Here are a few pointers on how a dose of low budget marketing results in success for small business. One B2B telecoms supplier has used inventiveness to punch through the endless telesales noise generated by competitors.
Guerrilla marketing is an advertising strategy in which economic means are used to generate customer interest. It often rotates around creating “buzz” and discussion about the technique. Traditionally this meant getting the press featuring the likes of publicity stunts. Since the advent of the internet it is now more commonly associated with creating something for viral discussion across social media.
Tony Raynor of Abbey Telecom says, “Nobody wants to hear, we sell telephone systems repeatedly. My formula is to stop selling and start communicating with your audience. We try to give things away of high value to businesspeople that cost us frumpence!”
Previous campaigns have included the 20 phone etiquette training clips already featured on TheMarketingblog. Another example was when they placed adverts on sheep got on TV exposure. The media are hungry for content and so they love stories with a difference.
The secret is to think outside of the box and be original. The embedded clip highlights that although video is cheap to make it has great impact, even if it isn’t centric on telephone systems.
Abbey Telecom Logic House, Ordnance Street
This week, theMarketingblog chats to Catherine Becker, adconnection CEO, @adconnectionUK who on the back of judging some of this year’s industry awards, including the Campaign Media, the Media Week and the DMA Awards, takes a look at some of the key trends spotted that effect our business and that demonstrate the direction the advertising industry is taking.
By Gary Arnold, Solution Strategy Director, Occam – a St Ives Group company
I had the pleasure of speaking about “the building blocks of omnichannel orchestration” at the Silverpop EMEA Amplify Event and three surprising things happened. Firstly, people turned up; secondly, I got some (intentional!) laughs and thirdly, no one fell asleep… so, I figured I would share the top-level principles discussed to see if I can continue my run of form.
Brand Union, WPP’s global brand agency, has today announced its appointment by leading luxury hotel group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, to create the new brand and integrated launch campaign for the iconic Le Touessrok resort in Mauritius, following a competitive pitch.
The agency will be responsible for uniting the unique Le Touessrok heritage with the renowned Shangri-La master brand qualities, following the takeover of the resort by Shangri-La earlier this year.
Brand Union will seek to challenge the existing codes of luxury travel adopting a brand-led communications strategy, looking beyond the launch to ensure the brand resonates across every facet of the resort, right through to the guest experience at the hotel.
After you've found the ideal conference venue by searching through Venue Search London, it's time to promote the event to get as many attendees as possible. But marketing a conference or business event is very different today than it was in the past, so merely sending out postcards and a few emails isn't going to be sufficient.
Continue reading for a few helpful tips on how to successfully market your upcoming business event or conference.
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Ronald McDonald House Charities and award-winning digital agency, Rawnet, today launch a nationwide campaign celebrating the bedtime story.
The Night Light campaign, which comprises of 10 unique story books and a series of new characters to accompany the Charity’s friend – Patch the Night Light, will be rolled out over the next four weeks.
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