Stop What You’re Doing: Make Video Marketing A Priority

It’s third quarter 2019 and the engaging power of video is still dominating the social media stage. And here’s why it matters to your brand: Video makes engaging connections and starts a brand-centered conversation with your customers. More than any other channel, video quickly and effectively delivers your brand message: Social video generates 1,200% more…

creative-blog

Break out of your creative slump. Here’s how.

It happens to the best of us: We stare at the blinking cursor on the screen and the words just don’t come. We struggle with inspiration for illustrating a product or brand. The creative slump is real—but there are ways to overcome it. Content Marketing Institute’s Ann Gynn compiled a brainstorm of ideas for breaking…

10 Marketing Trends to Watch in 2019

 Marketing is being shaped by emerging technologies, methods and patterns.    Deep Patel VIP Contributor Author of A Paperboy’s Fable: The 11 Principles of Success  It’s difficult to predict which methods will connect with consumers most effectively in the ever-changing landscape of marketing. Just when marketers believe they understand their audience, a new technology, new…

Practice Self-care for Your Personal Brand: 4 Easy Steps

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the importance self-care: the self-initiated effort to assess, and then take an active role in preserving or improving, one’s health. And why not? Being aware of what we need or lack, and then identifying how we can improve, can improve our quality of life. That same self-reflective, recalibration practice…

Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit marketing requires a delicate balance. Often strapped with doing a lot more with a lot less, you still have to find a way to stand out among the other nonprofits vying for donors’ attention—and dollars. As a nonprofit, your advantage is your story. By harnessing the power of that story and communicating with your…

Tips For Successful Event Marketing

A successful special event takes more than an engaging program and an open bar, it requires strategic marketing to drive attendance at, and create a buzz surrounding, the event experience. Following is an essential event marketing checklist to keep the effort on track: Why/Who? Consider these questions first: Why and to whom are you marketing…

Tips for successful product packaging

Have you ever purchased a product because you liked the packaging? I’ve grabbed a bottle of wine just because I liked the label. Same is true with cookies. But I’m not alone: One-third of consumer product choices are based on packaging, according to research by The Paper Worker. There is tremendous power in packaging design:…

Six steps to content marketing

If you were anywhere around Cleveland in early September, chances are you were seeing orange. Everywhere. Content Marketing Institute held its 5th annual Content Marketing World conference downtown, drawing more than 3,200 marketing professionals from all over the world. At Shamrock, we value the importance of Content Marketing; in fact, we brought in Institute founder Joe…

MY MOMENT WITH CAPTAIN KIRK (AND OTHER MOMENTS). A first-hand account of the Content Marketing Conference from Shamrock’s Account Manager and Social Media Specialist, Kasey Crabtree

Yes! I did speak with the Captain Kirk (William Shatner), at the Content Marketing World Conference. But bear with me, and I’ll share that moment at the end of this post, since there were many special moments that occurred during this conference that I would also like to share. The conference was held in Cleveland…