It’s true, email is failing the commercial real estate industry. It’s no wonder, really: email is a chore, and it’s hard to find the time to sort through one’s entire inbox. This is especially true for a busy commercial real estate broker, the kind that only sits down on Saturday morning.
Brand Strategy & Planning
Chicago developer Mark Goodman & Associates is creating something special at 310 N. Sangamon Street in the Fulton Market District. It’s a 12-story office building, but it’s also so much more than that: it’s an innovation in environmental design, a bold step into a greener future, and statement on the current state of architecture that hopes to send a message throughout the industry.
What’s The Real Value of a Brand?
It’s not a logo, not a name, not a product – a brand is a perception. It’s how the market sees a business, service, or product offering. A well-defined brand starts with clarity of service, culture, and values. And a strong logo. It’s the visual asset that helps communicate and extend the essence of the brand through various communications and media.
In our 25 years of business, we’ve learned a lot. It’s been especially interesting to discover things about ourselves and to learn new ways to do the work we do.
According to some research, email marketing has a median ROI of 122%. That’s huge. It’s been proven over and over again that email is the most effective digital marketing tool.
From the days of newspaper ads to the digital age we're in now, media planning and buying has always been a big part of our industry. As digital and print paid advertising continues to change and evolve, marketers are learning how to do both most effectively.
We're learning all the time at Torque. Here are the steps we've compiled from our experience in paid advertising.
1. Defining goals
In our 25 years of business, we’ve learned a lot. Running an agency requires many things, and a big one is understanding. It’s especially important when it comes to the client relationship, making sure we’re listening to find out exactly what they want and need.
I was recently asked, “What will the next dominant social media platform be?” My answer was somewhat facetious: Video.
2017 marks Torque’s 25th year of business! As we reflect on all that these past 25 years has taught us, we’ll be releasing a few of our top 25 lessons each quarter.
As our favorite credible sources for marketing trends compile their predictions for 2017, we’re sorting through them and deducing some foresight of our own. 2016 brought with it growth in mobile and ecommerce, as well as important trends in marketing automation, mass customization and a renewed focus on the customer. However, even as marketing gets more customer-intimate, it is also getting bigger. We predict that 2017 will bring even more big changes to marketing, including some bold moves.