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Get to Know Your Customer

October 21, 2021
Jack Hattamer

As marketers or business owners, you’ve probably heard the term “Target Audience.” In all honesty, this term seems cold and technical when in reality that’s the exact opposite of the way you want to interact with your customers. Think of finding your target audience as getting to know your customer....


Halloween Ads: a Trick or a Treat?

October 14, 2021
Jack Hattamer

The holiday season is always anticipated by many. Slowly the world around us transforms into a uniform theme for the latest big event. It’s honestly quite magical. In October, we get to see jack-o-lanterns light up porch steps, and homes become haunted houses. Even the ads we see on TV join the fun ...


Social Media Marketing 101: Insider’s Guide

October 7, 2021
Jack Hattamer

Whether you’re starting up a new side hustle, working your way to becoming an influencer or just a marketer looking to expand your skills, you need to know how to market on social media. Since its inception, social media has been a tool for businesses to market not only themselves, but their product...


How to Build an Influencer Marketing Strategy

September 30, 2021
Christine Queally

(If You Haven’t Already) Thankfully, the days of agencies dismissing influencer marketing as a fad are behind us. While many people used to claim that investing in influencers was a waste of money, it’s safe to say they’ve been disproved. In 2021, 67.9% of marketers will use influencer marketing....


Instagram Updates Marketers Should Know

September 23, 2021
Catherine McClary

In the world of social media marketing, the only thing more constant than change is politicos posting something that sets the internet ablaze with fury. But for us marketers, we’re used to planning for a shift in tactics with the updates to social platforms always imminent. The newest player in q...


Marketing Lies to Avoid

September 16, 2021
Jack Hattamer

Marketing can be done wrong. In the industry, marketers tend to rely on clichés to get a point across, and it tends to detract from their mission. Clichés occur as a result of recycling the same practices until they become stale and predictable – the opposite of what marketing should be. Many of ...


SRB Website Launch Secret Sauce

August 30, 2021
Amber Bentley, MBA

Working in tandem with the website and digital leads for a mostly seamless website launch is always the number one goal. As we've highlighted in our website and branded launch blog, putting extra care and though into what the communications strategy should be requires planning ahead. What did S...


Guide To an Optimized & Branded Website Launch

August 30, 2021
Catherine McClary

Creating a new website or updating an existing one gets everyone excited; newness always does. It’s a new branded look that also implies progress within your business, whether you intend it to or not. It requires more care than most tend to put into it. It’s important to develop a plan that covers t...


Video Production Process Guide

August 30, 2021

When setting out to produce a video for your agency or a client, there are many factors to consider. It could be as simple as grabbing a camera and just shooting, or it could be as complex as producing a full feature film. The complexity of your production will be determined by the purpose of the vi...


Marketing On a Budget

August 30, 2021

It’s clear that the economy has been crippled by the recent pandemic and many small businesses are hurting because of it. In order to curtail company spending, leadership often makes large cuts to the marketing budget during hard economic times. However, this does not mean you can or should stop ...


How to Remain a Relevant Writer

August 30, 2021
Sheila Brooks, Ph.D.

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdowns and isolation have left many of us with extra time on our hands. We filled in all kinds of ways – walks, exercise and hobbies. Some people have used that time to fulfill lifetime dreams of writing that first book. Three years ago today, our CEO, Dr. S...


Podcasts for Budding Entrepreneurs

August 30, 2021

Hello, new entrepreneurs! So, you’re ready to dive into the business world and dominate your industry? That’s great! But have you worked out how you’re going to make your dream a reality? Sometimes, inexperienced entrepreneurs jump into new business ventures without really knowi...


A Marketer's Role During A Global Pandemic

August 30, 2021

As marketers, we hold a great deal of responsibility during this global pandemic. While healthcare staff, first responders, and other essential workers focus on the physical health and security of citizens, it is the responsibility of marketers to help people cope with our “new normal”. This not onl...


How to Build a Buyer Persona

August 25, 2021

Hello, thanks for dropping by! You’re just in time to help me create a buyer persona for my new company. A buyer persona is an essential part of any marketing strategy. Personas help create categories in which a company can tailor its messages to. For this business, we’ll have to construct a pe...


