Listening, the mother of all marketing

Last week, while renewing my cable TV service, I realized that I’d randomly added channels that I had never ever tuned into. I also realized that if I were to cut that flab from my subscription, I could actually end up saving quite a small bundle on my monthly outgoings to the cable guy.

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Employing Humour in Marketing: A stand-up comedian as your brand ambassador and other funny bones

Incorporating humour in the marketing scheme of things has been a concept that has been thrown around and employed by several firms, with great success. We can still recall the famous Amul Baby ads which seem to have gained a sense of timelessness. If done correctly, humour works as an excellent consumer engagement and interaction tool because of the connectivity trifecta that it brings to the table – humours is relatable, memorable and builds a bond based on trust.

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Gone and Done in 6 Seconds: Branding with Vine

In the age of limited attention spans and information overload on the web, cutting past the clutter through innovative ways is key for businesses. In this context, platforms that allow brands to engage with consumers without overwhelming them with too much of content are ideal.

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Cause Marketing – Decoding Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility is no longer a novel concept; in fact, customers are more willing than ever to buy products and services of firms that have invested in CSR initiatives. Consumers have now realized that they can be a part of the social change through a positive action. A Nielsen study indicated that 66% of respondents were ready to pay more for products from brands committed to creating positive social impact.

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7 Tricks of Online Surveys You Should Know

An online survey is an excellent tool for sourcing vital information directly from a wide audience, with ease and convenience. Yet, despite how easy surveys appear, there is always room for improvement! The idea is to create and implement a well-rounded survey that is simple, easy to understand and yet, packs the punch for your business needs. Here are some important tips and tools that help you get the best out of your online surveys.

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Blogging for Business Part 2: How to promote your Blogs beyond Twitter and Facebook?

Blogging for your brand, if done right, gives you the opportunity to engage with existing and prospective customers, gain leads, increase brand resonance among the target market and drive digital traffic to your sites in a cost-effective manner. Yet, despite your content creation and curation efforts, you may face a common challenge– where is my blog traffic?

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Blogging for Business Part 1: Do you really need a business blog?

While creating a multi-channel marketing and communication strategy, certain key platforms of online marketing such as digital marketing and social media marketing will be an indispensable part of the grander scheme of things. In the midst of piecing together your online marketing puzzle, you will ask yourself the question – Do I really need a blog for my business?

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5 Ways to get the Buy-In of the Top Management for Social Media Investment

Consider this – of the 3 billion active users of the internet across the globe, 1.7 billion people have active social media accounts. Furthermore, the 2012 State of Inbound Marketing report has mentioned that social media has a 100% higher lead-to-close rate than outbound marketing. Beyond doubt, social media is an efficient and effective platform to increase customer engagement and revenue. Yet, there seems to be a conundrum when it comes to social media investment – not everyone is on the same page and top management is no exception to it.

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