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The Blog: Branding

Content Activation
Branding | Digital | Insights

How To Guide: Content Activation

You’ve set your business goals and objectives, now it’s time to activate strategies and tactics to meet those goals. But, where do you start?

When is the last time you heard back from a brand after giving it a shout out on your social media? Have you been acknowledged by a company on social media after you had a bad experience with them? To be an active participant in social media is extremely important for a brand.

Website Copywriting: How People Read Online
Branding | Content | Copywriting | Digital | User Experience | Website

Website Copywriting 101: Writing for How People Read Online

Writing user-friendly website content requires you to understand your users, front-load important content, use plain language, check your tone of voice and consider metadata.

Designing Packaging for Digital Display
Branding | Digital | Retail

Designing Packaging for Digital Display

Ecommerce has changed the packaging paradigm. Traditional packaging is designed for shelf impression, logically. When stocked directly next to similar products competing for the same consumers, well-designed packages will emphasize the benefits that differentiate them from competition.

Have you ever watched a vintage 1950s television commercial from a well-known brand? Outside of the obvious technological limitations, the way the marketing message was conveyed probably feels simple or even patronizing.

developing a creative brief
Advertising | Branding | branding | Creative Brief | Insights | Strategic Thinking

New Thoughts for an Evolving Creative Brief

We believe that the creative brief, like most things in marketing, is a living, responsive document that changes with time. This means that in order to develop a creative brief, we must continually challenge our own thinking to deliver more relevant strategies to account for the increased complexity of the marketing mix.

Since our earlier blog post about the telecom industry, Trone Brand Energy has taken another look at our Spring 2017 national survey of 980 home internet subscribers to uncover additional insights and ways for smaller, regional internet providers to more efficiently differentiate their telecom marketing strategy efforts from those of larger, nat

User Experience and Branding
Branding | branding | Digital | User Experience | UX

Why User Experience (UX) is Important to Branding

Experiences with any brand touchpoint (including digital products) can either reinforce user perceptions of the brand or break them down. It's vital to a brand’s reputation that users have not only positive experiences with a company’s digital products, but experiences that reinforce the brand. Brand experience is user experience. 

reaching millennials
brand accountability | branding | Branding | Retail | |

Brand Accountability: A Millennial’s Perspective

Brand accountability. Company transparency. Ethical business practices. Social awareness. As companies continue to hone which messages resonate with millennial consumers, or more importantly, which ones backfire, these trends are no longer what makes companies stand out. They’re baseline requirements.

Account planners at all levels should be familiar with the notion that brand planning is often an unexpected journey. For starters, you work within the scoped marketing budget to extract the best possible set of insights from primary research and existing data to get to a strategically-relevant brand story.

By now most of us have heard of goat yoga, the animal-snuggling fitness sensation that has taken the nation by storm. But how did it become a craze seemingly overnight?

dangerous client
Branding | Digital | Insights

Are You a Dangerous Client?

The criteria might surprise you. We find that the most dangerous clients are those who try to control the internet. Yes. You read that correctly. Those who try to control the internet. If you are guilty, it’s understandable. A brand can get crushed out there without a plan.

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