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Client Spotlight: First Direct Financial

Since its founding, First Direct Financial has established itself as a strong partner in merchant services. They provide extensive transactional support for businesses across many industries to ensure they find great success. ON Advertising is proud to work with First Direct on their marketing activities to bring their company to the next level.

For almost 30 years, ON Advertising has been one of Arizona’s top marketing agencies for our way of obtaining favorable results for our clients. We take a business-based approach in our partnerships, which means we look at the bottom-line growth for our clients. Read our blog post below to learn how we’re helping First Direct Financial reach its goals. 

Who Are First Direct Financial?

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, First Direct Financial is a credit card processing provider whose reach spans across the United States. They’re an Inc. 5000 company that maintains a large network of over 5,000 representatives, ensuring every client has direct access and support to their services. Additionally, their abundant network of staff members establishes a high standard for exceptional customer service. 

Some of their services include:

  • Credit card processing
  • Point-of-sale equipment
  • Local personal associates
  • Client security

ON Advertising focuses on 3 areas for the merchant services provider: email marketing, content marketing, and brand development.

Enhancing the First Direct Financial Brand

When we were approached by First Direct Financial, one of the things we were tasked to do was touch up their branding. After analyzing their current brand, we felt it necessary to update their logo.

Meghan Norris, the lead Account Executive for First Direct Financial explains what led to their new logo, “To differentiate First Direct Financial from other merchant services companies, we added a tagline to the logo to make their services apparent right off the bat to potential customers. One of the best things about First Direct Financial is the team behind it. They provide personalized service to help their customers receive the lowest rates in their industry. This is not a typical approach for a merchant services company. It was important for them, and for us, to show their modern approach to this industry. To do this, we brightened up their brand colors and incorporated them into their logo as well as modernized the fonts.“

As we continue to work with First Direct Financial, we will continue to enhance their branding in other areas, like their website. Stay tuned for those exciting developments!

Content Marketing Helps Boost First Direct Financial’s SEO

To have a strong digital presence, you need strong search engine optimization (SEO)

SEO brings organic internet users to your website in a number of ways, including:

  • Keyword usage
  • Website design
  • Backlinks

One way that we are enhancing First Direct Financial’s SEO is through content marketing. We’re creating blog posts to build up the keywords the website ranks for. We began this process by conducting extensive keyword research to identify keywords that we can use based on their volume, CPC, and search difficulty. Then we incorporate them into the client’s blog posts.

Frankie Calandra, ON Advertising’s in-house copywriter, explains, “By using these specific keywords, First Direct Financial will slowly build upon its Google ranking when people search for these words and phrases. While words like ‘Merchant Services’ and ‘Credit Card Processing’ are no-brainers, the keyword research guides us on what other keywords are out there they can be ranking for.”

Once we begin redeveloping the website, we will also be using the keyword research to incorporate the selected keywords into the copy. 

Email Marketing is Driving Business Towards First Direct

One area First Direct Financial is proficient at is providing service for high-risk merchants. This is a specification banks give businesses that are potentially high risk of chargebacks and other troubling consequences. 

Recently, we launched an email marketing drip campaign geared towards high-risk merchants, specifically CBD businesses. We informed email recipients of First Direct Financial’s credit card processing expertise and how they can benefit from their services. Additionally, we highlighted a special offer for recipients who enroll in their services.

Bechét Proto, another Account Executive managing First Direct Financial, shares how effective the campaigns have been, “The first email drip campaign performed really well and spoke to First Direct Financial’s competitive edge. They can help high-risk merchants receive the services they need to succeed, even when the other guys might not give them the chance. The focus of the campaign was to drive this message, and we saw some of the highest open rates compared to the industry average. We saw a 21% average open rate out of the five messages sent throughout the campaign.” 

ON Advertising are Experts in All Areas of Marketing Strategy

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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Advertising in Mobile Apps is the Future

As marketers, we must promote businesses where consumers go, and right now it’s their smartphones. Between the streaming services, social media accounts, and easy access to eCommerce sites, it comes as no surprise. That’s why many marketing strategies incorporate advertising in mobile apps as it gets eyes on your brand from a wide audience. But, what does mobile app advertising entail and what can it mean for your business? Where do you even get started?

ON Advertising is one of the best advertising agencies in Phoenix, Arizona. We’re experts in finding solutions and obtaining results that ensure your business secures an increase in ROI. One way we achieve this is by developing a strong marketing strategy that makes sure your brand is front and center of your target audience. Read our blog post below to learn how advertising in mobile apps can be the key to unlocking a new level of branding. 

