marketing strategy

Building a Tradie Brand

Branding tradies is an incredibly niche market. Because of this, it’s not always the easiest to develop marketing strategies around. While there are a handful of websites and businesses specialising in trade branding, most tradies are uncomfortable handing their brand to a stranger. They do, after all, have a do it yourself mentality. If you’re […]

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Scaring Customers to the Checkout

Marketers have sworn by the adage “sex sells” for nearly 150 years. By and large this has gone unchallenged. That is until recently social activist groups and innovative marketers challenged it. It appears there is another oft-overlooked heavyweight in successful advertising: fear appeal. Fear may just be the new sex appeal. This works exceptionally well for […]

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Ad Network’s Research Over-segments Millennials

An ad network’s reasearch has segmented millennials into twelve different subsegments. Is this oversegmenting? Or is it time that marketers stop overgeneralising large generations? I’m a bit skeptical about this segmenting and it’s connotations. I’m also skeptical about whether these are exclusive to one generation and whether marketers should change their marketing strategy because of […]

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Restaurant’s Best Business Move in Years is Encouraging Negative Reviews

Italian Pizza restaurant Botto Bristo is asking for customers to rate their restaurant as one star on Yelp. Except they are not only asking – they are pointing out the restaurant’s flaws and rewarding customers for their negative reviews. Owner David Cerrentini claims the promotion is “the best business move I have made in years.” […]

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