A new year gives marketers a blank slate to reorder their priorities and contemplate new strategies. So take a moment to reflect and consider this a list of 10 to-do's to take your marketing to a new level this year:
Many marketers have used the past year to take a hard look at their branding and make some updates. A rebranding initiative is a heavy lift for a marketing team, with a lot of moving pieces and can be an expensive endeavor for a company. Before you move forward on revamping your brand, make sure you don't make these mistakes:
Playing chess is back in vogue now, thanks to the Netflix show The Queen's Gambit. If you want to win at marketing, you can take some basic chess principles and apply them to your own plans for 2021:
Nobody likes distributing junk that is ultimately destined for a landfill. If you can give some more thought to the sustainability of your branded giveaways, you will find there are a lot of options for eco-friendly products available. Here are seven ideas for your next earth-friendly promotional product:
When you are growing a brand you need to make deliberate choices about how to position yourself against others in your field. A confused consumer doesn't buy. Defining what makes you different helps you own a spot in the consumer's mind, otherwise you are thrown into a bucket mixed with everyone else in the same category. Here are some approaches to brand positioning for consideration, with example observations from some of my favorite brands:
Brand consistency helps improve the strength of a brand over time through increased awareness. In the eyes of your customers and prospects, a consistent brand instantly makes your company more:
We recently attended the Henry Stewart DAM conference in New York City and had the opportunity to chat with marketers using Digital Asset Management to organize all their images and collateral. DAM can solve a lot of problems by making assets accessible to all team members in a large company or network, but we uncovered a few challenges that DAM users are experiencing. Here are 7 DAM problems solved by an integration with a Marketing Resource Management platform:
This week I'm writing from the 2019 International Franchise Association's Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Many of the agenda topics are around franchisor-franchisee relationships and how to keep franchisees engaged and enthusiastic about the brand.