Marketing Craftmanship

Thought Leadership Merchandising: Rising Above the Noise

Marketing Craftmanship

Merchandising Strategy Precedes Content Development. Thought Leadership Programs Must be Accountable for Business Outcomes. Thought Leadership is one of the most widely used terms in B2B marketing.

5 Ways You Can Merchandise the “Masthead Value” of Publicity

Marketing Craftmanship

Cite a relevant endorsement on your home page – One of the most effective ways to merchandise high-value media exposure is to select a very brief, relevant phrase from the coverage, for placement in a prominent position on your home page.

Stop the Insanity. Fire Your PR Firm in 2014.

Marketing Craftmanship

It’s All About Merchandising. The attribution is unsupported, but Albert Einstein is often credited with the quote: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”

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The Road to Hedge Fund Transparency: Marketing Essentials and Potential Pitfalls

Marketing Craftmanship

Merchandise conference participation. To survive and prosper in a marketplace where transparency and trust are now valued by investors and promoted by regulators, hedge funds will be increasingly required to build a rational and risk-averse approach to external communication.

Is Your B2B Firm REALLY Marketing…Or Simply Making Tactical Soup?

Marketing Craftmanship

For the firm to benefit from the credibility associated with publication of its partner’s life sciences expertise, it would need to proactively merchandise this inherent 3rd party endorsement. Is Your B2B Marketing a Tactical Hodge Podge?

Hedge Fund Marketing: From Oxymoron to Best Practices

Marketing Craftmanship

Merchandise conference participation. Published in January 2015 Edition. This past September, the well-respected marketing firm, Peppercom, conducted in-depth research involving nearly 300 of the hedge fund industry’s largest firms, to measure how those funds are currently applying standard marketing tools & tactics including websites, social media, the financial press and advertising, one year after the JOBS Act.

An End to B2B Social Media Madness

Marketing Craftmanship

But if you are unable or unwilling to generate meaningful content on a consistent basis (at least twice a month), or to merchandise your blog content properly (which means taking specific steps to promote the content with target audiences), then do not start a blog.

What the US Marines Can Teach Your B2B Firm about Marketing and Sales

Marketing Craftmanship

that can be merchandised by the firm to keep the firm in play. Every Marine a Rifleman. Every Marine a Rifleman” is a basic tenet of the US Marine Corps. At boot camp, every marine receives training in marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and teamwork.

One Way Smart B2B Marketers Work Backwards

Marketing Craftmanship

They have a specific plan to merchandise the credibility and thought leadership related to the marketplace exposure directly to target audiences in advance of seeking the speaking opportunity. B2B Marketing Needs Impressive Stuff Like This.

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Avoid the Carnival Barker Approach to Publicity

Marketing Craftmanship

Under pressure to produce media exposure of any kind, PR firms or corporate publicists sometimes generate a placement first, and then attempt to figure out a way to leverage (or “merchandise”) that publicity. Build an internal merchandising system. Publicity Must Be More Than Noise.

If I get you on the cover of Forbes Magazine…

Marketing Craftmanship

It’s a single, albeit important step in a multi-step process that BEGINS with defining a very specific business outcome the media placement will help to achieve, if the 3 rd party endorsement is properly merchandised. …what will you do with that exposure?

How promotional merchandise magic can make the difference in your marketing campaigns

Biznology

Promotional merchandise is one of the oldest types of promotions. Even in today’s digital world, promotional products and branded merchandise really do make a big impact on marketing campaigns. 7 in 10 marketers use promotional merchandise to raise brand awareness.

6 Visual Merchandising Examples That Drive Sales

Hubspot

And for this very reason, we decided to highlight the visual merchandising examples that tell the some of the most captivating stories in retail. What is visual merchandising? 6 Examples of Retail Merchandising that Drive Sales. Designing window displays is like creating content.

Merchandising for better sales

Leading Results Rambings

I went to pick up my daughter from kindergarten yesterday and ran head long into a master merchandiser who I both respect professional and loathe personally – Scholastic. Master merchandising and “value-add” from Disney for their pockets.

Merchandising For Better Sales

Leading Results Rambings

I went to pick up my daughter from kindergarten yesterday and ran headlong into a master merchandiser who I both respect professional and loathe personally – Scholastic.

How promotional products fit in with the modern consumer

Biznology

The research was conducted by the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and was posted on the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) website. Advertisers have a challenging job of increasing recall and improving resonance with consumers.

What promotional products are on your desk? [survey results]

Biznology

To help us understand how effective promotional products and branded merchandise really is, the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) often commissions surveys to illustrate how well promotional giveaways really work.

Even Merchandisers Must Be Customer-Centric

Customer Experience Matrix

But one—it happened to be about business intelligence systems—highlighted the importance of merchandise managers. This isn’t news to me: merchandisers are the kings and queens in most retail organizations, for the excellent reason that nothing else matters if people don’t want to buy what a store is selling. Traditional merchandise analysis is certainly not customer-based. For no particular reason, I’ve been reading a lot of retail white papers recently.

How brands use promotional clothing [infographic]

Biznology

The British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) often surveys people who have received promotional products to gauge their effectiveness! Their research helps to show businesses how well-branded merchandise can help promote your brand and increase sales.

10 promotional product trends from the PPAI Expo 2018

Biznology

If you want a customer to wear your branded clothing merchandise, making it comfortable is a great way to bridge any barriers that might have stood in the way.

Promotional products: making them effective branding tools for your business

Biznology

It is called the British Promotional Merchandise Association. They periodically survey recipients of promotional merchandise to evaluate their effectiveness and see what works best. Just because you spend more on promotional merchandise doesn’t mean it will be effective.

What is structured content?

