Overseeing brand consistency in communications with customers and prospects can be challenging for any organization, and especially challenging in a distributed marketing model. When going to market with a large, disperse sales force - including agents, branches, franchises or dealers - brand consistency across these channels is critical. Even details that may seem subtle, such as logo size, brand colors and the tone of messaging can dramatically impact how your organization is perceived.
Jan 27, 2016
Making a local connection can be a good way to capture your audience’s attention. But, how do you effectively adapt your content to local buyers and markets? Below are some tactical steps for localized marketing.
Dec 22, 2015
Last week, we took a moment to look back at 2015’s biggest marketing trends. This week, we’re looking forward to the marketing innovations in store for 2016.
Dec 17, 2015
Taking a look back at some of 2015’s biggest marketing trends can be a great way to review the year, and think toward 2016 marketing strategy – if you haven’t already done so.
Oct 28, 2015
Every day, marketers are tasked with more and more responsibilities. We need to think big picture, but at the same time support sales staff spread across the country. Our productivity can take a hit when we stop focusing on innovative projects in order to cross items off our to-do list.
When we get mired in this marketing minutia – the every day tasks that keep us from planning, innovative and creating powerful new campaigns – it’s time to look for ways to streamline activities and improve productivity.
Insurance agents in local markets represent your brand and services to customers every day. They share emails, brochures, sales messages, mailings and other corporate-approved marketing materials on your behalf. Setting a strategy to share the same messages and promote your brand on their social media networks is a natural extension.
We all know that feeling when an executive stops by our office or forwards an email about the latest and greatest marketing technology, trend or tool. I don’t know about you, but it usually stops me in my tracks.
Nailing a search strategy is important for many local marketing campaigns. But it’s not the only element. Even in today’s marketplace, smart relationship-based strategies are still as important—or in some cases, more important—than search alone.
Jul 07, 2015
These days, it seems everyone is talking about content marketing. There’s good reason for all the discussion: engaging, branded content is a great way to connect with consumers, and help pull them through your sales funnel. Done properly, great content can generate quality leads and, just as importantly, position your organization as a trusted resource for information.
It goes without saying that change is often met with resistance. But in marketing, change and the next big idea is key to attracting new consumers, gaining market share and raising awareness of your brand. Leading change with new initiatives is an important part of any marketer’s job. Fortunately, the path of change can be a smoother, easier one to navigate with the right tools at your disposal. Here are just a few of my tips on approaching, and leading, change in your organization.