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Common Digital Marketing Strategy Mistakes

Avoid These Common Digital Marketing Strategy Mistakes

Failing to plan is planning to fail, and digital marketing is no exception to this timeless adage. By thoughtfully researching and planning the best marketing strategies, each step is fine-tuned to launch the most successful competitive edge over your top competitors. 

Failing to identify your target audience, track competitors, develop compelling content, and distribute through key channels are lost opportunities to secure the most success. 

Although it may feel daunting to compile the backend work that needs to be done, it’s highly worthwhile. Watch out for the following common mistakes every digital marketer needs to avoid.

Mistake #1 — Failing to Speak to Your Audience’s Needs and Wants

In order to craft a compelling message that is shareable and memorable, you need to know who you’re speaking to, along with their needs and wants in relation to your business. Consider your ideal buyer and how your service or products solve their problems.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Who is my primary and secondary target buyer? Why? 
  • How do their demographics support my business goals and align with my mission/values?
  • What are their needs, behaviors, and concerns? How do these connect with what I am offering?
  • How do my products or services help them achieve their goals?
  • How is my ideal customer most likely to hear about my product? What social media channels?

Building a buyer persona will greatly help you make the most of your marketing efforts before executing campaigns.

Mistake #2 — Failing to Map out the Buyer’s Journey

There’s a wonderful book that details the importance as well as the roadmap to planning out your buyer’s journey. Digital marketing that is not implementing a story brand in its efforts is making a huge mistake. 

Every buyer is on a journey and you need to identify the milestones your buyer will likely face when on their way to discovering and remaining loyal to what you offer. This may include certain gatekeepers and motivators through shared challenges and decision-making crossroads. You want your brand to play a strong role in guiding and leading your buyer toward what you know they need and want (see the previous mistake). 

Apply some thought and intention to your buyer journey and you’ll see a dramatic improvement in strategizing and executing successful messaging.

Mistake #3— Not Tracking Your KPIs

Your key performance indicators (KPIs) are a vital element of your overall strategy. When businesses fail to track these, they lose out on the opportunity to capitalize on conversion and sales opportunities. You need to see through responsive data what is working and what is a waste of your time and effort. Put your energy where it’s working by using tracking methods. 

Gather data on the time your customer is spending on the pages you’ve optimized, how cooperative they are with gated offers, etc. Are there any pages with unresponsive buttons or obstacles that would make a potential buyer click away? Outlining and tracking your KPIs is a game changer for anyone serious about leveraging their time and effort.

ON Advertising is One of Phoenix’s Top Advertising Agencies

ON Advertising consists of brand strategists working synergistically to develop and support successful market influence. Our full-scale consideration of each facet of marketing and advertising operates with clear goals and objectives laid out for each client and their unique needs. 

Our team of thinkers, creatives, and observers blend their talents together to help develop a brand that works for you.  Whether you are seeking additional advertising advice for your marketing strategy or any other retail project, we can make it happen!
Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business shine!

Market Strategy

Building a Successful Market Strategy

Successful market strategies are meant to be fluid. While businesses are tempted to continue using what worked well in the past, this fixed way of thinking could leave you in the dust of your more agile competitors. Plateaus in business are drop-traps worth avoiding as you navigate your marketing strategy plans.

When you’re facing a challenge, analyze your approach to marketing. You’ll likely find holes in areas that have changed in the market and require new methods to boost your visibility and profits. 

It’s possible when you enforce a go-to-market strategy.

Building Your Default Market Strategy

When laying the foundation for the success of your business, you need a go-to strategy that takes into account your capabilities and goals. Also, consider where you stand in the market and how you’re best serving your customers with what you offer. 

This foundational strategy plan will lay out a blueprint to follow as you launch and relaunch products and services. Part of the planning process is collecting information on customer experience and areas of improvement.

Putting a Strong Plan in Place

Some basic marketing truths ring true across the board. While you should customize your approach depending on your company’s unique positioning, the following steps provide a strong framework to get you started. 

Step One: Identify Your Main Goals

The main goals that got your business started may not work in your favor to take you where you want to go. Think carefully about the new goals you are setting and how achieving them will support your overall mission. Communicate these goals to your team to have a cohesive sense of direction and purpose in work duties and performance. 

