CANIDAE Goes Back to Their Roots This Small Business Saturday [Small Business Saturday Series]

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Scott Whipple and John Gordon started CANIDAE as a local grain store in 1984. The co-founders and owners decided to start their own company because they felt that many pet food brands weren’t built with retailers or consumers in mind. CANIDAE’s local roots are why they share a special connection with local businesses, and why they are …

New Balance Embraces Ties With Run Specialty Stores [Small Business Saturday Series]

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How many days a year do you shop locally? Small Business Saturday occurs the Saturday after Thanksgiving and is an annual event that reminds consumers to spend their dollars in local communities. This year, Promoboxx started a new Small Business Saturday initiative to encourage our brand partners to run paid ad campaigns with their local, specialty …

Stop Scaring Your Retailers with Outdated, Nightmare-Inducing Co-Op Advertising

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Halloween is here, but you should really leave the scare tactics to the haunted houses. Traditional co-op advertising programs are so outdated and inefficient that trying to implement them feels like trying to revive the dead. What is Co-op Advertising? Many national brands create a co-op account for each of their retailers. In each account, …

Know Your Audience – 87% of Appliance Consumers Shop In-Store

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New data shows, appliance consumers make their purchases in-store. Local appliance dealers, rejoice! A new survey from Netsertive, a fellow supporter of independent businesses, shows that 87% of appliance shoppers researched their item online, but made their actual purchase at local dealer locations. The combination of a strong digital marketing and confident, knowledgeable in-store employees seals …

Why Orvis Puts Local Retailers First

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Bill Reed, Director of Wholesale at Orvis and outdoor industry veteran, knows that confident and supported local retailers are essential to brand sales. Retailers have the crucial combination of technical knowledge and the opportunity to place the actual product in the hand of the consumer. This understanding helps to drive Orvis’ wholesale strategy and internal …

Independent Retailers Matter: A Look Back at the Fourth Annual Aligned Conference

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Wow… what a week! We are almost speechless here at Promoboxx… almost! 😉 Last week, marketers came to Boston’s seaport district from all across North America to be a part of the fourth annual Aligned Conference, the only national conference that focuses on strategies to develop alignment between brands and their local retailers. We are …

How The Conservation Alliance Helps Brands Protect The Outdoors

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Image Credit: Theresa Gulliver Promoboxx recently partnered with The Conservation Alliance, an organization of like-minded businesses that support and partner with grassroots environmental organizations to protect wild places for their habitat and recreation values. Through this partnership, The Conservation Alliance is using the Promoboxx platform to provide their member companies with stories about land and …

Retailers Want More Tequila Flavored Beer

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The recent National Retail Federation study “The State of Retail Small Businesses” is good news for digital savvy manufacturing brands. The National Retail Federation commissioned a survey of retail small business owners to better understand their sentiments around a number of key issues and the impact of policies and regulations on their businesses. The survey …

5 Questions with Aligned Speaker Sheldon Bailey from ADM

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Next up in our Aligned Speaker Series is Sheldon Bailey, Consumer Business Manager at ADM Animal Nutrition. ADM is all about passion, commitment and good old fashioned work ethic, and Sheldon’s role makes him uniquely positioned to speak to the importance of a strong retailer strategy that focuses on digital marketing. Digital marketing plays a …

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