3 Questions to Ask When Creating Brand Preference in Moms

For marketers who are aimed at creating brand preference in moms, it is useful to take a look at the brand itself. You want to attract the right types of moms for the brand, as attracting the wrong type can lead to dilution of brand value. Look at what your brand has to offer the mom market, and then embellish those qualities that allow it to stand out amongst competitors by asking a few key questions:

1. Is our brand memorable?

Though the brand doesn’t necessarily need to be in a mom’s face at all times, she does need exposure to the brand and needs ways to be able to find it when needed. In this era, being able to find the brand means that she can find it in the store, using Google, on Amazon, or social media sites.[quote]The harder it is to instill the brand into one’s memory, the harder it will be for brands to generate loyalty in their targets.[/quote] In order to help make the brand memorable, it’s essential to go to the platforms where moms are sharing information with one another in order to leave a lasting impression.

2. Is our brand meaningful?

Whether it’s enjoying a meal together at Olive Garden or walking through the mall in attention-getting Gucci shades, the brands that have positive impacts on the target’s lives are the ones that will succeed in creating preference. Without meaning, there’s no difference between buying Huggies and buying store brand diapers; but many moms are more apt to go for the Huggies because of their variety of facets, such as age-appropriate diapers, that help ease the frustrations of changing diapers. Huggies have made a connection point not only in their marketing, but also in their appeal to make the lives of women easier.

3. Is our brand likable?

Brand marketers should work to ensure that their brands are in line with the desires of mothers. A brand with a tough edge can open up it’s market to the modern mom by softening up, portraying the brand as likeable and fun. The brand marketer should embellish the aspects of their products that make moms’ lives easier, more exciting and more fulfilled. A company that sells necessities for children can better reach moms by bundling items such as diapers and baby wipes. Also, with new developments in big data, it’s easy to monitor what your users are saying about your products on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media outlets. Make sure that you are listening to the conversation, engaging your audience and taking quick action to resolving any problems that may arise.

To learn more about how you can market to moms in order to create brand preference and instill brand loyalty, contact our team today! We’ll share strategies for segmentation, creating appeals and assessing your own brand to determine the right moms for your business.

Why Your Brand Should Consider Using App Development

It’s a new year, and people around the country are working hard to keep their resolutions. Be it trying to smile more, have more fun or save money for that big vacation, resolutions are typically admirable goals that, if reached, can grant more positivity and joy to a person’s life.
At our advertising agency, we think one of the most awesome things about living in a world of smartphones and digital technology is that there are tons of apps to help us reach our goals. These are apps that help us manage our budgets, our fitness goals and our work-life balance.

The great thing about the digital economy is that marketers are able to use app development to find creative ways to tap into these tools to help integrate digital products with their marketing strategies. When brands pick up on a need for their audiences, they can effectively develop apps to help provide a service while also marketing their own brand.

Take, for instance, Mint, which is a great tool for helping budget and save. Because it is able to provide a useful service to users, it can also strengthen its brand by partnering with major banks to help provide recommendations and advertising. Anyone resolving to save money in 2014 can use Mint to help plan for the future, and can also get tips on personalized banking options and experiences.

Those who’ve resolved to lose weight this year can use help from a number of apps, but none is as highly regarded as the Nike Fuel Band app and it’s partner device. Nike, a company once known only for its shoes, spent significant time and money on research and development to become a lifestyle brand. In doing so, it created a device that acts as a pedometer that syncs with a smart phone app, allowing people to easily monitor their progress and share with friends. This innovative technology goes far beyond what a shoe company has to offer, but at the end of the day, more people working out also equals more shoes sold by Nike. Plus, that doesn’t include the massive amounts of data Nike is capturing about its users. This is why Nike will remain a leader in the athletics and fitness space for a long time.

[quote] Want to check out a success story in the mobile app market? BIGEYE teamed up with The Daily Mom to develop a unique and sophisticated app that reached the Top 25 Downloads Position on iTunes. [/quote]

Finally, there are numerous apps that help people with education. For instance, language companies like Rosetta Stone compliment their foreign language programs with immersive apps. In doing so, they not only provide a service to their users, but are also accessible to beginners who might be interested in partaking in the full program at a later date, but for the moment simply need to learn where to find the bathroom.

Take a tip from our brand marketing agency: Marketers should look to this these inspirational ideas for app utility to figure out what kinds of apps might help their users and their audiences. Doing so not only acts as great marketing, but also helps provide a service to users. In turn, those new products can help the brand grow into something bigger than itself.