Building a World of Accessibility

August 25, 2021

They say marketing is a reflection of society and society is a reflection of marketing. However, if you were an alien that just landed on earth and looked at the ads the marketing industry produces, you would never know people have disabilities as accessibility representation is rare. When it comes ...


Past, Present, and Future: History of Black Women In Marketing & PR

August 25, 2021

Women’s History Month is about more than history. It’s about the expanding recognition of women’s accomplishments; not just those of the past or current but encouraging the women of the future as well. As women, we must hold each other up. We remember the past to inspire ourselves today. However, we...


The State of Corporate Social Responsibility

August 19, 2021
Jack Hattamer

The murder of George Floyd last year spurred a national movement for racial justice and prompted demands that businesses do more to combat racism. Companies could no longer hide in the void of silence.  Although many brands had taken steps to become more socially responsible&n...


SRB New Website Press Release

August 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – SRB Communications, a full-service advertising and marketing agency based in our nation’s capital, has launched a new website showcasing its expanded services and commitment to the changing digital landscape. “The new website was optimized to highlight our agency’s commitment to deli...


Back In Office and Action

August 19, 2021
Jack Hattamer

The pandemic cast many of us out of the office and kept us captive in our homes for months. We traded in our work clothes for sweatpants, moved our meetings from the conference room to Zoom rooms, and converted our living space to office space. Working from home was a challenge for most at first, bu...


Make the Most of Video Content

July 1, 2021

In video marketing, it’s always good to ask “How long should my video be to capture the viewer’s attention?” The answer to this question is not as simple as you would think. This also depends on a few factors such as the video content, the viewing platform, your target audience and the purpose of yo...


Diversity and Business: Recipe for Success

July 1, 2021

We’ve all seen it before. A pride month like Black History Month comes around and it seems like every other company is tweeting a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. and then calling it a day. Supportive? …Not really. There’s so much more a company can do to enact diversity, equity, and inclusio...


How to Host a Virtual Event

July 1, 2021

Kids are going to school… online. Adults are going to work… online. People are meeting up with friends… online. COVID-19 has truly pushed everything, and everyone online, so why would events be any different?  One thing is for sure, these events don’t need to be a somber reminder of the current...


Operating A Business During A Global Health Pandemic

April 14, 2021

A conversation with Dr. Sheila Brooks, president, founder and CEO of SRB Communications, about the challenges of operating a business in a pandemic. Question: What have been the biggest challenges to operating your business during the coronavirus pandemic. ‍Answer: Operating during this global h...


Best Superbowl Ads Of 2021

April 14, 2021
Sheila Brooks, Ph.D.

Marketers eagerly await the Superbowl every year like the rest of us, but for a different reason. When everyone is taking a snack break during the commercials, that’s when marketers are glued to the TV. Superbowl ads are viewed as the height of excellence in the field. These ads are literally the NF...


2021 Marketing Trends

April 14, 2021
Calvin Washington

2020 brought forth a whirlwind of emotions and unexpected experiences. However, we have entered a new year and we now have new things to look forward to. 2021 is particularly going to be a unique year for marketing, and one of the best things that 2020 taught us was to be prepared for anything. This...


Spreading Cheer With 2005's Best Holiday Ads

April 14, 2021

Here at SRB Communications, we believe that one of the best ways to raise spirits during the holiday is to share some cheer. What better way to do that, than to reflect on some impactful holiday ads? So, set aside your, “Bah Humbug!” and enjoy a few ads that we feel are the best of the season. 1....


Holiday Marketing Tips For 2020

April 14, 2021
Sheila Brooks, Ph.D.

2020 has dampened the Holiday spirit making it harder for businesses to market themselves. While this year’s holiday season has already proven to be different, it doesn’t mean that we can’t create an effective holiday marketing strategy and spread some cheer at the same time. So, strap on those...


