MARKETING STRATEGY 105: THE ART OF CREATING AND COMMUNICATING THE VALUE OF YOUR BRAND.

Brand identity is the sum total of how your brand looks, feels and speaks to people. It is a way to communicate with the world, differentiate yourself from your competitors. A brand identity is what sells and not the product/service per se.

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MARKETING STRATEGY 104:WHAT IF ADS WERE NOT THINGS TO BE AVOIDED?

When coming up with an ad, it gets tempting to talk about your brand and what makes you unique in the market. As much as all that sounds fabulous and exciting to you, the customer just wants to get to the bottom line. Are all of my needs met? How convenient is this product or service for me? Tell your consumer how you will make their lives better. If possible, be specific as this will save the consumer time. Focus on the consumer and not the brand.

DIABOLICAL CUSTOMERS: FIRE THAT CUSTOMER!

I, for starters do not mean to be negative. But the reality is; there are customers who simply are not right for your business. We live in an age where the customer is glorified and in return few of us take a moment to ask, was it worth it? The market simply tells us that the more the customers, the better your business model and the more the revenue. Today, I hope to convince you otherwise. A customer can be actually really bad for your business and knowing how to handle them is really important.

MARKETING STRATEGY 103: THE GOLDILOCKS PRINCIPLE.

Welcome to the age of influence and data manipulation. We always like to believe that when we are making a purchase, we are doing it with minimal influence. However, that is not always the case. Marketers have found a way to make people gravitate towards the middle option. Most people are turned off by extremes. Getting the middle option that’s “just right” takes a balance of the old and new and influencing users incrementally when launching products or services. So what does the Goldilocks effect have to do with this?

MARKETING STRATEGY 102: HOW TO GET INTO THE MIND OF YOUR CONSUMER.

And where there is a vacuum, no conversions will happen. This is why it is important to understand the psychology of your consumer and tailor your marketing efforts according to their needs.

MARKETING STRATEGY 101: UNDERSTANDING THE BUYING PROCESS.

Marketing is the cornerstone of every single business. For any business to prosper, business owners and marketers need to find a way to outwit their competitors. Having said that, half of the process involves understanding the psychology behind the buying process.

CONSUMER BEHAVIOR 105: THE STATE OF ENGAGEMENT

Today I read a story. It was one of those stories that leave you impacted and forever change your perspective of life. It was one of those pieces that leave you yearning for me. I mean if this guy was trying to sell me anything, I would buy it on the stop.

7 STRATEGIES ON IMPROVING YOUR EMAIL MARKETING.

A lot has been said about email marketing and its likelihood of surviving the major digital disruptions. The truth is email marketing is here to stay and it will continue to be a main player in marketing. With a lot of sites implementing ad blocks, email marketing is now more important than ever.

A QUICK GUIDE TO INSTAGRAM MARKETING

'When you photograph people in color,you photograph their clothes; but when you photograph people in Black & White, you photograph their souls.' Ted Grant Instagram I'm sure that most of you do not need an introduction to Instagram or the way it's used. While some of you may not consider it to be a stronghold … Continue reading A QUICK GUIDE TO INSTAGRAM MARKETING

CONSUMER BEHAVIOR 102: UNDERSTANDING THE CONSUMER JOURNEY ANALYTICS

Consumer journeys aren't created; they are discovered.
Both marketers and entrepreneurs can both agree on this. Consumer dynamics is changing and evolving on a daily basis. While understanding trends and the different platforms is an absolute necessity in digital marketing, so is getting an in-depth analysis of your audience. Creating a connected customer analytics journey is critical to the success of overall marketing strategies.