Marketing to Eco-Conscious Millennials: Dos and Don’ts

Suppose you’ve done your homework researching the Millennial generation as a potential target market for your product or service. In that case, you already know that one of the biggest motivators for Millennials is eco-friendliness. According to Nielsen, 75 percent of Millennials (those born between 1981-1996) are eco-conscious to the point of changing their buying habits …

Four Tips for Marketing to a Zoom-ed Out World

Virtual backgrounds, meticulously designed bookcases, children and partners trained to crawl across the room when necessary – the whole world has learned to adapt to working and learning from home, for better or for worse. But frankly, many people have had enough. So, how should a modern marketer reach a “Zoom-ed” out population? Toss out …

Wicked Marketing Podcast: Why Marketing is Confused with Sales

Marketing has become a catch-all word in recent years, often being confused with sales and advertising. While marketing is all about perception, the focus of sales is on converting people once that perception is established. Advertising may SUPPORT Sales. In this episode of the Wicked Marketing Podcast: Why Marketing is Confused with Sales, marketing experts …

Wicked Marketing Podcast: A Brand Story

Have you ever wondered if your logo looks outdated, or if the messaging on your website needs updating? What does it mean to do a brand refresh? When you want to change your business or your audience because the business has grown or is pivoting, you may need a brand refresh that assists your new …

The Difference Between Marketing and Sales

A widespread confusion among business owners and entrepreneurs is understanding the difference between two essential concepts: marketing and sales. When someone is confused about these terms, the way we know is when they use them interchangeably—and this happens a lot. The truth is that marketing and sales are two similar functions that complement each other to help you earn revenue, but …

Top 5 Messaging Strategies To Win at Media Buying

How Does Messaging Drive Brand Recall in Media Buying Campaigns? One of the primary goals of a media buying campaign is to drive brand awareness and brand recall. Marketing agencies specializing in these campaigns develop a media plan (a literal plan detailing where clients will spend on advertising) to meet this goal. Brand recall is …

Marketing Winners and Duds of 2020

It’s often said that experience is the best teacher—but that doesn’t mean it has to be your experience. Sometimes the best lessons we can learn come from the successes and failures of others. As we look back on 2020—one of the most turbulent years in memory—we’ve watched many brands try to navigate these challenging times by striking …

4 Ways to Help Your Business Bounce Back for the End of 2020

No one could have predicted the kind of year we have all had collectively. A public health emergency, lockdowns, quarantines, hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, rampant unemployment…the list goes on. If your business has taken a hit this year (as many have), you might be tempted to write off the rest of this year, go to bed …

4 Key Benefits of Hyper-Focused Local Marketing

Blasting your marketing message to as many people as possible used to be a tactic that was widely used but not always the best for smaller budgets. (The whole idea behind mass marketing is to cast a wide net and hopefully catch a few fish.) These days, however, the opposite is true. The more you …

Marketing Strategy: What You Need to Know Before Spending One Cent

If you’ve been feeling like your marketing dollars are being wasted and not delivering on what you had hoped…you’re probably not wrong, and you’re definitely not alone. Small businesses have a notoriously difficult time making sound decisions with their marketing budgets without expert guidance. A survey of small businesses last year found that at least …