Category Archive for: Brand

values

Why Every Organization Needs to Find New Value in Their Values

When developing content, campaigns and ideas, I spend a lot of my time thinking about audience personas, and specifically, where to find overlapping values. Rarely do I worry about “traditional” demographics, like gender or age or income level. Instead, I like exploring what those demographic categories can lead to on a human level. Because sometimes,…

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digital media era

Does Old Fashion PR Still Have the Magic in the Digital Era?

You might not know Edward Bernays by his name, but if you have a bookshelf at home – congratulations, you’re a “victim” of the late PR guru’s master spinning skills. A bookshelf is an essential piece in most American homes today, whether realizing its intended function as a mini library or simply used as a…

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consumer

Inspiring the Consumer: You Can’t Do That on Television

I can remember the first time I was afflicted by consumerism. The Sears Wishbook, fresh from its plastic wrap. Me with a felt tip pen circling Barbies and pajamas with Care Bears. Flash forward a decade, I leafed through Seventeen and took note of teen lit book recommendations, Farah Fawcett shampoo, Kissing Potion rollerball lip…

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Facebook crisis

Lesson From Facebook: 5 Tips on Handling Crisis Communications

Crisis communications is the opposite of traditional public relations and involves putting out a “fire” of some sort. Your brand might be under scrutiny for something said or done from a product recall to a bad tweet. There is often a tide of public and media opinion that follows. Your response is the most important…

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Rethinking Data-Driven Marketing in the Wake of the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

It’s a strange time to be a data scientist. News about Cambridge Analytica’s ‘problematic’ (we prefer the term morally bankrupt) approach to data analysis has left the 23 million Canadians on Facebook feeling suspicious and defenseless. And the community of social, behavioral and data scientists who work in marketing and communications have never looked more like…

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Company culture

How Your Company Culture Can Become a Marketing Tool

Companies use marketing to attract new customers, retain current customers and to study what works and what doesn’t. There seems to be a new marketing strategy popping up: the idea that a business needs to market themselves and their company culture. Company culture, as defined by Andrew Hartley, director of alternative board at Bradford West,…

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Learn from Luxury brands

What Social Media Marketers Can Learn from Luxury Brands

When implementing strategies that involve social media optimization, experts can use a software program that offers detailed statistics, post videos that feature a company’s products, add reviews that describe services that a business offers, evaluate the strategies that competitors utilize, offer rewards for individuals who buy the company’s products and examine the interests of potential…

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brand reputation

6 Steps To Protect Brand Reputation

Brand reputation is the cornerstone of trust and power. It is the deciding factor for all credibility, gain, and opportunity. It is how we are perceived and remembered. Reputation is a legacy. And the best part? We control it. But what happens when our brand is in peril? How do we avoid a potential blunder?…

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consumer PR

2018 Predictions: Consumer PR Edition

It’s hard to believe that 2017 has come and gone. Between “fake news,” Oscar mix-ups, and an adorably blundered BBC interview, it was a roller coaster of entertainment (at least that’s what many of us are choosing to remember over the countless negative stories). Now we turn to the new year and think about impending…

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digital signage

Digital Signage: the Ultimate Mode of Marketing Your Retail Business

Is your business beginning to pick up? Are you looking for ways of catching up with your competitors? Do you want to create attention grabbing digital signage in your place of business? Then this is certainly a good read for you. Small and medium retailers often struggle to compete with competitors. It is in times…

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