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Carl Gardner

Carl Gardner

An accomplished senior executive in the radio, television and digital media industries, Carl’s expertise is figuring out how to grow the business, build strong brands, and find profitable new sources of revenue.

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How to Differentiate Your Brand with Competitive Analysis

If you want to excel as a company, it's important to set yourself apart from the competition vying for your customers’ attention. Brands that experience tremendous success do so by differentiating their products and services from the competition. In the process, they improve brand recognition and develop a deeper connection with their customers.

Ad Creative Development for Post Shelter-In-Place

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19, states throughout the U.S. implemented "stay at home" or "shelter-in-place" orders to prevent the further spread of the virus. Now, many of these restrictions are gradually being lifted.

Strategies for Businesses Return to Market: Messaging Tactics

We’re all eager to get back to a more normal way of life. Businesses are eager to reopen and connect with customers. Customers are ready to get out and do some business of their own. No one is entirely sure what this will look like or when it will happen. But it’s time - now - to prepare your business to return to market. There's no single “right way” to do this. How you reopen will depend on variables such as new safety guidelines, new product and service offerings, and the degree of pent-up demand among your customer base. Create a solid strategy that reflects the particular needs of your business and your consumers. When it’s time to return to market, your plan will help ease the transition as you welcome back your customers.

How to Stay Top-of-Mind Right Now

Most businesses have never experienced anything like the current pandemic, especially the shutdowns and economic distress that go along with it. Marketing and innovating can feel scary at a time like this. Some people’s instinct is to lay low and hope the trouble blows over. But staying top-of-mind during this time is actually more critical than ever.

Creative Strategies for Altering Your Message During a Crisis

During the current COVID-19 crisis, businesses are looking to connect in meaningful ways with current and prospective consumers. You may need to alter your messaging, or the services you promote, in order to reach your goals and provide benefit to your customers during this unique time. We’re seeing this across the country and across industries, including small and large businesses alike. A small, local pottery studio takes orders online and delivers its products directly to people's doors. A Bay Area real estate company now offers virtual house tours and online consulting in ways they never did before.

    Recent Posts

    Weekly Roundup: The Latest in Google Ad News

    Welcome to our Weekly Roundup, where we delve into the dynamic world of Google Ads to bring you the freshest updates, insights, and trends shaping the digital advertising landscape. In this edition, we'll explore the latest features, strategies, and industry developments that can empower businesses and marketers to maximize their advertising efforts on the world's most prominent search engine platform. From algorithm tweaks to innovative ad formats, join us as we navigate through the ever-evolving realm of Google Ads with articles straight from the source.

    Weekly Roundup: How To Successfully Market Your Home Improvement Business In 2024

    In the ever-evolving realm of home improvement, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for businesses looking to thrive. As we embrace the challenges and opportunities of 2024, the landscape of marketing for home improvement ventures has shifted significantly. Gone are the days of relying solely on traditional methods; today, success lies in harnessing the power of innovation and adapting to the latest trends. Whether you're a seasoned contractor or a budding entrepreneur, understanding the intricacies of modern marketing techniques is paramount to carving out your niche in this competitive industry. Join us as we delve into the strategies, tools, and tactics that will elevate your home improvement business to new heights in 2024 with articles from around the web.

    Weekly Roundup: More Info On The Latest Advertising Trends

    This week's exploration of the ever-evolving advertising landscape, we dive into the latest trends shaping consumer engagement and brand strategies. From innovative approaches to ad sound to emerging streaming trends, businesses are constantly adapting to capture audience attention in an increasingly competitive digital sphere. Join us as we uncover the cutting-edge tactics driving advertising success and explore how brands can stay ahead in this dynamic environment. Keep reading to stay informed on the latest advertising trends and insights.