Advertise Where the People Are

According to Insider Intelligence, U.S. adults spend an average of 3 hours and 35 minutes per day on mobile devices. The top leading activities in apps include digital audio, social networking, video streaming, gaming, and messaging. With the growing popularity of eCommerce, people are only becoming more reliant on their smartphones. But what does this mean for advertising in mobile apps?

It’s simple. It’s making it easier for people to promote their businesses to a wide range of consumers. Thanks to the countless amounts of data available online, it’s even made our job easier in identifying, strategizing, and implementing a marketing plan that ensures your business is seen by your target audience. 

How Does Advertising in Mobile Apps Work?

When you decide to launch mobile app advertising, there are a few steps you must take to get started. Such as:

  1. Choose an Ad Network: Mobile app ad networks act as the middleman by connecting publishers with advertisers. To launch a successful campaign, you need to consider many things like who you want to reach, where they are, and what your advertising goals are
  2. Select Your In-App Ad Format: There are 5 different ad formats you typically see in mobile advertising. There’s the banner, interstitial, native, video, offer-wall, and playable and rewarded ads
  3. Select an Ad Pricing Model: There are several different pricing models for mobile app advertising campaigns: Cost-Per-Mille (CPM), Cost-Per-Click (CPC), and Cost-Per-Action (CPA).

What is the Difference Between Mobile Advertising Pricing Models?

Cost-Per-Mille (CPM)

The CPM is a format in which the advertiser pays the publisher every 1,000 times an ad is displayed. This is particularly beneficial for app publishers since an ad will only be shown to generate revenue. 

Cost-Per-Click (CPC)

The CPC model is one where the advertiser only pays when their ad is clicked. This is the most popular model as advertisers won’t pay anything for an ad that doesn’t generate a lot of clicks. 

Cost-Per-Action (CPA)

With a CPA model, advertisers only pay for clicks that lead to a specific action. This might include an app install, a form submission, registration, or newsletter signup. It’s a low-risk option for professionals since they’ll only pay for specific outcomes.

Advertising in Mobile Apps Leads to Better Targeting

In-app advertising is displayed in the context of the app, which means they’re usually more natural than ads seen in a browser. Additionally, many apps can be made to be interactive and be chosen to display at certain points during an in-app experience. But, what’s even more important is its ability to target very specific consumers.

Advertisers are able to achieve this by pulling direct demographics and geo-location data. This allows us to analyze and determine if particular apps are a good fit for your marketing strategy. Additionally, this detailed view enables us to fine-tune our strategy to ensure we’re not wasting your time and money on an audience who wouldn’t engage with your ad.

Advertising in Mobile Apps is Going to Get a Boost With 5G

5G-enabled smartphones are one of the biggest innovations hitting the market. By 2023, global 5G smartphone shipments are expected to exceed 424 million. This means many smartphone users are going to experience improvements in their mobile experience, such as high-definition media and greater interactive technology. These developments open a wealth of new opportunities for advertisers, giving them more room for creative solutions and even more engaging in-app ads. 

ON Advertising is YOUR Partner Across All Marketing Activities

To attract prospective customers, having an online presence is essential in today’s business world. By employing strategic advertising in mobile apps, you can effectively reach your target audience and generate more leads for your business. 
As a leading ad agency, ON Advertising specializes in making your company seen by those who matter – current and prospective customers. Our team consists of a variety of professionals with backgrounds in PR, video production, copywriting, strategy, media buying, and more; ensuring you have the support across all marketing activities. Contact us today and learn how we can help maximize your marketing efforts.

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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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Why Should You Have Marketing in Your Business?

Marketing isn’t just a part of your business – it is your business. Almost every aspect of your business depends on your marketing strategy. Why? Because everything you do revolves around sales and marketing leads to more of it. Marketing is a powerful tool that ensures consumers have their eyes on your brand and products. With a well-developed strategy, you can grow your business even further.

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 why you should adopt marketing into your business.

What is Marketing?

The term “marketing” is very broad as it can pertain to a lot of activities like media buying, advertising, social media, branding, public relations, and so much more. However, the overarching goal is the same – bring consumer attention to your business. This leads to awareness, brand loyalty, and most importantly, sales.

Identifies Consumer Needs

Not only does marketing determine consumer needs, but it also creates consumer needs. Why should they buy from you? What sets you apart from your competition? As advertising professionals, it is our job to tell people the when, why, and how they can engage with your business. Oftentimes, this involves playing to their consumer needs.

