Are you running a campaign at the same time as the Olympics? With fewer than 100 days to go, it’s time to be on your marks, get set and GO with your promotion. Despite the need to be mindful of legislation that stops non-official partners from using official wording and logos, there are numerous creative… Read more.
It amazes me how many digital freelancers who work for agencies to deliver the digital aspect of an on-pack promotion, simply disappear. The agency builds a relationship with that person, only to start again from square one when a new project with a new developer comes along. I have even seen occasions where the freelance technical… Read more.
As the days get shorter and the nights colder, the time is drawing near for the Christmas promotions to start in earnest. And whilst you may be ready for an onslaught of red and gold, have you thought about what comes next? January and February, typically slow months for marketers, could be the optimum time… Read more.
Vanilla Active are now proud members of the IPM – the leading professional body for the promotional marketing industry. Having attended the COGS awards last month, we are excited about what else our membership will bring!
We at Vanilla Active are excited to announce our short-listing for the IPM COGS awards online category. The awards celebrate well thought out and well executed projects in the world of promotional marketing, and we are thrilled to be taking part this year with our entry – the Avery 2014 Reward Scheme. For four years,… Read more.
Running a digital promotion without a supporting marketing strategy is like hosting a party without sending invitations. There are a number of ways to attract attention to your promotion, and they needn’t in themselves be digital. Perhaps you are running a radio or TV ad, printing billboards or hosting a publicity event that people will… Read more.
Does your packaging stand out? Anything to shout about? We can set sales in motion With a digital promotion Purchases begin to rise By offering a perk or prize Buyers start to tweet and mention ‘This brand’s worthy of attention!’ Could we lend a helping hand Making you a stand-out brand? Start today… Read more.
We all understand the premise of a digital promotion. The promoter offers an incentive to the consumer to select a particular brand, purchase a product, visit the promotional website, and give personal details in exchange for the chance of winning a prize. But what will grab the attention of the consumer, and make them want… Read more.
Proactive brands ask questions: What makes customers buy our products? How can we ensure that they continue? These answers are vital to the success of future marketing campaigns. After all, how can you engage with customers and potential customers if you don’t know who they are and what makes them tick? This is where a… Read more.
It is a fact that there are potential customers waiting to be pitched the perfect deal online. A digital promotion lets you turn this scenario into sales. Before running a promotion, make sure your business is ready for some attention online. Now is the time to Google yourself – and examine everything from your company… Read more.
Are you reading this on a desktop while glancing at your smartphone or watching TV? If so, you’re not alone, with nearly 80% of us dividing our attention between more than one screen. The most prevalent example of this is people using social media while watching television or looking at websites, which can only be… Read more.
Christmas is a wonderful time for us all escape from the daily madness of a 9-5 or 8-6 business. Many businesses close for 2 weeks allowing bosses and staff members a chance to recharge the batteries. The increase in remote working encourages workers to ‘do’ a few hours at home just to catch… Read more.
For any brand it is vital to understand everything about your customers – the ones you have and the ones you want to have. Once you understand who they are, you can engage with them, which is necessary to keep your brand at the forefront of their minds. Running a web based promotion is one… Read more.
Why run a digital survey? Digital surveys are a great way to extend client engagement and brand memory. Once a promotion has finished and you have collected hundreds/thousands of user details (many of whom will have opted in to receive further information), a digital survey can be sent out to gain further knowledge about your… Read more.
Who remembers the Hoover Fiasco a few years back? In brief, Hoover ran a promotion offering customers the chance to claim two tickets to Europe and the US with any product worth over £100. Great idea… the problem was that although nobody particularly wanted the Hoover product , lots of people did want two flights… Read more.