Biznology

Structured content is fast emerging as a necessity for content marketers for a variety of reasons, including search, reuse, and content merchandising applications. Structured content is the most important trend in digital marketing that you’ve probably never heard of.

How The Chicago Bears Elevate Fan Engagement

Modern Marketing

The Chicago Bears launched a birthday campaign as their first automated campaign, designed to nurture fans and increase revenue through merchandise sales. by Eloqua | Tweet this As a team that has been sold out for nearly 30 years, The Chicago Bears faced a unique challenge.

The 12 Hottest Tools for Content Promotion

Marketing Insider Group

There are a lot of people furiously writing great blog posts, spending hours a day, hoping that an insane amount of new customers will magically find their content and purchase their app, solution, merchandise or something else. Content marketing is nothing without good promotion.

The rise and fall of the Trump lifestyle brand

Biznology

The roller coaster ride behind the Trump brand and his merchandising empire over the past 20 years is a perfect example of what happens when a personal brand loses its credibility and integrity. License Global” magazine listed the Trump brand as 80th in the top 125 merchandisers.

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Answering Marketers' Burning Questions with Machine Learning

QuickPivot

But for many retailers, their merchandise isn’t purchased in such neat and obvious ways. Have you ever looked at a website or an email and thought how easy some marketers have it with their “product recommendation” sections?

8 Benefits of Promotional Products

We Are Promotional

Below we have listed many of the benefits of using promotional products and merchandise. Using promotional merchandise is a great way to move your advertising campaign into the offices and homes of potential and existing customers. What are the benefits of promotional products?

Using Your Customer’s Language – Real Tales of Caution

Leading Results Rambings

Merchandising For Better Sales. In the last few weeks we''ve had two clients we work with discover that the language they use to describe their customers is the not the language the customers use to describe themselves.

How to Run A Scaleable Holiday Marketing Program

Modern B2B Marketing

Send Personalized Merchandise. Sending physical merchandise , such as wine and gourmet gift baskets, is sure to create excitement and engagement. For high-value ABM customers that you are trying to grow into larger accounts, send personalized merchandise.

Want to Connect with Millennials? Take a Page from Print Catalogs

Modern Marketing

Catalogs, on the other hand, present an ever-changing variety of hand-selected new and different products, exposing consumers to more merchandise while creating moments of magic and delight.

How to Make Money Blogging:Yes – You Can Still Make Money Blogging!

Writing on the Web

Products and/or Merchandise – As the blogging stratosphere expanded, and readership grew, so did opportunities for merchandising. Can you still make money blogging ? Or is it too late to get in to the game?

Nicolas Franchet, Head of Retail and E-commerce at Facebook: How to Combine Digital and Traditional Retail Marketing Channels [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

Keeping Customers: Loyalty—the third key component of digital merchandising, says Nicolas—is about re-engaging existing customers, 70% of whom will never read a brand’s email communications.

Email Scale and Sophistication Key Drivers of Amazon’s Prime Day Success

eDataSource

That disproportionality is explained by this year’s much lower average campaign send size, and especially by this year’s much larger share of send sizes directing offers for specific merchandise items to the smallest, most targeted audiences. 2018 Amazon Prime Day Recap.

5 Tips for Retail Social-Media Success

Fathom

When new merchandise arrives, take the opportunity to post photos to entice customers to visit the store and browse. It’s an easy way to promote merchandise that people may easily miss otherwise.

The Ways of Wayfair

eDataSource

Nevertheless, their best-performing campaigns are tightly targeted, curated by merchandise items or categories, and drive 20-30% read rates. We benchmarked Wayfair’s email activity against that of seven other well-known retail brands specializing in key merchandise categories Wayfair sells.

4 Ways to Enhance Broadcast Email Campaigns with User-Generated Content

Modern Marketing

These interactive Instagram email campaigns can help to increase sell-through on products, allowing marketers to push through merchandise in a timely fashion. When used correctly, broadcast email campaigns can help you reach customers at scale.

15 Sneaky Ways to Build Brand Awareness

Altitude Branding

Create Branded Merchandise. Another way to get the wider population to advertise your business for you is through merchandise which displays your brand’s logo.

3 Ways Retailers Can Heat Up Their Summer Email Campaigns

Modern Marketing

Summer Email Campaigns That Sizzle Instead of merchandise-driven, batch-and-blast email campaigns, consider what the customer wants to see and how to make them feel like an individual.

All Retailers Are Already E-tailers: They Just Don’t Know It Yet

Liveintent

You could try to resist – or you could recognize that virtual marketing, merchandising, and customer interactions are an essential part of the competitive landscape. If Amazon had a theme song these days, it would be Olivia Newton-John’s catchy 1981 hit, “ Physical.”

Reward-Based vs. Discount-Based Promotions: Which Drives Greater ROMI?

Aberdeen

Aberdeen defines reward-based promotions as those that offer an incentive in the form of digital or physical gift cards, prepaid cards, merchandise, or checks to encourage action or purchase. What kind of promotions hook you? Do you know what kind of promotions hook your customers?

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Five Tips For Building a Remarkable Trade Show Booth

Webbiquity

Merchandise is always a good way to attract attention to a trade show booth. Guest post by Tifany Scifo. Some companies rely on trade shows for new business or to expand their client base, while other use the shows to launch a new product.

Predictive Analytics: Should Automated Content Selection Work by Segment or Individual?

Customer Experience Matrix

The individual-level approach makes the most sense when there are many content choices to consider, as with retail merchandise or entertainment (books, music, movies, etc.). Two vendors made the same point with me this week, which is reason enough for a blog post in mid-July.

Keeping up with ABM: tips from the FlipMyFunnel conference

Biznology

Their tools operate within your CRM system to let marketers and sales reps order up direct mail shipment of collateral, gift boxes, logo merchandise, even food, on a global basis.