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Strategy, tactics, ideas and tips from Creative Company.

Social marketing in 2017: Time to pay up

Social marketing in 2017: Time to pay up

In most of my “looking ahead” posts I like to highlight the opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses in social marketing and not get stuck on the usual hang ups … But I fear 2017 will be different. Social marketing is going the way of traditional marketing: Opportunity will depend on... read more
Your marketing concept, where to start

Your marketing concept, where to start

What marketing concept will you use to accelerate your results? Your marketing concept is the central idea that connects all of your outreach, all of your messages and media. It’s designed to entice your best potential customers to buy. Some companies may focus on being the lowest price in... read more
Choose your marketing positioning statement well

Choose your marketing positioning statement well

A clear marketing positioning statement guides your brand Positioning is the concept, the idea that separates you from your competitors. The marketing positioning statement articulates what you want your audiences to understand and why they should choose you. Positioning also reflects why you’re in business, your purpose and values. A clear marketing positioning statement... read more
Your website home page is a job application

Your website home page is a job application

Write a great cover letter for your home page The best job application includes a succinct, to-the-point cover letter that grabs a hiring manager’s attention. That’s what your website home page must do for your visitors. They’ve found you. You want them to hire you. A recent article in... read more
Creative marketing concepts are visual and verbal

Creative marketing concepts are visual and verbal

Creative marketing concepts drive response Action, lots of action. (No napping.) Isn’t that what you expect from your marketing? People to respond–call, refer, click-through, share the story. All great responses. The best, of course, is “yes, I want to buy!” Lots of people claim they’re “creative.” And there are plenty... read more
Message strategy guides brand perception

Message strategy guides brand perception

Message strategy or messaging hierarchy–overview vs. specifics Message strategy, positioning, brand messaging, messaging hierarchy are all foundations of effective marketing. But where do you start? What’s a message strategy vs. messaging hierarchy? Let me clarify for you. Messaging is your verbal brand When it’s time to assess your brand... read more
Marketing design … where to start

Marketing design … where to start

Well designed marketing reaches the right people at their point of choice The world of marketing planning and strategy has shifted dramatically since online has become the dominant place to build your brand. When it’s time to begin your marketing design, where do you start? No matter which industry... read more
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