Optimize My Brand

Strategy, tactics, ideas and tips from Creative Company.

Is your brand mobile-friendly? 14

Is your brand mobile-friendly? 14

Brand Responsibly Manifesto: 14 Mobile is where we’re growing. There’s no doubt mobile technology has accelerated. More versions of smartphones are being introduced constantly and tablets are proliferating. It’s hard to go a day without seeing or hearing what the next great device is and what it can do.... read more
Today success starts with your online brand

Today success starts with your online brand

The web is now the center of your marketing and your online brand When I started in the marketing and design business more than 30 years ago, we worked with typewriters, drawing boards, rubber cement, X-acto knives and rapidograph pens. Our long and complicated process involved sending out for... read more
Two essential B2B marketing strategies

Two essential B2B marketing strategies

In this post from Marketing Profs by Russell Glass, a number of essential B2B marketing strategies were outlined. These strategies show the change in the buying process driven by digital channels. Buyers today need more information before making a buying decision. Business to business buyers today are under increased pressure to... read more
5 tips for great marketing content

5 tips for great marketing content

Content marketing + inbound marketing are the future I ran across this excellent blog post by Gregory Ciotti, on unbounce, about 25 business tips he offers based on academic research. They’re all fascinating and offer valuable insight for businesses and marketers. But let’s start with the five he outlines... read more
The visual shift in social media, online brands and marketing

The visual shift in social media, online brands and marketing

Pictures generate more response The old mantra “a picture is worth a thousand words” is so true. Even more so in today’s clutter of communication channels and information overload. We’re seeing a visual shift in social media, digital marketing, and online branding. Social media studies continually note that pictures... read more
Better marketing = bigger sales, part 2

Better marketing = bigger sales, part 2

They’re asking “what’s in it for me?” You know it’s always easier to sell when your prospect is already looking for what you offer. When they’re interested, even when they’ve already done some research, they’re more open to hearing your story and making a decision. Great marketing is about... read more
Better marketing = bigger sales, part 1

Better marketing = bigger sales, part 1

Business owners are frustrated In presentations I have done on “Better Marketing = Bigger Sales,” I find small and medium business owners, whether business to business (b-to-b), consumer services, retail or professional services are all flummoxed by today’s rapidly changing marketing channels.They’re frustrated and confused. They want to know... read more
5 reasons to restage your brand

5 reasons to restage your brand

What is a brand restage? Let’s look first at options. A brand refresh updates the current design elements. A rebrand transforms the current identity system into something new. Either way it’s a brand restage to launch the new look. Your situation and your goals will decide the best option... read more
Inbound marketing connects online: 13

Inbound marketing connects online: 13

Brand Responsibly Manifesto: 13 What is all this talk about inbound marketing? Is inbound marketing the same as content marketing? And why is it so much more effective than traditional or “outbound” marketing? When your audiences are looking for what you offer, where are they looking? Most people start... read more
Have marketing teams reached the Capacity Ceiling?

Have marketing teams reached the Capacity Ceiling?

It’s a symptom of tight budgets and the importance of newer online tactics I have heard this over and over from clients and potential clients … how everyone in the organization is stretched thin with too much to do–whether they’re an owner, manager, marketing director or in-house communications team... read more