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Is Direct Mail Marketing Deceased?

Posted by StellaPop on Jan 16, 2020 7:51:00 AM

In the age of the Internet, social media, and smartphones, one could almost believe such a statement to be true. However, there’s something to be said for going old school on occasion. The simple truth is that not everyone is Internet and media savvy.

In the same way, there are readers in the world who prefer a real book to an eBook, something they can hold in their hands, even sniff if they want to—there are people who prefer real mail. They want to check the mailbox, not an inbox. They enjoy receiving something they can look over and hold in their hands.

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Topics: Creative, Marketing

How to Revive Your Display Ads in Three Easy Steps

Posted by StellaPop on Jan 15, 2020 7:45:00 AM

As you browse the internet, you probably get annoyed by intrusive display ads. You might even ignore them completely. And you're not alone: A study found that 86% of consumers suffer from "banner blindness" – where they can't even recall the last banner ad they saw. And these days, a lot of people are going out of their way to avoid display ads by using ad blockers.

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Topics: Marketing, Digital Marketing

The Christmas Story- An Ultimate Model for Holiday Branding Campaigns

Posted by StellaPop on Dec 27, 2019 9:12:31 AM

Christmas is without a doubt one of the greatest stories ever told. It has been passed along through thousands of years, told by both oral and written traditions and has withstood the sands of time. Was Jesus secretly a Branding Genius? We’d say so!

Stories Stick

Why is the Christmas story so memorable? A large part is because simply put, stories stick. Stories have staying power. Even bad ones! 

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Topics: Branding, Marketing

Storytelling 101: The Four Stories You Need to be Telling in Business Marketing

Posted by StellaPop on Dec 24, 2019 8:14:00 AM

‘People think in stories, not statistics.’  - Ariana Huffington

Whether you are trying to appeal to a consumer, a colleague, or a client, stories are an influential tool. People naturally listen, respond, and remember them (especially more than facts and stats). Stories are passed on again and again, and in business, they can be used to help drive you forward. Uri Hasses of Princeton, studied the brain activity of audiences as they listened to a speaker tell a story and the results showed that the speaker and the listener had very similar brain activity. Research suggests that stories can affect employee performance, by allowing them to think, feel, and respond the same way as a character in a story.

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Topics: Branding, Marketing, CEO Series

Thump Value: The Importance of Print-Based Marketing Materials

Posted by StellaPop on Dec 17, 2019 7:49:00 AM

Ah, that satisfying thump you get when you set your marketing materials down on the table at a meeting. "Thump value," as it's known in the industry, arises when you've developed a suite of quality, on-brand materials that you can use to impress prospective clients, customers or vendors. Together these say that you're here, you mean business, and you know what you're doing.

Let's explore what it takes to maximize your thump value.

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Topics: Branding, Marketing

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