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Direct From London to America with Depop

London-based Depop is looking to make a big splash in America, and Brandware is riding the wave from there to here.  If you’re not yet familiar with Depop, it’s the global fashion marketplace app where Gen Z comes to discover, buy, sell, and connect regarding unique clothing and accessories.  And it’s hot in the UK and EU right now.  So how is Brandware involved?  Well, we’re conducting marketing research to help Depop find the best way to bond with its various target segments in North America.  It’s a fab assignment, and we’re excited to be a part of the newest fashion wave to hit our shores.  Explore...

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Join the Club: RaceTrac Fuel Rewards VIP Membership

Rolling out a new membership program? It’s more fun (and effective) when you invite the whole gang! To introduce RaceTrac’s all-new Fuel Rewards VIP membership, we engaged our strong network of influencers and media in all of RaceTrac’s major markets to encourage new member sign-ups among their loyal followers. Want to save on fuel? Sign up for your own membership here: https://www.racetrac.com/Rewards/RaceTrac-Rewards-Vip ...

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New: Chorus™ for Communicators

Have you ever struggled with messaging because you really have no idea whether your brilliant copy is actually going to hit home with your various target audiences? One of our newest innovations, Chorus Message Combination Modeling, solves that problem. Whether you’re crafting media materials, a digital ad campaign or social content, Chorus uncovers the most effective combination of individual messages – an important distinction because marketing messages are most successfully communicated in sets instead of individually. In addition to knowing the optimal set of messages for each of your target audiences, you also get a simulator that you can use...

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We Support Our Georgia PR Community

The Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Georgia chapter is one of the largest and most active in the country, and we’re proud to be a part of this community. That’s why we’re a Platinum Sponsor of the 2021 Annual Conference which is, of course, virtual. Ready to learn about the latest tools and trends shaping communications? There’s a speaker and a session to answer most every question you might have (or, of course you can always ask us). We hope to see your name on the attendee list! For more info and to register, visit www.prsageorgia.org ...

Mizuno Training Apparel

Mizuno’s New Training Apparel Line is a TKO

We’ve launched everything from sports cars to software, but our heartrates went up a few beats when we recently had the opportunity to introduce our client Mizuno USA’s inaugural Ronda Rousey Training Apparel Collection. She just happens to be one of our very favorite athletes.  Check out this total knockout product line at MizunoUSA.com (because your New Year’s resolution to keep fit could use some legit high-performance style, right?)  ...

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15 Years of Tire Fun with www.tirerack.com

We’re feeling nostalgic for in-person media events! Sure, we’re hosting virtual press conferences and online media experiences. But admit it: nothing beats the adrenaline rush of a real hands-on event. Like testing winter tire tread on the Notre Dame ice rink, for example, courtesy of our friends at long-time client Tire Rack®. When it comes to customer service, satisfaction and seamless shopping-to-installation processes, no one beats these guys. And by the way, “Happy 15th Anniversary!” 2021 is the 15th consecutive year we’ve had the pleasure of working with the Tire Rack team. ...

Breaking Through the Clutter: 5 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Your Content

Consumers are inundated with content, messaging and ads each day. 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, 100 million photos and videos are uploaded daily on Instagram, and The New York Times publishes 65 blogs every day. According to an IBM Marketing Cloud study, 90 percent of the data on the internet has been created since 2016. In other words: the internet has no shortage of content and developing unique and insightful content that is appealing to your audience is more difficult than ever. Before hitting publish on your next blog, infographic or social media post, ask...

If Not Online Reviews, Who Do Consumers Trust?

It’s a Love Story The history of online reviews is not unlike a love story. In knight’s armor, online reviews enter the scene on a white horse to save consumers from dishonest marketing and advertising by providing authentic reviews from real people. As the online reviews knight and his steed stand there in the majestic light of sunset (A.K.A. Amazon.com circa 1995), consumers stare in awe and fall madly in love at first sight. When this new information source and apparent transparency arrived, consumers proudly posted their status as “In a Relationship” with the online reviews knight, resulting in a huge wave of dedicated...

Communications in the Age of COVID-19

Companies are navigating new ways of working and communicating during the COVID-19 crisis, as well as preparing for what lies ahead. It’s more important than ever to showcase support and thoughtfulness to customers while simultaneously demonstrating to employees their value to the organization. Here are a few tips we’re sharing to help clients with external and internal communications challenges related to this new and unfamiliar, fully virtual, economy: General Communication Guidelines: Offer Something Different. Your audience has been inundated with messages from seemingly every brand it has interacted with in the past. To break through the noise, offer a different perspective or unique...

Big Data and the Futility of Ignoring the “Why”

Imagine that there are two gold miners: Swifty and Grace. Both are skilled mining managers and have dual degrees in engineering and mineralogy. Both are working mines that have been in operation for years. Over time, Swifty experiences a decline in his monthly yield of gold ore. Figuring that the actions he has taken for years have always worked, Swifty has his crews blast away ever more aggressively, with more equipment deployed over longer hours. Grace also experiences a similar decline in yield, but she takes a different tack. Instead of just doing more of the same, she assesses the situation. Grace...