The business world that many once loved has changed completely. This is mainly due to the evolution of technology which has seen a plethora of challenger brands that have connected with their audiences on a much deeper level. That’s not to say that technology is the main culprit for the rise of challenger brands, new innovative thinkers have been stepping forward and altering business strategies for decades to come.
What brand springs to mind when we say ‘heritage brand’?
There are many to choose from, it’s normally brands who really make you feel something...nostalgia, warmth. They might not even have the years behind them to qualify for the title of ‘heritage brand’ but through the art of storytelling brands can create any image they see fit.
Do you remember a time before e-commerce? Begrudgingly flicking through the 1000 page Argos catalogue, folding down corners of pages with the products we liked, occasionally getting a paper cut. A heavy-weight lifted, literally, thanks to e-commerce and the birth of the .com era. But it hasn’t just gotten rid of the catalogue, it’s also shaped the way in which customers shop.
Whether you like it or not, consumers are visual - with over 75% being inspired to make purchases “based on image and video content”. Therefore, product photography (whether used for e-commerce, social, website, e-flyers etc) is there as a means to assess your credibility as a brand.
Search engine optimisation (SEO), is like gold dust to the e-commerce industry. SEO is the process of optimising your website with the goal of having it rank no.1 on Google. Whilst there are other ways to gain visibility within Google search (for instance PPC also known as Google Adwords), the conversion and ROI value of SEO is unrivalled.
In our recent journal post, we attempted to strip down your strategy to its bare bones and provided you with some reasons as to why it wasn’t working for you. Number #2 on the list is content. It’s an over talked about topic, so we decided to approach it in a different way and just tell you how to do it, we’re nice like that.
Facebook targeted ADS went down the other day, with all the confusion around it, of course we stressed and panicked a little, after spending copious amounts of time researching and perfecting target audiences for it all to suddenly disappear. Why could we no longer target relevant audiences? It turns out that Facebook had a little issue, classic. Naturally, within minutes we began preparing for a new reality of a life without facebook ads. How could we reach new audiences without the aid of it?