Directions for Direct Mail

Direct mail advertising efforts go way back. And, while perhaps a more vintage medium, your campaigns there do not need to feel that way. There are plenty of ways to breathe new life into direct mail efforts; and with all that is going on in the post office right now, it’s a great way toContinue reading “Directions for Direct Mail”

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”

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”

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”

Top Ten Tips (for Your Brand)

The importance you place on each aspect of the marketing mix depends on your brand, your consumer, and your environment. So does the extent of which these tips apply to you. Below, find the ten ideas I believe to be, generally, the most important for brands right now. In no particular order. 1. High RatioContinue reading “Top Ten Tips (for Your Brand)”

Finding Your Brand’s Voice: Copywriting and Message Planning

Everybody has one. And every brand has one, too. While not necessary that it always be auditory, this voice may still be described as smoky and gravelly, or loud and proud. Even shrill (if that’s what you’re going for). Your brand’s voice should feel and sound natural. Never forced. The most important thing about aContinue reading “Finding Your Brand’s Voice: Copywriting and Message Planning”

Brand Loyalty: Three Kinds Discussed

One of the loftiest goals someone in the ad space can have, is brand loyalty. It takes expert planning and exquisite execution to promote. You must constantly be working to understand your consumers; predicting and responding to their needs. There are all kinds of ways that brand loyalty comes to fruition. Following, find three ofContinue reading “Brand Loyalty: Three Kinds Discussed”

Whose Brand Is It Anyway?

Something that has been on my mind for a while now is this idea of leveled or tiered brands. And also, the ability to buy and sell brands. Of course, brands are ever-evolving. They’ll go through many changes over the course of their lifespans (if they are to be successful). Sometimes though, these changes areContinue reading “Whose Brand Is It Anyway?”