The marriage of photo sharing and e-commerce has been consummated, and the offspring is Instagram’s Shoppable Galleries. Store owners can harness the power of Instagram by creating clickable galleries of products. Customers can purchase directly through the app without losing time searching for those products in a separate window.
These days customers have a lot of options when shopping. They can buy from stores, on their mobile devices, or on an e-commerce site. If your business is not offering your products online, in the digital marketplace, physical storefronts and through the social networks, you’re losing sales.
As brand managers paint the picture of their future, there is a common thread that binds all of these conversations together; the need to increase sales, as well as reduce the cost of operations. In both cases, it seems that SaaS Solutions are the wave of the future, and with so many choices on the market, one interesting trend that we have observed, is the shift of dozens of our past as well as new-entry clients moving away from Magento on-premise, and into BigCommerce. But why?
When you talk about perceived value, a lot of different things come to mind. Some people look at perceived value as an emotional element, others a tangible one. In the world of branding and packaging design, all of these intrinsic elements float to the surface and provide customers with new ways of absorbing and thinking about products as well as what they represent; both in value, as well as in emotion.
We’ve all seen movies about the Middle Ages such as The Kingdom of Heaven or Excalibur, in which the valiant knight comes forth, sword held high, and attacks the embodiment of evil. The sword has long been a necessity of ancient warfare, and a representation of honor, power, and destruction.
An exciting new category grows, and a disruptive brand is taking control of something that has been a staple of Asian cultures for thousands of years. Wheatgrass, a frequently ordered ‘super-food’ at juice bars all over the country, gets a new cpg marketing direction and leadership group.
Over the last 6 months, we have been working on accelerating the brand position of what is to become one of the biggest disruptions to the juicing and beverage industry in years.
In the Star Wars series, the venerable Obi-Wan Kenobi mentors the struggling hero, Luke Skywalker, as he prepares to defeat the enemy.
Obi-Wan Kenobi doesn’t fight the battles for Luke, but instead guides him to use his strengths and the power of the Force. At one point, Obi-Wan Kenobi describes the Force as “an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together”. Spoiler alert: Luke eventually defeats the evil forces.
Now, imagine the Force to be all around us, but in the form of content, more specifically, User Generated Content. The question remains: how will we harness the power of the Force?
If we think back to our elementary school science lessons, we will recall the cause and effect relationship of the water cycle. Some of us may have preferred playing in the rain at recess instead of actually learning about it, but we still realize clouds play an important role in this relationship.
In contemporary times, we’ve managed to tap into a different cloud, but one that is still involved in a powerful cause and effect relationship. In a reflection of the changing times, Eventige Media Group has taken the step to operate in a completely cloud-based infrastructure; allowing our agency to tap into global talent pools, project management systems, and provide a company culture that gives freedom to work and innovate anywhere, anytime. While operating in the virtual world has been extremely advantageous for our internal teams, this mode of operation has also created some extremely powerful outcomes for our clients, vendors, and partners.
Recently, two seemingly unlikely business leaders from different industries united to form a phenomenal partnership. Starbucks and Spotify established a multi-year relationship that links its “7,000 company-operated stores in the U.S. and 10 Million My Starbucks Rewards® loyalty members with Spotify’s more than 60 Million global users to offer a first-of-its-kind music ecosystem”. Talk about a strategic partnership.
There are many advantages associated with Business-to-Business partnerships (B2B) such as the enhancement of your value proposition and access to an extended customer base. In particular, co-branding has become a major phenomenon in the business world today and companies across various industries are partnering for success. If executed correctly, B2B partnerships can help increase your sales and revenue while giving you additional exposure.
Event marketing is a great way to generate buzz about your particular products or services, and garner leads by attracting potential customers. Live events can be a very powerful tool in allowing you to interact and connect with your audience. The question, however, lays in figuring out how to translate these touch points into qualified leads and increase the ROI (Return On Investment) for these events.