The Importance of Employee Advocacy

Lee Groeger
09/09/2014 10:54 AM

Would you trust a car salesman who didn’t drive the same brand of car he was trying to sell you? What does it say about a cell phone service provider whose employees have contracts with a different company? What if an executive at Bing was seen conducting searches on Google? These scenarios all depict an extremely poor implementation of the ideas behind employee advocacy.

Walking the Walk

The concept of employee advocacy is as simple as being in a Verizon Wireless store,


Why You Should Be Monitoring Social Media (If You’re Not Already)

Emily Maupai Zinberg
07/08/2014 11:30 AM

emily-1-1Companies who have a branded presence but are not monitoring social media are due for a harsh reality check. This is especially true of companies in B2B verticals who perceive social media as a consumer tool, and can’t gain an understanding of why it is relevant for them. Many will often point to some viral content, such as this humorous bumblebee cat GIF below, and say, “why do I need to be there?”

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Value of an Effective Franchise Marketing Plan

Megan Redzia
19/06/2014 10:49 AM

meganWith new franchise concepts established daily, communicating your brand’s unique differentiators is essential to grab consumer mindshare. This distinction should be identified through extensive research from which key brand messages will be born.

Brand messaging should resonate with consumers and quickly tell them why the brand is for them and that they must frequent the franchise locations often. For example, restaurant chains need to convey taste health, convenience, and affordability. Day care franchisors must instill confidence that the locations are safe,


Re-branding is Like A Facelift

Dave Scelba
04/02/2014 10:56 AM

Re-branding is a lot like getting a facelift. You can have a minor nip and tuck every few years and it’s so gradual no one ever suspects anything was done.

In fact, friends and family probably think you’re eating right, exercising or were just born with good genes.

The same is true for companies that routinely update their logos, jingles and marketing tactics which collectively contribute to their overall image. Like the occasional nip and tuck,


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