6 Year-end Marketing Tips

Tip #1: Engage your marketing talent.Employers are struggling to keep their employees engaged. According to a Gallup poll, in 2020, the overall percentage of engaged workers in the US is 36%. That means 64% of workers aren’t feeling it. The takeawayThink differently. Provide your associates with opportunities to jumpstart their creative juices. How about offering employees a grocery budget for a rotating team member cooking demonstration? Have you tried playing board games virtually or staging…

Published in Crain’s by Laura Sheridan, President of Viva La Brand: Consumers have changed how they shop, work and live; marketing must change, too.

COVID-19 has changed consumer behavior. At-home working, at-home entertainment and at-home dining have necessitated a change in shopping and buying that many analysts predict will remain for the long term. Maintaining the same marketing strategies that worked prior to the pandemic likely won’t yield the same results going forward. If you’re committed to building long-term relationships with your customers, then you must pause and ask: What can we do to ensure our brand stays relevant…

Your customer has changed. Have you?

We’re all shifting our sights from surviving the coronavirus pandemic to charting new courses through it. Data shows that 84% of people plan to maintain the routines they adopted during COVID even after the crisis. Smart business people understand that the consumer insights they depended on when making marketing decisions pre-COVID may no longer hold true.  Research on customer behavior is essential. Consider that according to research conducted by Goodques, 74% of people say that…

Be Well Solutions Retains Brand Strategy Firm Viva La Brand

CLEVELAND, OH – July 13, 2020 – Viva La Brand, the brand & marketing strategy and ad agency search firm was selected to help Be Well Solutions provide their current and prospective clients with turnkey wellness programs.   “We’re honored to work with Be Well Solutions – a company devoted to one purpose – helping employers build a resilient workforce. Our first project has been to help develop and share a Toolkit with programs to…

Viva’s Blog: Your Super Bowl Ad Cheat Sheet

Super Bowl LIV is rapidly approaching. Advertisers are hustling to finalize their multi-million dollar commercials before February 2nd’s matchup in Miami. There’s a lot to look forward to off the field. Facebook makes its first foray into the media frenzy with an ad starring Sylvester Stallone and Chris Rock, the Bloomberg and Trump campaigns are dropping $10M per spot, and Anheuser-Busch is the largest spender with four 60-second commercials. It’s a lot to track. Viva’s blog is here to…

Cleveland Institute of Art Retains Brand Strategy Firm Viva La Brand

Cleveland-based brand & marketing strategy firm is selected to conduct brand research for CIA, the region’s premier art & design college. CLEVELAND, OH – December 3, 2019 – Viva La Brand, the brand & marketing strategy and ad agency search firm was selected to conduct a brand audit study for CIA, the premier art & design college in Cleveland, OH.   “We’re honored to be working with CIA – an academic and art and design…

Viva’s Blog: 4 Marketing Lessons from Amazon Prime Day

It’s over. Just hours ago, Amazon Prime Day #5 came to a close after selling more than 175 million items, surpassing results for the past Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Prime Day started in 2015 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the site’s launch in July 1995. Amazon promised a one-day sales event for the site’s Prime subscribers that would be “one of the biggest deals extravaganzas in the world,” according to then vice president of…

Braun Ink Selects Viva La Brand to Launch Braun Collection

Premier business biographers launch business leaders’ stories in several formats for corporate professional development managers, educators and students. CLEVELAND, OH – June 4, 2019: Viva La Brand, the marketing strategy firm known for effectively launching new businesses and brands, is proud to have been selected to introduce the Braun Collection. “We’re honored to have been chosen to work with the Braun Ink team to unveil the Braun Collection. Braun Ink founder & president, Rebecca Braun,…

Viva’s Blog: 5 Marketing Tips (from Sunny)

Meet Sunny! Sunny, our first dog ever, arrived on the scene last week. As it turns out, puppies and marketing have a lot in common: both require research, a data-driven strategy, and disciplined execution of that strategy. Marketing Tip #1: Establish trust. Before you can ask a prospect to try your product, visit your website, register for a webinar or schedule a call, you must create trust. Trust is about keeping promises. Communicating openly. Keeping…

Viva’s Blog: 8 Fun Facts About This Year’s Super Bowl Ads

[4 minute read] Ready for advertisers’ biggest night of the year? The Super Bowl ads that air on Sunday will go viral, make us laugh, and may even win Emmys. Last year, 111 million viewers watched “the show”. The next biggest event was the Oscars at 33 million. Be in the know on Sunday with these 8 fun facts: Fact #1: A steal at $5 million.  A 30-second spot in this year’s edition of the…

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