When it comes to pop culture related to marketing and advertising, certain shows and movies come to mind immediately. For television of course it’s Mad Men – one of the best dramas of the last decade all about the ad men working in New York in the 1960’s. But there are plenty of movies that feature excellent scenes or story lines about marketing and sales. I like to consider myself a bit of a pop culture connoisseur, so here I’ve collected just a few of my favorites.
When it comes to growing your business, building your brand is probably one of the most important steps to success. Building your brand will help you not only to establish your organization as recognizable, but also allows you to create guidelines and a mission for your organization that can be easily shared with any new employees or members. A common misconception about building your brand is that it’s a costly process, but believe it or not even if you don’t have a large disposable income you can still build a strong brand. In fact, you can build your brand without breaking the bank and here are just a few ways.
When it comes to building your business image, the most important step to success is to build your brand. Presenting a clearly defined brand can make the difference between the top dollar company, or the small business that gets jobs to cover rent. However, it’s important to keep in mind that when building your brand you’d want it to be consistent across the board. This can be a bit of a daunting task if you’re new to the branding game, but hopefully, these tips can help you out.
When it comes to building your brand online, nothing is more important than keeping up your social media management game. With all the different social media platforms these days it can be difficult to stay on top of all of your accounts, keep things organized and stay on schedule. Here’s are some great social media management tools to free you from digital woes, getting you the engagement that you’re looking for.
Later (formerly Latergramme) is one of the best decisions we’ve made in our social media management. With Later’s affordable paid plans, it was definitely worth it for our business.
Later is the number one marketing platform for Instagram in recent years. It allows you to plan all your visual content from photos to videos. Later features a calendar view that allows you to plan and preview your posts as they’ll actually appear. Recently, they’ve also updated a feature where you can share what you’ve planned on Instagram Stories! That’s an added bonus since you can now schedule & plan your Stories as well.
Each year, over 50 million tickets to live events are sold all over the world – with numbers like that it’s easy to think that hosting an event is a slam dunk for your organization. Fact is, it takes some extra work to make that vision of a successful event a reality.
If you want to sell out your event and really pack the house, you need a unique event promotion strategy. To set your event apart from the dozens of other options, these strategies must work well with your other marketing strategies.
When faced with the choice of spending money on an event or relaxing on the couch with Netflix, many people choose the less expensive and more casual option. What you have to do is really entice people into wanting to invest their time and money on your event.
Here are five secrets to make your event a bona fide success.
If you’re looking to build your image as a serious entrepreneur, there’s no better way to capture that then with your first professional business photo. Every aspiring entrepreneur/business person should have a professionally taken headshot. This will project the image of success and professionalism to the world. Whether you’re trying to build a successful blog or are looking to join the many successful business people in the world, a business photo shoot will show the rest of your network and peers that you mean business.
Find the right photographer
The first and most crucial step in preparing for a business photo shoot is to find a photographer. And not just any photographer. You’ll need to find one that will work with you and capture your best image. If you’re located in Singapore, Blissful Studios provides excellent services at a price that won’t break the bank. Blissful Studios’ experienced photographers will work with you to portray the best image of you and your business.
It’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas season, especially if you’re running a business. Black Friday used to be the official start of the Christmas buying season, but not anymore. Each year it seems to start earlier as people begin buying up gifts as soon as possible. In order to be prepared for the upcoming busy holiday sales, I’ve got some helpful tips to get you ahead of the game.
1. Increase your social media engagement leading into the Christmas season
Social media marketing has become a huge tool in building a successful business, and you can use it to your advantage this season. If you want to draw the attention of new users, increase your social media engagement throughout late October and early November. This will allow you more opportunities to draw in new clients and will keep you present in the minds of your already active followers.
Some great ways to increase this engagement is through several different avenues – ranging from your website to Twitter and Facebook. Make sure you’re on top of your website and make any planned changes ahead of the holiday season.
For Facebook and Instagram – increase your posting to a minimum of once a week and on Twitter the more frequent the better – tweeting at least once a day will get you increased attention.
If you need that extra help in your social media strategies during the holiday season, consider hiring social media planners like Blissful & Co from June onwards. Social Media Planning packages usually have a 6-month term, so be sure to factor in the costs leading up to these months.
What is SKU?
If you’re in the e-commerce world, you will notice SKU comes up alot when you’re uploading products to your e-store. That’s because SKU is a very important thing to know for your business.
SKU is short for Stock-Keeping Unit and is commonly used in warehouses. Companies with a huge amount of stock needs to barcode their inventory, and they do that by giving a name to the Stocks. The name is unique to colour, size and type.
So for example, Jane has an e-commerce store selling formal dresses. She has a new dress called “Crimson Floral Dress” and it comes in 3 sizes: S, M and L. To have a better managed inventory, she will name the product’s SKU as follows:
Jane also has another dress called “Maya Love Dress” and is available in 3 colours, Red, Blue and Black. They are only available in 3 sizes, S, M and L. She will name the product’s SKU as follows:
Now, you get the drift?
SKU is easy. In fact, SKU helps you make transition between a solopreneur to a full-fledge online shop at a much faster speed. Now that you’ve understood what SKU is, it’s time to follow the following tips to improve your inventory:
The way you choose to portray yourself and your brand to the public actually represent your company. In most cases, you are the face of the company. The first impression matters very much. The way you want your brand and company to be seen will affect your sense of income and target audience. That is why it is essential to have your business shoots done professionally – this applies to both headshots and product photography.
You have to know that any public aspects that are produced by your business will embody your brand and company. Hence, whatever images you choose to publicise online is very crucial. These are your doors to great opportunities! Always ask yourself these questions before you press that “Post” button; “are you looking your best?” and “In what way will these photos benefits the company?”
Here are 5 insightful reasons why your brand needs professional photos done.