Brand communities are the greatest showcase of brand loyalty. This group is made up of your brand’s most dedicated customers and followers who will not only continue to purchase from you but will also enjoy and share your content with friends and family.
Uncertain times are not the time to retreat or pull back when it comes to your marketing efforts. People’s experience with your brand will always be an important factor in their decision making process, in the marketing funnel and to becoming a loyal customer.
With the uninterrupted access that social media and mobile advertising bring to brands, it’s never been more crucial to stand out from the crowd. Creating a strong brand that shines from the inside out is the best way to resonate with your team as well as your marketplace. Not sure how to bring a breath of fresh air to your brand? Here are a few ways to get started.
Summer is just a few weeks away, and many of us are dreaming of vacation. It’s so tempting to hang the “Gone Fishing” sign and take the summer off, but your brand never takes a day off. Rather than checking out, check in with your brand strategy. Not sure if your brand deserves a passing
We recently came across an incredibly spot-on article from HubSpot that really proves something we know to be true here at Barcelona Creative Group. The utter importance of building a brand from the inside out, NOT from the outside in. When you build a Brand that is strong inside, it becomes even more powerful
If your life was a rom-com, there would be a scene where you ran down the beach into the arms of your brand. Or, your brand would be standing outside your bedroom window holding a boombox blasting “In Your Eyes.” If you were Demi Moore, your brand would be your ghost. If you’re a
Did you make any resolutions for the year? It’s been reported that 65% of Americans make a New Year’s resolution. Resolving to start fresh and better yourself is great, but it seems that most of us struggle with the follow through. That same report found that 9.2% of those people who made resolutions will follow
Taking the time (and money) to optimize customer experience can undoubtedly pay off, but many organizations fail to focus on one thing that might prove even more valuable – improving employee experience. A major factor in employee experience is employee engagement, a practice that relies on humanizing your brand and addressing the emotional and
Knowing that half of employees are spending less time reviewing their benefits than it takes to get a pizza delivered might make employers feel it’s impossible to really reach their workforce. At any given time, there can be a million flashing lights occupying employees’ interests, giving employers a very limited amount of time to
This article was published on August 24, 2018 on Social Media Week, written by Eric Goldschein. If you want to remake your social media image, IG is clearly the place to start. A recent report from NetBase tracked the most loved global brands and found that Instagram had catapulted to the top of the
Next to social media profiles, your website will be the first thing people visit to learn more about your organization. By now we should also agree that having a powerful website is not only expected, it’s absolutely required. And today, user experience expectations go well beyond what most websites are delivering. We’re guilty of
“Your word is your bond.” It’s a phrase we’ve all heard. But today, with the seemingly never-ending cases of corporate scandal, corruption, sensationalism and overpromising while under-delivering, it feels more often that words are just sales tactics and not the tacit agreement they once symbolized. And people have taken notice. In fact, they’re fed
Drumroll, please! And, the Pantone Color of the Year 2018 is… Ultra Violet, or Pantone 18-3838. Pantone describes this shade as, “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade that communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points towards the future.” The Color of the Year is meant to not only show what’s trending in the
The goal of any business should be to get its brand in front of its target audience. These days, you can’t deny where the majority of people are spending their time. In fact, it might even seem like there’s really only one world that matters – the social media world. It has become a
Where have you been shopping for your holiday gifts this year? Today, it seems consumers only purchase from large retailers, opting for the quick convenience of the Amazons of the world, rather than supporting local shops. Even events like #SmallBusinessSaturday, a post-Thanksgiving staple aimed at benefiting the local retailer, seem to pale in comparison
The article below was published on April 27, 2017 on Inc.com, written by Jeff Barrett. Think of your five best friends in this world. If you don't have five add in Myspace Tom, he's always happy to help. Are these relationships transactional or emotional? Do you remember the person or a favorite memory of that
The article below is from Harvard Business Review. Lots of organizations come to our company, Advertising for Humanity, asking for “a new brand.” They typically mean a new name, or icon, or a new look and feel for their existing name. Lots of people think that brand begins and ends there — that once we
Great brands know how to evoke emotion. Being "dog people" here at BCG, this new Pedigree commercial certainly pulled at our heart strings. Aiming right for your soft spot, the brand knows sometimes we need a dog as much as a dog needs us. This new ad from Pedigree’s long-running “Feed the Good” campaign, turns
A new year is underway, so we thought why not take this opportunity to renew our creative energy? Today, businesses must possess two key traits: creativity and innovation. Creativity lays the groundwork for business opportunities, and innovation puts ideas into practice. For a business to be creative, its people must first be creative. Creativity
Recently, we’ve been posting about some of the holiday ads out there that we were particularly fond of. Many of them were on trend with the rest of the year’s advertising – really tugging at the heartstrings. There is one brand out there that has rolled out a number of holiday ads for the season