Stop Embarrasing Yourself - Personas to the Rescue
Have you ever been out with a group of people, and someone in the group tells a joke that they think is hilarious, but no one else gets it? Why does that happen? How does this apply to your business? There's a tool we can use to help overcome this!
March 18, 2021
Keep Pace With Your Customer's Expectations
We watched all the Planet of the Apes movies recently, but in "timeline" order. So that meant watching the 3 most recently made moves first, which were set before the original Charlton Heston movie. After switching back to watch the originals made in the late 60s and early 70s, something became very apparent: our expectations have changed. What was once great is now a bit, well, dated. The competitive environment we're now operating in moves a bit faster, and technology and the digital space moves faster still. Was what you were doing a couple of years ago still meeting your customers' expectations? Or is your industry moving on and leaving you behind?
March 11, 2021
What Beer Can Teach you About Branding
What is wrong with this bottle of beer? And how can that help you with branding and marketing your small business? Well, I'm glad you asked - because that's the topic of this episode of Intentional Branding! I've got 4 points and a bit of homework at the end if you're game... Don't forget to subscribe to the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymC5Z8MjAUB7Z1i_b6bJ0w And if you're keen to learn more about the origin stories for the lime in the Corona: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lime-aid/
March 4, 2021
Starting a new business? Don’t choose a name like this.
All too often, we see businesses choose a type of business name that makes it harder to build a brand. Not impossible – it’s been done – but it’s another obstacle that, as someone starting a small business, you probably don’t want to have to deal with. What is that type of name? The infamous TLA, or Three Letter Acronym.
February 26, 2021
So what actually is a strategy, anyway?
This word - strategy - is so overused it's almost losing its meaning. So let's clear the air. Know what "strategy" is and its place in your small business.
February 14, 2021
Genius or Insanity?
At first glance, this tagline seems insane. But perhaps it's more on the genius side of the equation?
February 11, 2021