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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Frustrated with Social Media?

           As a marketing consultant and social media marketing specialist, I hear the frustrations from small business owners and friends struggling to keep up with social media sites like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Google+ more often than most. They ask me, do I really need all this “stuff” or can I just go back to… Read more »

Happy Endings This Year Because of Facebook

This past year I logged more hours than most people on Social Media Sites with Facebook being one of my favorites. Some may see this as a waste of time, but for anyone who knows Purple Diamond they understand that it is not only my job as a social media marketer, but my passion as… Read more »

Managing Content Management

As a marketing coach and social media marketer, I am often asked to set-up social media accounts and a blog for local businesses. Some of the companies who hire me have held off on joining Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter and have yet to launch a blog section to their website.  Or, I get a call… Read more »

Real Time Marketing Takes Real Time

There are lots of trendy terms these days in marketing and one is called “Real Time Marketing”, but what exactly does that mean and how is it different than what marketers have done in past years? Real Time Marketing is responding to data analytics and messaging in real time or close to real time.  Unlike… Read more »

Great Week, Six Year Anniversary and Awarded Sole Proprietor of the Year

Today is March 1st and for most it is just a cold Saturday in March, but for Purple Diamond it is a milestone and an end to the most amazing week.  Six years doesn’t seem like much for businesses that have been around for 20 or 50 years, but this anniversary was marked with a… Read more »

Competition is Healthy for Your Business

There will always be competition, but how you choose to view competition and act can actually make your business stronger and with a healthier bottom line. There will be businesses who ignore the warning signs and refuse to work with a marketer who will do a good competitive analysis which goes in to detail about… Read more »

Niche Marketing Mistakes

A niche market is a small market segment of a larger targeted market.  A great example of a successful niche market is the hybrid car market in which Toyota cornered the market early on with the Prius. The reason businesses choose to focus on niche market is that it allows them to be more targeted… Read more »