Creating an Destination? Build an Audience First.

“If you build it, they will come,” was a great line for a movie, but it’s a hopeful strategy at best. With so many things competing for our time, hoping you break through the noise isn’t a strategy at all. Building an audience is a proactive approach that connects your brand with the customer, and it’s happening all over. See how three companies built their audience first, then moved them to their destination. 

Read more in the complete post, published on the Wilson Advertising blog on 6/29/2017.

The First Step to Creating a Destination? Building an Audience.

YOU CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE — AND SHOULDN’T TRY (ISN’T THAT A RELIEF?)

Everyone has a different personality. There are those you seek out at a dinner party and others you trust in a pinch. They are probably not the same person.

The same is true with brands. Every brand has a personality, but that doesn’t mean everyone will love it all of the time. In fact, if a brand tries to be all things to all people, chances are it won’t mean much to anyone. The middle has proven to be a less than ideal place to be for a number of brands recently, from J.C. Penney to the Gap. It’s better to have a strong core of supporters than a field full of passive bystanders that don’t actively dislike your brand, but don’t love it either.

Read the complete post, Why Brands Need to Sharpen Their Focus, published on June 22, 2017, here: http://www.wilsonadv.com/2017/06/brands-sharpen-focus/