Marketing

The Value of Branding ROI vs. Advertising ROI

The Value of Branding ROI vs. Advertising ROI

The value of branding constantly comes up in conversations we have with potential clients that are looking for a better way to chart a path forward for their marketing, sales, and internal communications strategies. Branding and advertising have two very different outcomes that can both be beneficial.

So let’s get really personal with our exploration of this topic and related it back to something almost everyone understands… Coffee. Everyone loves coffee (even if you don’t, just read this anyways).

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Taking Risks in Digital Marketing Doesn’t Always Work & That’s OK

As children we were all encouraged by our parents, coaches and teachers to “learn from our mistakes” and “get back on the horse after you fall.” No this isn’t quite the same as the “everyone gets a trophy” jab that younger generations these days get tagged with, but rather the encouragement to take risks in search for high reward and learn from the mistakes and failures along the way in order to improve against the theory and try again for a better result.

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How To Support Building Materials Distributor Marketing

How To Support Building Materials Distributor Marketing

The ability to support building materials distributor marketing efforts is often overlooked despite many product manufacturers taking the time and effort to improve their own branding and marketing strategies.

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What’s Included in a Strategic Marketing Plan Process

What's Included In A Strategic Marketing Process

Defining and documenting critical elements included in a strategic marketing plan sets the stage for a truly differentiated approach to success within your market.

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Building Materials Marketing Conversion Tactics

Building Materials Marketing Conversion Tactics

Choosing which building materials marketing conversion tactic is right for your product relies on understanding your audience and their buyer’s journey.

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Building Materials B2B Marketing & B2C Marketing’s Funny Relationship

Building Materials B2B Marketing & B2C Marketing Relationship

In building materials B2B marketing and B2C marketing, two different persona audiences are attracted to products in the same way, but buy them completely differently. So let’s take a look at the situations and pain points each has while diving into some tactical approaches that can be implemented to support them in their buying journeys.

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A LinkedIn Experiment: What Drives Social Media Engagement

Over the last few months I’ve noticed a trend of strangely formatted posts on LinkedIn getting incredible engagement and landing in my feed. A few things caught my eye, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and run a little test with my own network (whom I don’t post to often, shame on me) to see what types of responses I got.

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Snapchat’s Update Explained

Snapchat Update Explained

What’s up with Snapchat? This quick-paced social network has been struggling to find its raison d’être over the last few years. With a core user group of millennial females, its audience can be hard to please. Snapchat is finding this to be especially true since the announcement of their redesign that was announced last month. 

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Shedding Light On A New Luminus

Creative restlessness. The concept that launched Luminus when it was two hustlin’ freelancers is the same concept that drives the newest brand interpretation. Co-founders Tim Bouchard and Mike LaDuca have always been driven by feelings of creative restlessness. Feelings that mean good enough never is, and greatness is an ever-evolving target.

Way back when, Tim and Mike were a freelance team creating websites for local businesses. But as they grew, so did Luminus. And as Luminus carved out its place in the Buffalo marketing landscape and became a destination for rising professionals looking for opportunities to explore, expand and exceed expectations, we transformed from a web design agency into something much bigger.

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3 Simple Ways to Use Video to Promote Your Business

This morning, before getting out of bed or even fully opening my eyes, I found myself reaching for my iPhone to clear away all of the little red notifications. I checked my to-do list for the day, scanned through my e-mails to make sure there were no emergencies, and scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed. As I was scrolling through my newsfeed, I found myself watching several seconds of videos that I wasn’t at all interested in including footage from an EDM show, millennials sampling foreign candy, and a profile on a restaurant located half way across the country. It felt like flipping through TV channels of my friend’s interests.

It’s safe to say that I may be addicted to my iPhone and/or social media, but I like to think that I’m just keeping up to date. But, I promise you, it’s not just me. Device obsession is skyrocketing, according to a study by Deloitte done in 2015. I’m curious to see the data from 2016, as I’m sure it hasn’t declined in any way.

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