When it comes to advertising, everyone wants their promotional efforts to go viral. To do this, though, you can’t simply follow what has worked for others in the past: you need to lead the charge and be a trendsetter with your advertising.
How does one do that, exactly? Actually, it’s not as hard as you might think. This post explores some specific steps for you to follow so that you can take the leap from following trends to starting them yourself. See for yourself how these tips can impact not only your advertising but your company’s overall success!
Know who you are as a company.
Before your advertising efforts can be effective, much less trendsetting, you need to have a clear identity as a company. Sound intimidating? Don’t worry, it’s really quite simple, taking the time to think about this will help immensely in terms of establishing your branding.
Your company’s identity should be simple to define. Think of it this way: if you were asked to describe your company in a sentence or two, what would you say? For instance, if you have a greeting card business, you might say “I’m a greeting card publisher who produces witty greeting cards featuring whimsical art, which are all printed in the USA”. Naturally there is more to your company than that, but this is your company’s core identity. This is likely how people will find you and what they will look to you for. Being very clear on your identity in and of itself won’t make you a trendsetter, but it’s a vital part of the process and cannot be overlooked. Having a clearly defined company identity will make becoming a trendsetter far easier! Continue reading