For instance, if you’re a restaurant owner who specializes in Mexican cuisine, how can you differentiate yourself from your competitors? There are several routes you can go; you use fresh ingredients, you’re authentic, you’re close to a major attraction, etc. What about offering vegetarian options?

Before fast-food chains brought Impossible Meat to their menus, Taco Bell was a hidden gem for vegetarian eaters. It gained many loyal customers because they were able to customize their menu items to fit their vegetarian diet. Thanks to its internal marketing team’s research, the fast-food chain found an opportunity to answer consumers’ need for vegetarian options by adding them to their menu. They partnered with American Vegetarian Association (AVA) to have the new menu items vegetarian-certified. This has been a huge differentiator from their competitors and boosts their brand image. 

Marketing Professionals Can Help Identify the Ideal Customer

To attract customers, you need to know who you are selling to. Part of a marketer’s job is to help you identify target audiences to ensure your brand attracts your ideal consumer. One way that ON Advertising achieves this is by developing consumer profiles. This involves extensive research into key demographics to ensure your messaging influences a reaction from the target customer.

When we develop these profiles, we look at a few things like:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Hobbies
  • Location
  • Income
  • Goals or motivation

Everyone is Going Digital, So Should You

According to Optinmonster, the global online shopping market size nearly hit $4 trillion in 2020, with $300 million in the United States alone. While traditional marketing still plays an integral role in attracting business, digital marketing has one of the biggest impacts on today’s consumers. 

Your customers are online, and you should be too. ON Advertising offers comprehensive digital services to ensure your presence is known by your target audience. This may involve a social media strategy, digital advertising, content development, and website design.

Darren Higgs, ON Advertising’s VP of Marketing explains, “The essence behind any effective marketing strategy is to understand our customers’ audience. The advantage of hiring an advertising agency is the ability to use tools to analyze audience intelligence. If you identify your audience’s biggest source of influence, and how they live day to day, then you can create new opportunities for your marketing and advertising efforts.” 

ON Advertising is Arizona’s Choice for Marketing Strategy

Every business needs some sort of marketing. It’s an incredible tool that leads to greater sales, customer loyalty, and a brighter brand image. The people at ON Advertising are masters in developing strategies to ensure your business is seen by your ideal customer. Our talented staff come from different backgrounds and carry unique skill sets to move your business forward. Visit our services page to learn how we can push your business to new heights.

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What Social Media Platforms are Right for My Business?

Choosing to advertise your business on social media offers a vast amount of opportunities that surpass the more traditional advertising avenues such as print and television. Just as social media offers users a way to connect with friends and family, it also offers users a way to connect with businesses. With almost 4 billion people active on social media platforms worldwide, if you’re not visibly active, then you’re missing out on a large customer base. Each social media platform is powerful in its own right but each platform offers unique benefits to businesses and users. So, which platform is right for you? As one of Phoenix’s fastest-growing advertising agencies of social media clients, the experts here can help.  

Restaurants and Hospitality

As a restaurant or hospitality-based business, your goal is to directly connect with the consumer to sell your product or service, and utilizing social media has proven to be the easiest and fastest way to do so. It offers a way to visually show users, and your future customers, what they can expect and experience from your product or service. Just as each social media platform is unique, each business is unique. While one platform may work for one business, it may not work for yours. The exception to the rule is Facebook. All businesses, no matter their size or industry, can easily leverage this platform and drive a large number of users to their page. Not only can you connect with these users, but you are also offering a resource for them to learn more about your business and to receive updates in real-time. 

As Facebook continues to grow in popularity for B2C businesses, Instagram is a close second. With one billion users currently on the platform, utilizing this highly visual platform offers another way to grow your business. By posting high-quality photos of products or services, you are offering users a look into the experience they can receive. Whether you are a restaurant and are posting menu items or a hair salon sharing your client’s transformations, Instagram is a valuable resource to connect and engage with your current and future audience. Being active on Instagram also opens another door of opportunity: user-generated content. Customers who have used your product or service and see you are active on the platform are compelled to post on their personal account and tag your account, exposing your business to a larger user base. Social media was created to connect and that still rings true today. Connecting with your past, present, and future users is the first step to successfully advertising your business on social media.  

Real Estate

When it comes to B2B marketing in real estate, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter are great platforms to start with. According to LinkedIn, it is the top-rated social media platform for lead generation, making it one of the best platforms for real estate B2B marketing. Many, if not all, real estate projects rely on some form of collaboration, so opportunities to cross-promote with other businesses such as construction, finance, and vendors are great ways to announce project developments and attract potential tenants. Though LinkedIn is a great platform to start, other platforms shouldn’t be overlooked. According to a survey conducted by Buffer in 2019, 93.7% of businesses use Facebook, with Twitter coming in second at 84.4%. 

