Heart to heart

Making It Last: 3 Tips to Keep Your Audience Engaged

Now more than ever, a successful branding strategy involves finding new ways to reach and engage your target community—but that’s only half the challenge. Let’s suppose you’ve implemented an effective campaign; you’ve made real inroads into a community and you’ve built ties. Now, what do you do to keep the momentum going? Building connections and…

Millennial Marketing

Marketing to Millennials – Here’s How

The demographic known as the Millennial generation (people born between 1981-1996) has been a point of fascination for pundits and marketers alike. Millennials seem to have a unique perspective, worldview, and set of habits compared to the generations both before (Gen X, Boomers) and after (Gen Z). Considering Millennials now comprise 25 percent of the…

online shopping

Top 3 Consumer Shopping Trends You Need to Know

Consumer online shopping is stronger than ever. Here’s what’s happening. Any effective marketing campaign will take into account what consumers are doing, what they’re buying and why. Consumer trends are a constantly moving target, even more so when there’s a rapidly evolving global situation. Just within the past 6-8 weeks since the pandemic began sweeping…

Multicultural advertising

5 Steps to Gaining More Customers with Hispanic Marketing

It may be a surprise to some that are not specifically marketing to the Hispanic population that they represent a significant portion of market share across the U.S. The Census Bureau estimates that Hispanics currently comprise 18.3 percent of the population across America with a spending power over 1.4 trillion. As an example, in Los…

The Importance of Forming Strategic Alliances with Other Businesses

Have you ever gone into bookstore Barnes & Noble, browsed around, picked a handful of interesting titles, then wandered over to the in-store Starbucks to enjoy your favorite coffee drink while perusing your new finds? If you have, you’ve just demonstrated the power of a strategic alliance. Barnes & Noble doesn’t sell coffee. Starbucks doesn’t…

Authentic Messaging in Branding

How People Can Tell Whether Your Brand’s Message Is Authentic

Authenticity means erasing the gap between what you firmly believe inside and what you reveal to the outside world. —Adam Grant A few years ago, if you described something as “slick,” it was a compliment. It meant that something was polished and terrifically produced. But nowadays, “slick” is increasingly used as a criticism. It’s a…

Building a Tribe Devoted to Your Brand: Why It’s Essential to Cut through the Clutter along with a Guide to Get Started

Every human being has to feel part of a tribe. It’s programmed into us. And you have to feel that you’re contributing to something. ­­                                    —Steven Hatfill, Scientist   Only 38% percent of customers are truly devoted to a brand. But these core customers are gold. They will go out of their way to get…