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The Harmon Brothers Effect

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Every so often, there comes an ad that is plain weird. As weird as it is, it resonates and more than likely you will remember the brand. The Harmon Brothers have crafted a genius marketing strategy that has revolutionized the use of viral videos to sell products. They are the masterminds behind Squatty Potty, PooPourri, and Purple Mattress. Here at Velocity Agency, we are not too proud to admit when other advertising agencies hit the bullseye with their marketing strategies. Velocity Agency is continually researching what advertisements miss the mark and what advertisements are sparking conversations, and we use that …

Unique Marketing With Original Facebook Content

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Facebook Ads are Growing and Not Slowing Down Since its’ debut in 2004, Facebook has changed drastically: especially when it comes to Facebook advertising. Facebook has turned single-handedly turned paid social media marketing into a cornerstone of modern digital marketing tactics. In the next year to come, we can all expect Facebook to evolve in deeper ways. In 2018, you can improve your marketing funnel and find more leads than ever due to Facebook’s stronger algorithms. Mobile Audiences are stronger than ever. Facebook users watch over 100 million hours of video a day collectively, and as a result, we have …

Diet Coke Gets a New Look

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There was a point in time where people ditched their regular sodas for diet sodas in hopes to shed some pounds and achieve health without giving up their delicious carbonated beverage. Since customers are now moving away from artificially sweetened sodas, Diet Coke is getting a radically new look and some new flavors to try and boost sales. Diet Coke unleashed new flavors including ginger lime, feisty cherry, twisted mango, and zesty blood orange. The can is thinner and longer which psychologically makes consumers think “slimmer and thinner.” Millennials are highly informed consumers because of all of their access to …

Generation Z: What to Know When Devising Your Holiday Marketing Plan

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Just when you have figured out how to appeal to millennials, there’s a new generation in town: Generation Z. Currently, Generation Z is made up of ages 2 to 19. Most of this generation has used the internet since a very young age. They are comfortable with technology, and for them, communicating through social media is the norm By 2020, Generation Z will account for an astounding 40% of all consumers. However, few brands have considered how to go about appropriately communicating to this demographic. This generation is the most technologically fluent generation thus far. Therefore, they recognize the value …

What’s in the Box?

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Online shopping started in 1994 and spread like wildfire in 2017. As a result, nearly 79% of Americans shop exclusively online. People have ditched waiting in long lines, driving through traffic, and searching for the best bargain by simply scrolling through the World Wide Web. It doesn’t get much simpler than being able to type in anything that you are looking for and setting filters to narrow it down to your preferred product. Business owners discovered they needed to be innovative and develop a new way to sell their goods online. Thus came the birth of an entirely unique time …

Are Millennials Killing Business?

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If you’ve crossed any business or marketing site you’ve probably heard the news about how millennials are business killers, ruining once proud businesses with their own culture. Things like the golf industry, the wine industry, and even McDonald’s have seen a slight decrease in value in recent reports, leading most market experts to blame these events on the rise in Millennials coming of age. From some headlines (“Are Millennials Killing Credit?”), readers would not be remiss in considering this the end of days. Are 20-30-somethings really single-handedly ruining the country’s economy though? The answer to that is of course not. …

Alexa, Purchase Whole Foods

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In our last newsletter, we detailed the Retail Apocalypse. Perhaps we heralded this shopping doomsday too soon. With the latest news about store closures and business bankruptcy, it’s easy to give up on the classic brick-and-mortar retail place. As people seem to spend less on items and more on travel, according to Business Insider, retail could be on its way out eventually. However, if there’s one thing that is predictable about the market, it’s that it can sometimes be unpredictable. Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods alone proves that retail might not be facing an apocalypse so much as a …

Heineken vs. Pepsi: How to Leverage Today’s Sociopolitical Climate

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Today’s sociopolitical climate makes it essential for companies to tread lightly when it comes to advertisement. By now, you’ve probably heard all about the latest Pepsi ad. Many argue that any publicity, whether negative or positive, is good publicity. Pepsi has been swept up in controversy in connection with an ad that depicted Kendall Jenner solving the tension between protesters and police with a can of soda and a smile. This controversial ad did not go over well with its audience and was pulled almost immediately after it aired. However, Pepsi’s mentions on social media were up more than 7,000% …

Building Brand Loyalty

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Creating and retaining a loyal customer base is essential for any business. A study conducted by Facebook shows that more than 3 in 4 adults in the US return to the same brands over and over again. Marketers commonly define brand loyalty as a pattern of consumer behavior where consumers become committed to brands and make repeat purchases from the same brand rather than competing ones. In this case, the consumer believes that the brand meets their expectations and identifies with the consumer on a personal level: Some famous examples of brand loyalty include: Mac vs. PC McDonald’s vs. Burger …

Identifying Your Employer Brand

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Branding is quite arguably the most important aspect of any business, no matter how large or small. A company’s brand goes well beyond just a logo and a slogan. A brand is a promise you make to your customer. With an understanding of your brand, your customer will know what to expect when it comes to interacting with your business or purchasing products and services. Your brand is who you are, who you want to be and what you are perceived to be. That perception is from the eyes of your customers. But what does your brand look like from …