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Tiny Brand Moments

In the midst of running a business, it’s admittedly difficult to maintain the focus on what your brand stands for. After all, you’ve got customers needs to meet, deadlines to manage, and in some cases, employees to direct. That is why it is critical that you take the time to make sure that everything you’re… Read More

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Thoughts on Traditional Media Meeting Social Media

I saw a commercial the other night from Coleman; you know the lantern and overnight camp gear company.  Their claim was that they were the original social network, pretty clever I thought and pretty much on target.  While brands that target a younger and more geeky, (for lack of a better word) consumer with social… Read More

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Social Marketing: Why it matters.

We do believe that social media and social marketing has radically altered advertising. We believe that social media can level the playing field between Madison Avenue and local business owners. It’s not a fad, the landscape of social media has changed dramatically over the past three years, and what we see today will dramatically change… Read More

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Lessons in Brand Authenticity

I stumbled across a question posed on LinkedIn this morning that got me thinking. The question was: How do you see social platforms evolving in the future? And while I answered it from a personal standpoint, I neglected the answer from a brand authenticity perspective – an oversight I aim to correct here. Social Media… Read More

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Who is your ideal customer? Do you really know?

In my years of selling media, I’ve met with hundreds of local business owners. In asking business owners to describe who their ideal customers or clients were, they usually explained who they wished their customers were and not who their customers actually were. They may have seen a couple of BMW’s or Mercedes pull into… Read More

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Brand Identity: Branding by Walking Around

Branding by Walking Around is your opportunity to create the landscape your brand will come to life on. It’s the very foundation of your brand position.

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Twitter Marketing Strategy: Tweeting with Frequency

As any good radio account executive or business owner knows, the frequency is necessary with radio. I’d argue frequency is critical for Twitter marketing strategy as well. With radio being the active medium that it is, users are usually active at what they are doing while listening. They are getting ready in the morning, driving,… Read More

Top of Mind Branding

Top of Mind Branding

Branding is a long process. It’s not easy, it costs money, and it doesn’t create immediate traffic. Trust me, many times along this journey to a great brand, you’ll have to remind yourself why you’re embarking on this endeavor at all. So when those moments hit, just re-read this to remember why a great brand is critical to your success.

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Using Social Media Branding Strategy to Build Your Brand

Know your audience!  Engage your audience.  Social Media is no exception.  With little room for error in today’s economy for the small business owner, it’s important to embrace the social media revolution and use it just as with traditional media, the correct way.  Just as there are keys to success in “Traditional Media”, there are… Read More