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Philadelphia Small Business Advice: Marketing During The Corona Crisis

Apr 10, 2020 4:18:05 PM / by Larry Julius

In 'normal' times, Delaware Valley consumers would be expected to rack up $98 billion in annual retail sales. Of course, since the onset of the Coronavirus crisis, nothing has been normal.

But as Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates, explained to members of Philadelphia's small business community via teleconference, consumers are still spending. This, it turns out, is normal.

Mr. Borrell shared research from Ibis that demonstrates during every type of crisis, including depressions, recessions, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and, now, pandemics, consumers still spend.

The business literature contains an abundance of examples of how continuing to market and advertise during an economic crisis can help a company survive and emerge from the episode even stronger than before.

Delaware Valley small business owners who do continue to advertise and market, however, should consider modifying their pre-crisis strategy.

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Crisis Marketing: What Philadelphia Small Business Owners Should Know

Apr 3, 2020 6:55:24 AM / by Larry Julius

Last week, Gordon Borrell, CEO of Borrell Associates, shared insights with Delaware Valley small business owners on the value of marketing to consumers during a crisis. A video replay of the teleconference is available by clicking here.

Mr. Borrell is the CEO of Borrell Associates. His company is one of the most trusted sources of trends and forecasts for local media today.

According to Mr. Borrell, despite social distancing and economic jitters induced by the Coronavirus chaos, consumers are still spending money.

He points to research from Ibis that consumer consumption continues in almost every crisis, including depressions, recessions, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and, now, pandemic.

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Topics Best Way To Advertise, small business owner, radio advertising, small business, covid 19, coronavirus, corona, crisis management, borrell associates

Philadelphia Radio: Who's Listening During The Coronavirus Crisis

Mar 27, 2020 2:26:17 PM / by Larry Julius

In a typical week, 3.8 million adult consumers tune-in to Philadelphia  radio stations.  But, since the onset of the Coronavirus, the weeks have not been typical.

Before social-distancing and work-from-home orders, 2.6 million Delaware Valley consumers would drive to-and-from work each day. More than 93% of these commuters could be reached by radio.  

Philadelphia area small business owners who depend on radio advertising to market their goods and services, therefore, might be concerned that the disruption in commuting patterns could depress the amount of time consumers spend with local radio.

According to market research, however, radio listening remains an important part of the daily life of consumers. Even amid the current chaos.

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Topics Best Way To Advertise, retail, small business owner, radio advertising, small business, covid 19, coronavirus, corona, crisis management

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