Data Privacy: The Ethical Dilemma Within Digital Marketing

April 13, 2021
Jack Hattamer

Consumers are becoming more aware of the actions taken by the companies they buy from. A company’s social responsibility to its community is under more scrutiny than ever before. People are looking to connect with businesses on a personal level and build relationships on shared values. If the values...


Recruit and Retain the Best Talent

January 1, 2020

This year marks the 30th anniversary of SRB Communications. In honor of this accomplishment, our blog series, Lessons Learned, will highlight five key lessons that founder and CEO, Dr. Sheila Brooks learned during 30 years as an entrepreneur. This week we offer the final piece of advice in...


Get to Know Your Customer

October 21, 2021
Jack Hattamer

As marketers or business owners, you’ve probably heard the term “Target Audience.” In all honesty, this term seems cold and technical when in reality that’s the exact opposite of the way you want to interact with your customers. Think of finding your target audience as getting to know your customer....


Halloween Ads: a Trick or a Treat?

October 14, 2021
Jack Hattamer

The holiday season is always anticipated by many. Slowly the world around us transforms into a uniform theme for the latest big event. It’s honestly quite magical. In October, we get to see jack-o-lanterns light up porch steps, and homes become haunted houses. Even the ads we see on TV join the fun ...


Social Media Marketing 101: Insider’s Guide

October 7, 2021
Jack Hattamer

Whether you’re starting up a new side hustle, working your way to becoming an influencer or just a marketer looking to expand your skills, you need to know how to market on social media. Since its inception, social media has been a tool for businesses to market not only themselves, but their product...


How to Build an Influencer Marketing Strategy

September 30, 2021
Christine Queally

(If You Haven’t Already) Thankfully, the days of agencies dismissing influencer marketing as a fad are behind us. While many people used to claim that investing in influencers was a waste of money, it’s safe to say they’ve been disproved. In 2021, 67.9% of marketers will use influencer marketing....


Marketing Lies to Avoid

September 16, 2021
Jack Hattamer

Marketing can be done wrong. In the industry, marketers tend to rely on clichés to get a point across, and it tends to detract from their mission. Clichés occur as a result of recycling the same practices until they become stale and predictable – the opposite of what marketing should be. Many of ...


SRB Website Launch Secret Sauce

August 30, 2021
Amber Bentley, MBA

Working in tandem with the website and digital leads for a mostly seamless website launch is always the number one goal. As we've highlighted in our website and branded launch blog, putting extra care and though into what the communications strategy should be requires planning ahead. What did S...


Guide To an Optimized & Branded Website Launch

August 30, 2021
Catherine McClary

Creating a new website or updating an existing one gets everyone excited; newness always does. It’s a new branded look that also implies progress within your business, whether you intend it to or not. It requires more care than most tend to put into it. It’s important to develop a plan that covers t...


Video Production Process Guide

August 30, 2021

When setting out to produce a video for your agency or a client, there are many factors to consider. It could be as simple as grabbing a camera and just shooting, or it could be as complex as producing a full feature film. The complexity of your production will be determined by the purpose of the vi...


Marketing On a Budget

August 30, 2021

It’s clear that the economy has been crippled by the recent pandemic and many small businesses are hurting because of it. In order to curtail company spending, leadership often makes large cuts to the marketing budget during hard economic times. However, this does not mean you can or should stop ...


How to Remain a Relevant Writer

August 30, 2021
Sheila Brooks, Ph.D.

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting shutdowns and isolation have left many of us with extra time on our hands. We filled in all kinds of ways – walks, exercise and hobbies. Some people have used that time to fulfill lifetime dreams of writing that first book. Three years ago today, our CEO, Dr. S...


Podcasts for Budding Entrepreneurs

August 30, 2021

Hello, new entrepreneurs! So, you’re ready to dive into the business world and dominate your industry? That’s great! But have you worked out how you’re going to make your dream a reality? Sometimes, inexperienced entrepreneurs jump into new business ventures without really knowi...


A Marketer's Role During A Global Pandemic

August 30, 2021

As marketers, we hold a great deal of responsibility during this global pandemic. While healthcare staff, first responders, and other essential workers focus on the physical health and security of citizens, it is the responsibility of marketers to help people cope with our “new normal”. This not onl...


