Tag: brand marketing

What is Your Marketing Blind Spot?

Every business owner has their own comfort zone when it comes to their marketing strategy. Often business people will have a firm grasp on certain aspects of their marketing whether it be brand identity, product offers, or target market. Whatever they may be, we could call these familiar territories a sort of comfort zone; quick […]

Commitment and Consistency

When working hard to market your business, things can seem to be stacked against you. Obviously you will be consumed with the day to day aspects of work much of the time; taking a look at the marketing approach in place can become a chore and maybe even something you resent. I have noticed this […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Did You Start Your Business?

Today is Purple Diamond‘s 5th year anniversary and the morning was spent first on Facebook saying Happy Birthday to various friends and commenting on posts, then attending a business networking group at 7:00am followed by a Board of Directors meeting for the North Shore Business Forum and then meeting with a new client who has […]

Services

There’s value in working with an experienced marketing professional who has helped well over a hundred local businesses since 2008. With years of experience working in TV advertising, radio, newspaper and internet marketing, Charlene St Jean brings her experience to help every client accelerate their learning and generate BIG RESULTS! A few services we offer…. […]