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The Blog: Insights

Most of us have had an experience at some point or another when a brand’s customer service has wowed us and turned a negative experience into a positive one. For me, a standout was the time I was rush-shipped a new sound machine for our infant daughter after it suddenly stopped working in the middle of the night.

Through our recent 2016 Changing Pet Ownership Study, we uncovered generational insights among Millennial, Gen X and Boomer pet owners. Not surprisingly, Millennials are driving the most significant changes in pet ownership.

data
Insights | Pet | Retail

Don't Be Fooled by Bad Data

We constantly rely on data to point our clients in the right direction when shaping their brands. The quality of the solutions we deliver can only be as good as the data our research provides. Recently, we learned an important lesson in how sample size can affect both research results and the conclusions we draw from it.

pet health
Insights | Pet

A Study in Pet Health

In 2014, Trone Brand Energy fielded a proprietary study that examined how pet parents care for their animals. The goal was to help brands speak the health language of their audience. We explored trends, consumer perceptions and the differences between wellness and prevention to determine the opportunities and challenges facing brands today.

Branding | Insights | Retail

Transforming a Telco Brand at Gigabit Speed

Reimagining brand stories. Creating relevant communication plans. Intersecting with customers in digital and purposeful media. These components help Trone Brand Energy craft insightful messages that will convert telecom prospects into customers and customers into advocates.

Storytelling is an attainable marketing strategy for companies of any size, even the most hyperlocal. Because a compelling brand narrative is built on the strength of imagination and creativity—not wallet size.

bite-size branding
Branding | Insights

Bite-size Branding

GenZers are fluent in a sort of visual vocabulary—a sophisticated short hand in their Snapchat-Instagram-Whisper-world that minimizes reading and maximizes their time. Millennials don’t read for many other reasons. They appear to be a little effort-challenged.

Content is arguably the most important thing on your website. In fact, it’s the main reason you have a website. If you are like most companies, you have a website to provide either content or functionality to your audience.

social responsiveness
Digital | Insights | Pet | Retail

Tips for Implementing a Responsive Social Process

Pet Age recently reported that retailers are ignoring customers’ social media requests. In fact, retailers failed to respond to more than 80 percent of consumer questions and requests on social media in the last year, most notably during the holiday season. That includes pet retailers, too.

 

You’ve heard it before—a smart digital marketing plan can play an important role in awareness advertising. Yeah, yeah, yeah. But for a local telecom, digital marketing can make your company seem ever-present (a big plus when you are a local carrier) but it can also help you strategically pinpoint potential users. And this isn’t theory.

This summer when my older son was home from college, we all found ourselves in the car with my younger son who was behind the wheel armed with his learner’s permit. As the car stopped, my older son proceeded to provide a mock Yelp review of the driver and the passenger experience. It was hilarious.

Email filters have become extremely effective at parsing what they believe to be important. They are equally effective at hiding what should consume less of our attention.  As someone who receives hundreds of emails a day at work, I am eternally grateful. As a digital marketer, I am not pleased.

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