Tag: Purple Diamond Marketing

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). […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Social Media Strategy

There is no doubt that getting results from Social Media Marketing takes time, needs a clear strategy and a true understanding of how to engage an audience that is being bombarded with information.  So, what does a small business do when they lack the time and money to invest in the help they need to […]

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