Marketing Musings

Marketing in a recession may seem counter-intuitive, but it’s likely to pay off over time.
Now Is Not The Time To Cut Your Marketing Budget

When the economy slows down, you may quickly begin looking for where your budget could weather a storm. If a recession causes revenues to dip, can you offset the damage by trimming your marketing budget? It may seem natural to cut back on spending, but a look at history will tell you that it might […]

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Connecting with audiences in a pandemic means lots of visual marketing. Learn what’s trending for 2020.
Soft Music, Pretending Like We’re Friends … Visual Marketing in 2020

As we settle into mid-2020, some things are becoming clear: we’re not getting out of this thing anytime soon; the toilet paper shortage may not go away; and you’d better just decide that you love social media marketing, because when people are spending more time at home, it’s the place to be. And when you’re […]

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Good marketing comes with a measure of fluidity so that you are able to pivot and change as needed.
Keeping Your Marketing Strategy Fluid in Changing Times

Your marketing strategy is built around a solid understanding of your brand and the story you want to tell. It’s consistent, it’s full of your personality and it’s incredibly effective. Until it’s not. Whether it’s a devastating flood that makes a lighthearted message ring out like you don’t care in your local area, or a […]

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Covid-19 isn’t going away, so it’s time to adjust your marketing strategy for success in a new reality.
Now What? Addressing Your Marketing Strategy Moving Forward

Now that there are places beginning to emerge from shelter-at-home orders, while still practicing social distancing and caution, you may wonder where your brand messaging fits. Should you even be investing in marketing when the economy is in such a hobbled state? The answer is yes. While some brands are following their gut reaction to […]

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With the right strategy, your B2B marketing outreach can be more impactful.
B2B Marketing In Uncertain Times

As the changes in how we do business during these times continues and the reality of economic downturn is on the minds of many, moving forward with marketing brings many questions. How many times have you used the phrase “uncertain times” in your content as of late? While part of your B2B marketing strategy needs […]

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Refocus your marketing strategy to show value in tough times.
How Do You Adjust Your Marketing Strategy During Tough Economic Times?

This past month has seen many changes in our country which has and will likely continue to affect the economy for a long time. With the current economic situation, are you wondering how to adjust your marketing strategy? Here are some important things to think about as you look at your strategy moving forward: Assessing […]

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When the economy is tough, your marketing strategy needs to get more focused. Learn where your dollars count most.
Marketing in a Tough Economy

When the economy is slow and your marketing budget is suddenly under a lot of scrutiny, it can be challenging to know how to prioritize your spending. Should you put more into customer acquisition or retention? Maybe it’s time to run some serious promotions. While all of these questions are worth considering, now is the […]

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Try this sweet little marketing lesson that comes topped in buttercream. Yum…
When Marketing Imitates Dessert: A Cupcake Lesson

In the last decade, cupcakes have gone from strictly kids’ fare, offered in bright colors at birthday parties, to an elegant and trendy option for weddings and showers. Baked with exotic flavors and displayed in tiered formation, these little desserts have experienced a rebirth that any marketing team would love to orchestrate for their brand. […]

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Allowing consumers to vote for the next M&Ms color was a brilliant way to reach the brand’s target audience.
M&Ms Offers Sweet Lessons on Reaching Your Target Audience

Since their introduction in the 1940s, M&Ms have been inviting consumers to enjoy the confection that “melts in your mouth, not in your hand.” While most kids have tried melting those chocolate buttons just about everywhere (heating vents, hot chocolate and, yes, hands), the brand has managed to woo one generation after another with strategies […]

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Video and personalization are both big marketing trends for 2020; here’s what else was predicted.
Marketing 2020: How Reality Lines Up With Past Predictions

You probably drove yourself to work today, after putting your own dishes in your dishwasher, following a breakfast you cooked yourself. That’s right, those predictions about self-cleaning kitchens and autonomous cars haven’t quite come together just yet. On the other hand, you may have started your day by asking Alexa what the weather is and […]

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