Cultivating Trust
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Cultivating Trust

In Deloitte Insights’ recently published “2021 Global Marketing Trends” report, the loss of confidence among executives to influence their peers is staggering but not all that surprising. In a world that has become fairly self-oriented, it turns out that the confidence that CMOs have influencing their associates and making an impact fell from 5% to...

Making A Connection
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Making A Connection

Ask any of today’s marketers and they will tell you that the goal of every brand is to make a rational and emotional connection with its community. Because people are emotional animals, when choosing between two similar offerings, the tiebreaker often is how they feel about the company. A brand narrative creates a connection by...

Posted by November 23, 2020December 22, 2020
How to Seamlessly Merge Social Media and Direct Mail
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How to Seamlessly Merge Social Media and Direct Mail

The following is an article on the USPS Delivers website, where you can find great marketing resources including white papers and articles relating to direct mail, omni-channel campaigns, big data, personalization and more. Social media and direct marketing exist in two different worlds, but together they stand to create an even more powerful marketing strategy....

Posted by March 13, 2017December 24, 2020
5 Steps to Owning Thought Leadership
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5 Steps to Owning Thought Leadership

Former presidential campaign spokesperson and branding expert Dorie Clark knows a thing or two about how thought leadership is created through exciting and relevant content. here are her five tips for branding yourself as a leader. Step #1: Start a Blog It’s the easiest way to demonstrate clear expertise. Step #2: Start a Video Blog...

7 Ways to measure your Content Marketing Success
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7 Ways to measure your Content Marketing Success

So your website has all this great content. But do you know if it is reaching anyone? The best way to approach any creative, analytical or research task is to ask a series of questions that are organized into key categories. The process will help you pinpoint the areas of your content strategy that are...

Direct Mail Still Strongest Prompt for Donations
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Direct Mail Still Strongest Prompt for Donations

According to the latest survey by global research company, YouGov, direct mail is still the strongest tactic for donations, aside from donating to a regularly supported charity. Social media is beginning to be a significant motivator for younger Americans. The November 2013 survey of over 1,150 U.S adults, finds: DIRECT MAIL SOLICITATIONS One-fifth (21%) of...

What the heck am I supposed to write about?
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What the heck am I supposed to write about?

Content creation is all the rage right now and for good reason. Buyers are looking for answers to their problems by searching the web for answers. Back in the day, they’d call your company and start asking questions but these days, they look for as much information as they can possibly find without talking to...

Read Up and Invest Time into Your Multi Channel Efforts
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Read Up and Invest Time into Your Multi Channel Efforts

Social media is the marketing activity nonprofits say they need help with most, according to a free report from Constant Contact called the Nonprofit Pulse Report. More than 57% of the 307 respondents said they needed help with social media, followed by 36% with email marketing, and 35% with their nonprofit websites. Not surprisingly, 88% of...

IKEA Takes Direct to Consumer Approach to Grow Customer Base
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IKEA Takes Direct to Consumer Approach to Grow Customer Base

IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, is rolling out an “IKEA Family” loyalty program. Specifically designed to keep the steam turned up on its integrated marketing channels (email, print, and social media). IKEA has a loyal customer base of 3.6 million people who opted into IKEAs database to receive specials, flyers and its annual print catalog,...

Social Media Goals – What are yours and who is responsible?
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Social Media Goals – What are yours and who is responsible?

A recent survey by Ragan/NASDA QMX Corporate Solutions reported that 65% of organizations add social media duties on top of all the other duties an individual already holds. 27% have a social media team and 3% outsource their social media efforts. Other important findings: 69% are dissatisfied or only “somewhat satisfied” with how they measure social media....