marketing

Marketing on Snapchat- is it worth it?

Snapchat opened its doors to advertisers in 2016, with sponsored geo filters and shop-able augmented reality posts as a couple of examples. Prices for these advertising methods range from a humble $7 to an extravagant $500,000. However, with 191 million daily active users around the world, and 12 million of those users in the UK, you can start to understand why they can charge so much.

How marketing can enhance your fundraising efforts

Have you got a fantastic fundraising idea but are struggling to pick up donors?  

As successfully communicating your good intentions to as many people as possible is crucial when it comes to encouraging donations, the first port of call is to execute a variety of marketing activities.

Take a look at the examples of marketing methods below which are almost guaranteed to help boost awareness and enhance your fundraising efforts:

Direct mail and social media marketing - a match made in heaven!

Unless you live under a rock, you’ll know that social media has become an integral part of most people’s lives. In fact, according to a recent global digital report, the number of social media users worldwide this year has reached a whopping 3.196 billion (which is up 13 percent from last year!).

For some time now, businesses across the globe have used this ever-growing social media usage to their advantage, developing campaigns and reaching out to clients or customers, in a cheap, quick and easy to deliver format. But is this enough?

How brands used the Royal Wedding to engage with customers

Everyone loves a wedding, and of course, a Royal Wedding. In 2011 the media build up for Will and Kate’s big day was the biggest in history and marketers jumped on that to sell their products, even if those products had no relevance to weddings, Britain or the royal family. This time around the noise was even greater, and saw smaller businesses jumping on the bandwagon to stay relevant. Some of the country’s biggest brands invested a lot of time and money into their marketing channels, creating unique campaigns.

Is the future of marketing experiential?

Since the beginning of the digital age, the marketing industry has evolved at an astonishing pace.

Significant advances in the world of digital technology have meant that consumers have higher expectations of brands and are more demanding than ever before. Brands therefore have to think outside the box to find ways to engage people on a deeper level in order to encourage long-term loyalty.

Harnessing nostalgia in marketing and design

Nostalgia, as I’m sure you know, is an affectionate feeling or sentimental yearning for a time or place in the past, especially for a particularly happy time. Whether it was those summers spent building sandcastles with your siblings on the beach or the smell of a particularly tasty cake your grandma used to bake, remembering these types of fond memories will always conjure up a sentimental feeling of nostalgia.

Drowning in data: Technology for Marketing 2017

By Jackie Blaker

I managed to escape the office at the end of September to visit the Technology for Marketing exhibition at Kensington Olympia, with the sole aim of immersing myself in what’s new and what’s hot and I can confidently say the answer is DATA.

Collect it, process it, integrate it, just make sure you have it and you do something with it!

The exhibition/conference was stuffed full of exhibitors and speakers happily willing to tell you how their technology was the best mechanism for dealing with it.

Influencer Marketing - is it a vital marketing tool for brands?

For those who are unaware, Influencer Marketing is essentially using someone with influence to promote a product or service. It’s safe to say that it is now the ‘go-to option’ for brands to speak to their consumers in an authentic way on a large scale and for good reason. According to a recent study undertaken by Nielsen Catalina Solutions, Influencer Marketing content delivers 11 times higher ROI than traditional forms of digital marketing.

Channel 4 and RNIB join forces for #NationalEyeHealthWeek

Those of us watching Channel 4 last night experienced something unique and thought provoking during the commercial break.  For those that missed it Channel 4 and the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) joined forces to enable viewers to see an ad break “through the eyes of two million people living with sight loss conditions in the UK today”.

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