Three essential lessons about marketing every music brand should learn.
A brand is not the Nike Swoosh. It is not McDonald’s Golden Arches. Leo Burnett put it very simply: “A brand is anything that leaves a mental picture of the brand’s identity.”
Musical instrument and equipment manufacturers need to understand that the brand is bigger than the … [Read more...]
The importance of inviting customers into your brand.
The way people engage with brands has changed drastically over the past decade, largely thanks to social media. Rather than being spoken to, customers enjoy a dialogue with the brands they love. They yearn to participate, especially in an enthusiast category like music industry manufacturing. If your brand … [Read more...]
Defining the word “cool” and how it applies to your music brand marketing.
When someone says to you, “That’s a cool electric guitar,” or “That ad campaign looks really cool,” or tells you to check out a “cool website,” what exactly does that mean? “Cool” is one of those words tossed around a lot in marketing without any real understanding of its many definitions. … [Read more...]
What is influencer marketing?
There has been much buzz around influencer marketing recently, and for good reason. With messaging control increasingly shifting from brands to consumers, the slow but real decline in content engagement, and the rise of ad blockers, influencer marketing programs provide brands with an effective … [Read more...]
Customer engagement is more important than traffic.
Counting the visitors coming to your musical instrument and equipment manufacturers website is not the only measure of success—the most important consideration is the level of engagement. Online engagement is simply the ability to hold an individual’s attention. This focus of attention will lead the visitor to … [Read more...]