Rosemary Ravinal

Command Attention by Standing in the Right Spot

One of the most powerful tools for optimal interaction with your audience is body language, says "Zoom expert" and veteran public relations professional Rosemary Ravinal. "Where you place your body either prioritizes YOU or makes your PowerPoint the star of the presentation," she says. Even if you think PowerPoints are a thing of the past, Ravinal's advice is worth heeding.

To Attract Top Talent, Consider A Purpose-Driven Culture

The role of a sales executive has evolved, says Alexander Group media-focused change agent Matt Bartels. Today's sales pros require knowledge of new technological skills, and younger pros tend to have them all. However, as Bartels writes in this fresh column, they may not be considering sales careers because they don't see it as a lucrative profession.

The Brands ‘Most Effective at Winning Hispanic Consumers’

A recent study of over 250 iconic brands identified the top 10 brands for Hispanic consumers. The analysis, conducted by cultural intelligence firm Collage Group, examined brand performance as part of the firm’s monthly CultureRate survey, which assesses cultural resonance for each major demographic segment.

A Lush Ad Opportunity for Radio and TV?

We've shopped in their stores, including the unique outpost in the Columbus Circle Station of the New York City Subway. We've seen their advertising ... or have we? In November 2021, Lush Cosmetics voluntarily ceased its activity across four major social media platforms.  Why? There's a reason, and it perhaps presents an opportunity for broadcast media.
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Revving Up A ‘Sábado Futbolero’ Sponsorship

Hyundai has teamed with Univision as the new presenting sponsor of Sábado Futbolero — its "Saturday Soccer" program slate. The campaign, #BecauseFútbol, features three new Spanish-language TV spots.

The Seven Things Smart Sales Managers Do In A Coaching Session

Want to take your coaching game to the next level? This column from expert sales trainer Barrett Riddleberger is worth six minutes of your time. Here, he provides a list of "proven" techniques that effective sales managers use to improve sales performance.

SMI Unveils A ‘Pricing Intelligence Suite’

Advertising intelligence company Standard Media Index (SMI) has brought to the marketplace a "Pricing Intelligence Suite," which includes Digital CPM for streaming video as well as Traditional and Advanced Audience eCPM (effective CPM) for Linear TV.
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‘The Critical Role Brands Play in Culture’

NBCUniversal, MAGNA, and Identity have teamed together for a new research study released today that explores 'the full spectrum of diversity, and the role that brands play in acknowledging and amplifying cultural identification.'

Take Risks With Your Commercials

Every day you can see and hear commercials that were created by committee. These, says Jeffrey Hedquist, are commercials that sound like … well, commercials. "They make you want to change the station, or at best, ignore the message." His recomendation? Take a few risks.
Rosemary Ravinal

Six Team-Building Ideas to Spice Up Your Next Zoom Meeting

"A year after most of us were forced to work from home, I cringe when I hear from online meeting managers that they still struggle to get participants to turn on their cameras," says noted communications and PR veteran Rosemary Ravinal. "Speaking to a black tile on screen is a morale crusher." These tips could aid in your virtual team building needs.

Five Things To Know About Millennial Shoppers

Radio and TV C-Suiters are obsessed with millennials. They've been credited with upending entire industries, says an eMarketer analyst, and retail is hardly an exception. He's penned a piece on what retailers need to know about attracting and retaining consumers from this consumer group. It could help you, too.

Can A Sales Leader Be A No-Experience Rookie?

Can a non-sales person lead a sales team? Of course, says sales training expert Barrett Riddleberger. Many companies have leaders over sales teams that have never made a sales call in their life. In fact, many small business owners are the sales managers of their sales teams and have never been a sales rep, either. In this column, Riddleberger shares three reasons why, in his view, experience matters.

Consumer Sentiment On Pandemic Recovery On The Rise

Newly released Nielsen research looks at consumer sentiment regarding the COVID-19 recovery. It examines several consumer sentiment areas and includes insights about activities consumers engage in, including health, schooling, employment, and transportation during the pandemic.
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NBCUniversal Expands Addressable Footprint With Big MVPD Deal

NBCUniversal's U.S. household addressable footprint is set to expand by nearly 40%. To accomplish this, it has agreed to a newly formed advanced advertising pact with one of the nation's top cable TV service providers. Importantly, NBCUniversal says the deal makes its advanced advertising offering one of the largest offered in the market by a TV publisher.
David Dworin

Digital vs. Linear Advertising: Bridging Two Worlds Together

Comcast-owned FreeWheel Advisory Service’s latest research report, “The Definitive Guide to Video,” explores the differences between linear and digital TV advertising. Author David Dworin examines the progress the industry has made in bringing these two worlds together, specifically across two dimensions, in this report.