Category Archives: Promotion

Walking, Talking Billboards

Small and large businesses alike need to become brands not just businesses.

Find your niche. Devour competition. Stabilize and grow. And then what?

How do you gain control of that place inside your customer’s brain that highlights your name first when they go to make a purchase? As many businesses have found out that process is easier said than done – and it’s not that easy to say.  In truth it takes years of brand development, advertising, and promotions.

One of the most effective ways to promote your brand is through apparel (over 80% of all promotional product sales is in apparel).  Apparel takes on a distinguished form as the person who is wearing it also carries with them a degree of credibility.  If you trust an individual’s judgment, or respect that person, then you will give more credibility to the brand they wear. (But remember, your brand personality represents YOU and still lives separately from the individual wearing it – the important thing is that people are wearing it.)

Apparel goes the distance when it comes to ROI.  Clothing gets worn out with friends, washed and reused, and handed down.  No one can be sure of how far your investment will travel but wherever it goes it will enhance your brands exposure and keep you top-of-mind.

Get out there. Get noticed. Or get left behind.

This brand 2.0 message was brought to you by Jake Weidert


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Diversify to Amplify

The question/argument – IS CHANGE GOOD – will forever plague the mind of mankind. Some people fret at the thought of changes, while others live by it. Here at Think Tank, we embrace change and deem transformation/modifications as a vital component to sustain success. After recent re-branding at our company, our customer base and overall business has begun to flourish. For us, change has been GREAT (we feel like we just broke the time-space continuum).

We have redesigned our logo, made an entirely new website, began sponsoring local marketing events, hired qualified employees, and increased our productivity by making positive changes in the work place (i.e. – instituting Casual Fridays and “Lunch on the Tank”) to boost creativity.

These elements of change are important to Think Tank, but our products and customer service remain our priorities.  Whenever adjustments are made for the good of the company, it is very important we illustrate to our clients and various business relationships what we have not changed.  We have made sure our superior products and customer service is still at the forefront of our mindset at Think Tank.

When is change the RIGHT choice for a business?

Well, it’s entirely dependent on the specific market segment, customer base/satisfaction, and employee productivity (to name a few), to you. Analyzing components of your business will surely convey any dilemmas you need a solution for, or ensure operation management that the company is maximizing all aspects of the business. This constant scrutiny, will allow your company to knock your competition out with the perfect one-two punch.

We have all seen Coke® and Pepsi® battle it out over decades; their logos/designs have changed on numerous occasions, new products have been developed, and endless case studies have been conducted. These two companies are a perfect example of the evolution of a company and the products offered. Sometimes managing small changes reminds your customers that you’re constantly making specific adjustments to improve and move forward, and that may be worth more than large modifications if you already have pleased customers.

For Think Tank, the statement “Diversify to Amplify” attests the notion that CHANGE IS GOOD. How does your business fare?

Composed by Andre Linares

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