Step Two: Make a Realistic Timeline

Setting up a realistic timeline with intended milestones helps set clear expectations for everyone involved. Before launching your strategy, you need to look ahead at what tasks need to be accomplished and estimate by when you can expect to be ready. 

Step Three: Work through the Process

Delegate the details of the strategy process to those on your team. Make clear definitions of what needs to be done and when including the background work necessary to get started. 

Background aspects may include developing:

  • Customer buyer profiles: interviewing and research
  • Auditing your closest competitors
  • Conducting lead generation best practices (SEO, content creation, etc.)
  • Measurable goals and KPIs

Once you’ve begun your foundational market strategizing, it’s time to execute the work it takes to reach your defined goals. 

Communicate with your team on how sales and marketing are working best in today’s marketplace and where they are heading. Discuss the new workflow process your team will be involved in, and how to guide potential customers through their journey into loyal brand followers.

Launching a successful brand strategy begins by organizing your business to align with your specific goals. The foundational framework outlined is a great way to get the creative juices flowing and start personalizing your marketing efforts.

ON Advertising is One of Phoenix’s Top Advertising Agencies

ON Advertising consists of brand strategists working synergistically to develop and support successful market influence. Our full-scale consideration of each facet of marketing and advertising operates with clear goals and objectives laid out for each client and their unique needs. 

Our team of thinkers, creatives, and observers blend their talents together to help develop a brand that works for you.  Whether you are seeking additional advertising advice for your marketing strategy or any other retail project, we can make it happen!

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business shine!

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Highlights from the Annual 4A’s Stratfest in NYC

As proud members of 4A’s, a prestigious marketing support network, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to attend this year’s NYC Stratfest. 

4A’s is leading our industry in assisting members to effectively shape culture through creative connection-making. No opportunity is wasted. And as a full-service advertising and marketing agency, we take pride in cultivating our talents. 

Stratfest provided the perfect opportunity for other agencies like ours to gather and diversify our awareness of what’s trending and how best to execute on behalf of the clients we serve.

What is Stratfest?

The focus of Stratfest revolves around ‘strategy’ and what it means as we develop our marketing and communications efforts in an ever-evolving consumer landscape. How brands communicate and connect with their potential clients depends immensely on the strategies executed. This two-day event draws everyone under one roof to showcase and celebrate the strategies proving most effective in marketing, media, and advertising across the world.

It is a time to network and grow as an industry, developing strategies that go beyond boosting sales for our clients to transforming our culture and challenging routine methodology. 

Highlights from 4A’s Stratfest NYC

Here are some of the many highlights from the event:

2022 Jay Chiat Awards

As a 25-year tradition, the 2022 Jay Chiat Awards were held as part of the Stratfest festivities. The awards were broken into gold, silver, and bronze winners for the following categories:

  • Brand Pivot Strategy
  • Connection Strategy
  • CX Strategy
  • Experiential Strategy
  • Global Strategy
  • Healthcare Strategy
  • National Strategy
  • Nonprofit Strategy
  • PR Strategy
  • Production Service Creation Strategy
  • Regional Strategy
  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Grand Prix
  • Most Awarded Agency in 25 years
  • Most Awarded Agency Network in 25 years

The winners of all these categories were widely celebrated and recognized for executing the most effective strategic plans leading to breakthrough results for their clients. Extraordinary ideas and creativity flowed with each agency and individual recognized during the ceremony.  

Exponential Learning Throughout the Event

All throughout the event, it was evident how beneficial it is to pack an audience full of successful visionaries together and share ideas on what’s working in the industry. The hybrid event focused on reinvigorating our talents, creativity, and dreams for what’s possible in advertising and marketing. While focusing our communities with purpose remains vital, brands need relevant authenticity more than ever. Achieving these results was profusely discussed and visually represented throughout Stratfest 2022. 

Overall, our team came away with new vigor and invaluable strategy insights to use for more effective marketing and advertising. In many ways, it felt like a family reunion with other like-minded and purposed individuals. We’re proud to be a member of the successful 4A’s community and to reach the new heights we aspire to as an organization.

