Archive for the ‘Branding’ Category

There have also been studies that suggest that increasingly consumers are looking more and more to independent sources, like online reviews and expert bloggers, for advice on what products and brands to chose with their increasingly limited budgets. The premise being that they see advertising as making overblown and exaggerated claims.

Some people are of the opinion that blogging has limited use for their business, some don't see the need for it at all, others see it as useful for improving SEO and with good calls to action, believe it capable of delivering increased sales. However, blogging (and other social media tools) can do so much more for your business than driving people to your website through improved Search Engine Optimisation.

Always on the lookout for interesting Entrepreneurs to speak with and learn from, I hooked up with Sean O'Sullivan to find out more about his business ventures and what he has been up to recently. Sean, who is credited with co-inventing the term “cloud computing,” is Ireland’s latest Dragon, on RTE's Dragons Den.

The use of hashtags is a great idea because Twitter users can make them their own and generate conversation (and content) around them, connecting with not only the brand but also each other. However, be warned, promoted hashtags should be approached with care, specifically because Twitter uses can make them their own …

It has yielded valuable insight when designing for Point-of sale, Web pages, Publishing and Visual Merchandising. Why not apply the valuable common sense rules of engagement observed through eye-tracking research when designing your next event backdrop, stall, POS display or exhibition stand?

The digital landscape is changing. The search engines, social mediaand advertising as we know it, are going to require a whole new game, new set of rules and possibly a script. Confused? I'm talking about the era of social celebrities.

So, you’ve taken the plunge and decided to go into business? You’ve got great ideas, started to put the plans together and possibly even spotted a premises you’d like to trade from. But have you thought about the business name, really thought about it?

One of the world’s best examples of successful brand promotion is from the city of Barcelona. Here’s how to apply lessons from the world’s most cosmopolitan city to your own brand positioning and business marketing strategies.

In a world where speed and agility are essential ingredients to success, many businesses are finding it hard to keep up with the expectations of their customers. However, a slow response can leave your business fatally exposed.

After a frantic, but cheery Christmas and an excitable New Year, I thought mmmm, how do I top this? I know, I'll interview Anita Campbell; head honcho of Smallbiztrends, Bloggertone and Bizsugar.