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    Blog,  Influencer,  Social Media Marketing

    Using Influencers for Your Digital Strategy: The Pros and Cons

    Kylie Jenner. Andrea Russett. Mr. Pokee. What do these names have in common? One word: influencer. If you’ve hung around social media or the digital marketing world long enough, you’ve likely heard of influencers and the rising phenomenon of influencer marketing. Whether it’s Instagram, Facebook, or another social platform, influencers are individuals that have amassed a reputable following of dedicated fans—and many of these individuals aren’t even celebrity-famous! Because of the large following that most influencers have amassed in their respective platforms, influencer marketing has become an attractive method for marketers to reach their overall objectives. Some of the ways influencer marketing can help a brand includes increasing brand reach…

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    Blog,  Marketing Research,  Marketing Strategic Planning

    How to Create Effective Market Research Questions

    When it comes to market research, creating effective questions for customer interviews, focus groups, and other similar research formats can be challenging. As a marketer, you want to be able to ask the right questions that can garner the information that you want without overwhelming or misleading your interviewee. For instance, interview questions that encourage a particular response from your customers or try to undermine your competitors’ offerings can come off as disingenuous. These types of questions also prevent you from achieving your market research goals, which, in turn, halts your marketing efforts, whether it’s developing a strategy or helping a client launch a new product. So how do you…

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    Blog,  Brand Awareness,  Branding,  Consumer Behavior,  Marketing Strategic Planning

    5 Ways to Strengthen Your Brand Positioning in A Market

    Branding is a word that’s commonly used in marketing circles. Like all marketing terms, branding is one of the most important concepts to learn and refine so that companies can establish a strong personality that their target consumers can identify with. Although branding is an essential part of marketing, there’s another term that’s equally as valuable: positioning. According to Chron, brand positioning involves claiming a position in a market or a reputation for a specific product, service, or company. In essence, it’s the way a brand stands out against its competition, which allows consumers to make informed decisions about different brands offering the same products or services. Some of the…