Recruiting

Instagram is the social media platform known for sharing photos and short video content, making it a great place to recruit potential candidates. By sharing high-quality photos, it gives recruiters a chance to “humanize” the organization by sharing behind the scene posts. According to Sprout Social’s latest demographic update for 2021, Instagram achieved a milestone of 1 billion monthly active users at the end of 2020, with their largest age group being millennials. Although recruitment is open to all over the age of 18, the age group between 25-34 is a sweet spot to attract followers that may be interested in your organization. With a little bit of research, utilizing a hashtag strategy will drive more traffic to your page, creating more impressions and engagement with your content. Consistency is key on Instagram, so posting high-quality content with a clear brand voice will make you stand out. 

Government

Sprout Social’s Twitter stats for 2021 showed that much-discussed current events, such as the increased conversation around COVID-19 on a global scale and the lead-up to U.S. elections, drove interest to the platform of Twitter. By Q3 of 2020, Twitter saw a 29% increase of monetizable daily active usage. As trending topics continue to revolve around politics in 2021, the need to utilize social media platforms that discuss events and gather breaking news makes Twitter a prime place to share content and drive discussions for government organizations. Facebook and LinkedIn are great additional platforms to be on as well, as they allow organizations to connect with their audience on trending topics.

Technology

When it comes to technology, it’s no surprise that there’s still a large demographic gap between males and females throughout the industry, despite the steadily increasing number of women working in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers over the past few years. When it comes to which social media platforms tech companies should be on, this demographic statistic is important to take note of. According to Hootsuite’s latest Twitter Stats for 2021, Twitter has far more male users at 70% than female users at 30%. Although Twitter is great for quick updates, tech companies looking for B2B marketing should include Facebook and LinkedIn in addition to Twitter in their social media strategies.

Education

Instagram is the perfect place for businesses to make important announcements, as a post can receive four times more interactions on Instagram than compared to Facebook. A major takeaway from COVID-19 was that organizations within the education sector need to be able to quickly make important announcements about school closures, upcoming events, and more. With over 1 billion active monthly users on Instagram, the platform is great for making important statements and showing behind-the-scenes content. However, organizations within the education sector should also include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn in their social media marketing efforts to create open conversations with parents, students, staff, and potential employees.

CBD

According to Business News Daily, the U.S. CBD market is expected to reach $20 billion in sales by 2024. This impressive growth has led to a surge in new businesses that are trying to enter into one of the fastest-growing industries. Because of this competitive market, your business will need to be on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to increase brand awareness, connect with your target audience, and further educate consumers. Forbes has officially dubbed Instagram as the king of B2C social media due to its emphasis on high-quality visuals and the younger demographic that flocks to the platform. While targeting the younger market on Instagram is more appealing, it is also important to target older age groups on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. People over the age of 50 are responsible for more than half of consumer spending, according to Harvard Business Review.

Nonprofit

As a nonprofit organization, your main goals for social media are spreading awareness of your mission and amplifying your brand voice. Being active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram is a great way to boost your organization’s visibility. Not only do these platforms help raise awareness for your mission, but they also have helpful tools to facilitate donations. Through Facebook, your followers can directly donate to your cause or create birthday fundraisers. There are also multiple tools on Instagram that eligible nonprofits and their followers can use to raise money directly on the platform, such as a profile donate button, donation stickers in Stories, and Live Donations. Many of these platforms are a great all-in-one tool that helps spread awareness, connect with the community, and raise funds for your cause.

ON Advertising Makes Social Media Look Easy

Face it, social media is not going anywhere. It’s only going to become more popular and your competitors are likely already on board. By partnering with ON Advertising, you’re not just investing in top-quality services. You’re investing in the future of your business by promoting customer engagement and enriching your brand exposure. Contact us today to learn how our creative social media team can help enhance your online presence! 

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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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Why Are Analytics Important in a Marketing Strategy?

Sometimes a gut feeling will drive an entrepreneur to take a chance.  While others may just throw a dart and hope for the best.  But to truly make confident decisions, business owners should rely on several tools available through analytics. Analytics has helped millions of businesses obtain data to plan, adjust, and implement effective marketing strategies. But what is marketing analytics, and why are they necessary for most digital marketing strategies? As one of the top advertising agencies in Phoenix, Arizona, we’ve got you covered below. 

