Trust is the foundation of financial transactions. Brand trust is also linked to desirable indicators like purchasing consideration and brand loyalty. Why else would it be at the heart of so many value propositions and branding? And what does it take for consumers to trust a financial services brand and what can those in the industry do to inspire and strengthen that trust?
Creative differences between clients and agencies are unavoidable. Even when you do everything right, sometimes, there will be conflict often rooted in personal preferences. Here are three things to keep in mind in handling such conflicts.
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Boosting enrollment is more pressing than ever and now a two-fold challenge in which colleges and universities have to not only prove the value of higher education but also compete with each other for a student market that is both shrinking and changing. To survive into the future, higher ed institutions must stay on top of industry developments and craft relevant strategies that effectively appeal to their target audiences. From adjusting your messaging to tapping into student expertise, here are 5 strategies to explore in your higher education marketing efforts.
NMWA continues with their mission of championing women through the arts while the building is temporarily closed for a major renovation. Check out Lookout: MISS CHELOVE, the first of a series featuring monumental artworks across the museum scaffolding.
Here is our breakdown of Meta and the metaverse, the criticism and concerns surrounding the changes, and what it all means for marketers in this upcoming year.
“The Great Resignation” is a phenomenon that has seemingly affected employees of all kinds, from minimum wage workers to CEOs. What are the driving factors behind the phenomenon?
Most branding and marketing discussions include the concept of brand authenticity these days. The buzzword is a staple in coverage of Gen Z and millennial consumers, symbolizing younger generations’ demand for transparency and consistency in an organization’s policies, practices, and behaviors. What does it mean for an organization to have "brand authenticity" and why is living up to that trait so difficult?
For nonprofits, understanding Gen Z will be crucial to securing support from the most diverse generation yet. Why are Gen Z the way that they are? What developments make them similar and/or distinct from prior generations? What are the implications for nonprofits?
Let's look at the history of the newly important acronym ESG—short for Environmental, Social, and (Corporate) Governance—and see if it will be relevant to your business endeavors. ESG refers to the three broad issues that “socially responsible investors” are concerned about and has come to represent the rise of environmental, social, and governance factors being integrated into investment processes and business decision-making.
What’s in a name? Leaders in nonprofit organizations are expected to hold labels that reflect their authority and responsibility, but with a handful of terms to choose from, how much weight does a particular title really hold? Specifically, what is the significance of being Executive Director versus CEO?
For nonprofits, the risk of wasting money on advertising is often a debilitating concern. Ignoring the fact that investing in advertising can result in a greater impact in the long run, many tread carefully with their spending out of fear of being accused of misusing funds, thereby discouraging donors. But in the same way that for-profit advertising can stimulate and even create a desire for commercial products and services, nonprofits can use advertising to bring greater attention to and encourage support for their cause.
While, fundamentally, the approach to brand strategy should be the same no matter the offering, there are notable differences between branding healthcare services and branding a healthcare product. Why is it more difficult to brand services than products?
The capitalistic framework of cause-related marketing in fashion seems inherently flawed, causing more problems or at best, presenting a solution that is not the most effective or impactful option for the issue it aims to tackle. But the messaging is irresistible—live a purpose-driven life in a way that fits an aspirational lifestyle.
A recent opinion article in the New York Times asserts that “you can be a different person after the pandemic.” It’s an interesting piece that focuses on personality changes, but how can the sentiment of pandemic changes be applied to personal health?