Category Archives: Advertising

Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Are you secure enough to focus on a single message in your marketing. Too many advertisers feel the need to cover all products or services and as a result, lose their edge. Be exceptional in one thing and just promote that.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Using a video to market your company most likely will fall flat. Better would be to make a video that answers the single most common question your customers have and then tie it into the search with a keyword description.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

When designing your ad, watch your ad flow. Ad flow is how the eye travels over the ad, from the first thing it sees to the last. Manage your ad flow and lead your prospect to results for you.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Are your B2B ads too creative?  Do they prioritize cleverness over: 1) clearly and directly communicating what your company or products does, 2) clearly stating one or more unique benefits to the customer and 3) provide a clear instruction what the reader should do next.  Clear?

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Looking for more sales? Make your existing customers a priority. They already know & like your company. Brainstorm about what is the one thing you might sell them, an extra product or service that they’d consider.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

They say that the sales process resembles a funnel with a large number of prospects at the top producing a smaller number of closed sales at the bottom. What is your marketing process for moving prospects through the funnel?

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today On Advertising

B2B marketers often make their customers guess what to use their products for. Don’t just say, “We sell X”. Craft your message around the applications for your products so customers can more easily see themselves using it in what they do.

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Leo’s Daily Tip- Today, On Strategic Planning

The latest information your current client knows about your business may only be the information they learned when they first became a client or customer.  Develop an email campaign to update them and to keep your message in front of them.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Do you just send a media release to a broad media list or do you target relevant media and writers? Decide which media will be valuable for you and then target your story to their editorial and content style.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

What are you doing about Amazon? Too many retailers are focused on price when they should be thinking about the experience in your store and/or on your Website…if you want to succeed against them.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Three key items that should be in your marketing budget in 2019, no matter what your business: 1) budget for professional photography, 2) budget for videos and 3) budget for online, Google Adwords and boosted post advertising.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Short videos about your business, products and services can be valuable marketing tools to get noticed online. Don’t overlook these. Make some serious how-too’s and some humorous and entertaining.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

How do you stay connected to customers/clients and past ones?  They are the best source of leads. So make sure to develop part of your campaign to stay connected consistently through email, newsletters, social media and more.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Put networking into your marketing plan and budget. Whether you spend on clubs, associations, conferences and/or entertainment, the best contacts leading to sales deal with developing personal relationships because people prefer doing business with friends.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – On Superbowl Advertising

#superbowlads final comment for the year: Showing your brand cares about social issues is popular in marketing. Good is when your company or employees actually participate in the causes. Poor is when, like the Mutual Insurance commercial, the company highlights unconnected heros and shoehorns its brand into looking good by virtue of the name mutual.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Superbowl Advertising

#superbowlads Part 4: On the largest advertising stage, sad to see so few ads speak about about product superiority or advantage.  Kudos to #budlight and #kia for delivering creativity while giving the viewer solid reasons why their product is better.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Superbowl Advertising

More…regarding #superbowlads and their never getting to the message. How about that spot for @bumble and their spending for Serena Williams as spokesperson. And never telling us what it is. What a vanity spot and a waste.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Superbowl Advertising

Speaking about #superbowlads. It’s good to be creative but get to the brand and the call to action. Did you too notice too many commercials showing lead up after lead up before getting to the message. It’s not about the writer impressing about creativity, it’s about selling.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – On Superbowl Advertising

Although social media is becoming more important, TV ads on the Superbowl is still the #Superbowl of advertising too as advertisers spend millions on 30 seconds. Which commercial was your favorite? My votes go to Walmart and Budweiser for having creative commercials that promoted their brand and product superiority.

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Leo’s Daily Tip-Today, On Brand Strategy

To one company, “milk is milk”. To a savvy marketing company, “milk is alfalfa fed to relaxed cows who are free to graze”. Which product would you prefer? Look into the little things that competitors don’t discuss but may differentiate your product.

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