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Remarkable Marketing

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For the average consumer, basic needs and wants are only a few clicks away or ready for pick-up, maybe even delivery. Brands are constantly wanting to be a part of this transaction and so they storm consumers with marketing noise in an effort to do so. The constant noise blurs together and most consumers have become quite skilled at tuning it out and scrolling past. To succeed in a loud world, cluttered with new ideas a company’s brand and marketing must be, not only unique but truly remarkable.

Lemonade

Lemonade is a company that has taken something boring and turned it into something remarkable. With the growing number of millennials moving into their own apartments and homes, Lemonade developed a brand of homeowner and renter’s insurance that speaks directly to that demographic. Starting with the visual brand, Lemonade communicates to target customers with bright colors, fun graphics, and an easy to navigate website. They seek to educate and engage quickly. Once they have initially engaged their audience they promise a hassle-free, 90-second sign-up, and to top it all off they ensure that any money left over after claims get sent to good causes. They make the benefits easy to understand and they make it fun and easy to buy.

Billie

Billie is a women’s razor subscription service that seeks to empower and ease minds all at the same time. Billie not only sells a product that functions better than others on the shelves, but does so with a lower price point, a convenient subscription option, and a meaningful message. Billie products are made without parabens, sulfates, GMOs all while costing half of what the competition charges. Billie’s bright colors and strong female empowerment message push this product into the remarkable realm and keep customers coming back for more while activating customers to spread the word through Billie’s referral program.

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Photo of Billie Razor and Blade refill

Warby Parker

For years the creators of Warby Parker watched as large companies cornered the eyeglasses industry and up charged their oftentimes aesthetically outdated products because of their control over the marketplace. Warby Parker’s founders knew there must be a better way and by bypassing traditional channels and communicating with customers directly they were able to create high quality, fashionable products at a better price. But how are they remarkable? The message they have built behind each purchase. Warby Parker understands that without glasses people are unable to effectively learn, work, or go about their daily lives, so they set out to do something about it. In addition to stylish, accessible glasses, Warby’s Buy One Give One business model means for every pair of glasses the company sells, another pair is distributed to someone in need through non-profit organizations.

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Close up shot of Warby Parker frames

Now let’s recap. What can make a business remarkable? Lemonade does it through their bright-colored young-looking brand, fast-paced enrollment, and charitable donations in a traditionally dull industry. Billie does is through their strong values, extremely low prices, and convenience. Warby Parker sets itself apart with creative logistics, low prices, strong message, and a charitable business model that makes the world a better place every single day. The beauty about being remarkable is that it can (and should) mean something different for every business out there. How can your business make a shift toward being remarkable?

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Digital Marketing Terms Defined

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If you’re new to digital marketing, you may find yourself in a world full of unfamiliar acronyms and jargon. It can seem intimidating, confusing, and even exclusionary. But, most of the time it’s a way for marketers to communicate with each other in the most efficient way possible. Knowing some of what it means can help you as your company enters a digital marketing venture. Below is a list of commonly used terms you will come across in digital marketing, and what they mean. By familiarizing yourself with these terms, you can feel confident moving forward with your companies marketing goals.

B2B:

Business to Business refers to business interactions that occur between two businesses. It is the way goods or services are exchanged between two companies. This is usually part of the development or manufacturing of one company’s consumer goods.

B2C:

Business to Consumer is similar to B2B. A business to consumer transaction is when a consumer buys a final product or service from a company for use.

CTA:

A Call to Action is a something on your company’s website that grabs the attention of a viewer and invites them to view another part of your site. It can be something like a banner or button, such as a “Learn More”  button at the end of a paragraph, inviting the viewer to continue reading. In other words, it is a lead or a prompt.

Bounce Rate:

This is the percentage of people who visit one page on your site but leave it without visiting any other page. It is better to retain a viewer’s attention and get them interested enough to visit more of your site.

Blog:

A blog is what you are currently reading. For a business, it is a chance to self-promote. You can put out original content, create site traffic, and grab the attention of potential clients. It’s a good way to interact with your audience by starting a conversation.

Brand: 

In marketing, a brand does not just refer to your logo or tagline. It is identifying what you want the target audiences’ perception of your company to be, and how your company’s voice reflects that image.

ROI:

Return on Investment basically comes down to getting the biggest bang for your buck. You want to see results, and developing a strategy geared towards providing ROI (Return on Investment) is the first place to start.

SEO: 

Search Engine Optimization is the visibility of your site in a search engine’s “natural,”  or unpaid, results. The better your site’s SEO is, the more views it will get from this “organic”  traffic.

SEM:

Search Engine Marketing is the promotion and SEO development to increase site visibility.

UX:

UX is an acronym for User Experience. In terms of digital marketing, this is the experience your visitors will have when they visit your site. User experience takes into account the actions you’d like the user to take and the information you’d like them to obtain. The more they enjoy that experience, the more likely they are to spend time looking at what you have to offer.

While this is not a complete list, it can give you a better understanding of what’s being discussed in digital marketing. In the fast-changing culture of the Internet, and therefore digital marketing, it is nice to have a base of reference to lean back on.

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