A comprehensive cheat sheet for extending your social network
Social media provides Health Nutrition marketers a unique opportunity to interact with customers in a more authentic way than traditional advertising allows. Unfortunately, there are so many social media platforms to choose from that it can be difficult to know how to get started, which platforms are critical, and which ones aren’t worth the time or investment.
As a Heath Nutrition Marketing and Social Media Expert, I believe in keeping it simple from the start. You can always add platforms once you’ve solidified your overall strategy, but if you start by creating too many consumer touchpoints, you won’t manage any of them well.
The best place to start is by understanding the function and uses of social media tools. So here is the Jessica Clay cheat sheet for building a social media strategy: Continue reading →
3 ways getting social with other companies can build your consumer brand
These days, the hottest thing in content marketing is an almost entirely visual platform known as Pinterest. At Pinterest.com, users—including businesses like yours—can create shareable pinboards to display photos, blogs and other online content that is of interest to them. From a user standpoint, Pinterest is awesome because it lets people express themselves quickly and easily. The site is chock full of beautiful pictures, delicious recipes, inspiring articles and more all pinned there by avid users. Continue reading →
If you are a dog owner or another kind of four-legged owner, you understand how important our pets are in our lives. They are a dominant part in our families; they make us feel happy, make us laugh, they snuggle with us, we walk with them, they connect us with other people. There are also positive side effects in having a pet, lifts our mood, feel less lonely, reduces stress, and etc. Clearly we understand how important our pets are to us. Continue reading →
3 ways to differentiate in an increasingly competitive landscape
Tell your story
Customers who buy health food and supplements, particularly those who buy organic, are interested in knowing who is making their products. If you are a small company, chances are you have a much more authentic story to tell than large retailers who buy from many different sources. Are you based on a family farm? Did you start on a shoestring budget with one mission in mind? Is your product named after your Grandmother? When you tell your story, you connect with your customers. And that’s something big box brands just can’t do. Continue reading →
Use your brand personality checklist to strengthen your social presence
Like people, all brands have a personality. Even if you have not purposely set out to create a personality, your brand will develop one over time. Smart marketers take the time to hone that personality in order to target the right customer base and create a stronger social presence. Continue reading →
It’s more important than ever for your health nutrition brand to be engaging in all media. The starting place, of course, is to have one, integrated marketing message that you can evolve in a million directions. But, once you’ve accomplished that, you’ve got to have a strategy for carrying that message into the social realm in an authentic way. The key is having a strong brand personality.
Your brand personality is a set of human-like qualities your customers can relate to. Like a friend, people will become attached to your brand because of its purpose, its values and the way it interacts with its community. Is your brand quirky? Is it funky? Does it represent athletes or a certain lifestyle or belief system? If so, people who are attracted to those qualities will adopt your brand and become its ambassadors.
Here are some ways to find your brand personality and start being a brand people can’t stop talking about: Continue reading →
Some helpful tips to make your brand stand out and reach your target market
With my experience in Health Nutrition Marketing, I can’t stress enough how important it is to create that successful brand “look” that people associate with your product or service using all marketing channels-—advertising, promotion, direct marketing, video, public relations, Websites, online marketing, and social media. Continue reading →
3 ways to differentiate your brand in a growing market
The energy drink market continues to grow at a steady pace worldwide, despite some concerns and a lot of bad press over inhuman high levels of caffeine and other stimulants. Although energy drinks were originally marketed as a way to enhance sports performance, typically they are now marketed to the casual consumer—particularly young people—who is just looking for a rush of energy and great taste. Continue reading →