What is Marketing Analytics?

Simply put, if you don’t know what isn’t working in a strategy, how are you going to fix it? Marketing analytics provides businesses with that information. A market analysis is a practice of measuring and analyzing performance data to maximize the efficiency of one’s marketing efforts. Furthermore, it allows businesses to improve their return on investment. This information can help guide professionals on what areas they need to work on to improve their strategy.

Metrics to Consider in One’s Analytics

With so many tools available, there are a lot of analytic software platforms you can use to gain valuable insight. In today’s digital world, we believe these are a few metrics to build an effective marketing strategy:

  • Organic search traffic
  • Top landing pages
  • Keywords
  • Traffic source

With this data, marketers and business owners can evaluate what their best course of action is. They can use this information to optimize their website’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO), plug-in keywords for Google Ads, learn who their audience is and where they are coming from, and build content relating to their keywords and landing pages. 

Past and Present Analytics

As mentioned above, analytics can provide data on what has happened in the past and what is happening now. This information allows you to examine what is and what is not working. Furthermore, it can provide valuable insights into an increase or decrease in sales, who and where the audience is, and how they found your business. 

Analytics Can Help Predict What Will Happen

According to GutCheck, the most important element of analytics software is its ability to help predict what will happen during the execution of a marketing strategy. With this information, one can examine key elements to predict their strategy’s future, such as consumer behavior, website engagement, and gain leads from similar users who have converted. This information helps you make educated decisions to enhance your business.

Analytics to Marketing Strategy with ON Advertising

As you’ve seen, analytics play a large role in a business’s digital marketing strategy. It provides business owners with key information about your marketing efforts and what you can do to make them stronger. However, many businesses and entrepreneurs aren’t experienced in setting up, tracking, and analyzing what these metrics mean and what their next move should be. That is where ON Advertising comes in.

For more than 25 years, we have been the go-to for effective marketing strategies. ON works closely with every client to ensure their needs are met on-time and on-budget. Our creative team of professionals is capable of analyzing data and incorporating it into a plan of action. Contact us today and learn how we can help your business.

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ON Advertising is Starting Off 2021 Strong

Between our company growth, working with new exciting clients, and winning more awards, 2020 was an eventful year for ON Advertising. We’re expecting 2021 to be even greater! So far, we’ve been recognized by two publications, Digital.com and Expertise, as one of the best digital marketing agencies in Phoenix, Arizona. We’re extremely proud of our team and can’t wait to see what else we achieve this year. You can learn how we were able to obtain these awards below. 

ON Advertising is One of the Top Advertising Agencies in Phoenix in 2021

At least, that is what Expertise and Digital.com say! We’re extremely proud to be recognized by these two organizations. Both evaluate companies in the Phoenix metro-area based on a number of variables; including reputation, credibility, experiences, professionalism, and many more. 

At ON Advertising, our team is dedicated to providing top-level services for each of our clients. Whether they’re in need of a website refresh, social media strategy, or PR and media outreach, we’re there to help elevate their marketing activities. In 2021, we’re just as committed to assisting our clients in meeting their business goals.  

2021 is the Perfect Time for a New Web Design

With the continuous innovation of technology, people are interacting with brands differently than in years past. As a result, web design must adapt to new consumer behavior patterns. In 2021, it might be the perfect time for companies to transition to a new website.

ON Advertising has been recognized as one of the top digital marketing agencies for our web design services by Digital.com. They examined a number of Phoenix-based agencies relating to their size, services offered, and the industries they serve. They found that ON Advertising, amongst other firms, excelled in specific areas, such as manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and healthcare.

ON Advertising works to combine research-driven strategy, responsive coding, and interactive experiences to develop a compelling website. Furthermore, we build mobile-friendly websites to make sure each client is keeping up with market trends. By partnering with us, businesses can be assured that they’re receiving our utmost quality of service. 

ON Advertising is One of Phoenix’s Best Branding Agencies

Recently, Digital.com announced that we have been named one of the best branding agencies in Phoenix in 2021. We’re honored to receive this award. We have a strong passion for making companies stand out and strive to develop brands with personality to attract your target audience.

This Year, Partner with ON Advertising

As one of the top advertising agencies in Phoenix, Arizona, we strive to combine innovation and creative ideas to every assignment. We’re excited to continue this mission and look forward to developing new projects and relationships with our clients. If you’re looking to enhance your marketing efforts this year, contact us and one of our team members will be in touch.

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