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3 Considerations for Creating Strong Brands with Personality

Whether you’re stressfully engaging in a job interview or charming your way through a first date; first impressions are important. That same mentality is no different for companies looking to create brands with personality. It’s absolutely critical to developing a brand personality that resonates and attracts consumers to your business. But, what are some ways this can be achieved?

As one of the top ad agencies in Arizona, ON Advertising is the go-to for quality services that put your business front and center of your competition. When you work with us, you’re not just receiving our creative minds and collective experience, you’re gaining a valuable partnership to increase ROI. Read our article below to learn what goes into creating successful brands with personality.

Brands with Personality: What is it?

Brand personality is an important component for every business as it essentially encompasses the human characteristics tied to your brand. There are few questions you need to ask yourself when developing your brand tone of voice. 

  • How would your brand be perceived?
  • What age group are you trying to target?
  • What is their social class?
  • How does your brand act when compared to your competitors?

What is Your Brand’s Personality Type?

Jennifer Aaker, a researcher at Stanford, created a paper that breaks down the 5 frameworks of a brand personality. These include:

  • Sincerity: Down-to-earth, honest, wholesome, cheerful
  • Excitement: Daring, spirited, imaginative, up-to-date
  • Competence: Reliable, intelligent, successful, hardworking 
  • Sophistication: Upper class, charming, glamorous, feminine 
  • Ruggedness: Outdoorsy, tough, masculine, western

You’ll want to pick 3-5 personality traits you want to be perceived when people think of your brand. The simple framework can help you differentiate yourself from your competitors and give you a clear direction on how to create brands with personality. 

Creating Brands with Personality with Strong Messaging

Now that you’ve identified the personality type you’re trying to go for, it’s time to develop your messaging. Whether it be on your website, social media, advertising, etc., everything revolves around your messaging. Additionally, your messaging should complement your visual components. This may include:

  • What fonts you are using
  • Your logo
  • The images and videos you’re using  

Copywriting also plays a significant role in your messaging. To convey what you’re all about, you need to articulate it through website copy, ads, videos, social media graphics/captions, etc. Copywriting is what drives home brands with personality by informing and exciting target audiences about one’s brand.

Frankie Calandra, ON Advertising’s copywriter, explains, “your messaging is the lifeblood of your brand. It’s meant to highlight what you are all about and why the customer should care about you. We’re all attracted to different personalities, so it’s important to develop one for your brand to attract your audience.” He explains further, “whenever I work on website copy or an ad piece I brainstorm ways to make the client stand out. I look at what they’ve done previously, where they’d like to take their brand, and what resonates with their audience. Also, I look at what their competitors are doing. Once I’ve identified them, I jump into brainstorming mode and craft messaging unique to them.”

Successful Brands with Personality are Consistent

As previously mentioned, everything revolves around your messaging. From social media and email marketing to your website and advertising spots, your personality should be consistent across all platforms. Think about how disjointed it would be if you came off as glamorous and sophisticated on your website, while your social media is heavily masculine and tough. It just wouldn’t click and your audience would take notice.

Stay the course, stay consistent with your personality across all your marketing efforts. If your branding isn’t resonating with your target audience, it’s okay to reevaluate what your brand’s personality should be. That is why we encourage A/B testing to see what is working to develop a better course of action.

ON Advertising Creates Brands with Personality

As one of the best creative agencies in Phoenix, ON Advertising are experts in developing successful brands. Our strategic approach will expand your company’s personality and help determine the image you wish to portray to the public. ON’s team of thinkers, creatives, and observers synergize their talents to develop a brand that works for you. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business shine.

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What Does a Copywriter Do and Why Do You Need One?

Go to anyone in the advertising world and they’ll tell you content is king. Look at all of the great advertisements in history, each has a unique way of connecting to the public and they transcend the idea of a “simple ad”. Instead, they become a part of a culture, even if it’s for a few days or years. A large part of its unicity is the role of the copywriter and the creative, persuasive wordplay they bring to all mediums of advertising. While it’s not entirely different from what you probably saw from Peggy Olson and Don Draper in Mad Men, the writer’s role has evolved quite a lot in the past 50 years.

At ON Advertising, we appreciate good creative. We strive to develop incredible ads that create a response with our clients’ target audience. Our creative staff is comprised of a team of video production professionals, graphic designers, and a copywriter; who specialize in making your brand stand out with memorable advertising.  Read our blog post below to learn more about what the copywriter does in an ad agency and why it is important for one’s branding. 

What is a Copywriter?

Before we get into what a copywriter does, let’s talk about what a copywriter exactly is. They’re the wordsmiths of the advertising world that turn simple messaging into exciting branding exclamations. They encourage people to act in some way with their toolbox of adjectives, verbs, and buzzwords that resonate with consumers. Additionally, they’re an important part of the creative brainstorming process by sharing ideas for video scripts, content direction, and the overall feel of a piece of advertising.

