You may be as surprised as I was to find out that the infomercial industry is said to have generated nearly $250 billion in sales globally in 2022. In the U.S. alone, infomercial sales are expected to hit $11 billion this year, a 10% increase from 2022. As a millennial, I don’t watch much terrestrial […]
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PriceWeber recently received 32 awards from the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Bluegrass Chapter during its annual Landmarks of Excellence Awards, which recognizes the very best professional communications across the Greater Louisville area. The event was held on Thursday, Oct. 12, at The Refinery in Jeffersonville, Indiana, bringing together nearly 140 Kentucky and Indiana […]
For most of us, social media is an integral part of our daily lives, and it certainly plays a pivotal role in shaping public perception of brands and businesses. While positive feedback and glowing customer reviews can boost a company’s reputation, negative reviews and customer complaints can spread like wildfire and lead to a full-blown […]
PriceWeber is proud to announce its achievement of Canopy Certification, a designation providing a path for Kentucky businesses to incorporate, measure and grow their good. The certification reaffirms the agency’s commitment to making a positive social and environmental impact in Kentucky through a rigorous assessment of key metrics in leadership, culture, governance, and external impact. […]
Just when we thought there were enough social media platforms (or maybe it’s just me), Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg rolled out “Threads,” a new text-based app that was likely intended to give the very similar Twitter (now known as “X”) and its CEO, Elon Musk, a run for their money. A spinoff from social media […]
PriceWeber has announced a second office location in Lexington, Kentucky, within the Base 110 co-working space at 110 W. Vine Street in downtown Lexington. PriceWeber has been headquartered in Louisville for 54 years and serves clients statewide and nationwide. Some of its clients include AHF Products, Brown-Forman, Blessings in a Backpack, BrightSpring Health Services, Centra […]
For the third year in a row, PriceWeber has been announced as a Top 10 winner in its category during the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” ceremony. This is the fourth year in a row the organization has made this prestigious statewide list.
These days, the marketing discipline of public relations is increasingly stepping into the spotlight. With growing social media platforms and new generations of audiences, the looming wave of cancel culture is keeping a close eye on every single decision your brand makes, and for a good reason. As we discussed previously, the slightest misstep in […]
Louisville Advertising Agency Named One of the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” for Fourth Year in a Row
For the fourth consecutive year, PriceWeber, a digital-forward, full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency in Louisville, Kentucky, has earned a spot on the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” list, recognizing the state’s 100 top employers. PriceWeber is among 30 companies in the small-sized employer category (15-149 employees). “We pride ourselves on being a […]
PriceWeber, a digital-forward, full-service marketing, advertising and public relations agency, is kicking off the new year by electing five new company shareholders. The agency has added Steve Kozarovich, Mike Nickerson, Donna Lee, Michelle Stevens, and Tamara Davis to its previously existing group of 7 shareholders. “Each of these individuals has proven themselves to be an […]
Public relations touches all facets of marketing. Gone are the days of traditional earned media practices, so how are professionals supposed to succeed in an ever-changing landscape of increased expectations and noise? The only solution is to stay on top of technologies and trends and constantly innovate and evolve. In today’s edition of Plain Talk, […]
Now that it’s 2023, it’s time to discuss this year’s new social media trends! Social media environments have drastically changed in the last year, focusing on short-form videos, viral video views and the utilization of influencers of all sizes; however, 2023 will continue to shake up social media and how we interact with brands and […]
Drumroll, please! After thousands of online name suggestions and votes, PriceWeber’s popular 40-foot-nutcracker, located outside the marketing, public relations and advertising agency in Louisville, Kentucky, officially has a name – Jingle GingerPants! Vicki Robinson from Louisville submitted the winning name. Since 2015, PriceWeber has transformed its belltower into the beloved but nameless nutcracker. PriceWeber held […]
Whether helping homeless individuals, providing a safe place for stray animals or feeding the hungry (the list goes on and on), nonprofits do great work for our communities in countless ways. While they may have different missions, many nonprofits fall short in the same area – their presence on social media. There are many reasons […]
After six years of transforming its belltower into a nearly 40-foot-tall nameless nutcracker, PriceWeber, a digital-forward, full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency, has decided to give its friendly giant a name and is calling on the community for suggestions. Nominations are now open, and the winning nominator will receive the ultimate holiday gift package […]
PriceWeber, a digital-forward, full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, recently received 28 awards from the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Bluegrass Chapter during its annual Landmarks of Excellence Awards, which recognizes the very best professional communications across the Greater Louisville area. The event was held on Thursday, Oct. 13, […]
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, […]
Practicing reputation management and using reputation management software is nothing new. Millions of service-oriented companies like medical and dental offices, law firms, restaurants, retailers, roofers, and more have benefited from improved reviews and ratings by surveying customers and clients after each touchpoint and enabling them to quickly and privately address complaints as well as encourage […]
