cash flow during COVID-19. That means you have more cash leaving your business—whether that’s through paychecks, rent payments, paid marketing campaigns, and other...

Databox overview
June 17th, 2020

With a number of states beginning to lift restrictions and open their economies, it is crucial for account managers and agency owners to keep a close eye on industry trends. As long as you’re in-the-know, you can make the appropriate decisions and guide your clients in the right direction.

Having the resources to stay on top of internal trends for these businesses is equally as...

changes in ad traffic graph
June 12th, 2020

Like most online advertising channels, I have seen my clients shift how they’re using the Google Display Network to help them implement their evolving marketing strategies during the pandemic. I know each account is different, and our approach to optimization should be customized for every single account. But I wanted to take the time to share some of the tactics I have used the most since...

empty restaurant
June 11th, 2020

“Heard!”

If you have worked in restaurants in the past, you know this saying—and probably have flashbacks of the head chef yelling! An expeditor or lead calls out an order, and the rest of the crew yells, “Heard!” Pretty simple, but what people don’t know is what lies beneath the surface of this statement. A noisy kitchen with communication like this is a sign of a well-oiled and...

small marketing agency survival strategies covid 19 cash flow
June 1st, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly impacted digital marketing agencies large and small. But the reality of the business models is that small and large agencies are feeling the impact very differently. Larger agencies often have multiple employees to worry about and costly office rent, which can mean limited flexibility in pricing. With more overhead, there may be more financial risk. That’s...

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May 27th, 2020

With many businesses reducing ad spend or pausing accounts after the initial impact of COVID-19, many digital marketing agencies have found themselves with losing both spend under management and clients. If your agency is one of the many that has lost clients, you need to start prospecting for new accounts to rebuild your portfolio.

Right now, that’s easier said than done. That’s...