If you’re reading this article, you know that running a law practice is about as competitive an industry as there is. How competitive, exactly? Try 1.3 million lawyers in the United States today, according to the American Bar Association. Couple that with the Princeton University study that placed lawyers among the least trusted professionals in […]
Mike Nickerson, Author at PriceWeber
In October 2022, as bankers were facing some uncertainty about what 2023 would look like, Steve Cocheo at The Financial Brand and Gartner’s Jason McNellis shared a great POV about bank marketing budgets and the critical role marketing plays in bank growth. They talked about the need to be “surgical” when considering possible budget cuts […]
It’s that time of the year in ad land when we take a look at the commercials produced at exorbitant cost and placed at, well, exorbitant cost to give brands (and ad agencies) their thirty seconds of Super Bowl fame. But something seemed a little different this year, and it’s not just the absence of […]
Brands spend a ton of money getting the word out, driving engagement and generating sales, but fraudulent practices are costing advertisers billions every year. In this edition of Plain Talk, we’ll talk about three shady practices separating you from your hard-earned ad dollars and costing you sales. We’ll discuss: What are click and form fraud, […]
Yes, you have a digital spirit animal. We all do. The question is, how do you know which one you are, and how can you keep it from messing up your digital marketing efforts? In this edition of Plain Talk, we will define the most common digital marketing biases (spirit animals) and give you a […]
For many years brands, and not surprisingly, the advertising industry shared the opinion that it was between difficult and impossible to bring the services that a traditional marketing agency provides “in-house” to the client company. There was pretty good evidence that this was the third rail of advertising as many large companies tried to build […]
There’s no question that maximizing your email marketing as part of a robust performance marketing program is one of the smartest and most cost-effective things you can do to help boost your marketing horsepower. In fact, we’ve got a great article stuffed with tips for high ROI email campaigns if you’d like to check it out. However, […]
The pandemic is slithering slowly away and economic factors seem favorable in the U.S., so it looks like we’re going to be OK. So, what could go wrong? If you are like many companies, a return to normal means staffing up to pre-pandemic levels as we bounce back; however, in many business verticals, something’s different. […]
First a Story The first restaurant I remember going to was the Howard Johnson’s on Route 9 in Framingham, Massachusetts. They had great fried clams and terrific ice cream, and I remember when I was five years old going for the first time with my grandmother. She was a very stern and prim Irish Catholic […]
PriceWeber, a digital-forward, full-service marketing and advertising agency, has named current Media Director, Mary Kate Reed, as a new company shareholder and Senior Vice President.
A casual reader looking at spirit sales numbers for 2020 might think it’s a pretty good year. After all, in July Nielsen indicated a 52-week rolling sales increase of 5.1%. But those numbers do not tell the whole story. Overrepresentation in sales increases by the larger, high awareness brands and well known value brands, and […]
In this edition of our plain-talk series, we’ll take a look at brand trust and corporate social responsibility, and discuss how the two are playing out during the current COVID-19 global crisis.
Recent headlines regarding a planned (and abruptly cancelled) Barnes & Noble Black History Month promotion serve as a reminder that not all well-intentioned marketing ideas are worth doing. As marketing professionals with years of experience, we’ve all learned to trust, to some degree, that little voice inside our heads that tells us when we may have stumbled across an idea that could be genius. Intuition. Inspiration. The gap in time and space where the magic happens.
Influencer marketing has become a digital monster. Are you doing it? Are you doing it wrong? Should you be doing it at all? If so, how and under what circumstances? In this edition of the Plain Talk series, we’ll take some of the mystery out of influencer marketing and dispel a few myths along the way. First, let’s talk about the money.
In today’s plain-talk newsletter, we’re talking social responsibility trends. Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle both international and domestic matters is at the lowest point it has been in more than twenty years, according to a recent Gallup poll. Only 35 percent of Americans have “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust in the U.S. government’s ability to handle domestic issues. Meanwhile, trust in the government to handle international issues ranks only six points higher at a mere 41 percent.
In this first edition of the “plain-talk B2B marketing” series we’ll be talking trends in B2B trade shows. We hope you’ll find valuable insights that you can apply to your B2B marketing regimen.
In this first installment of our “plain-talk healthcare marketing” series, we’ll prescribe some practical advice about some of the most difficult marketing that healthcare groups have to do – recruitment marketing – and how to smooth the path to filling open healthcare positions.
For years you’ve had your website on a partner’s proprietary content management system. Why is now the time for a change? In this installment of our plain-talk digital series, we’ll explain.
