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July 2014

How Promoted Posts on Facebook increase reach

We recently launched a skin cancer campaign for the state of Delaware that included two testimonials — Samantha’s story about how she lost her 28-year-old husband Brett six months after he was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma, and Terri’s story about the seven surgeries she had on her face after years of indoor and outdoor tanning. We placed both videos on Healthy Delaware’s Facebook page to encourage Delawareans to be sun-smart and get screened for skin cancer.How promoted posts increase reach
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July 2014

Public relations shines bright light on Delaware skin cancer

We needed to face the problem.Protect Your Skin Delaware

Whether enjoying our famous beaches, working outside or just relaxing in the summer sun, Delawareans spend a lot of time outside. So what’s the big deal? Well, ultraviolet radiation from the sun — and indoor tanning — have done some serious damage in the First State. The most recent report from the Delaware Division of Public Health (DDPH) found the state’s melanoma incidence rate is now the fourth-highest in the country. Additionally, many people don’t put melanoma and skin cancer into the same deadly category as prostate, breast, colorectal and other cancers.Read full post...

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July 2014

Just the facts, ma’am

Just-the-Facts-Maam

Sometimes when people ask me what I do, I say, “I order pens.”

That’s a simplification, but an accurate one. I manage the “outside” items ab+c buys for our clients: printing, billboards, displays, giveaways — that sort of thing.

I’m that annoying person who insists on facts: when, where, how much, what color, what size.Read full post...

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Philly businesses take notice of ab+c

How does an ad agency not become the shoemaker’s child?

Lightning in a Bottle Competition
By doing its own advertising and marketing. As a 43-year-old agency that expanded into the city of Philadelphia — known for cheesesteaks, relentless sports fans and a statue of Rocky at the steps of the Art Museum — ab+c wanted to be noticed. And kick-ass print ads alone weren’t gonna cut it. Giving back to the community in some way seemed like a bright idea. So we came up with a way to help a local business grow, which in turn would help the community grow: a competition — just like the Hunger Games — to find a great business with an innovative idea. The reward? A year’s worth of free marketing services. (OK, it was nothing like the Hunger Games. That would’ve gotten us noticed for all the wrong reasons.)

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Taxicab advertising goes digital!

Taxicabs now offer digital advertising on their signature roof-mounted displays.

Taxicabs now offer digital advertising on their signature roof-mounted displays.

When it comes to media outlets our ever-increasing demand for interaction has forced certain traditional forms of advertising to evolve — or risk the fate of the eight-track player.

What comes to mind when you picture taxicab advertising — probably a small billboard atop a yellow car, right?

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June 2014

Philly Bread Wins ab+c’s Lightning in a Bottle Competition

Pete Merzbacher and Philly Bread will receive a free year of marketing services from ab+c.

Pete Merzbacher and Philly Bread will receive a free year of marketing services from ab+c.

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Philly Bread is the inaugural Philadelphia business winner of the Lightning in a Bottle Competition, which was announced in a live awards ceremony held on Thursday evening at the Quorum at the University City Science Center. The competition for city businesses was the brainchild of ab+c Creative Intelligence, a full-service marketing communications agency.

Philly Bread, located on North 5th Street, is in the initial stages of introducing an improved English muffin, dubbed the ”Philly Muffin.” The company was awarded a year’s worth of free marketing services from ab+c as a result of the competition.Read full post...

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June 2014

ab+c Creative Intelligence Earns Four Web Health Awards

Web Health Awards

Web Health Awards

PHILADELPHIA, PA — ab+c, a full-service marketing communications agency, earned gold, silver and bronze at the Health Information Resource Center’s 16th annual Web Health Awards. ab+c’s website for Westside Family Healthcare’s Celebrate 25 Years campaign won the gold award. The Delaware Office of Highway Safety’s DUI prevention campaign and the American Nurses Association’s NDNQI® site both earned silver awards. Finally, bronze was awarded for the agency’s own website, MissingPhysician.com, which enables health systems and hospitals to calculate revenue lost through unfilled physician positions.

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