PriceWeber Announces Addition of Three Senior Communications Professionals To Growing Public Relations Team
PriceWeber, a digital-forward, full-service marketing, public relations and advertising agency in Louisville, Kentucky, welcomes three new public relations professionals to its growing team. Brian Shlonsky, a Louisville native and WAVE Anchor/Reporter since 2019, is a 5-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and a recipient of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award. He brings extensive journalism experience to […]
Burnout has impacted so many people over the past two years (if I’m being honest, including myself). It’s a topic that hit home with many people from all walks of life and across all industries throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving them feeling overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to keep up with the constant demands of […]
In 1990, the Canon EOS Rebel camera ad featuring tennis star Andre Agassi boldly told us, “Image is Everything!” Back then, it certainly was something, but was image more important than it is today? You needn’t look any further than your friend’s and family’s social media pages to realize that the “ideal self” is still […]
Influencer marketing is here to stay. Let me repeat this one more time for the people in the back. Influencer marketing isn’t going anywhere. We all probably thought that influencer marketing was a fad at one time. We saw social media influencers first start on Facebook promoting products, then came the thousands of long-form reviews […]
Community is a multifaceted word. There are hundreds of touchpoints where your firm can connect with and do good for your local communities. Every day the phone rings or something arrives in the mail with a new suggestion on how your firm can help and give back to your community. In today’s Plain Talk article, […]
Protecting Your Brand in an Age of Increased Exposure Your brand is the aggregate of what you say it is and what regular people on the street, or probably more correctly, the internet, say it is. In fact, there has never been a time when consumers had more power over what a brand “means” than […]
Let’s be honest. The last two years have been brutal. The COVID-19 pandemic continues, a lot of us haven’t seen a majority of our co-workers in person since 2020, and many businesses continue to cut back, not by choice but as a result of the hard hit they’ve taken to their bottom line. What, if […]
When COVID first hit in 2020 it brought a lot of uncertainty and along with it a lot of changes to the way people, brands and companies were engaging with each other. As the world collectively began to come to terms with the pandemic, we started to see a lot of brands and companies making […]
Recently, a 13-year-old in your world may have asked for and received a popular virtual reality (VR) headset. You’ve seen them game in it. Maybe you’ve even ventured into their game world out of curiosity. Then, at the end of 2021, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a rebranding of Facebook into “Meta,” its new parent company focused […]
What to Expect in 2022 As we head into 2022, it’s time to refresh your social media strategy and make sure you are up to date on the latest social media development and management trends. In this edition of Plain Talk, we’re diving into five popular and influential trends to consider including in your New […]
While the COVID-19 pandemic continued to prevail in 2021, we were able to restore some sense of normalcy. Our team returned to trade shows for the first time since 2019, swapped the sweatpants for slacks for the occasional in-person client meeting, and we were finally able to limit the number of times we had to […]
PriceWeber, a digital-forward, full-service marketing, public relations, and advertising agency headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, recently received 34 awards from the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Bluegrass Chapter during its annual Landmarks of Excellence Awards, which recognizes the very best professional communications across the Greater Louisville area. The event was held on Thursday, Oct. 14 […]
In 2015, super brand Adidas realized they had a problem – they were optimizing their marketing efforts against the wrong metrics. Yikes. They discovered they were overinvesting in performance-based digital marketing and underinvesting in brand building. They prioritized efficiency and real-time attribution of digital media and ignored brand impact and brand desire. Since then, Adidas […]
Comparing TikTok and Instagram Reels The average adult begins to lose concentration after just eight seconds, according to a 2020 study performed by Microsoft. In other words, we have a shorter attention span than a goldfish. When considering social media for customer engagement, our short attention span is further complicated by the glut of channel […]
Recruiting applicants should be an easy process…you post a job listing, you send it out on all the major job platforms, maybe have your employees share it on social media, and you’re done. Right? Well, not exactly. As many business owners have experienced in 2021, hiring quality applicants is getting harder and harder. In this […]
In a September 2014 interview with Fast Company, Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Baidu went on the record to state that in five years he anticipated 50% of searches on Chinese search engine, Baidu, would be image or voice searches. This prediction was concentrated into an article, which implied that “in five years, at least […]
Louisville Advertising Agency Named to “Best Places to Work in Greater Louisville” List for Second Time
For the second time in three years, PriceWeber, a digital-forward, full-service marketing and advertising agency in Louisville, Kentucky, has earned a spot on the “Best Places to Work in Greater Louisville” list from Louisville Business First, which recognizes companies whose operations are changing the business landscape for the better.
