5 Ways “Show Don’t Tell” Works in Marketing

“Show don’t tell” isn’t just a principle for writers. It’s for marketers, too. In creative writing, “show don’t tell” challenges you to make readers experience what characters think and feel, instead of saying it. In marketing (especially content marketing), “show don’t tell” means helping your audience see the value of [...]

2020-08-13T18:13:25+00:00

4 Tips for Marketing to Church Leaders

Marketing to pastors, ministry directors, and other Christian leaders can be tricky. Whether you’re a faith-based organization or you simply have a product or service that benefits church leaders, this is a group of influential people, and it’s important to get your messaging right. Here are four tips for how [...]

2020-05-07T16:37:22+00:00

Why You Need to Grow Your Own Audience

The herculean task for any online organization or retailer is to create an audience out of the millions of everyday Internet users. Digital marketers do that through content marketing, advertising, search engine optimization (SEO), or social media. Growing an audience requires a lot of work, attention, and recalibration. And you [...]

2019-11-14T19:45:20+00:00

Is Print Advertising Still Worth It?

It's easy to track sales from digital ads. There's no mystery about your return-on-investment (ROI). And if an ad campaign doesn't produce the results you're expecting, there are lots of ways you can optimize it. Print ads don't work like that. You can create unique URLs and special landing pages, [...]

2019-11-07T17:21:55+00:00

What Advertisers Need to Know about Implicit Memory

It’s notoriously difficult to measure the full value of print ads. It’s simply impossible to track every conversion or to measure the impact of exposing your audience to your brand. But that doesn’t mean print ads aren’t valuable. In fact, they play a vital role in branding, and psychology teaches [...]

2019-06-07T15:15:48+00:00

What Advertisers Can Learn from the Halo Effect

Nearly a century ago, a team of psychologists led by Edward Thorndike discovered that when military officers evaluated soldiers on a variety of qualities, one rating would always affect the others. If a soldier was rated high for their physical appearance, they were also perceived as smarter, better leaders, and [...]

2019-05-16T14:32:19+00:00

3 Underrated Benefits of Branding

Say your sales reps have a booth at a conference they’ve never been to before. They prepare to spend plenty of time introducing people to your brand, explaining what your organization does, and discussing how your product or service helps people. But before they even get started, everyone says, “Oh, [...]

2019-01-03T17:16:30+00:00

How Pastors Influence Church Members

Pastors don’t often promote specific products or services from the pulpit. But when church members have questions about how to live out their faith, pastors tend to recommend the books, conferences, courses, advisors, organizations, and other resources they’re familiar with. If you want to reach Christian consumers, you should have [...]

2020-04-02T16:34:29+00:00

4 Reasons Print Advertising Is Still Important

As your brand explores what to do with your advertising budget, someone will inevitably ask, is print advertising still worth it? Why invest in print ads when you have so many great digital options? Digital advertising has some major strengths that print ads can’t replicate. It’s far easier to measure [...]

2020-06-25T14:54:21+00:00