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In 2014, Trone fielded a proprietary study that examined how pet parents care for their animals. The goal was to help brands speak the health language of their audience. We explored trends, consumer perceptions and the differences between wellness and prevention to determine the opportunities and challenges facing brands today.

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Branding | Digital | Pet | User Experience (UX)

Why Aren’t Brand Experiences More Experiential?

North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Conference, the first veterinary conference of the year is behind us. As February kicks off, I am reminded of the 11 months of conferences still ahead. Having attended these conferences for nearly two decades, I’ve seen many great brand ideas break through the clutter.

Reimagining brand stories. Creating relevant communication plans. Intersecting with customers in digital and purposeful media. These components help Trone craft insightful messages that will convert telecom prospects into customers and customers into advocates.

Storytelling is an attainable marketing strategy for companies of any size, even the most hyperlocal. Because a compelling brand narrative is built on the strength of imagination and creativity—not wallet size.

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Branding | Content Marketing | Digital |

Bite-size Branding

GenZers are fluent in a sort of visual vocabulary—a sophisticated short hand in their Snapchat-Instagram-Whisper-world that minimizes reading and maximizes their time. Millennials don’t read for many other reasons. They appear to be a little effort-challenged.

telecom
Content Marketing | Digital | Retail |

How Social is Your Telecom Brand?

Add another aspect to your role: social. The new job of telecommunications marketers is to make customers feel not only good, but smart and heard. When asked if telecom providers use social media in an effective way to engage them, only five percent of customers strongly agreed while twenty percent moderately agreed.

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Content Marketing | Digital | Website Design

Better Content. Better Websites.

Content is arguably the most important thing on your website. In fact, it’s the main reason you have a website. If you are like most companies, you have a website to provide either content or functionality to your audience.

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Digital | Pet | Retail | | User Experience (UX)

Tips for Implementing a Responsive Social Process

Pet Age recently reported that retailers are ignoring customers’ social media requests. In fact, retailers failed to respond to more than 80 percent of consumer questions and requests on social media in the last year, most notably during the holiday season. That includes pet retailers, too.

 

telecom
Content Marketing | Digital | Retail | | Website Design

Digital Marketing is a Local Telecom’s Way to Stay Connected

You’ve heard it before—a smart digital marketing plan can play an important role in awareness advertising. Yeah, yeah, yeah. But for a local telecom, digital marketing can make your company seem ever-present (a big plus when you are a local carrier) but it can also help you strategically pinpoint potential users. And this isn’t theory.

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Branding | Content Marketing | Digital |

Move over Testimonials. Reviews are now King.

This summer when my older son was home from college, we all found ourselves in the car with my younger son who was behind the wheel armed with his learner’s permit. As the car stopped, my older son proceeded to provide a mock Yelp review of the driver and the passenger experience. It was hilarious.

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Content Marketing | Digital

Email Marketing in a Filtered World

Email filters have become extremely effective at parsing what they believe to be important. They are equally effective at hiding what should consume less of our attention.  As someone who receives hundreds of emails a day at work, I am eternally grateful. As a digital marketer, I am not pleased.

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Digital | | Retail | User Experience (UX)

Remarketing: Bringing Potential Customers Back

So you’re driving a ton of traffic to your website. Fantastic. You can tell from your analytics that people are engaged. They’re viewing multiple pages per visit and spending a lot of time digging around. Great. How about conversions? Maybe you’ve got a 5% conversion rate. Splendid. But flip that on its head.