Grab the Bubbly! Toasting life just got easier thanks to the new KORBEL California Champagne website PriceWeber launched for the brand earlier this month. Korbel’s new website, designed for mobile-first use, further positions KORBEL as the Official Sponsor of Brunch® while giving consumers even more ways to engage with the brand.
There’s no better time than America’s birth month to celebrate our patriotism and express our thanks to those who have fought so hard to preserve it. If you’re age 21 or over, make some time to pour yourself a glass of Early Times Kentucky Whisky and head on over to EarlyTimes.com to find out how Early Times supports recovering veterans.
Last month, this meme juxtaposing Tom Cruise and Wilford Brimley’s ages made the internet rounds, leaving innumerable blown minds in its wake. For those who followed up with Wikipedia, it proved true: When he filmed Cocoon in 1984, Brimley was 50 years old; Tom Cruise filmed Mission: Impossible-Fallout at 55. The age comparison between the two men has been circulating for the past few years, updating essentially with every new Mission: Impossible release, but this time it rocketed around social media faster, perhaps because Cruise is now in his mid-50s yet still pulling off his own stunts.
One of Louisville’s largest advertising agencies is celebrating 50 years in business. PriceWeber kicked off its anniversary celebrations today by transforming a bell tower at its Shelbyville Road offices into a public art installation depicting the classic ingredients of a Hershey’s s’more.
Lately, our society has engaged in much more discussion about the need to recognize bias in ourselves and our culture, in how we interact with and represent others. As a primary means of mass communication, advertising has a special role to play in this concern.
PriceWeber has received a Bronze Telly in the 2018 Telly Awards, the premier award program honoring the best television and video work in the multi-screen era. The full-service digital advertising agency won for a TV spot titled “Polar Splash” produced for KORBEL California Champagne.
PriceWeber announced Richard Johnson’s promotion to Vice President and Chief Creative Officer. Johnson assumed the position held previously by Tony Beard. Beard recently retired after 30 years of service to the agency.
No matter what day of the week it is, KORBEL invites you to celebrate it all. This is the theme of the latest television ad PriceWeber developed for the Sonoma County-based brand’s award-winning “Celebrate It All” series.
PriceWeber, a full-service digital advertising agency headquartered in Louisville, has launched a new website for KORBEL California Champagne. The mobile-first website went live in June and further positions KORBEL as the Official Sponsor of Brunch.®
When we initially fielded research on people’s tastes, attitudes and preferences in the craft beer category, we expected to learn or validate much of what’s already been discovered. Yes, people are suffering a bit from hop overdose. Fruit sours are growing in popularity. People increasingly treat craft beers like wine, pairing them with food. Consumers often discover new craft beers upon recommendation of bartenders and friends, so you need bar staff relations and social media programs to spread the word. Our research backs these trends up, but the question was — were there any surprises?
There’s no better way to start a New Year than with a new client. And when that client includes a polar bear, snowy owls, Siberian tiger, and western lowland gorillas (to name a few)…that’s just icing on top.
We didn’t say it, but Gene Marks of The Washington Post did. This holiday season, PriceWeber wanted to create a unique way to showcase our festive spirit while driving awareness for our client Louisville Ballet. So we constructed a 39-foot, 6-inch nutcracker. The result is “cracking a few nuts” from its position just off Shelbyville Road. And yes, it can actually crack a nut.
If 2016 set out to be the year of controversy, it certainly hasn’t disappointed. Daily local, regional, national and international headlines have not failed to give passionate social media users a plethora of causes to fuel the expression of their opinions. And much like the Energizer Bunny, they just keep going and going and going.
PriceWeber is the recipient of two Telly Awards, the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions and web commercials, videos and films.
PriceWeber’s website for Collingwood Whisky has been selected as the “Webpick of the Day” by Communications Arts, a print and online publication serving as the premier source of inspiration for everyone involved in visual communications.
Unless you’ve been in hiding, without a smartphone, you’ve heard a lot about virtual reality. For some, VR is touted as the “it” technology that will save marketing (or make it cool again). From the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to gamer and entertainment blogs, it’s been hot water-cooler talk for some time. If you’ve experienced virtual reality yourself, you have to admit, it’s pretty cool tech. But is it really the next big thing, or will it just be another arrow in the marketing quiver?
For the second year in a row, PriceWeber has swept the Beverage Dynamics Advertising & Promotion Awards – the annual awards program recognizing the best design and execution of branded-content developed for the beverage alcohol industry.
PriceWeber is the recipient of 15 awards in the annual Beverage Dynamics Advertising & Promotion Awards, making the full-service digital creative agency the most awarded company in the competition.