ON Advertising is One of Phoenix’s Top Advertising Agencies

ON Advertising consists of brand strategists working synergistically to develop and support successful market influence. Our full-scale consideration of each facet of marketing and advertising operates with clear goals and objectives laid out for each client and their unique needs. 

Our team of thinkers, creatives, and observers blend their talents together to help develop a brand that works for you. Whether you are seeking additional advertising advice for your marketing strategy or any other retail project, we can make it happen!

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business shine!

PeddlerCon

PeddlerCon

Peddler’s Son is a longstanding client of ON Advertising. One of our favorite parts about working with them is getting to plan, promote, and attend their yearly event: PeddlerCon.

Who is Peddler’s Son

It all started when Ted Palmisano created an open-air produce market selling watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew from the back of his pickup truck. Once the business really began to thrive, Ted called on the help of his finance-savvy brother, Joe, to continue growing what we know as Peddler’s Son. Today, Peddler’s Son is a trusted wholesale delivery produce partner, specializing in product quality and customer service.

What is PeddlerCon

Started 7 years ago by the owners of Peddler’s Son, PeddlerCon is a yearly event filled with mouthwatering food from Arizona and California, music, and awards. Not only is this event a way to celebrate the local food industry and foster vendor relationships, but it also serves as a thank you from the Peddler’s Son owners to their partners and vendors.

PeddlerCon 2022 Highlights

This year PeddlerCon was hosted on August 30 at the Talking Stick Resort. It included fun competitions, a DJ, awards celebrating suppliers, and over 100 vendors. The vendors served all kinds of amazing products, ranging from meat, dairy, and produce to household cleaning supplies. 

Peddler’s Son was also pleased to host its first-ever PeddlerCon food art competition. Chefs from across the valley were able to showcase an artistic spin on Peddler’s Son food products. 

Our Involvement

ON Advertising was working on PeddlerCon every step of the way, from promotions to the day of the event. We even had a dedicated team of staff meeting weekly to brainstorm ideas and go over logistics. The success of the event and ON’s contributions are due to three main sectors:

Events Department 

Filling the day with entertainment and decorations, our events department got it all done. The ON events staff planned the new food art competition, along with other mini competitions happening throughout the day, such as guessing the spice by smell. We also prepared the floral arrangements, signage, and photo booth you might’ve seen at the event. Behind the scenes, the events department handled all the communication with vendors regarding signage and adherence to the event plans: a vital part of PeddlerCon.

Promotion

During the preparation of PeddlerCon, the ON team used various channels of promotion. We ran advertisements through the Arizona Restaurant Association, updated the Peddler’s Son website to promote the event on the banner and on the PeddlerCon page, and connected with Peddler’s Son subscribers through email blasts. We not only incorporated PeddlerCon promotions into the regularly scheduled Peddler’s Son email blasts, but we also created new email blasts to specifically highlight PeddlerCon and to encourage event registration. We find email blasts to be a great way to connect with the Peddler’s Son audience and spread the word about the event. Another side of our promotion efforts comes from video production. We created PeddlerCon promotional videos straight from our studio and shot content at the event to post a follow-up video. 

Design

All of the signage at the PeddlerCon event was put together by ON Advertising designers. Our brilliant team of designers also created the PeddlerCon logo, promotional flyers for the event, and invites to the vendor cocktail party on the eve of PeddlerCon.

All of this hard work led up to the important day when our team was on-site and able to witness the fruition of our efforts. We were thrilled with the outcome of PeddlerCon 2022 and we hope to see you at next year’s event!

ON Advertising is One of Phoenix’s Top Advertising Agencies

ON Advertising consists of brand strategists working synergistically to develop and support successful market influence.  Our full-scale consideration of each facet of marketing and advertising operates with clear goals and objectives laid out for each client and their unique needs. 

Our team of thinkers, creatives, and observers blend their talents together to help develop a brand that works for you.  Whether you are seeking additional advertising advice for your marketing strategy or any other retail project, we can make it happen!

