Brand Perception is a Key to Successful Marketing

When I first visited Chicago with my parents years ago, we did the obligatory visit to the Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower). Walking the blocks to the building and looking up – you begin to think about what a wonder of engineering it is. It’s 4.56 million gross square feet, 110 stories high, took 3 years to build and used enough concrete to make an eight-lane, five-mile-long highway. Then you get in

How Advertising Works

While researching the topic of advertising, I happened upon an infographic on How Advertising Makes Us Buy. The infographic below opens with the notion that companies are rich and have piles of money and they use it to manipulate their poor audience. I think that’s a rather disturbing, unfortunate, and unlikely notion. The first notion that only rich companies advertise is a bizarre idea. Our company is not wealthy and, in fact, had a couple

5 Misperceptions of Marketing and the Reality

We’re working on a proposal right now where the prospect stated they wanted to move quick. Most salespeople would salivate with the opportunity to get a quick signature, but I view it now as a warning sign. Moving quickly typically leads to an expectation of getting leads quickly. While that may be possible until we thoroughly analyze the client, the competition, and the opportunity, we’re not sure how quickly we can get the results. Is

Does Brand Advertising Work?

Does brand advertising work? Lab42 asked just that and put together this infographic with the results. We decided to take a look at how consumers view advertising claims, and their opinions painted an interesting picture. Only 3% would describe claims in ads as very accurate, and only 21% would describe ads as somewhat accurate. We found out exactly which parts of ads they don’t believe– almost all pointed to Photoshop as an element of advertising