Does your brand have a voice?

Your brand voice is a key element of your brand identity. It helps determine how consumers relate to you and helps differentiate your business in a marketplace full of competitors all clamoring for customers’ attention. In order to stand out from the crowd, your brand voice should be unique, well defined, and instantly recognizable to your audience, just like a friend or close associate. Read more

"Transparency is the new black."

It's FFWD Advertising and Marketing Week in Toronto, and presenter Chuck Porter of ad agency CP+B says "transparency is the new black." Marketing Magazine reports that he told audiences today's consumers have "unbelievable marketing filters," and brands must be more honest to connect with them. Read more

How to Build User Registration that Helps Conversion

There is no doubt that websites offer companies many opportunities to gather information about their visitors. When users ‘register’ they give away contact details to make a purchase, download a white paper, or watch a webinar. But are you actually losing conversion opportunities by forcing visitors to register? Read more

Throw Out That Old-Style Press Release!

Remember those guidelines for writing press releases? Start with the most essential information in the lead paragraph: the who, what, when, where and how of why this is a newsworthy announcement. Then move on to information that substantiates the lead paragraph. Read more

How Well Does Your Homepage Convert?

Your homepage is the first encounter many customers have with your business. How important is it to make a good first impression? 75% of web users admit to making judgments about the credibility of an organization based on the design of its website. Stanford Guidelines for Web Credibility, ..... Read more

10 Advantages of Online Marketing Vs. Traditional Media

A lot of small business people that I speak with are very curious about online marketing, but don’t understand how it can directly increase their business. Many of them are seeing less return from their advertisements in traditional media like The Yellow Pages, newspapers and direct mailing campaigns, and are looking to explore new ways of expanding their market share. Read more