What Does a Copywriter Do?

Research… Lots and Lots of Research

For many writers, each project begins with a brief and a strenuous research process. Once the copywriter understands what the client or manager is looking for, they go deep into research.

Frankie Calandra, ON Advertising’s in-house copywriter, explains his research process, “Typically when I get a project I start with extensive research on the client and what their competitors are doing.” He continues, “then I brainstorm ways to make the client stand out from their competitors by using verbiage that might connect with their target audience.”

it’s also not uncommon for writers to use keyword research to guide them when developing website content, i.e. websites and blog posts. 

Of Course, a Copywriter is Going to Write

As you’d expect, writing is the main responsibility of the copywriter. They work in a variety of areas by brainstorming and creating engaging prose that enlists a response. Some of the most common types of copy they write include:

  • Webpages
  • Blog posts
  • Landing pages
  • Printed, radio, and video ads
  • Email marketing
  • Brand taglines
  • Product descriptions
  • And many more

Additionally, many copywriters must follow specific guidelines every time they produce copy. For example, when it comes to digital writing they must incorporate keywords into the website content and blog posts for search engine optimization (SEO) purposes

The Copywriter Collaborates with All Members of the Agency

Of course, the copywriter works very closely with other members of the creative team. It’s not uncommon for them to share ideas with the graphic designer working on the project, or go to the creative director for some guidance on a piece. Also, writers collaborate with the video production team to develop the direction of a video spot. 

While the writer may be a full-fledged member of the creative team, they work closely with all members of an ad agency. For example, they work with the accounts team quite often to better understand what the client is looking for in a project. Also, they collaborate with the social media team to ensure the brand tone of voice aligns with what is established for the client. 

Create Inspired Taglines and Engaging Content

Copywriters spend an extraordinary amount of time researching and writing headlines and content for blog posts, sales pages, website copy, and brochures. It’s fairly typical for writers to run tagline ideas to other writers, marketers, and clients to gauge how well they may be received. Depending on the feedback, they’ll refine the taglines to make them truly stand out. 

They also create content that engages the audience. One way our copywriter measures copy performance is by looking at our clients’ Google Analytics report. He explains, “there are three things that I look at after publishing a blog post or launching a website: specific page views, average time on the page, and where it ranks on the website’s popular pages.” 

This information gives Frankie and other writers an idea of how engaging the copy is for the user. As well as how enticing the headline is in attracting users to the website. So, you better believe Frankie will be spying on this blog post’s Google Analytics report to see how it performs!

Good Copy That Reflects Your Brand Image

A good advertisement is not just about colorful designs and attractive product placements. Incorporating copy into the mix, or at least considering it, is an absolute must. 

Good copy is what connects people to a brand by playing to their interests and personality. It creates a strong brand tone of voice that consumers resonate with and one they come back to ensure their favorite brands are still one of their own. It projects an image of what a company is all about and sells it to the consumer with captivating writing. 

One brand ON Advertising is particularly proud to establish its brand tone of voice is JRI Hospitality’s The Original Grande

Frankie explains his approach to developing the tone for The Original Grande, “After a lot of research and brainstorming, I geared the brand tone of voice towards a more laid-back, fun attitude to promote a more casual environment. While the restaurant chain isn’t open yet, I can’t wait to see how people react to the work we’re doing for The Original Grande.”

Make Your Brand Stand Out With ON Advertising’s Creative Services

For more than 25 years, ON Advertising has been one of Phoenix, Arizona’s premier marketing firms. Our agency is composed of a variety of professionals ranging from marketing strategists and account executives to creative video producers and graphic designers. We’re the source for marketing solutions that bring you an increase in ROI. Contact us today and learn how our team can help elevate your business today. 

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The Importance of UX Content and Its Knack for Conversions

As digital marketers, one of the biggest challenges we face is developing a high-performing user experience (UX). UX content is a key component in your digital marketing and has the power to attract and nurture customers to your brand.  It does not matter what industry or which customers you serve, an effective digital marketing strategy must be incorporated.

As one of Phoenix’s top digital marketing agencies, ON Advertising is an incredible resource for effective marketing that increases ROI. Our team of professionals are experts in helping you accomplish your goals with our wide range of services. Read our article below and learn more about the importance of UX and how it leads to conversions. 

What is UX Content?

User experience design is defined as the process design teams use to create meaningful and relevant experiences with a product. This involves designing the entire process of acquiring and integrating the product, including branding, design, usability, and function. UX is especially prominent in a company’s website.

In order to develop quality UX content, you need a deep understanding of your users’ needs, wants, abilities, what they value, and their limitations. Designers are experts in identifying these aspects and will take into account your business goals to develop an experience that leads to conversions.

