Attention to detail is important in marketing. This is not new news. Editing copy, retouching images, tweaking layouts; these things happen up to the last possible moment before deadlines (and often, after the deadline). But there’s a next step beyond promotional elements that proves when a company truly understands its consumer and its product.
As a newly self-proclaimed packaging nerd, I would venture to say, companies that are innovators in the delivery of their products are the most detail oriented ones out there. Imagine you’re selling snack packs. You go to a grocery store to do some competitive analysis and see shelves and shelves of crinkly bags, embellished images of the product and the word “Organic” as far as the eye can see. Continue reading
All politics aside…
Bernie Sanders supporters are everything politicians want in constituents. They are vocal, passionate, active, and most importantly, young. Their loyalty is tight and they rally quickly and confidently behind their leader. Despite not receiving the nomination, his supporters remain a strong and coveted market segment within the political arena.
I have never called a trend in my life. I held out on downloading Snapchat until I was sure it was sticking around. I own one romper and it took me two years to find one I liked. I was the last person in the United States to switch from a Blackberry to the iPhone. I’m being overly descriptive so you understand the weight of what I’m about to say…
The 1920s are back. Lawn parties, below the knee dresses, anything with gin in it and live jazz are seeping from the superficial level of New Years Eve themes to a cultural phenomenon amongst young professionals in cities across the United States. Continue reading
When you think of a brand, you think of a logo. A positive brand image then usually derives from an imbedded brand story, clear positioning within the market, a product that adds value, and above all: a strong logo. But what happens when your brand equity exceeds the impact of your logo? Check out this video and you might see what I mean:
BEERS. DUDES. NACHOS. GUYS NIGHT. LET’S GOOOOO. Ah the bro-ness of professional basketball. The NBA has had its peaks and valleys in popularity, but one thing remains the same: the commercials are all massive dunks, amped fans and sweaty close ups. And then, this one comes along…
Sophisticated, elite, ornate, elegant: these are words that generally describe luxury products. From Bentley to the Ritz Carlton, these goods and services are in a class of their own. They are expensive, sleek and often smell like deep cleaning products. But there’s a product out right now that breaks this luxury mold. And that is the one and only, Yeti.
2015 is over and the analytics are rolling in. Content is king and engagement is the gold standard but another trend emerged more organically. Quirky, sarcastic, eye-rolling, ironic, sassy ‘tudes emerged in the ads bombarding us all year. And guess what? We loved it and showed it with our wallets. Let’s have a look at some of these sarcastic stunts: Continue reading