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…

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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…

Tips for Marketing to Millennials in 2018

Times are changing. The latest Pew Research figures show that by 2019, at 73 million, millennials will overtake baby boomers in population, becoming America’s largest adult generation. Loosely defined as those between ages 21 and 34, millennials are a unique demographic that have come of age in the digital era. So, what does that mean…

Creative Ideas For Better Brainstorming

We’ve all been there: The brainstorming session that ends with your team staring at words and phrases strewn across a whiteboard—but with no definitive theme, messaging or outcome. This is where creative reinforcement is required. In a recent blog on MarketingProfs, Sandra Stewart answers the call with five creativity boosters that are pure genius. What’s…

We’re Committed to Something Bigger—and Better.

A few months ago I blogged about Shamrock’s new Commit to Big program—our corporate navigator of sorts, through which our team has committed to working toward “Big Ideas, Big Achievements and Big Results.” The first step in the program was our executive team’s charge to formulate and post its commitments on our wall. We’ve done…

Video Marketing: 21 Ways to Tell Your Brand Story

When it comes to quickly and effectively delivering a brand message, there is power in video marketing. According to data from Brightcove, social video generates 1,200% more shares than text and images combined; and video drives a whopping 157% increase in organic traffic from search engines. Why is video important? At Shamrock, we see video…

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:…