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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

 I was discussing a new ad national ad campaign by a major advertiser and we were all well aware of the creative concept, but could not remember the company. Lesson: don’t get too clever – it’s best to blend in your brand identity with your creative.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Online retailer tip: don’t just confirm that an order has taken place, use that confirmation as a way to push one more product e.g. “if you like that, you may enjoy this too” and try to get a piggyback sale on the confirmation.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

The holiday season just passed. Did you write thank you notes for gifts and to people who were generous to you during the year? No? Hint: neither did your competition.  So if you write them, imagine how you’ll stand out and reinforce your very positive brand/image.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Surveys have shown that millennials consult friends, referrals and experts before making a buying decision. So become an expert…THEIR expert on the topic your business represents. So develop thought leadership using public relations & social media.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

When you write content for your blog or social media, remember to write about things your readers will want to read about, in other words, it’s about them, not about you and your promotional interests.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Technology is great and streamlines many business functions and activites taking out cost, but will you sacrifice relationships in the process? Look to maintaining relationships and customer retention as a major marketing goal for your program.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

Social media should be designed to stimulate two kinds of conversations: 1) Online on your feed and 2) shared on the feeds of followers and their followers.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

What could go wrong? Does your organization also have a defensive marketing and Public Relations plan designed to anticipate and mitigate crises, negative publicity and buzz?

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

How important is marketing to your organization?  For example, do you have a marketing person on your board or advisory council?  Most boards load up with financial and operations people and have little marketing guidance from that level.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Marketing Strategy

Obviously I’m biased regarding this tip, but make sure your company has a true advertising budget this year – that is, a digital advertising budget.  Natural search’s value is diminishing where you need an online paid boost to get your message out.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – On Strategic Planning

Winning CEO’s put a value on creativity. They understand the mediocrity out there and that standing out means message crafting, doing something creatively.  Hint…In-house teams are almost never creative.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Company news releases may be all about you, but the best way to get media to cover you is to relate your news to the bigger trends in the news. For example, if media is buzzing about conservation, how can you relate your company news to that trending angle?

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

Don’t keep your social media a secret. Promote the idea of following your company with signs in your location and reminders in your email signature, business cards, letterhead, website, shipping packaging and more. Where possible, link to the sites.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Make a New Year’s resolution to invest in good photography and graphics that is unique to your company and products/services. Visuals are the best way to make your company stand out in social media feeds to get your message noticed.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Happy New Year!  It’s a good time to take a look back over 2018 marketing.  What was your biggest success?  Have you planned to add to our enhance it in the new year?  Talk to your team and get their input too.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Is your marketing program too cool? Digital is state-of-the-art but don’t overlook old-school initiatives like printed catalogues, direct mail, outdoor ads and even print advertising which may make your company stand out because your competitors are too cool to use them.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

What do you take for granted about your company, your products and the way you do business that is superior or distinctive from your competition. I’m not talking about the generic “we REALLY care about our customers” BS.  Stand back and figure out a couple of things that make a difference.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

Instagram will be the medium of the year in 2019 because it brings personal and commerce together in a device-formatted medium. Businesses should try to learn how to use this medium but in a more artistic, not product-selling, way.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Digital Advertising

Consistency is key in digital advertising, just like in conventional advertising. In digital narrow your media choices so you can afford to have your message appear consistently, even to a smaller universe.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

December is a time of planning. Definitely imagine the longer term, but for more realistic results, think of a shorter window of a year. What will your company look like in a year? What goals do you want to accomplish?

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