Is it time to revisit your brand? There are a lot of reasons why companies endeavor to do this, including new leadership, evolving product and service offerings, changing consumer expectations, the competitive landscape, unclear positioning, and lack of internal/external focus and clarity. Because branding often encompasses more than just your visual identity, a great way to begin the process is with a brand discovery and alignment project.
If you’ve been considering a rebrand for your company, the first question to ask yourself is, “Why?” For these efforts to be successful and worthwhile, you must have a good reason to begin and a strategy that guides you throughout the entire process. There’s no need to change simply for the sake of changing.
Recently, I Googled, “What is a brand.” I do this periodically to see the opinions on branding that are floating around the Internet at any given time. This answer popped up: “A brand is an intangible marketing or business concept that helps people identify a company, product, or individual. People often confuse brands with things like logos, slogans, or other recognizable marks, which are marketing tools that help promote goods and services.” We can thank the smart folks at Investopedia for that pithy definition.
These days, most markets are absolutely saturated with options. This makes it difficult for brands to stand out from their competitors, and for consumers to make the right decision about which products and services are best suited for their needs. One action you can take to solidify your company’s place in the minds of your target audience is to create a brand positioning statement that describes exactly what it is that makes you different.
You might have heard marketing professionals talk about brand persona and how important it is to successful marketing – about aligning your persona with your mission and leveraging your brand differentiation. While you may be familiar with brand personas if you’re steeped in the inbound marketing process, those who aren’t may not be. Let’s take a minute to break this jargon down so we’re all on the same page.
You may have heard some marketers say that organic social media is dead. As is often the case, the truth is a lot more nuanced and complex than a simple statement like that. This is good news for those of us who have spent years pouring time and creative energy into social media accounts for our companies. Spoiler alert: it was not a waste! But first, let’s backtrack with some simple definitions of both organic social media and – what we all came here to talk about – paid social media.
It’s been a long time since we’ve discussed Twitter marketing, and boy, has a lot happened to the platform since then. Truthfully, we’ve noticed engagement falling off within various industries for a while. It takes the right content and some hard work to get users to see your tweets, much less interact with them, nowadays. On top of that, the platform makes headlines almost daily. What’s inciting all of this “newsworthy” drama?
As modern marketers, we love to hype up digital advertising. Running ads on some of the world’s biggest platforms, such as Google, is a no-brainer because the prices are reasonable, and the reach is awesome. You may have already read about Search Ads in our other blogs, but that is just one campaign style of many found within Google.
If you’re ready to enter the world of digital advertising, Google is a great place to start. After all, it is the most popular search engine on the planet. Advertising on this platform gives you access to the millions of people around the world that make up Google’s audience. If that sounds good to you, the first step is to choose between a Google Display Ad or a Google Search Ad. This blog will give you some insight on Google Search Ads specifically, and why they might be a good choice for you.