Guerilla Marketing

Today’s blog article involves perhaps my favorite topic within the scope of marketing and business as a whole. We all know the script by now: business isn’t exactly “booming” for a company; they’d love to pick up some new clients or even have new prospects of clients to work on. The summer months are creeping […]

Strategic Marketing Around Dates and Current Events

It’s well known that in marketing it’s very important to be aware of your surroundings in terms of the marketplace selected for selling your product. There is another dimension to this that is now very widely used and therefore sometimes misunderstood. Try to understand how to take advantage of dates and current events. Whether it’s […]

Brand Awareness

It’s what every company would idealistically strive for if they all knew how. It’s a goal that makes the eyes of marketing professionals well up with pride. It’s something so ingrained into our society we mostly forget that it exists: a brand. For some a brand is a tricky thing to fully understand; an elusive […]

The Importance of Testimonials for Your Business

Today’s Purple Diamond marketing blog deals with the importance of testimonials. Testimonials can be extremely effective for validating your business in the eyes of consumers. Customer testimonials offer the power of “social proof” (a psychological phenomenon where people assume the actions of the others in an attempt to reflect correct behavior for a given situation). […]

The 4 P’s of Marketing

Today I want to talk about something very important to any company; something we would refer to as the Marketing Mix or “The 4 P’s”. This common term refers to product, price, place, promotion. It is a marketing tool that will help your business grow. Every product everywhere has a life cycle as well as […]

Purple Diamond’s Eighth Year Anniversary

According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start a business fail in the first 18 months. Thankfully, I never heard that stat before launching my advertising agency and marketing firm 8 years ago on March 1, 2008. I am the daughter of a successful business owner who unfortunately passed away before I ever […]

Marketing Editorial by Ken

Years ago when I decided to go to school for marketing, I understood it as basically going to school for advertising. And in my head there were a handful of different ways to be in “marketing” and they essentially came down to different ad tactics. There were businesses that went for print ads in newspapers, […]

The Importance of Packaging

It’s either because consumers deem it out of their own control, or because businesses give that impression, consumers often overlook one of the most important aspects of any product: the packaging. Did you know that in Canada, milk comes in a bag? It really does and if you’re from the states it’s odd when you […]

Marketing Identity

Who are you? Beyond just a name or group of names, what do you stand for and believe in? How do you bring your product to the marketplace? Is it a good? Is it a service? It could be a combination of the two. Maybe you’re well defined enough that you transcend some, if not […]

The Persuasion of Color in Marketing

This weekend I was texted a photo of a beautiful PURPLE electric guitar ( ESP LTD MH100 with a quilted maple top) that my son’s friend purchased and has named “Charlene”.  Yes, the PURPLE guitar is named after me, a passionate lover of PURPLE who rocks the color daily in clothes and all other aspects […]

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