Success depends on the ability to get people to support your organization. That is true for all of us—manufacturers, service providers, retailers, non-profits, and government agencies. We depend on people who will buy our products, who will come to work with us as employees, who will purchase our stock as investors, and who will speak […]
Tag: brand strategy
Everyone is in the Customer Service Industry
Today’s customer demands consistently great service. Industries like retail and hospitality have come to understand the importance of well-trained, inspired employees who know what it means to be an extension of the brand they represent. However, many organizations that don’t fall into the traditional customer service industry forget about one of their most powerful branding […]
Lessons Learned from a Corner Office: 6 Steps to Becoming a Better Leader
Most would agree that the past couple of years have been very unusual in the business world. Conflict and uncertain times have a way of making you question a lot of things that – only a short time before – felt certain and safe. Recently, I’ve been reflecting on a trait that can take a […]
To promote or to brand?
Many hours have been spent debating which form of advertising has more value. But research shows that everyone is right – your brand needs both for a balanced path to purchase. Marketing teams are all too familiar with the budget wars between promotional advertising and brand advertising. And, more commonly, between the teams that […]
New product Marketing: Brilliance Needs Relevance.
What’s the difference between a breakthrough and a hit? An audience. When it comes to introducing an innovative product or brand, sheer brilliance is not enough. As a matter of fact, too much brilliance might just blind your consumer. As Derek Thompson astutely explains in his new book, Hit Makers , people tend to like […]
Content Marketing: Be Careful What You Wish For.
Don’t hope for viral. Plan it. A home run in today’s content marketing game is the elusive viral status bringing exponential brand impressions and engagement. Though the very name viral implies spontaneity, it is important that marketers commit a baseline of planning and forethought. There are examples of no planning. First Kiss is a touching short […]
Launching Your Brand Upmarket
A picture is worth 1,000 words. But credibility is worth much more in sales. For the past several months my Ramey team and I have been working behind the scenes to help launch an innovative new of line cookware – Hestan NanoBond. One of the most exciting facets of this launch was collaborating with both our client and our […]
A High-End Brand Strategy is Not a Marketing Gimmick. It’s a Profit-Driver.
We often say that Ramey was built exclusively for high-end brands and high-performance organizations. In fact, if you check out our client list you’ll see some of the world’s leading brands fall into one (or both) of those categories. I am sometimes asked, “what does it mean for a brand to be high-end – and […]
Boost Your App, Boost Your Brand
Mobile Apps have become an integral part of millions of people’s daily routine. Apps allow businesses to maintain direct contact with current and prospective customers from nearly anywhere at anytime, which is why most are now including mobile apps as part of their brand strategy. According to comScore’s The 2016 U.S. Mobile App Report, people […]
Pokémon Go: Beyond the Game
Love it or hate it, you can’t deny it. Drones of kids (and adults) walking like zombies, glued to their phones, all in search of one thing – Pokémon. Since its release, Pokémon Go has surpassed Twitter in the amount of mobile users, while setting a new Apple record with the most app […]