Package of Beliefs   A brand is a mental “Package of Beliefs” we form over time about companies or products. It is used to categorize and rate each in our mind. This can be based on personal experience, things we have heard from trusted sources, through research, or even what...

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According to a recent survey from RetailMeNot.com and Ipsos, 56 percent of American consumers make their online purchasing decisions based on the current sales, discounts, and deals available for the products they want to buy. Additionally, 51 percent of the survey’s respondents reported that reviews and ratings from other...

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Before you start spending money on radio ads, blog content, and a professional website, your company should have a solid marketing plan in place. Many businesses waste valuable advertising dollars because they fail to understand their audiences and what customers really want. Without understanding what features and selling points...

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According to a recent study from Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange, nearly 55 percent of American consumers prefer trying new products and brands rather than sticking with the familiar brands they know. Though this figure marks a fairly even split, there is a greater divide when you compare female and...

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Marketing is an essential component of any effective business strategy—but to truly derive value from your marketing efforts, you need to analyze whether or not the content is making an impact on your customers. It’s important to make sure that your marketing materials are designed with your customer’s needs...

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The key to creating an effective, targeted advertisement has less to do with creativity or uniqueness, than it does with understanding how people behave. You can catch someone’s eye with an interesting commercial, but you won’t really motivate a person to buy your product or service unless you figure...

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