In search of a little more expert advice to strategize app development for your brand? Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

Sports Marketers Take Social Media Interaction To the Next Level

As tennis fans rush to the doors of the beautiful Louis Armstrong Stadium, set in the backdrop of Flushing, Queens, to see history made at the US Open, tourists and spectators quickly find themselves mesmerized by the humongous US Open Social Wall. The 50-by-8 foot wall is a collage of images, tweets and updates containing a plethora of online commentary around the big event.
It’s no secret that sports enthusiasts comprise a strong segment of social media. Just think about how many Facebook posts we see in our feeds each time the Bucs score a touchdown. But many times, sports marketers find themselves scratching their heads: they’ve done Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. “What else is there to do?” clients ask our Florida advertising agency. Well, our team of experts is hereto serve up some pretty invaluable solutions!

The digital team behind the US Open found a way to leverage social engagement to create a stunning digital footprint that comprises an integrated picture of the big event. As documented by Instagram’s photojournalists, Twitter’s commentators and Facebook’s check-ins and status updates, it’s not just one person’s version of the events any longer-it’s now the story as told by everyone, anywhere in the world, on one sprawling wall.

Years ago, sports marketers realized they would need to leverage social media outlets to help raise brand awareness and encourage customer engagement. What started with simple accounts led to major social media-based campaigns. However, in today’s data-driven sports marketing, simply registering a Twitter account isn’t enough. While that’s an important piece of the puzzle, it is important now for brands to find even more ways to innovate through interactivity and social sharing.

Take, for example, Nike, which not only encourages its fans to purchase its products, but has also created a community in which purchasers can align themselves with the brand on multiple fronts. Fans are able to monitor weight loss, challenge themselves to beat their athletic goals and interact with other members of their community, all through a distinct network created and maintained by a single brand. Nike even went so far as to build products for its users and fans, such as the Nike Fuel band, which helps people monitor their daily athletic activities and allows them to compete with friends. Ultimately, this brings Nike’s users closer to one another through technology.

By making social media a main attraction, the US Open Social Wall not only encourages people to engage with the content, but also provides a beacon for coverage concerning the day’s activities.[quote]Social media interaction isn’t limited to celebrities and sports personalities.[/quote] The Social Wall encourages people around the globe to share their thoughts, emotions and support for the players they love. And, it doesn’t hurt that the event’s big corporate sponsors are also raising awareness of their services.

While something as spectacular as the US Open Social Wall may not be feasible for every sports marketer, the takeaway is that such marketers can be inspired by watching how bigger companies use social media for their own campaigns. With that, marketers can then find ways to innovate within their own boundaries. At our Orlando ad agency, we pride ourselves in offering an advantage set that is sure to help clients win the marketing game. Contact us today to get started!

Building brands by storm: The real mad men

The real Mad Men are long gone, but they’ve planted fertile seeds in the ever-evolving processes of advertising. Famed founder and former CEO of world-renowned BBDO, Alex Osborn, brought brainstorming to the ad world as the building block from which great ideas were born. Initially phrased “to think up,” Osborn employed this creative thought cauldron as a way of generating bigger, better and more brilliant ideas for BBDO clients. His philosophy followed that if two heads are better than one, then 20 heads would lead to gold mines.
Orlando advertising agencies, and creative shops worldwide, still utilize brainstorming techniques to generate winning campaigns today. In addition to bringing otherwise untapped objectives to the table, brainstorming sessions strengthen teams within the workplace. They foster camaraderie and a true sense of belonging amongst coworkers. Encouraging your group to develop big ideas from inklings promotes a fearless well of inspiration to fill the air. People stop holding back and the notion that “there are no bad ideas” begins to take over.

A look back in advertising will show us that bad ideas do exist, however. We’ve seen them launch and we’ve watched them crumble, as we’ve quietly said to ourselves, “what were they thinking?” Chances are they were thinking… together, but not thinking together. They may have all been in the room, but they all weren’t on the same page. Concepts that start without direction can lead a team to the endzone with a well-developed campaign. But if a plan is not in place before the team hits the table, your chances for success decrease dramatically.

  • Define specific objectives.
  • Do your research.
  • Set a time limit – and don’t go a minute over schedule.
  • Keep an open mind and listen to everything that is said.
  • Give everyone a chance to chime in.
  • Encourage participation
  • Narrow it down and walk away with a few agreed upon concepts to build upon.

