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    Blog,  Branding,  Content Marketing,  Digital Marketing

    Brand Strategy Challenges and How Content Marketing Can Help Overcome it

    In this day and age, content marketing is used everywhere. Whether it’s to increase brand awareness or generate engagement, content marketing has been a key factor in the success of marketing strategies and the achievement of various objectives. It’s no secret why—-content marketing is largely utilized within the digital landscape. And as you may have guessed, most consumers frequent the digital space at a rising rate. In fact, according to Pew Research, 26% of adults in the United States are constantly online on a regular basis. Taking advantage of content marketing is an intelligent tactic for marketers to implement into their brand marketing strategy. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately for opportunists),…

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    Blog,  Branding

    How to Perform a Successful Brand Audit

    Performing a brand audit is an effective way to pinpoint certain key things about your brand’s performance. For instance, through a brand audit, you can find out your brand’s strengths and weaknesses and how you can improve them for long-term success. Any time you want to enhance your brand’s strengths, improve your marketing efforts, or just reach more target consumers, a brand audit is your best bet to help you achieve your overall objectives. This is especially important if you want to monitor the impact of your brand storytelling efforts. Here’s how you can perform a successful brand audit for you or your client’s brand. Identify the overall goal of…

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    Blog,  Brand Awareness,  Branding

    3 Reasons Why Storytelling Is Important for Your Brand

    When it comes to your favorite brand, what is the first thing you notice that makes them stand out? Is it their logo, taglines, or another visual element? Is it the way they engage with you or provide solutions to your problems? Whatever the case may be, there’s one key element that allows your favorite brand to make an impact: storytelling. Through powerful storytelling efforts, a brand is able to sway and influence its consumer’s behavior in a way that makes a mark. In a world where 69% of younger generations believe ads and other marketing efforts are disruptive, storytelling can be the key factor that can make or break…

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    Blog,  Digital Marketing

    How to Use the Three Brains in Your Digital Marketing

    The brain is one of the most fascinating organs in the human body. Tied by a complex neural network, the brain is always receiving information from every part of your body. For instance, touching a hot stove will send neural signals to your brain to respond—usually by flinching or pulling your hand away quickly. The same goes with different stimuli to your senses. Every touch, sound, smell, taste, and sight you encounter are things your brain constantly processes on a regular basis. Of course, you may be wondering: what on earth does the human brain have to do with digital marketing? Well, there’s a theory that the human brain consists…

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    Blog,  Brand Awareness,  Branding,  Digital Marketing

    What is Inbound Marketing and How Can It Help Your Business?

    Television remains one of the most popular channels for entertainment. Whether it’s movies or TV shows, many consumers love to wind down and spend some time watching a few hours of TV. However, when it comes to TV ads, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who enjoys having their favorite program paused for a commercial. The same goes for other forms of traditional marketing. These methods force a one-way communication with consumers and push brand products and services onto them. As you might guess, these techniques are no longer an effective way to market to target consumers. In fact, according to MDG Advertising, around 70% of consumers are interested in…

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    Blog,  Brand Awareness,  Branding

    Slogans vs. Taglines: What’s the Difference and Why Do They Matter?

    Most companies use attention-grabbing taglines and slogans to communicate important messages about their brand and/or campaigns. Some of these slogans and taglines have been effective in driving brand awareness and loyalty, leading to an increase in value. Having memorable taglines and slogans are key factors in the success of a brand—as marketers, we want consumers to remember our brand. While your logo and brand may be unique and unforgettable, it’s not complete without a tagline and slogan. When you combine your brand elements, you can deliver a powerful message that tells consumers about your brand. Now, it’s important to remember that taglines and slogans are completely different from each other.…

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    Brand Awareness,  Branding

    What Are the 4 Types of Brand Judgements?

    When you think of a well-established brand like Coca-Cola, what’s the first word or thought that comes to your head? Is it a bottle of its famous soda? The color red? Their overall brand value and marketing messages? Well, regardless of what appears in your head, these thoughts and images are likely based on past experiences with the brand itself. Perhaps you’ve drunk Coca-Cola soda at a party or watched one of their commercials on TV at some point in the past. These experiences allow you to generate opinions and evaluations about a brand by piecing together its performance and imagery associations. In the marketing world, this is known as…

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    Blog,  Brand Awareness,  Branding

    3 Ways Effective Content Builds Brand Equity

    Whether you like it or not, content marketing has significantly evolved since the advent of the digital age. Gone are the days of relying on the printing press and other traditional means to incorporate brand content. In today’s world, digital tools and platforms dominate the marketing sphere, especially when it comes to content creation. However, while this makes it easier for marketers to create and distribute a brand’s content to their target audience, it also presents a unique challenge. According to Hubspot, around 70% of marketers are currently utilizing content marketing tactics. In the case of content distribution, another study from SEMRush notes that 94% of marketers are using social…

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    Blog,  Digital Marketing,  Pricing

    How Digital Marketing Influences Price Elasticity

    Since the rise of the Internet, digital marketing has grown to be a reliable form of reaching consumers, expanding a brand’s message, and facilitating the data analysis process. Beyond social platforms and brand awareness, digital marketing also has a knack for influencing an important aspect of business: price elasticity. While the term can sound a bit strange to some, price elasticity is critical in helping marketers and business owners determine optimal pricing strategies for products and services. With more than 4.66 billion users on the Internet around the world, digital marketing efforts have definitely worked their magic in changing certain consumer behaviors, particularly in how they fulfill their needs based…

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    Blog,  Breakeven

    A Short Guide to Breakeven Analysis

    In marketing, it can be easy to get sidetracked by the multitude of metrics and calculations that help gauge the effectiveness of your campaigns. One calculation that’s often taken for granted is the breakeven analysis. You may have heard of the term “breakeven” at some point in conversations or meetings. Breakeven analysis is particularly helpful in helping managers determine the right price for a product or service. According to Harvard Business Review, “managers typically use breakeven analysis to set a price to understand the economic impact of various price- and sales-volume scenarios.” As such, breakeven analysis can assist business and marketing professionals in a variety of ways. While you may…