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Social Media Advertising In Wilmington: Should A Business Pay?

Apr 12, 2022 4:30:32 PM / by Ali Ahmed

According to Nielsen, 485,326 adult consumers in Wilmington, Delaware use social media every month, an audience that continues to expand. As a result of this growth, social media has become a crucial part of local advertising campaigns.

Social media allows Wilmington business owners to continually be in front of their target customers and to stay top-of-mind. It allows businesses to communicate daily and be the first company on call when needed. Social media has become essential for marketing local goods and services.

The best part is that social media is free to use for both Wilmington consumers and business owners.

There is no subscription service for social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram which, according to Nielsen, are used by 79.5% of Wilmington consumers each month. There are no monthly payments or premium memberships required to unlock more services.

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Online Advertising In Wilmington: How Much Will Be Spent in 2022?

Jan 21, 2022 10:48:39 AM / by Larry Julius

Wilmington, Delaware area business owners are expected to spend $197 million advertising online in 2022. This, according to Borrell Associates, a company that tracks advertising expenditures across the country.

Borrell's forecast indicates that almost 50% of Wilmington's online expenditures will be in the form of paid search. The most recognizable type of this advertising is the paid ads that appear adjacent to the results of almost every search query on Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

Borrell's forecast also indicates that approximately 27% of online expenditures will be in the form of display advertising. This consists of traditional banner ads that appear across millions of websites and apps, including social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. According to, the average Wilmington area consumer is served more than 1700 of these ads per month.

Video advertising in Wilmington is forecast to account for 21% of all online ad dollars in 2022. Like search and display, millions of websites can support this type of advertising. This includes sites, apps, and platforms like YouTube, Roku Channel, Hulu, Paramount+, and most social media sites.

The remainder of online advertising dollars is expected to be spent on audio advertising, including streaming sites like Pandora and Spotify; or email marketing campaigns.

So many Wilmington business owners are investing a large portion of their marketing budgets into online advertising because that's where their customers are.
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Does The Facebook Name Change Affect Wilmington Advertisers?

Oct 29, 2021 4:39:08 PM / by Larry Julius

Every month, 417,513 adults in the Wilmington, Delaware area use social media, according to Nielsen. Seventy-two percent of these consumers use Facebook, far more than other sites like Instagram (also owned by Facebook), Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

As a stand-alone medium, Facebook is used by more people in Wilmington than watch local TV stations. Only Wilmington area radio and local cable reach more consumers.

The large audience commanded by social media has attracted a significant amount of advertising dollars from local advertisers. According to Borrell Associates, a company that measures advertising expenditures across the county, Wilmington area businesses are expected to spend $68 million on social media advertising, a 29.8% increase over 2022. The overwhelming majority of these dollars are being spent with Facebook.

Yesterday, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the company was changing its name to "Meta".  This change, though, only affects the name of the parent company. There will be no change to the company's brands like Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp.

How will this name change affect Wilmington businesses that advertise on Facebook?

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Online Advertising In Wilmington: How Much Do Local Businesses Spend?

Dec 15, 2020 2:58:40 PM / by Larry Julius

Almost 96% of Tri-State area adults have access to the internet, according to Nielsen. Over than 60% of these consumers spend more than five hours a week connected.

Nielsen reports that Wilmington area consumers go online to stay connected to friends and family; research products and services; learn the latest news, and obtain directions to where they are going and know what the weather will be when they get there.  

Here are some of the many reasons why Wilmington internet users go online each month

  • Social Media: 81%
  • Online Banking: 59%
  • Weather: 50%
  • Maps/Directions: 50%
  • Product Reviews: 48%
  • Current Events: 31%
  • Restaurant Reviews: 27%
  • Sports Scores/News: 25%
  • Job Search: 19%
  • Real Estate: 12%

And, of course, there is shopping.  Over the past six months, according to Nielsen, 78.7% of Tri-State area consumers shopped online for every imaginable product and service including, cars, golf clubs, office supplies, wedding rings, mattresses, tires, medicine, shoes, socks, and eyeglasses.

To reach local consumers while they are online, Wilmington businesses will spend $183 million for digital advertising in 2020, according to Borrell Associates.  Here is how the money is being spent:

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