Brand recognition equals value. That is why companies spend millions of dollars on advertising to increase their brand awareness. It doesn’t matter what kind of company you own, you want your brand to be the one people remember. You may have a unique brand name and a great logo, but you also need something to […]
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With approximately 4.2 billion users, the Internet has become the most promising source for new customers. Don’t get us wrong. Having an online presence is important, and even more important is creating a great user experience to increase online sales. But a major function of your website should be to attract customers to your brick […]
Every business has a brand identity they want to maintain. In 10 words or less, how would you describe your brand identity? Look at the list you’ve just created. Do you think your customer’s would agree that the list accurately describes your brand? That is where public relations (PR) comes into play. The goal of […]
When you meet with a marketing agency for the first time, you need to be prepared. You need to know what your budget is to determine what services you can afford. Equally as important is knowing what your marketing goals are. You can’t measure your success without something to strive towards. Finally, you need to […]
The best known tactic to get media coverage for your business’ latest achievement or event is to write a press release. A good press release requires research, an attention catching headline and clear, concise writing, but that’s not all. It doesn’t matter how well written a press release is if it ends up in the […]
Let’s say you’re considering hiring a marketing agency. You’ve spent countless hours doing the research and you’ve narrowed your search down to five contenders that you feel align with your internal process and can help you build your business. You’ve met with each agency, asked them all the questions you can think of, but you […]
When it is as easy as a click of a button to share content online, we tend to forget that copyright laws exist, but the potential of copyright infringement is very real and can greatly impact your small business. Copyright laws and regulations are especially confusing on social media because it is relatively new and […]
Small businesses rely heavily on building connections with their customers and the best way to do so is by making your brand appear more human. Creating a brand that feels personable can be achieved by sharing your customers’ experiences using your products or enjoying your services, but what if we told you that you don’t […]
Determined to get out of debt and make better financial decisions, Kyle Taylor created a personal blog in 2010 to record his progress towards paying off his student loans. He didn’t know it then, but his personal blog, The Penny Hoarder, would grow to be a million dollar business that offers financial tips to millions […]
Like many small businesses, we are always looking to gain media coverage for our brand and the brands we represent. Writing a press release and emailing a pitch to journalists may seem easy enough, but according to our friends from Bay News 9, your pitch can be improved by following a few additional guidelines.
Email gives you access to a mass group of consumers quite literally at the touch of a button. Approximately 91% of consumers check their email daily, and it is proven to be one of the best ways to convert leads into customers by promoting products and services.
You have launched your business, created your product or service, and now it is time to sell. If you build it, they will come, right? Not exactly. If you do not promote your business, you will not attract consumers. But more importantly, you won’t attract the right consumers if you do not market your brand […]