To forge a deep, emotional connection that turns customers into raving fans, you can’t be everything to everyone. You’ve got to risk turning some people off. That principle is especially true in values marketing. Here are 7 campaigns that do a great job of appealing to the inner values that drive purchase behavior. While they don’t all feature villains like Jaguar, they all have one thing in common: they speak directly to their audience in a powerful, polarizing way (and that’s actually a good thing).
Zenzi CEO Sarah Hardwick was recently quoted in digital marketing magazine Momentology on the art of branded self-deprecation.
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Ever wish your company could connect with consumers and develop a cult following like Apple, Google, or Netflix? What do they know about connecting with customers that others do not? Here are 4 tips to understand consumer behavior and build audience engagement.
Target is announcing it will give shoppers a more gender-neutral experience, as it looks to get rid of boy and girl-related signs in toy and bedding aisles. The change is coming in response to a post that has gained favor on Twitter from a mom, TIME writer and blogger, criticizing the retailer for specifying which toys were meant for girls or boys.
Last weekend I took my boys and their friend on a road trip. It had been a busy week, and I was excited to spend some quality time with them looking at WWII navy ships on ‘Free Fun Friday’! But with the packed park, heat, and 40 minute detour to get back on the highway, we were exhausted. And when I asked if they had fun, they said they really just wanted to go to the pool.
With summer in full swing, it’s a great time for reassessment and rejuvenation. A key question for marketers and brands to ask during this time is: Who are our top customers? Do we really know who they are? And, what matters to them most?
Please join us in saluting one of the early values based marketers, Burt Shavitz, the face behind Burt’s Bees, who recently passed away. Shavitz and his girlfriend started Burt’s Bees with a simple tube of lip balm in 2008 in Maine. Today the company, headquartered in North Carolina, distributes 200 facial and body skin care products to 30,000 retail outlets internationally. Underscoring the brand’s retail success is the company’s greater purpose: the environment, sustainability and giving back.
Tech and travel start-up Airbnb is the latest major brand to embrace values-based marketing. ‘Is Mankind?’ asks its new campaign, aimed at a higher purpose of promoting kindness and acceptance.
Feel like your marketing efforts are lacking something, but not sure what? Values are the missing link to turn a mediocre marketing campaign into something memorable. You don’t need to be a psychology PhD or a data scientist to create a great values marketing program (although having one on your team definitely helps)! Just follow these three simple steps and you’ll be on your way to forging deeper, more profitable relationships with your customers.