Why Blog?

Need a low-cost Web presence? You might want to consider a blog. Blog. It’s an Internet buzzword/phenomenon. Google the word “blog” and you’ll get over two billion results returned. Everyone’s talking about them, and it seems everyone’s got one. But what good are they to your small business or organization? You might be surprised to … Read More

Attract Prospects to your Trade Show Display

Trade shows are tremendous opportunities to attract new prospects for the organizations that choose to make their booth space magnetic. A magnetic space should attract customers, not repel them. Here are a few positive charge areas to explore to make the most of your booth space investment and networking time commitment. PLAN AHEAD Sounds easy, … Read More

How to Build a Successful Brand

Your brand’s value is directly related to your balance sheet that’s why customer relationships are such a valuable asset. How a customer feels about your products, people and company makes up your brand image. Why is a Strong Brand Valuable? Getting noticed is getting harder. Companies with strong brands get noticed by showing they understand … Read More

Social Media vs Traditional Media FAQs

At a recent presentation on the importance of social media, members of the audience asked some valuable questions regarding the balance between social media, like Facebook and Twitter, and traditional media, like television and print. I think it would be beneficial to continue the discussion here. After reading this article, feel free to post a … Read More

5ives: Marketing Terms Removed from the Social Media Vocabulary

Brian’s blog comparing Traditional Media and Social Media got me thinking about how social media is shaping not only marketing, but our culture as a whole. Here are five words that social media is removing from the marketing vernacular. 1. Audience Social media creates the opportunity for two-way communication between the brand and the user. … Read More

Confidentiality is Essential to Marketing Success

Have you noticed an increasing number of companies tagging their email message signatures with 150-word confidentiality disclaimers? While message recipients may see this act as annoying and unneeded, I think it is a good marketing tactic because confidentiality of company information is essential for marketing success. WHAT IS CONFIDENTIAL? Confidential company information may include client … Read More

Corporate Identity Professional Presence Required

Many businesses do not put enough resources into creating, maintaining and improving a healthy corporate identity. Some businesses view their corporate identity as just what customers think about their sales team and people answering telephone calls. This narrow-minded thinking may be cause for loss of sales. Corporate identity is the “persona” of a corporation which … Read More

Old-School Hot-Iron Branding

I am burnt out on articles about brand management, brand evolution, brand identity, brand strategy, brand hijacking, brand positioning and other terms that sound trendy next to the word brand. What’s next brand muffin? When I think about the brand concept, I choose to go old school. My great-grandfather Dalton Brown launched his brand almost … Read More

Text Marketing Connects with Convenience

At its core, advertising serves three fundamental components: (1) Deliver the right message (2) to the right person (3) at the right time. With text messaging technology, you can add a fourth fundamental component – to the right device. Gone are the days of three-media marketing (print, tv and radio). In just a matter of … Read More