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
The Kitcatt Nohr loyalty club curse appears to have struck again after it was revealed that its Starbucks client is talking to rival agencies about its direct marketing and CRM account.
Publicis-owned Kitcatt Nohr has held the coffee chain’s business since 2011, when it beat off Havas EHS to become Starbucks’ first dedicated UK direct agency. It went on to devise the My Starbucks Rewards card, which allows customers to collect “stars” each time they buy a drink, and is also available as a mobile app.
With 21 million people following her on Facebook and 18 million on Twitter, pop singer Ariana Grande can’t personally chat with each of her loves, as she affectionately calls her fans.
So she and many other stars are spreading their messages through new-style social networks, via mobile apps that are more associated with private, intimate conversation, hoping that marketing in a cozier digital setting adds a breath of warmth and a dash of personality.
It’s the Internet’s equivalent of mailing postcards rather than plastering a billboard. [more…]
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What is a “brand promise”?
It’s simply what it says it is, a promise from the brand to its customer. They are shaped by many factors. The brand offer, the marketplace it operates in, the capability of the brand and in some cases the promises of competing brands.
Today's generation of increasingly child-centric parents will smile in recognition at this U.K. spot for the Volkswagen Tiguan, which highlights the lengths they will go to for their kids with a gentle, wry humour.
It features a dad who looks increasingly wistful as he misses out on a golf trip to take his daughter to ballet, is marched off to a kid-friendly eaterie, sits watching "The Powerpuff Girls" with his daughter, and misses the goal in a soccer match because his son's in the bathroom.
AffiliRed (www.affilired.com), the performance marketing company for the travel and tourism sector, has appointed Irene Otero in a strategic move that focuses on driving business in critical European markets .
A graduate in Cultural Communication and Journalism, Irene has a great deal of experience in marketing and PR, with previous roles in the audio-visual sector as well as international promotion for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Spain.