We’re all obsessed with new data and the latest changes to Adwords or Facebook’s algorithms, but lest we forget to pay homage to our roots. I’m speaking,of course, about the Creative Brief. There are those who hate it and those who love it. Regardless of the side of the fence you’re on, the brief is a necessary practice.
I have yet to see anything impact the success of a campaign more than a great creative brief. Personally, I love a good brief; but I rarely seem to be able to give the brief the time it deserves.
A great creative brief takes time. And it doesn’t need to follow the same format each time. I’d encourage others to treat their creative brief approach similarly to the pitch process. However, instead of pitching to the client, you’re pitching to the creative team.
The goal is to excite and inspire the team to draw up new solutions to solve a very specific problem.
We’re breaking down the latest news & updates happening to major digital marketing media. We’ve got it all, Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Snapchat and everything that’s happened throughout September and October. To find out more, here is a list of our monthly digital marketing news posts.
If you’ve been thinking whether or not business’s Instagram is worth your attention – we’re here to help make your final decision crystal clear. Let’s get started with some tasty stats to really entice you if you’re on the fence.
Marketing ain’t easy, guys. However, many people still have this strange idea that marketing is relatively straightforward and they don’t fully grasp why it gets to be so expensive. It only takes a simple Google search to see a zillion “How to XX in XX Easy Steps”. But don’t let Google and easy how-to’s fool you.
Marketing, in and of itself, is an enigma. Some of the world’s largest brands can equate at least some of their success to marketing and the strategy associated with it. With that kind of influence, it’s no wonder so many businesses – large and small – are trying to crack the code of what strategies will garner them epic success.
And while we spend a great deal of time spreading our personal belief in the power of ‘marketing strategy’, the term does come along with its fair share of misconceptions. Before you jump head first into developing your marketing strategy, we’ll break down some of the common myths.
Don’t learn the hard way – that’s what we’re here for. We’re cool like that.
We’ve been pals with the Strathcona Business Improvement Association for some time now. Maybe you remember our “Made in Strathcona” campaign. Our love for Strathcona is real and their business improvement association runs deep.
We could be bias. Heck, our very office is located right in the neighborhood. It’s easy to promote a community you’re a proud part of. As every day patrons of the community, it’s always a surprise that more people in greater Vancouver aren’t as familiar with Strathcona as we are. Especially considering all the unique offerings being doled out right outside our doors.
Influencer Marketing is widely considered ‘the next big thing’ in the marketing game. Audiences have moved from their couches to their smartphones as the omnipotent power of social media has taken hold. With this huge shift already cemented in place, marketers have been rushing to rethink the way they advertise, and how to leverage social platforms.
Social media has changed marketing in a multitude of ways. It’s become the go-to source for news, connection, socializing, and consumption. Further still, social media has allowed individuals to turn away from traditional advertising and the messaging of brands and businesses. In fact, the Internet has widely created opportunities for people to tune out advertising and marketing altogether (see: Adblockers). Now, the power has been placed in the hands of just (somewhat) regular people who’ve built a loyal following.
They slay the marketing game thanks, in large part, to their community of brand ambassadors. These folks play a crucial role in the ultimate success of their clients’ campaigns and initiatives. Urban Bella also has a community of clients who support their team, from Haribo (mmm candy!), Bell, and Top Shop – just to name a few.
However, it’s uncommon for an agency to focus on their own community when their work directly contributes to building the brand community of their clients. We definitely know a thing or two about that considering we’re a marketing agency too.
Market Research: every body needs it, but admittedly, the term “research” lacks a certain sex appeal. It could be those flashbacks of being faced with a term paper, and needing to hit a stack of books piled to the outer stratosphere. Toss those eerie flashbacks aside, market research is on a whole other level. And dare we say, it’s fun.
So how can we make market research seem like a sexy investment? What if we were to equate Market Research to a special secret agent man (think: Sexy Spy), I mean, who wouldn’t want to add a sexy secret agent to their business? Take your pick: Matt Damon, Jennifer Garner, Sean Connery, Austin Powers.
Now that you’ve selected a sexy spy, “Secret Agent Market Research”, what are they going to do to benefit your business?