Most importantly, bring your pad and paper and be ready to write down anything that comes to mind. The most successful ideas have come from the strangest places, so don’t be shy and enjoy the ride. Depriving yourself of other people’s ideas will only limit your brand’s potential. It may be your baby, but sometimes it truly does take a village to raise a child.

Contact us today to help build your brand!

Finding the right creative Florida advertising agency

Not every Florida advertising agency is a creative marketing agency. In fact, some agencies simply focus on traditional marketing efforts, like developing commercials, billboards and newspaper ads. They may be more focused on creating a catchy slogan and eye pleasing format that they are thinking outside of the box. However, not all Florida advertising agencies that work like this are right for your business. If your business is highly creative, it may be best to hire a creative marketing agency rather than a traditional one. BIGEYE Creative has an long history of working both creative and traditional marketing campaigns.

What is the Difference Between a Creative Marketing Agency and a Traditional One?

A creative marketing agency, like BIGEYE, will come up with different, more ‘out of the box’ ideas. This Florida advertising agency may focus on a whisper campaign, which is mainly based on work of mouth by a group of individuals. A creative marketing agency may advertise in unusually places or use different mediums besides television and newspapers, to gain consumers who don’t spent a lot of time watching TV or reading.

Why Should I Hire a Creative Florida Advertising Agency Like BigEye Creative?

If you are marketing a creative product, or one that is more artistically focused, it is important to hire a Florida advertising agency that is creative. These companies can come up with a marketing plan that will be specific to your niche and won’t focus on traditional means. If you are marketing a book, a creative marketing agency may complete a book trailer to post on Goodreads or organize author interviews. A traditional marketing agency may not deal in such matters.

How Do I Find a Creative Florida Advertising Agency?

Generally, the company will advertise the fact that they are creative marketing agency, however, don’t take their word for it. Ask for a list of prior clients to see what kind of experience they have. Take a look at their prior marketing campaigns to see if there is a correct one for your business. If your company is creative, then you need to choose a Florida Advertising Agency that is just as creative.

Contact us today to see if we could be the right fit for you and your company!

Music and Advertising: A marriage that withstands the test of time

We all know that the music industry is constantly changing. From records, to 8 tracks, CDs to MP3s, music will continue to evolve and keep up with the ever-changing forms of technology. One constant that remains is the use of music in the advertising industry. Whether you hear a jingle on the radio or the chorus to a pop song in a commercial, advertisers will always use music to influence the emotions and preferences of their audience.
Why would an advertisement want to use music to promote their product or tell their story? In some cases it’s to provide some type of entertainment along with the ad and keep the viewer’s interest piqued. In other situations, an advertiser may use music specifically popular with their target demographic. An even simpler example is using a top-of-the-charts song to associate a brand or product with something that is already popular.

Here are some examples of different ways music influences advertising and in some cases the advertising industry influences music.

Many advertisers will work with independent bands and emerging artist by featuring their songs in their ads. The television commercial is the new music video. This isn’t a new concept, however. During the 2000s Apple was using new artists to promote their products.

Advertising also has an effect on music. By having the opportunity to get their music in front of a much larger audience than ever before, some independent bands will find success by having their music used in ads. For example, “We Are Young”, by the band Fun had a number 63 hit. After being featured during the Super Bowl for a Chevy ad the song made it quickly to number 3 then spend a few weeks at number 1.

In the case of the famous 1971 “Buy the world a Coke” ad, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony)” a song created by the advertisers was written. The song become so popular it was re-recorded by The New Seekers as a full-length song and became a hit record reaching number 1 in the UK and 7 in the U.S.

Coca Cola Commercial – I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) – 1971

“I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)” is a pop song which originated as an advertising jingle, produced by Billy Davis and sung by the Hillside Singers, for Coca-Cola, and was featured in 1971 as a TV commercial. The Hillside Singers’ version was released as a successful single the same year.

You can’t discuss music in advertisements without the jingle. Fun fact: This jingle was written by Barry Manilow.

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The way music has become available by so many different means recently (Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, Pandora, etc.) is also being recognized by the advertising world. Which is why one popular way to grab the attention of potential smart phone consumers is to showcase music within the media players.

Music has consistently influenced the advertising world and as of more recent, the advertising world influenced the music industry. Where do you think the relationship between music and advertising will go in the future?

Written by, Sarah Hall ~BIGEYE Creative, Designer