Category Archives: Advertising

Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Outdoor

Tough getting to the c-suite in an important prospect? Try ambushing them with outdoor advertising around their office. Communicate a simple message on a billboard, bus shelter, trash can etc. to build awareness to that audience of one very important prospect.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

The best strategic plans always have a plan B.  Although one hopes for the best, a strong strategy has the plan and the plan B to be prepared (thanks #boyscouts) so the unanticipated becomes the anticipated.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

Use #instagram techniques (aka stunning photo with minimal copy) for other social media advertising. Whether B2B or B2C, ads get quickly identified & glossed over, where photos have the power to stop & get noticed.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Social Media

Retargeting social media advertising is important, but be careful not to retarget when you are looking for look-alike audiences is it may actually limit your reach.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Advertising

Are you sending email to a large list? Keep it low key and interesting. Create urgency but don’t make it look like spam. Consider your own actions – what style of emails do you read and what style do you delete?

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Advertising

Real advertising is making a comeback in use by smaller businesses, in the form of digital advertising. They’re discovering the ability to target ads on LinkedIn, etc.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Public Relations

Working on a thought leadership campaign? Consider a partner to share in speaking opportunities but also to bring part of the budget, their email list, ideas and more.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Strategic Planning

Most customers, especially those at retail, expect returns and make-goods to be part of the customer experience. Charging for returns risks turning them turn off to you.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Digital Advertising

Banner ads are most effective if they are seen “above the fold” meaning on the screen before your need to scroll down. Other ad placement positions may be cheaper but much less effective.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Strategic Planning

Our veterans deserve our thanks.  Resolve to plan at least one event or promotion that helps or supports or thanks veterans in some meaningful way.  Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day!  Thank you veterans!!

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Advertising

Invest in original photography of your products and people.  Stock photos have their place but there is nothing like the real thing to communicate your true message.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Strategic Planning

Do you overwhelm your market with messages? Although you may feel you need to message every service & feature about your business, keep it simple. Stick to one idea or two.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Advertising

Vary your tone in your video ads, while sticking to your overall brand message. Different tones appeal to different potential customers. Use a mix of humor, facts, testimonials, slice of life and other formats.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Strategic Planning

If there are 2-3 things you want people to know that distinguishes your company/brand, what are they?  Are they part of every elevator pitch?

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Strategic Planning

Everything is selling. Always look at initiatives as such and first decide what outcome you desire in memos, social media posts, conversations, etc. Most “sales” have little to do with products and transactions.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Public Relations

Most of your competition is lazy, ignorant or asleep. Take command of social media, speaking & publicity and make yourself an industry thought leader. Consistency is key!

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Advertising

Why is delivering your call-to-action or CTA early in a video ad so important? People make quick, impulse decisions these days so you need to move them to act pointedly and early.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Advertising

Planning outdoor advertising?  Before it goes up, create a small layout. Flash it for 2 seconds to co-workers. See which parts of the message they remember. If the entire message, then you’re good to go.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Social Media

Producing videos? Consider this idea – put your call to action first.  Statistics show that people don’t usually watch the entire video.

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Leo’s Daily Advertising Tip – On Strategic Planning

It is critical to establish some discernible difference about you or your company to make your marketing meaningful (also called a unique selling proposition (USP)). Without it, why should customers prefer your company over others?

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