Brick and mortar shops are suffering. Sales are decreasing and more people are shopping online because they don’t have to wait in lines or dodge huge crowds of people. Retailtainment is a new marketing strategy that uses emotion, sounds, and promotions to get customers interested in your products and in the mood to buy.
While “swag” is a newer term, the concept of presenting potential customers with company-related merchandise isn’t a new one. It is, however, a woefully underutilized method of community outreach. We like to think of company swag as a vast untapped resource, and we’ve got four tips to help you take advantage of it. Continue reading
Retail trends come and go, though sometimes you see ones sustain for years and years. Three top trends this year more or less reach back to standard business practices while keeping one foot into the coming decade. If you’re going to stay competitive in the increasingly busy business world, it pays to heed some of the most popular trends and build on them. While this adheres to packaging practices, it also applies to basic principles and philosophies. Continue reading
Beautiful jewelry should arrive in a beautiful package, that goes without saying. But handmade jewelry is special, unusual, even unique, and shouldn’t come in packaging you would see in a jewelry store at the mall. On the other hand, jewelry artists don’t have time to make every package from scratch. What are some trends for turning purchased packaging into something which better suits handcrafted jewelry? Continue reading
Successful branding gives a small business immediate customer and market recognition. These impressions are critical for finding your target market. Elements such as green-friendly packaging, Made in America, or luxe elegance, help communicate those values to a customer with each impression or view.
Branding starts with company values. A company that makes and sells art might have a company value about color–that beautiful color brings joy to the world. Continue reading