UX Content Requires Extensive Research

A designer’s typical routine will vary, but there is one consistent part of developing user experience – consumer research. Rather than blindly theorizing who will engage with your product, why not utilize research to identify your users? This allows your designer to develop experiences that will more likely resonate with your target market. We often incorporate different means of research, like creating buyer personas, designing wireframes and interactive prototypes. 

User Experience Designers Understand Usability

After conducting extensive research on your users, we begin the design process. As we conceptualize and implement your design we figure out how your users will interact with the content. This is extremely important as interactions between customer and brand can make or break the relationship. Thankfully, UX content designers will have valuable information handy to figure out what your users might expect with your product. 

This involves designers putting their focus on what users might need/want to do with your product and ensure the design has elements that are easy to access, understand, and use in order to meet their needs. 

What Does UX Content Include?

When designing user experiences on a website, it incorporates various elements to create a cohesive concept. This involves creating an enjoyable environment by using attractive visual designs and a user-friendly interface. Additionally, UX content incorporates engaging copywriting to educate users on your product and brand. Not only does this inform your audience on what you are all about, but it also allows you to create a unique brand tone of voice.

Frankie Calandra, ON Advertising’s copywriter, explains, “In order for your business to truly resonate with your target customers, you need a unique identity. Not only will an attractive, easy-to-navigate interface engage consumers, developing a tone of voice will help your brand stand out and create a personality that generates interest towards your brand.”

The Importance of UX on Conversions

When users have a horrible experience on your website, they’re most likely not going to return or buy anything anytime soon. Not only that, their horrible experience will lead them to other options, i.e. your competitors. However, when you incorporate effective UX content into your digital marketing, you benefit tremendously.

The whole point of developing an engaging user experience is to produce leads. By streamlining the UX design you’re single-handedly manipulating your buyer’s journey by shortening the time from lead to sale. This in turn increases your ROI and generates more leads and greater customer loyalty. 

ON Advertising Builds High Engaging UX Content

For more than 25 years, ON Advertising has been one of Phoenix, Arizona’s premier marketing firms. We strive to provide excellent service for every one of our clients to ensure their goals are being met. Whether it’s designing user experiences, a unique brand tone of voice, or videography, we’re your choice for quality services. Contact us today and see how we can help your business grow to new heights.

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Client Spotlight: Peddler’s Son

The Peddler’s Son, a well-known produce supplier in Arizona, has a history that began in the summer of 1988. With an early start in the produce industry from his hometown in Wisconsin, founder Ted Palmisano brought his vision of wholesale produce delivery to life by spending $3,000 on a delivery truck. From the back of his flatbed one-ton pickup, he built customized racks and assembled an open-air produce market. Ted’s commitment to customer service, quality, and honest pricing enabled his dream to grow.

As the business continued to boom, Ted enlisted the assistance of his brother Joe, whose background in finance helped Peddler’s Son progress to the next level. With Ted now able to focus on purchasing and warehouse operations and Joe overseeing sales and finance, Peddler’s Son was able to more fiercely contend with the competition while maintaining its customer-centric mindset. Today, the company boasts an annual revenue of over $50 million, with 130 employees and more than 35 vehicles serving Arizona and the Southwest.

When Peddler’s Son approached ON Advertising to assist them in overhauling their brand to make it more modern and competitive, we knew, because their background and way of doing business are as wholesome as the produce they sell, we could create something unique and wonderful for the company. 

Redeveloping the Peddler’s Son Brand

The first item on the list was Peddler’s Son’s brand identity, including logo, color scheme, and brand voice. The goal was to create a look that embodied the Peddler’s Son culture while showing the company’s growth and sophistication.

ON Advertising’s Creative Director and Partner Eric Garcia described the design process behind the new look. 

“We created a custom font that was a bit more modern while paying homage to Peddler’s Son’s past,” he said. “Utilizing red to reflect the original brand and green leaves to symbolize the company’s transition. We stayed away from creating trendy designs, so the branding can be appreciated for a longer period.“

Creating a New Website to Highlight the Peddler’s Son Brand

While Peddler’s Son’s previous website generated traffic for the company, the site failed to convey the company’s competitive advantages. The ON Advertising team examined several of their competitor’s websites to see how their competition was presenting their brands. We knew that Peddler’s needed to create an engaging UX (user experience) that had compelling messaging and easy-to-follow design. 

Peddler’s Son has a strong presence in several industries, including healthcare, education, restaurants, and catering. So we geared the company’s brand tone of voice towards these industries by incorporating effective SEO practices, industry-related imagery, and highlighting why they’re the right partner for goods and produce delivery. 

