Influence of Media When Making a Purchasing Decision [Infographic]

Pop quiz: What social media platform has the most influence on consumers as they make purchase decisions? What’s your guess? Facebook, with its billions of likes and massive user base? Twitter, with its immediacy and concise messaging? Maybe Pinterest, with its emphasis on the visual? The answer is YouTube. According to a study by Ogilvy,…

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Monitor Your Competition, Bond Style

Bond. James Bond. Who out there has never thought about being part of the exciting, glamorous world of espionage and spy-craft? While Bond has spent the last 50 years fighting against terrorists, enemy nations, and Victorian morality, today’s small business person can use some spy-work of their own to take on their competition. True, the…

Personalize Your Branding Strategy

One of the principal shortcomings of businesses is their failure to establish a recognizable brand. The easiest way to remedy this issue is to capture the attention of consumers by distinguishing your business from the competition. Here are a few ways to demonstrate uniqueness by implementing personality into your brand along with examples of companies…