It’s essential to have multiple methods of driving new customers to your business. One of the most common metaphors that I use to describe effective marketing is a bicycle wheel. There is the hub at the middle with many spokes radiating out in all directions. The hub is your company and the spokes are all […]
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As an artist, I appreciate a good pencil. In fact, I’m in the market for the PERFECT pencil. This isn’t just any pencil – it’s a $40 work of art that has a built-in sharpener and a clip allowing you to take it to meetings, brainstorm sessions, and any other place where pens are the […]
People don’t buy things. They buy solutions to problems; they want to fulfill a desire or meet a need. To market your business effectively, you have to KNOW your target audience and what problems they face. In your marketing efforts – whether written, online, or in person – you should be able to provide your […]
I receive a lot of email. I’d say at least 30 messages a day (not counting spam). Included in this potpourri (haven’t used that word since 1987) are client messages, job requests, and sales letters. I’d like to take a few minutes to focus on the last category of message, since many of our readers […]
This morning on NPR, I heard Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernacke warn us that the U.S. economy faces “numerous difficulties.” For most of us, this isn’t news. People are being increasingly careful where they spend their dollars. As a business owner or a marketing professional, it’s important to remember that the ups and downs of […]
We often get new clients who come to our company in need of a new identity for their company. And we are so happy because Kinesis excels at logo design. We absolutely thrive on the creative and strategic aspects of it. However…sometimes we get a person who comes in to our studio with what they […]
The other day a client and I were discussing print vendors. Historically, the client had used one printer for their semi annual catalog project. My client, however, was new to her position as marketing director and wasn’t convinced that the printer could provide the high-quality product she expected. Fear of the Unknown Pressing further, I […]
If you have a business, a blog (short for web log) is a marketing tool that can further position you as the expert in your industry. Your prospects and clients want information about your products and services. They are hungry for it! And a blog gives you the opportunity to share your expertise with people […]
A colleague sent me a link to a great site: BRAND NEW. It’s a comprehensive review of corporate “re-brands.” In other words, when companies try to refresh their image. What I like about the site is the side-by-side comparison of the “before” and “after.” In many cases, you see vast improvements, like with the example […]
With new camera in hand, I stopped by the local Best Buy to purchase a case. As you can imagine, there are a myriad of choices for camera cases. Neoprene, hard plastic, leather, leatherette (hah!) just to name a few. When I finally made up my mind on which case to buy, the decision was […]
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