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business shine!

grand opening

Grand Openings: Mastering Your First Impression

Grand openings are often a long-awaited celebration of the development of a business. Watching your dreams materialize on grand opening day is a memory that will last you a lifetime. It’s rewarding to see your hard work and diligence finally pay off. 

However, as with any first impression, mastering a successful grand opening is key.  Establishing your brand identity in the marketplace is crucial for your ongoing reputation. At these special events, your business is officially gaining attention and drawing in new customers. It’s the perfect opportunity to make a strong impression on your community and competitors alike. 

Grand openings are appealing to potential customers, especially as people are more inclined to get out of the house, find an event to attend, and maybe even choose a new favorite business.

How Grand Openings Set You Up For Success

Grand openings are not only an entertaining way to introduce a new business, but they are a gold mine for marketing initiatives. If used effectively, grand openings are a great tool for promoting the unique qualities that set your business apart from others. 

Investing in an impressive grand opening event may appear daunting, especially when you’re just starting out. However, the benefits are worth it. 

The Benefits of a Successful Grand Opening

Generate Long-Lasting Talk — 

Hosting a grand opening may cause some buzz around your company and the event. Some companies write press releases to announce the opening, using the press as a way to reach their audience and generate great conversations around new products and services. 

Grand openings also create buzz through social media and word-of-mouth communication. For example, there’s nothing more satisfying than potential customers hearing about your new restaurant opening downtown, inviting their friends for a special dinner, and then becoming regulars. 

Media Coverage — 

Events like these are a great way to generate good publicity. Sending out press releases is a way of enticing local newspapers, radio stations, tv stations, and potential customers to spread the word about the big event. This puts your business under a much-needed spotlight and often leads to more customers, more positive press, and all-around company success. 

Connect with New Customers — 

Announcing a grand opening targets customers who are looking for new places to eat, shop, or run other errands. You may also use media coverage and advertising to target those who aren’t necessarily looking for new businesses to frequent but may be open to the idea once they hear about your event.

Creating a welcoming event that introduces the business to the community may end up attracting a lot of new customers. The buzz around a new business even without a grand opening oftentimes is already helpful in the success of the business. However, launching a grand opening may attract even more customers and attention. 

Keep a lively environment to captivate the interest of new customers at an opening. Providing free samples and placing banners or signs outside the establishment prove to be great methods of engaging the public.

Network with Other Businesses –

Grand openings give you the opportunity to introduce your business to other local businesses nearby. The event serves as a way to meet neighboring business owners and cultivate relationships with them. This may be important to the future success of your business. 

For example, these business owners may be able to recommend your business to their own customers. Tap into this resource and you have the potential to gain a long list of new customers, and with luck, loyal ones who will frequent your establishment.

ON Advertising is One of Phoenix’s Top Advertising Agencies

ON Advertising consists of brand strategists working synergistically to develop and support successful market influence.  Our full-scale consideration of each facet of marketing and advertising operates with clear goals and objectives laid out for each client and their unique needs. 

Our team of thinkers, creatives, and observers blend their talents together to help develop a brand that works for you.  Whether you are seeking additional advertising advice for your marketing strategy or any other retail project, we can make it happen!

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business shine!

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Karrie Webb Wins LPGA Tournament at Salina Country Club

Salina Country Club— a client of ON Advertising, proudly hosted the 2022 LPGA Senior Championship with a full three-day event coming to an end last week. Karrie Webb was named the winner by the end of the live-streamed tournament and crowned this year’s first-time Senior Champion! 

The LPGA event brought people together from around the world to participate and enjoy a weekend-long tournament filled with challenging and exhilarating activities for amateurs and professionals alike. 

We are proud to have supported this much-anticipated event by creating beautifully graphic designed signage, an official Tournament Program Booklet, and more that we’ll discuss further on. 

Now let’s dive into the details!

Annika Sorentstam vs. Karrie Webb

The tournament had been billed as a Battle of Hall of Famers, as the 47-year-old Webb and 51-year-old Annika Sorenstam rekindled a rivalry that spans decades. Sorenstam, a Swede, and the Australian Webb have played head to head dozens of times and have a combined 113 LPGA titles, including 17 majors and a total of 150 wins worldwide. 

