This is our final analysis of what happened in 2017, and our look-ahead for 2018. In short, 2017 was a record year for an "odd" post-Presidential Election year, and 2018 is likely to follow that trend, with $8.5 billion forecast for spending on mid-term elections.Read More
Our annual survey is fielded from April through July and is the largest of its kind in North America. Most SMB surveys encompass a few hundred advertisers or contain only a half-dozen of questions. Ours reaches thousands of local marketers who complete more than 40 questions, yielding unique insights about current and future marketing plans.Read More
What are SMBs spending? It’s an important question, and we know the answer. We offer data-rich reports for any locality, down to the county level. We are the leading experts in monitoring and forecasting local advertising trends. We track expenditures across all U.S. markets. Our offerings include:
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Each spring we hold the largest gathering of local media's digital executives. This premiere event draws very high ratings, with more than 90% of attendees saying they plan to return. The event is at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. In addition to networking opportunities, this event offers exposure to who’s successfully navigating the complex digital landscape, seizing the greatest market share of both audience and ad dollars.
Our primary product, called Compass, gives companies actionable guidance on spending by 100 business categories on 33 marketing channels in their local markets. Borrell clients use Compass to identify and size opportunities, track market shares, get more sales appointments and become stronger marketing consultants.
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