Honest About Advertising: Are you judging campaign success correctly?

“Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” John Wanamaker coined this saying over 100 years ago. Even with today’s technology, many business owners still find themselves in the same rut. Modern campaign tracking can provide us with outrageous amounts of data from how many times [...]

The Customer is Dead! Long Live the Customer!

Covid-19 has had a remarkable and, what appears to be, permanent impact on customer shopping behavior. As a savvy business owner it’s important to make sure that you are making the changes needed to stay in front of your ideal customer. Here are four things to keep in mind to make sure you are where [...]

Facing Your Buyer Persona

Last month in our blog “Brand “IT” Factor" we talked about the concept of the buyer persona and how to build it (if you haven’t checked that one out you really should. Today we’re talking about how you can use that persona to guide your marketing strategies and content building. Before we begin let’s take [...]

You’re Ignoring the Wrong Analytics

SOCIAL MEDIA! Since the days of Myspace these platforms have been the new way to directly access your audience. The platforms realized this and offered advertising options to help you, the business owner, engage with their members. The current state of digital marketing offers extremely specific demographics at a relatively low cost with solid reporting [...]

Your Brand “IT” Factor

Last week we discussed how now is the time to make sure your marketing tools are ready for the coming summer. Today we want to look at what makes your product or service stand out, what’s going to get the attention of your preferred customer? As brands and businesses compete for consumer dollars, being the [...]

What is Relationship Marketing and How Do You Do it?

You might be used to hearing fancier marketing terms in 2019 like 'SEO' and 'SEM', 'PPC' and 'CPC'. All useful - but what about the relationship-building part? Sometimes it's not enough to throw money behind a digital marketing campaign. Sometimes you need to invest in customer retention, and that is what relationship marketing it all [...]

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