In the world of B2B marketing, it’s frighteningly common to find a certain style of design, of communication, of interacting with potential customers. It goes something like this: In big, black, industrial sans-serif type, preferably Futura or Helvetica (or perhaps Gill Sans if we’re feeling frisky), we shout . . .
You’ve been working on your new product or service for months. Or maybe years. You’re really excited about it, and want to tell the whole world about every last feature you packed into your new offering. The problem is that customers don’t buy features. They buy benefits. They buy answers to their problems. So how […]
One of the many benefits of being a member of PRSA is receiving their monthly Tactics publication, which is full of up-to-date information and PR best practices. On the front page of each issue there is a section titled, “Did you know?” Every month, it quickly highlights a recent research study, covering a wide range […]
NBC’s experiment with primetime television begins tonight at 10 pm, with the premier of “The Jay Leno Show.” With the 10 pm time slot typically reserved for dramas — a least on the broadcast networks — NBC is forging new territory with this nightly primetime comedy/variety show. If we take a look at some of […]
In the August issue of PRSA’s monthly periodical, Public Relations Tactics, I came across some interesting statistics provided by the Arketi Group. Simply put, the research shows the percentage of business journalists that utilize various sources for story ideas.
As an avid cyclist and a creative and branding professional, it was with great interest that I watched those two worlds collide last week. The facts are these: RadioShack recently teamed up with Lance Armstrong’s LiveStrong organization to sponsor Lance’s cycling team next year. And RadioShack has decided its current brand needed an update.