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Marketing Successfully Without Information Overload

Marketing Successfully Without Information OverloadWe all live in the knowledge economy, and it’s the Age of Technology. The 2.5 quintillion bytes of data streaming daily shouldn’t phase the average person, right? Talk about information overload, though…

A quintillion contains 18 zeros, by the way. That’s a lot of data. Daily, by the minute, that large number breaks down to:

  • YouTube viewers watching 4.15 million videos
  • More than 103 million spam emails sent
  • 456,000 tweets generated
  • Nearly 2.7 million gigabytes of online data created by Americans

Every single minute.Continue Reading..

The Truest Colors to Match Your Brand Message

The Truest Colors to Match Your Brand Message

Have you ever heard of a brand book containing your brand message? You’re going to need one to ensure your brand is best represented to the public as professional and personal enough to draw in your ideal customers.

Your brand book, or brand style guide, is a rule book that spells out how your company presents itself to the public through color, font and logo selections, photography, and more. The brand book helps you communicate your brand’s message and share its personality, or rather, how it sounds, looks, and feels.

One often overlooked area is selecting brand colors without considering how consumers will perceive those colors, and thus, your brand message.Continue Reading..

Put Customer Experience First for a Stronger Brand

Put Customer Experience First for a Stronger Brand

Many businesses pride themselves on quality customer service, but what about the customer experience? Understanding the customer’s entire journey of experiencing a product or service is vital to brand success.

Sure, a product has its use, but what is its purpose? Such a question speaks to what more a customer gets out of purchasing the products or services of a business.

Take time to answer that for the products and services of your business. Did your mind jump straight to statistics or more features? What about customer experience?

The purpose of your product or service links intimately with the experience of the customer as they use it. Businesses who put customer experience first end up with a stronger brand in the long run.Continue Reading..

Online Marketing with Better Storytelling

Online Marketing with Better Storytelling

Storytelling has long been woven into and conveyed the fabric of human existence. Early humans depicted ceremony, hunting and their explorations in red ochre across the vast expanses of rock, deep inside ancient caves across the world. And these early humans “signed their names” with the stenciled outline of a handprint in red ochre, some 40,000 years old.

Today, our ancestors reach out to us through those handprints. And though we live in a technological age, we still seek out our origins and are curious about the origin stories of others.

“How did you… What happened?” Bards told the heroic deeds and misdeeds of kings and knights across the land. Spoken word poets speak up about the inner and outer struggles of our world today. We still tell our children bedtime stories and relate fables that are hundreds of years old.

But stories aren’t only for the ancients for the children. Storytelling matters more than ever to humanity. And it’s time that brands paid attention.Continue Reading..

Embracing AI to Personalize the Customer Experience

Embracing AI to Personalize the Customer ExperienceThe Digital Age of advertising is booming with innovation. Understandably, it’s hard for companies to keep up with shifting platforms, algorithms, and software. That’s where AI comes in.

Searches are getting more specific, and customers expect their niche needs to be met. That’s where artificial intelligence can assist with the personalization that your customers crave.Continue Reading..

How Poor Print Quality Hurts Your Brand Reputation

How Poor Print Quality Hurts Your Brand Reputation

Is your company good for its word? Is it as good as its name? Poor print quality can easily tank a brand’s reputation.

Tangible assets made up 95% of most companies’ worth before the prevalence of the Information Age before everything went digital. Now, intangible assets make up 75% of a company. Once, all you had to worry about was your print logo, letterhead, business cards, and other advertising materials. However, these printed materials and their print quality are more important than ever to your brand reputation.

Discrepancies in appearance in print quality affect a brand’s reputation value. Unique colors in your logo and brand styling set your company apart from others, and any discrepancy can make it disappear altogether. So, consistent colors keep your brand visible and reliable in your customer’s eyes.Continue Reading..

Improving Brand Communication

Improving Brand CommunicationMiscommunication remains a major pitfall for businesses of all sizes, and not just between employees and employers. Brand communication is a key component to company success and must be consistent throughout all channels and every detail, including behind the scenes efforts that the customers don’t see.Continue Reading..

Better Relationships with User-Generated Content

Better Relationships With User-Generated ContentSo, the talk of social media town these days is all about building better customer experience and doing that through engagement, engagement, engagement. Over-engaging can come across, well, spammy. Honestly, the truth is that folks trust customers more than they’ll trust any company. Thus, enter user-generated content.

People don’t buy into slogans without hearing the real voices that are using the brand. Companies are catching onto the idea and seeking out influencers that can vet their brand. However, even then, customers don’t know what’s real and what’s not real.

That’s where user-generated content (UGC) comes to save, build, and deepen brand loyalty. Companies utilize, with permission, the photos, videos, and blog content that customers create about the brand and their personal experiences to elevate it. Companies integrate this content into their marketing efforts. Seeing this leads to interaction with a more trusting and engaged audience.Continue Reading..

Could AMP Give Your Site a Competitive Edge?

Could AMP Give Your Site a Competitive Edge?You’ve likely come across AMP doing a Google search and wondered if you were lost until you quickly found the content you needed. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a Google-supported open source project that offers resources to help developers optimize their landing pages for mobile speed.

AMP pages load four times faster than regular pages. This increase in speed boosts engagement rates as well as ad performance. Should you include AMP in your mobile optimization strategy? Can you use AMP to gain a competitive edge in searches?Continue Reading..

Integrating Marketing Channels for Brand Consistency

Integrating Marketing Channels for Brand ConsistencyHow do you handle brand consistency? So many options exist for marketing. So, how do you know where to begin?

Social media, content, email campaign, and direct mail make up the tip of the marketing iceberg. But you’re not looking at what’s beneath. No one thing is king in marketing like consistency.

Marketing on multiple channels can increase your exposure to customers. However, it’s also confusing and takes more time than it should. You can get higher engagement rates with the omnichannel marketing approach Success comes through better brand consistency, and you do that by integrating your marketing channels.Continue Reading..