Why should you integrate brainstorming, a technique involving the spontaneous contribution of all team members to solve a problem, in branding, campaign creation, marketing strategy or project planning? Brainstorming, the art of solving problems or generating ideas through a group discussion, has both advocates and naysayers. There are times when brainstorming can really help your brand, and other times… not so much. Today we’re going to focus on the benefits of brainstorming and why it’s important for your brand. SO, what are the specific advantages of brainstorming sessions for your brand, business and teams? Here are seven reasons to think
New Tag Line, Logo and Websites Communicate City’s Vitality to Individuals, Families, Tourists and Businesses
In yesterday’s article about the event, The Nashua Telegraph described the initiative as being “designed to blaze innovative new trails into Nashua’s future.”
We couldn’t agree more. The MESH team is honored to be able to say that it played a strategic role in the initiative, which conveys Nashua’s qualities as an ideal destination for individuals, families, tourists and businesses to live, work and play. Read More
Leadership Greater Nashua, Class of 2012 and MESH Interactive Agency announce partnership to benefit the Nashua Legacy Playground Community Project. Leadership Greater Nashua’s (LGN) project is the construction of a universally accessible playground to be built next year. The universally accessible playground will offer children and adults of all abilities a place to play and develop. The LGN class has begun fundraising events throughout the community to support the project in reaching its goal of $250,000. Read More
Search engines have changed over the years as more individuals are using them to find products and services companies offer. Whether you have already begun, or are just getting started in the SEO process, your site is ranking based on basic keywords in your site’s content. Achieving top search engine rankings has become top priority for marketers as competition has intensified.
If you’re a marketer then you probably already know that SEO plays a viable role in online marketing. Keywords are the foundation of this strategy. Just like you would create a traditional print ad, comprising of brand and messaging, your website should be optimized with keyword-rich content. Oh, and don’t forget your brand, you would be surprised how many companies fail to include their brand when developing a search engine optimization (SEO) strategy.
With iPads, Galaxies, and Xooms, what do I do to prepare my business for the next generation of hyper-mobile users?
It’s almost too cliche to say, but (ugh) I’ll do it: we’re more mobile than ever (although if you’ve used a tablet yet, you’ll know that you’re anything but “mobile”). We’re using our mobile devices for more, more often—and the usage is growing exponentially. Nielsen reports the #1 gift requested between ages 6 – 12 was an iPad. The Federal Reserve is projecting that electronic payments is a $40 trillion business. While your market may not be your average 12 year old, we all now how these things make their way into our hands. Millions of iPads have been sold around the world. Competitors are close behind, so what is your business to do to prepare itself for this next round of connectivity?
You know that mass-produced websites are no good for your brand, so how do you help yours stand apart from your competitors who use them?
If you understand the value of branding to your business, then you probably already know that template-based sites can dramatically diminish the value of your brand. Usually the promise of “get your website up and running tonight” is practically impossible to fulfill, software is complicated, the templates don’t give you the freedom to truly brand them, and a host of other issues. Templates are funny, since to truly take advantage of them, you should really know some HTML, cascading style sheets, website structure and more. Oddly enough, when you know about these things, you generally don’t need a template.
That being said, there are plenty of templated sites out there. For small businesses, they provide a jumping point for getting on the web. So how do you get your site to stand out from them?
Here at MESH we’re constantly developing new, creative ways for our clients to differentiate themselves from their competition. Typically, the first step we take in this process is to define the uniqueness of their organization. Making distinctiveness core to the visual identity and outward personality of our clients makes it difficult for competitors to copy them and encourages members of the organization to take ownership of the brand. In today’s marketplace it is estimated that advertising impressions have reached a saturation point of 3000 hits per day. Assuming an average of 10 seconds a piece, that equals 8.33 hours a day and a whole lot of noise and clamor. Creating a unique personality that includes an easily identifiable and accessible brand voice and a distinct visual design will build emotional connections that cut through all of the daily commotion.
What is a Brand Voice?