Not long ago, we discussed The Personable Business: Creating your Story with Social Content. One of the points of that discussion was that once you get online, you'll end up with a social story whether you want one or not, [...]
How many times have you read or heard about how to generate more traffic? It always sounds easy, doesn't it? Very seldom does someone actually tell you it's difficult; they brush it over with, "well, you have to have a great marketing campaign, followers and so on." They then continue with their diatribe of how wonderful their suggestions are, and how you should be sure to try them out.
Recent truth. A client came to us with a business strategy; their biggest concern was finding a copywriter familiar with the language usage of their target country. While English is a common language, the usage can change drastically from place to place, and copy written without this in mind is very noticeable.
I’ve been boiling all morning long – and what does someone who blogs do, but kick out a rant? All morning, I’ve been researching marketing agencies, digging into sites, news articles and various sources to find out about them. –And [...]
A confession: I don’t know much about branding. Oh, sure – I know words, but branding? That’s Gabriella’s bailiwick. I know more now than I did six or seven years ago, but that’s because she’s been my mentor for several [...]
While talking to a friend of mine the other day – small business owner trying to grow her business like anyone else -, I had that line going through my head. You know, the one from A Few Good Men “You want the TRUTH? You can’t HANDLE the TRUTH!” You see, my friend has big dreams; she wants and expects big things from her website…
For many companies, blogs are either a major point of interest or they get little to no attention. So what happens if your company’s blog is, in fact, potentially damaging your company’s brand? Do you pull it entirely? Do you rework it in order to improve the company brand? Or do you just leave things the way they are and deal with it later?
Branding. Nothing strikes fear in the heart of marketers quite like this concept. For entrepreneurs with many interests, it’s difficult to think they can be summed up in a single construct. For others with a narrower focus, it’s frustrating to find just the right words to accurately represent what they stand for. Your brand is what represents the core values of your company—your mission statement, if you will. Your target market will likely never see the brand statement because it’s not for them.
Fight! Fight! In a day and age when companies are fighting fervently for each and every consumer dollar, it should come as no surprise that branding is more important than ever. Whether it is the AFLAC Duck, the Pep [...]