Cause-Related Marketing – Still a Thing After All These Years

More than ever, consumers want the companies they patronize and the places they shop to have similar charitable or social responsibility goals or at least not have opposite outlooks.  Consumers show by their spending who they will support or ignore.  Does your company support Planned Parenthood?  Stock Ivanka Trump items?  Donate proceeds to climate change

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How to Get the Best Bang for Your Marketing Bucks

Do you have a dedicated marketing budget?  Perhaps it is rolled into something else like sales, advertising or promotion.  Or maybe you’re a small business and you are scrambling, scraping and pinching here and there or pulling dollars from your “other” line item, which was supposed to be for unseen items and emergencies.  Whatever your

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It’s Time to Explore Snapchat Marketing

You’ve mastered Facebook posts, shares and ads.  You’ve got the Tweets handled with the right mix of not too few, not too many; not too safe, not too crazy.  You have a YouTube channel for your videos and commercials plus a weekly blog to spread your expertise and a monthly e-newsletter to share news with

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Super Bowl Marketing, 1967 to 2017

  Some people look at the Super Bowl as the greatest sporting competition each year. Others think of it as the greatest party and food gathering each year. We tend to look at it differently – as the ultimate marketing opportunity. Although it is out of reach for most companies due to the prohibitive rates,

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Marketing Through Generations

The birth year of your customers matters! This is particularly true as is relates to their generation. The Center for Generational Kinetics includes these descriptions for a “generation” on their FAQ’s page: A generation is a group of people born around the same time and raised around the same place. People in this “birth cohort” exhibit similar characteristics, preferences,

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