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MEDIA ALERT: BIA/Kelsey Aug. 20 Webinar to Preview Latest Small-Business Advertising Research

Aug 14, 2014

Attendees will learn what’s inside today’s SMB digital marketing toolkit and get an advance look at the upcoming LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing conference, Sept. 22-24, in New Orleans

CHANTILLY, Va. (Aug. 14, 2014) – BIA/Kelsey will preview its latest small-business advertising research during a free webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The webinar will also offer an advance look at how the study’s findings will be put into context at the upcoming LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing conference, which takes place Sept. 22-24, in New Orleans.

Small and medium-sized businesses are responsible for a significant share of the $31.7 billion that will be spent on local digital marketing in 2014. BIA/Kelsey’s Local Commerce Monitor study (LCM), which has been tracking SMB spending on advertising and promotion since 1999, provides insights into how the latest digital marketing innovations and shifts in local media have impacted the way SMBs spend their marketing dollars.

The upcoming webinar is titled, Digital Adoption by SMBs: A Preview of BIA/Kelsey’s Latest SMB Research. It will provide a preview of LCM Wave 18, with a look at:

  • The SMB marketing toolkit – how the contents have changed and how SMBs are using the latest tools
  • New survey questions asked this year (and why)]
  • What LCM tells us about the future of SMB marketing
  • How LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing conference speakers and sessions will address the trends LCM Wave 18 reveals

This webinar will be presented by BIA/Kelsey’s Director of Research Steve Marshall and Senior Director of Industry Strategy and Insight Abid Chaudhry.

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2:00 PM Eastern

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For more information on LEADING IN LOCAL: SMB Digital Marketing, including the complete agenda, list of speakers and online registration, visit

About BIA/Kelsey

BIA/Kelsey advises companies in the local media space through consulting and valuation services, research and forecasts, Custom Advisory Services and conferences. Since 1983 BIA/Kelsey has been a resource to the media, mobile advertising, telecommunications, Yellow Pages and electronic directory markets, as well as to government agencies, law firms and investment companies looking to understand trends and revenue drivers. BIA/Kelsey’s annual conferences draw executives from across industries seeking expert guidance on how companies are finding innovative ways to grow. Additional information is available at, on the company’s Local Media Watch blog, Twitter ( and Facebook ( Stay connected by subscribing to the firm’s bi-monthly newsletter.

For more information contact:

Eileen Pacheco
For BIA/Kelsey
(508) 888-7478