Thursday 20 February 2014

Over 80% of small and medium-sized businesses use social media

With more and more people constantly logged into the social media world, it is no surprise to find out that over 80% of small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) use social media to market themselves. Recent research done by LinkedIn found that of the 81% of businesses that use social media, 94% of them use it for their marketing.

Social media allows SMB to increase awareness of their brand and generate new leads. It is becoming such a standard in marketing plans that having a budget for social media advertising is essential and on the rise.

Monday 17 February 2014

Thinking outside the brand box

Building a strong, recognisable brand and creating fluid brand awareness is a challenge that many of us in the marketing world face. According to the experts of the Oxford English Dictionary, a brand is ‘a type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name.’ They also explain that brand awareness is ‘the extent to which consumers are familiar with the qualities or image of a particular brand of goods or services.’ 

Simple and to the point. Unfortunately, they forgot to mention how important your brand is to your business and how if you are not willing to adapt it you can easily loose the brand awareness you have worked so hard to achieve over the years.

Monday 10 February 2014

Team Digity takes on Sport Relief

This March a courageous team from Digity will be running for charity. Participating in Sport Relief 2014, Chris and Ann will join hundreds of other men and women in Wokingham on Sunday 23 March for the 3 Mile Run in the Sport Relief Games while raising funds for charities in the UK and abroad.

Thursday 6 February 2014

Tweet yourself to success

Talk about making the most of Twitter! The American company Esurance launched a Twitter campaign with their television advert immediately after the Super Bowl. They are giving away the $1.5 million they saved for getting the first advert after the Superbowl (as opposed to one during the game).

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Who bought the most expensive advert spots on telly?

The Super Bowl is considered ‘the game’ in the Professional American Football schedule for many fans. It pits the best two teams of the NFL against each other to find out who is the best each year. But for everyone else, it is the one day of the year where advertisers try to create new and iconic television ads that will be remembered forever.