Back to the future: Revisiting our 2021 marketing predictions (and offering insights for 2022)
We predicted the future! Or did we? Last year (almost exactly to the date), we made our marketing predictions for 2021. One year later, how did we do? Let’s see what we hit and what we missed in 2021. While we’re at it, we might as well point out some meaningful takeaways for marketers to […]
The Kaz Magazine: Delighting your customers with value-add marketing
“What a scoop!” This is something I say when I’m pretending to be a “real” writer, or like some sort of journalist (which I’m certainly not and probably never will be). But when I’m making pretend, as I’m wont to do, I’ll respond to a new or different writing assignment as a real-life marketer with […]
Client Spotlight! Catholic High Schools of Western New York
Community. Respect. Belonging. These are the core ideals of Catholic High Schools of Western New York, a vibrant community of private schools in our region. We’re working with school leaders (and others) to promote enrollment in the 2021 school year. Here’s what it looks like so far. The school community. Catholic High Schools of Western […]
12 brand archetypes: What’s your brand’s personality?
Build your brand. Tell your story. Make a difference. You’re building your brand, eh? Nice. Whether you’re starting up or starting over, you’ll want to pinpoint a personality that makes the most sense for you and your customers. Let’s take a look at the 12 different brand archetypes, or “personalities,” that your brand could represent. […]
Case Study: New Marketing Plan has WNY Blooming!
As an in-house marketer or business owner… You know the right marketing plan can: Provide guidance and consistency for your business Set a measurable framework with actionable tactics that generate interest and results Define and support your brand; shape your existing marketing But if you’re shorthanded or up against tight deadlines, these tasks are easier […]
Client Spotlight! Beltone of WNY
Who are we, what are we doing, and how do we do it? No, we’re not peering into the existential void—at least not at the moment. We’re really just celebrating a partnership with one of our newest clients: Beltone of WNY. And we’re hoping to give you a glimpse of the TQS experience, too. Here’s […]
How to write for radio, TV, and social media
Tell the same story in different ways. Look. If you had one message… and several opportunities to seize every customer you ever wanted… in any moment… would you capture it? Or just let it slip? If the tone, rhythm, or words of that opening statement sound familiar, it’s because I ruthlessly stole them from the […]
Cameron Crowe, Philip Seymour Hoffman and a Lesson in Engagement
Cameron Crowe’s films have brought with them more than a few splendid lines of dialogue over the years, and one has always stood out to me as particularly beautiful. I like to imagine he wrote the line in the hopes that it would one day become part of a conversation about marketing. We can all […]