Leave an Imprint, with Print

Print advertising is a traditional medium that usually comes with a high price tag, and high risk. When implemented effectively, these efforts can be worth the investment. Below, explore some suggestions that can help optimize your efforts in print. Go Big, or Go Home If you’re spending the money on print advertising, don’t purchase theContinue reading “Leave an Imprint, with Print”

Expand-a-Brand

You’ve got a pretty well established brand. You have repeat customers, and they recommend your products or services. You’ve received some good reviews, have a website—maintain your social media. So, what’s next? Advertising, branding, communication, and marketing go deeper than your copy, logo, content, and budget. These business functions should inform all aspects of yourContinue reading “Expand-a-Brand”

Employing Efficient & Effective E-Mail Efforts

Marketing efforts via e-mail have a mixed reputation, mixed reviews, and mixed function. There are many different reasons why, and ways to deploy e-mail marketing efforts. You can use automated e-mails to seek reviews and feedback; create campaigns that promote an upcoming sale, exclusive offer; anything. No matter the goal you are trying to achieve,Continue reading “Employing Efficient & Effective E-Mail Efforts”

Your Consumers Are Talking. Are You Listening?

While a cornerstone of all well-executed promotional efforts: the deep understanding of, and ability to leverage your consumer insights, are extremely high level skill sets. There’s a real difference between knowing who your consumer is, and understanding how they operate; what they think, how they feel. Their desires and their motivations. Following, consider three waysContinue reading “Your Consumers Are Talking. Are You Listening?”

Keep Your Marketing Efforts Local

Especially if you’re a smaller brand with one, or a couple, location(s) in one general area: you don’t want or need to waste money on national efforts. Unless you have, or are trying to build out an e-commerce aspect to your business. Recently, I was approached to purchase ad space in a national magazine—for aContinue reading “Keep Your Marketing Efforts Local”

Brand Photography: to Capture or Collect?

One of the most important assets a marketing department has, is photography. A ton of it. Make the effort to acquire a range of diverse, high-quality images that capture your brand’s identity in various ways, to various levels. You want to ensure you have plenty of different content, to keep your feed entertaining and interesting—notContinue reading “Brand Photography: to Capture or Collect?”

Restaurant/Hospitality Industry Promotion

The hospitality industry is one of the largest, most global industries. In almost any corner of this Earth, you can find a place to stay, or eat—for the right price. Traditionally, the margins for this industry are horrendously low. This can make spending on advertising a particularly severe sting, especially for smaller brands and businesses.Continue reading “Restaurant/Hospitality Industry Promotion”

Here’s a 100% FREE Marketing Plan

Advertising can be one of the highest expenses a business has on its books. However large, a brand’s monetary investment in this area does not guarantee any kind of return. It can be an incredibly risky investment, which is why when made effectively: there is the potential for near infinite return. However, advertising and marketingContinue reading “Here’s a 100% FREE Marketing Plan”

Look at Your Social With Different Lenses

So, we all know by now that if you aren’t on social media—you’re missing out on massive audiences, free promotion, and immense brand building power. However, with everyone embracing this concept, it can be challenging to stand out. Consistent, well-curated social media accounts are important. But today, they’re the bare minimum. The potential here isContinue reading “Look at Your Social With Different Lenses”

My Opinion Isn’t Valued: What’s Next?

If this has never happened to you… you’re lying. Seriously. No matter how common of an occurrence it may or may not be for you, it can still be an incredibly frustrating challenge. I’m not being a total brat. Compromise does count; it is often even preferred. However, it takes effort from both sides. WhatContinue reading “My Opinion Isn’t Valued: What’s Next?”