A competitor of one of our clients recently ran this billboard in a nearby market. Yes, it’s funny (to some). Yes, it probably gets your attention. Many people I’ve shown it to outside the advertising and marketing world found it funny and some even called it “effective”. But in my holistic view of marketing, this […]
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Recent social media traffic has me feeling like some basic reminders are in order for companies who are using these channels. Be your brand. Not something you saw on TMZ. Don’t #1: Trendy Stuff By the time you became aware of the Harlem Shake, it was already passé. That’s really swell that your CFO wanted […]
Rebranding is ticklish business. There are a myriad of issues and questions to address to achieve success. Do I just update what I have? Do I throw it all out and start over? Is there significant equity in my current brand mark? Do I rename at the same time? All of these (and more) are […]
Saw an excellent example of using one social media channel to fuel another. And a contest to further drive results. I’m a big fan of the band Dropkick Murphys (you may know them for the song “Shipping Up to Boston” in the film “The Departed.”). I follow the fan page on Facebook and saw a […]
You’re starting to see them everywhere‚ those goofy-looking bar codes. While it would be easy to write them off as a new-fangled gimmick, they have a real place in an integrated demand generation campaign. A challenge of utilizing non-online media in the past was the ability to direct traffic to a campaign-specific landing page. Previously, […]
Facebook rolled out a new service a few months ago called Facebook Places.With it, Facebook is taking on Foursquare by offering a location-based business check-in tool. Like Foursquare, Places lets people share their whereabouts with their friends by “checking-in” to a business using their mobile phones. Whether it’s a cool tool or a creepy way […]
I’ve run into three examples in as many days of companies with fundamental business (and marketing) problems tied to a lack of focus. Unless you have a GIGANTIC marketing budget, you can’t be all things to all people all the time. I spoke at a local manufacturing symposium recently and this was one of my […]
I sat through not one, but TWO genuinely awful presentations from good companies with solid products this week. This was a good reminder of a blog topic – effective use of PowerPoint. As a former college speech instructor, I would remind you that PowerPoint is a tool, it isn’t your presentation. A good presentation tells […]
As marketers, it’s our job to get inside people’s heads to figure out how to attract their attention and then match our product/service’s attributes to their needs. We spend a lot time thinking about what triggers and what impedes actions. How does a prospect go from awareness, to consideration, to selection? A new Comcast ad […]
A teammate and I have been discussing respect and professional courtesy lately. Things we would have both thought common courtesy seem to have fallen by the wayside with more regularity lately. This seems to mostly happen in new business situations. And I’m not talking about outbound cold-calling. By this, I mean situations where we’ve been […]
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