Marketing is NOT sales

The Difference Between Marketing and Sales

A widespread confusion among business owners and entrepreneurs is understanding the difference between two essential concepts: marketing and sales. When someone is confused about these terms, the way we know is when they use them interchangeably—and this happens a lot. The truth is that marketing and sales are two similar functions that complement each other to help you earn revenue, but…

Brand Recall

Top 5 Messaging Strategies To Win at Media Buying

How Does Messaging Drive Brand Recall in Media Buying Campaigns? One of the primary goals of a media buying campaign is to drive brand awareness and brand recall. Marketing agencies specializing in these campaigns develop a media plan (a literal plan detailing where clients will spend on advertising) to meet this goal. Brand recall is…

Healthy heart

Marketing to Eco-Conscious Millennials: Dos and Don’ts

Suppose you’ve done your homework researching the Millennial generation as a potential target market for your product or service. In that case, you already know that one of the biggest motivators for Millennials is eco-friendliness. According to Nielsen, 75 percent of Millennials (those born between 1981-1996) are eco-conscious to the point of changing their buying habits…

Create a plan

Marketing Strategy: What You Need to Know Before Spending One Cent

If you’ve been feeling like your marketing dollars are being wasted and not delivering on what you had hoped…you’re probably not wrong, and you’re definitely not alone. Small businesses have a notoriously difficult time making sound decisions with their marketing budgets without expert guidance. A survey of small businesses last year found that at least…

Concentrated Target

Change General Marketing to Target Marketing to Grow Your Business

Businesses today face a distinctive set of challenges when developing a comprehensive marketing strategy. Using general market advertising, companies have taken something of a one-size-fits-all approach, creating a branding campaign with a single message hoping to reach enough people and convert them to customers. Those days may soon be behind us. The one-dimensional general marketing…

online shopping

Tips for Converting from Brick-and-Mortar Marketing to Online Campaigns

If your business has traditionally relied on brick-and-mortar marketing strategies, you’re probably already aware of the challenges facing you in this “new normal” as the economy starts reopening. With social distancing in place, face-to-face marketing, product demonstrations, etc. may be ineffective at best, or nearly impossible. Companies who successfully convert to online marketing tend to…