Tugging at Emotions Is A Powerful Approach …If It’s Done Well

When it comes to connecting the emotions of home to your brand and product. Do it right, and you have the audience in the palm of your hand. But if you’re careless, you can leave them confused about what you’re saying and what you’re even selling. Two recent examples give us both ends of the spectrum.

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The Smart Home: Evolving Towards Autonomous Living

These days, there is a lot of concern and angst about artificial intelligence, automation, and robots becoming too much of an influence in our lives. Specifically, many are concerned about robots taking our jobs. Robots have long been used in manufacturing, performing...

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Paid – Earned – Shared – Owned

The state of public relations (PR) and marketing is in a constant state of flux — and in direct correlation to the change in public perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors. Social media and mobile communications have created a wealth of new opportunities for building...

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How To Make Your Product The Hero. And How Not To.

It seems strange, but inanimate objects can sometimes make for compelling characters. Then again, sometimes they can’t. To illustrate this, we have two ads — one from Sherwin Williams, one from IKEA — that have recently released ads in which their products play a central role. Each achieved different results.

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What are the “4 Es” of Marketing for Building Products?

Is the first thing they teach you in Marketing School, the “4 Ps of Marketing,” obsolete? Almost as old as marketing itself, the idea of the 4 Ps has been drilled into students’ heads for generations: Product, price, promotion, and place.
For the most part, it’s held up as a tool for defining and understanding how the basics of marketing work.

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An Award that Tells a Story

The award was MAX Award (Marketing Award for Excellence), presented by the Department of Marketing at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business, and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. It recognizes innovation, marketing support and marketplace success. We won for our work on Georgia-Pacific Gypsum’s DensElement Barrier System.

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