Category Archives: Advertising

Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

What’s old is new. If you’ve been in your industry for a while, think back to some marketing ideas that worked years ago that then fell out of favor. Sometimes a great idea gets overused. Be a “trendsetter” by utilizing something that is new again.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Advertising on Google Adwords? Think on several levels. Consider how you would search for your product or company if you were entry level on the topic…if you were an expert on it…if you were trying to solve a specific problem with your product…etc.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Email Marketing

I’m always amazed at the number of companies that use email without personalization. An email works so much more effectively when the first words a prospect reads are his/her name. Take the time to design your emails for personalization.

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Leo’s Daily Tip- Today, On Mobile Marketing

Did you know? No doubt you’ve observed that the usual format for movies and TV shows is horizontal. Now with phones becoming the leading medium for watching videos, many videos are formatted vertically. If your market sees most of its videos on phones, you’ll want to format vertically.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Budgeting 2020 – whether your company markets to consumers or businesses, digital advertising and marketing should play a large and growing part of your plan. Although traditional media advertising is diminishing in most cases, digital advertising is exploding.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Looking for fresh ideas? In-house marketing departments tend to get trapped in companies’ corporate cultures. That leads to new ideas and techniques becoming stifled  by peer pressure and politics. Perhaps it’s time to consider an outside firm to bring new ideas.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

It’s December 17, do you know where your marketing budget is? Many companies wait until all the company financials are in before committing to a marketing budget. Taking time to implement, companies lose time and marketing potential during the valuable Q1.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

Although we believe that LinkedIn and Twitter are likely best for B2B social media (and YouTube, if you have videos), don’t forget facebook. Many customers are devoted to facebook and for little extra effort, you can post your message there too.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

Budgeting for 2020? For best results, get strategic. Think about each of your products and services, their customers and competition. Imagine changes in the market and where the market will be in 2021. How will your budget take advantage of that?

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Strategic Planning

How much is your in-house marketing department costing you? Add up the true cost of salaries, benefits, supplies and even rent for their area and equipment. Compare that to hiring an outside agency and we think you’ll be surprised.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Use guerrilla marketing to get customers’ attention. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just disruptive. For example, print your message on a 3-inch square Post-It and attach them to mailings, invoices or brochures from your company.

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Leo’s Daily Tip-Today, On Advertising

How to use outdoor advertising strategically? Advertise on the billboard or transit poster right outside your prospect or your prospect’s industrial park to boost name recognition and get across a main benefit for doing business with you.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Social Media

Look at your social media posts through your customers’ eyes. Are you just pushing features about your company and products or does your message communicate ideas and observations of interest to your market, such that they’d want to show a friend.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Website Design

Most Websites haven’t been touched in years. Yours, through search engine optimization (SEO), can be a powerful tool to get you known. But you have to continually update it with content, keywords, links etc. to attract Google and other search engines.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Careful about your keywords in Google Adwords to make sure that the words aren’t meaningful in multiple industries to 1) bid prices up by unintended sources and 2) receive wasteful clicks from other industries.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Video is so popular but many people watch in the office where sound can be annoying and disruptive. Make sure you offer closed captions on your video so people can watch in the office and on devices with sound turned off.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Advertising

Everyone is bombarded with so many emails, that personalizing the subject line or greeting makes emails stand out, get read and dramatically increases the results rate.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Brand Strategy

Speaking of logos, here is a good test. Put your logo next to some of your competitors plus the 2 or 3 largest companies in your field. How does it compare? Perhaps it’s time to discuss a new one?

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Leo’s Daily Tip- Today, On Advertising

Subtle ad trick using models…instead of having the model look ahead (at you the reader), have them face the copy of call to action to subtley get the reader to read it.

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Leo’s Daily Tip – Today, On Public Relations

Most people think of keywords to be used only in social media. But you should have a list of keywords to reinforce your brand and product message repeating them often, even in ads and press releases.

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