Since its launch, Peddler’s Son has seen a 99% growth in the number of users who visit the website, including increases in traffic from organic, direct, social media, and referral sources. We’re pleased with the increased exposure Peddler’s Son has achieved thanks to its updated website. 

Creating Peddler’s Son Brand Tone with Visuals

Peddler’s Son is an ideal subject for storytelling through video — the company’s owners have a compelling presence on camera, and its culture and commitment to freshness come through vividly on the screen to help tell the Peddler’s Son story, ON Advertising’s Director of Video Production Nate Sorensen created a mood board to develop the look and feel of the videos. He put together a collage of images and keywords that the company wanted to convey, including subjects such as sunshine, farm-fresh produce, and wholesomeness. 

The videos were an ideal way of conveying the company’s new brand and telling the company’s story clearly and compellingly.

From spotlighting the company’s new technology to the warm smiles of the employees, putting visuals to the Peddler’s Son brand was a rewarding and enjoyable project.

Connecting With Customers Through Social Media

Another key element of Peddler’s Son’s rebranding was incorporating a new strategy for social media outreach. Our goal is to resonate with clients, old and new, to ensure Peddler’s Son is top-of-mind for their produce delivery needs. Our social media team focuses heavily on the company’s excellent customer service and quality of products while establishing a personable tone to communicate with their followers. 

In addition to highlighting the company’s customer service, the Peddler’s Son social media feeds share company news, community involvement, local partnerships, and team member spotlights. The overall goal is to further reflect the company’s culture, expertise, and commitment to quality customer service.  

Since enlisting ON Advertising’s social media services, Peddler’s Son has seen a spike in followers and enjoyed significant engagement and traffic towards its website. According to Google Analytics, the company has enjoyed a 208% increase in traffic to the website from its social media year over year.

Enhance Your Brand with ON Advertising

We’re proud of the work we accomplished for Peddler’s Son, and we’re excited to continue our partnership with them. As one of the top advertising agencies in Phoenix, ON Advertising is an award-winning full-service advertising and marketing agency committed to the success of our clients — and featuring a diverse team of highly skilled professionals who are passionate about what we do. We provide our clients with award-winning services customized for each organization to ensure their brand succeeds. Contact us today to learn how ON Advertising can help you.

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How Can ON’s Marketing Services Grow Your Business?

It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, staying on top of market trends is vital to your success. As one of the top marketing agencies in Phoenix, AZ, ON Advertising is able to leverage our knowledge and experience to help grow your business. We’re a full-service agency that specializes in advertising, video production, public relations media outreach, strategy, and all things digital. With our marketing services, businesses can obtain the results they need for growth. 

We are a full-service marketing agency designed to help businesses in all areas of their marketing strategy. We consist of marketing professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and experience in designing a strategic plan for any business. ON’s team of specialists collaborate to develop a marketing plan that best suits each client. This may involve incorporating elements of social media, media outreach, a new website design, and other services to create a strong plan of action. View our full list of services that you can benefit from.

How Can Your Business Benefit From Our Services?

Help Build and Nurture Brand Recognition and Voice

If your business is looking to build or refresh its brand, hiring a marketing agency is a great way to strengthen brand awareness. This is achieved by developing a strategy that targets specific audiences at the right time and place with effective messaging. ON Advertising uses a combination of services, such as social media and content development, to highlight our client’s expertise to their target audience. 

Drive Leads and Sales Through Google Ads

Google Ads is one of the most important elements of digital advertising because it allows businesses to market themselves across Google platforms. It can help companies drive leads and sales at a cost-effective rate using a pay-per-click (PPC) method of payment, where businesses will incur a fee each time someone clicks on one of the digital ads. 

It’s always a good idea to hire professionals with a proven track record to manage Google Ad campaigns because certain campaigns can be extremely volatile and require a lot of attention and planning to ensure they remain cost-efficient. 

Create Conversions Through Valuable Content

In our industry, content is king. It’s an essential element of any campaign as it helps promote a business and encourage engagement with their target audience. This may be achieved in a number of ways, such as:

  • Compelling website copy
  • Developing 360 marketing campaigns to reach the target audience
  • Creating on-going blog posts and digital ads
  • Using SEO techniques to ensure your website is seen through Google searches

At ON Advertising, we have a creative team of writers and designers who know how to connect businesses with consumers. Developing great content starts with a strong strategy. Our team dedicates itself to brainstorming strategies to bring our client’s message to life in order to encourage consumer engagement. 

Stand Out With ON Advertising’s Marketing Services

Since 1993, ON Advertising has provided clients with in-depth knowledge and creative ideas to meet their goals. We’re heavily focused on developing strategic marketing plans to help grow brand recognition and revenue for our clients. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, we’re ready and able to help you succeed. Contact us today to let us know what your goals are and how they can be achieved. 

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