Following is some recent data and trends pulled from marketing research firms to help understand options and plan how much of a marketing budget should be invested in what types of advertising. How Marketers Allocate Their Budgets The majority of total marketing mix is spent on Television and then Newspapers (Print), but the largest growth trend continues to be Internet (Digital). The ability to geo-target online ads is the new trend in local online advertising. Small and Medium Businesses tend to look at the marketing mix slightly different, focusing on low cost and more targeted options. Please email advertising[at]riotimesonline[dot]com for any additional information.