How to Build a Buyer Persona

August 25, 2021

Hello, thanks for dropping by! You’re just in time to help me create a buyer persona for my new company. A buyer persona is an essential part of any marketing strategy. Personas help create categories in which a company can tailor its messages to. For this business, we’ll have to construct a pe...


Building a World of Accessibility

August 25, 2021

They say marketing is a reflection of society and society is a reflection of marketing. However, if you were an alien that just landed on earth and looked at the ads the marketing industry produces, you would never know people have disabilities as accessibility representation is rare. When it comes ...


Past, Present, and Future: History of Black Women In Marketing & PR

August 25, 2021

Women’s History Month is about more than history. It’s about the expanding recognition of women’s accomplishments; not just those of the past or current but encouraging the women of the future as well. As women, we must hold each other up. We remember the past to inspire ourselves today. However, we...


The State of Corporate Social Responsibility

August 19, 2021
Jack Hattamer

The murder of George Floyd last year spurred a national movement for racial justice and prompted demands that businesses do more to combat racism. Companies could no longer hide in the void of silence.  Although many brands had taken steps to become more socially responsible&n...


Back In Office and Action

August 19, 2021
Jack Hattamer

The pandemic cast many of us out of the office and kept us captive in our homes for months. We traded in our work clothes for sweatpants, moved our meetings from the conference room to Zoom rooms, and converted our living space to office space. Working from home was a challenge for most at first, bu...


Make the Most of Video Content

July 1, 2021

In video marketing, it’s always good to ask “How long should my video be to capture the viewer’s attention?” The answer to this question is not as simple as you would think. This also depends on a few factors such as the video content, the viewing platform, your target audience and the purpose of yo...


Diversity and Business: Recipe for Success

July 1, 2021

We’ve all seen it before. A pride month like Black History Month comes around and it seems like every other company is tweeting a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. and then calling it a day. Supportive? …Not really. There’s so much more a company can do to enact diversity, equity, and inclusio...


How to Host a Virtual Event

July 1, 2021

Kids are going to school… online. Adults are going to work… online. People are meeting up with friends… online. COVID-19 has truly pushed everything, and everyone online, so why would events be any different?  One thing is for sure, these events don’t need to be a somber reminder of the current...


2021 Marketing Trends

April 14, 2021
Calvin Washington

2020 brought forth a whirlwind of emotions and unexpected experiences. However, we have entered a new year and we now have new things to look forward to. 2021 is particularly going to be a unique year for marketing, and one of the best things that 2020 taught us was to be prepared for anything. This...


Holiday Marketing Tips For 2020

April 14, 2021
Sheila Brooks, Ph.D.

2020 has dampened the Holiday spirit making it harder for businesses to market themselves. While this year’s holiday season has already proven to be different, it doesn’t mean that we can’t create an effective holiday marketing strategy and spread some cheer at the same time. So, strap on those...


Data Privacy: The Ethical Dilemma Within Digital Marketing

April 13, 2021
Jack Hattamer

Consumers are becoming more aware of the actions taken by the companies they buy from. A company’s social responsibility to its community is under more scrutiny than ever before. People are looking to connect with businesses on a personal level and build relationships on shared values. If the values...


Recruit and Retain the Best Talent

January 1, 2020

This year marks the 30th anniversary of SRB Communications. In honor of this accomplishment, our blog series, Lessons Learned, will highlight five key lessons that founder and CEO, Dr. Sheila Brooks learned during 30 years as an entrepreneur. This week we offer the final piece of advice in...


Instagram Updates Marketers Should Know

September 23, 2021
Catherine McClary

In the world of social media marketing, the only thing more constant than change is politicos posting something that sets the internet ablaze with fury. But for us marketers, we’re used to planning for a shift in tactics with the updates to social platforms always imminent. The newest player in q...


SRB New Website Press Release

August 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – SRB Communications, a full-service advertising and marketing agency based in our nation’s capital, has launched a new website showcasing its expanded services and commitment to the changing digital landscape. “The new website was optimized to highlight our agency’s commitment to deli...


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