Balancing Innovation and Branding for Long-Term Growth For traditional banks and credit unions that enjoy strong name recognition, the value of their name carries equity. For many years, this has been a fixed dynamic that isn’t lost upon anyone in the industry. Over the last few years, traditional institutions have been finding themselves having to […]
According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, there were roughly 9,400 business-to-business trade shows in the U.S. in 2019. These trade shows by some estimates represented a $15 billion industry that was forecast to exceed $17 billion in 2021. More importantly, these shows routinely represent critical sales opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Then […]
In today’s hyperconnected, digitally focused world, reputation management is a 24-hour job. With countless social media platforms available for both fans and foes to say anything anytime about your brand – like that they found fish tails (well, shrimp) in their box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch – these posts can easily influence a company’s success, […]
When we think of online influencers, it’s easy to instantly think of a celebrity or someone on Instagram with a blue checkmark by their name and one million plus-followers; sharing their favorite makeup or facial cleanser – but in reality, these types of influencers aren’t what’s driving the high user engagement rates – rather their […]
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 […]
Brands globally worked to build or upgrade their websites and online stores in response to the pandemic, which is no surprise with the closures of brick-and-mortar businesses. However, what many brands did not prepare for was the impact that skyrocketing internet use had on the relevance of their digital image and video asset library. In […]
The healthcare industry has been slower to accept and embrace digital in the past, and it’s not completely their fault – there are federal privacy regulations, and other challenges have made traditional advertising more appealing. In addition to traditional marketing, healthcare providers also made good use of in-office marketing tactics. But with COVID-19 and the […]
You know that a healthy flow of great content is an essential way to inform and stay in touch with existing healthcare patients, and it’s also a way to help bring in new ones. However, you also know that the best content often comes from our healthcare professionals, physicians and experts who have never been […]
Louisville Advertising Agency Named to “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” List for Second Year in a Row
For the second consecutive year, PriceWeber, a digital-forward, full-service marketing and advertising agency in Louisville, Kentucky, has earned a spot on the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” list, which recognizes the state’s 100 top employers. PriceWeber was included among 40 companies in the small-sized employer category (15-149 employees).
In 2021, it’s safe to say that a big chunk of our days are spent online, whether thumbing through social media, shopping, researching a project or big purchase, or gathering information about current events. Of those daily website visits, how many of them stand out to you as being really great, personal experiences? In this […]
Love it or hate it, social media is more than just a way to connect with friends online. While many of us remember when Facebook first began and being part of a community that didn’t include Business Pages or Newsfeed Ads, the world of social media from 15 years ago is very different from what it is now, which is a world where businesses can no longer afford to not maximize their social presence. In this edition of Plain Talk, we’ll walk you through why social media is more important than ever and what you should do about it.
Effectively targeting and attracting Generation Z depositors must be a key component of bank marketing plans in the mid- and long-term in order to replace the current boomer customer base as these consumers transition to drawing down assets in retirement. In this edition of our Compound Interest series, we’ll help break down critical experiences, characteristics […]
During this year’s PRSA Bluegrass Landmarks of Excellence Awards, PriceWeber was proud to be named Best in Show for the evening and receive 33 awards overall. PriceWeber was awarded for work we did for the following clients in 2019: Amplify Snack Brands, Blessings in a Backpack, Capital Now Funding, Centra Credit Union, Charah Solutions, CHI […]
In 2020, typical communications strategies took a back seat amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses quickly pulled all marketing efforts during the start of COVID-19, evaluating how to best handle this crisis and still get key messaging to the public without appearing tone-deaf to what was happening in the world around us. But while […]
For a long time to come, 2020 will be known as the year that changed everything – the way we live, socialize, shop, travel and work. You name it and it was impacted this year. That includes crisis communications plans that were already in place. Many businesses have formal plans that help them prepare for their worst-case scenarios, but who was ready for a pandemic that affected how businesses operate, or for national protests as a result of racial injustice that held businesses accountable to be transparent about where they stood in the Black Lives Matter movement? The answer: absolutely no one.
We are surrounded by photographs pretty much every waking minute that we are using any type of communication device these days. In the realm of social media, photographs and video content rule the platforms. Let’s dive a bit further into the subject of Taking Excellent Social Media Photos — 5 Tips From a Photography Legend. […]
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 […]
While most of the world is in quarantine and practicing social distancing, one social media platform has continued to maintain a rapid growth in downloads, especially in the U.S. According to Sensor Tower’s report, 2019’s second most downloaded app worldwide, TikTok, saw an 18% increase in downloads, tallying the number to 2 million between March 16 and 22, compared to the previous week at 1.7 million.
If you’ve been in the banking business for a while like me, you can attest to the fact that for decades, pundits have declared virtually every recession, economic downturn or national crisis to be the death knell of community banks, and in 2020, the financial emergency caused by the global pandemic is no different.
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.
Ad dollars are on the move in the financial space – increasingly shifting from traditional to digital, and specifically to mobile. While financial services have historically relied on more traditional vehicles, times are indeed changing. In this edition of the Compound Interest series, we’ll talk about why it is time to up your digital game and how to do it.
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.
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.
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.
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.