By now everyone with 3 miles of a ‘marketing-type’ has heard the much bantered term “2-way conversation”. Yes it was buzzy & now a touch tedious. STILL, it is oh-so-surprising how many brands demonstrate confusion on the concept. Below is a review of the concept to inspire teams to take their social media marketing to even higher levels.
If you know your customer, you can do great things. If you don’t -well… Creating Buyer Personas is the first step to an effective marketing & content strategy. Understanding your customers’ wants and needs gives you the opportunity to create something that wows customers & is valued While this post is slanted to real estate development and the home building industry, the approach crosses categories and gets to the heart of what business should be based on – The Customer.
We’ve all had times where we go in with one understanding of a product and after experiencing it further – we completely change our minds. Here’s a look at what really shapes brand perception as seen in the launch of a gorgeous new community called Lambert Ranch . From context- to marketing- to delivery, it all matters. (While the pictures will give you a hint of what Lambert Ranch is like, to experience in real life is oh-so-recommended.)
Part of “a great place” – a series of engaging spaces for consideration…and perhaps inspiration for the people who build places everyday. “How much design is too much design?” – the on-going challenge in building any product, including places. At the end of the day, development is a business and a major economic driver with employees, suppliers, contractors and […]
“insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein So why is this the first thing I write in what is supposed to be an inspiring marketing blog on the latest best practices out there? Well – it’s a bit of tough love if you will. As the building […]
Below are a few of the brands in real estate that really “get social media” and why they are so engaging. (To find these inspiring examples, the following were reviewed: public builders, 2010 JD Powers listed builders for Southern California and their top regional builders and more.)
some social homebuilders…
Perhaps you know someone who shuns social media, but doesn’t really understand what it is they are rejecting. Then there are those who recognize the various social media names – enjoy Facebook perhaps – but they are still a bit fuzzy on what people use the various channels for. They know something interesting is happening… […]
what is a ‘brand’?
A Brand – is what people perceive about a product or a company. It’s everything that’s been heard, seen…felt about it. It’s your reputation from yesterday & today. To really get this – If you’re not metaphorically “standing in front of your audience” with promotion and people understand, like and/or talk about you positively – that’s worth something to your bottom-line. It’s known as positive brand equity.
However- if when you “leave the room”, the real stories come out and you’re basically looking like a jerk – well no logo is getting you out of that.
Location-Location-Location. Ok -sure, but let’s get more specific. Recently, the National Building Museum concluded a survey to better understand how people interact with the built environment – your home, neighborhood, and city. The initiative was called Intelligent Cities and delves into the subject of home choice. They added a new spin with the opening questions: “What were […]
Ahem… “The full-page (& really pricey) real estate ad in the weekend paper is dead. Yep- Even for Grand Openings.” A friend lamented the other day, “They put another full-page ad in the paper…and were able to track 13 guests to the models. I don’t get why we are still putting money into newspapers.” My guess is that […]