Karrie Webb’s First Senior Championship Title

The two Hall of Fame players felt the pressure of the competition as the game continued to advance, and they were tied at the final turn. However, Annika closed with a 69, not making a birdie the rest of the way and putting Karrie in the lead. The 2022 LPGA Senior Championship tournament offered Karrie Webb a challenging yet rewarding victory playing against a well-experienced rival— Annika Sorenstam. Despite the loud cheers for Annika and the reputation she carried throughout her many years dominating women’s professional golf, Karrie Webb persevered. She closed with a 5-under 67, for a four-shot victory over Annika Sorenstam. Karrie finished 14-under 202, winning her first senior title and a prize of $60,000.

Karrie Webb was pronounced the winner, later taking the stage with thanks and appreciation for her rewards and recognition. On the way to her first senior title,  Webb knew she must play her best when Sorenstam sunk a first-hole eagle in the final round. Webb later told reporters, “It was kind of a ‘game-on’ moment. Once that went in, I was like, ‘All right, here we go.’ I just knew I had to play my best golf.” 

Congratulations to Karrie Webb from everyone at ON Advertising!

ON Advertising Providing Real-Time Coverage in Salina, Kansas

Our role at the agency was pivotal in capturing the real-time events of the LPGA Senior Championship and sharing them with the world. 

Long before the event kicked off, our skilled team of creatives successfully promoted this event by developing special landing pages, ad banners, blog post content, and other ad announcements on the Salina Country Club website, social media, local advertising, and media buys. Throughout the planning process, our accounts team worked with our LPGA contacts to organize event marketing strategies for significantly increasing ticket sales and Pro-Am Tournament sign-ups. 

On the weekend of the LPGA tournament, On Advertising was there and ready to capture all the action, passion, enthusiasm, awards, and community engagement of the event. Select team members traveled to Salina, Kansas to shoot videos, take photographs, and provide real-time social media updates throughout each day of the tournament.

On Ad’s before, during, and after involvement proved to bolster event awareness and community engagement, providing anticipation for an even greater turnout for next year’s annual LPGA event. 

Giving Back to the Community

The Salina Country Club provided a beautifully spacious and bright backdrop for the tournament. The atmosphere was filled with enthusiasm and excitement from fans, spectators, amateur players, and fellow participants. It was sponsored by The Bennington State Bank with a portion of the proceeds going towards supporting the Love Chloe Foundation.

The Salina, Kansas community came together to make the experience for everyone involved a memorable one. All the sponsors and partners assisting with accommodations and activities throughout the weekend are tremendously valuable for their contribution to the success of the 2022 LPGA Championship Tournament. 

ON Advertising is One of Phoenix’s Top Advertising Agencies

ON Advertising consists of brand strategists working synergistically to develop and support successful market influence. Our full-scale consideration of each facet of marketing and advertising operates with clear goals and objectives laid out for each client and their unique needs. 

Our team of thinkers, creatives, and observers blend their talents to develop a brand that works for you. Whether you are seeking advice on how to revamp your business attraction or need help with any marketing project, we can make it happen!
Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business shine.

Client Spotlight: Salina Country Club

We are proud to showcase our latest client, Salina Country Club – one of the many successful companies owned by JRI Hospitality, a long-standing client of ours. We’ve had the great pleasure of building and promoting their brand for a polished and presentable market presence that accurately reflects their mission and vision. 

Our marketing and advertising efforts have continued to reach the span of the local market for Salina Country Club. We showcase their many exceptional benefits available, quality service, and overall enjoyment that awaits through fine-tuned marketing strategies.

About Salina Country Club

For more than a century, Salina Country Club has been a gathering place for making unforgettable memories. A true social organization and a staple to the Salina community. In 1911, the country club was initially established and final construction was completed a year later. The country club constructed its clubhouses and golf courses upon an impressive 163 acres of rolling hills.

Since 1913, the Salina Country Club has encouraged female participation in golf and other activities they regularly host. An organization was formed, called “Country Club Ladies” in 1923 and in 1928, the first Ladies’ Golf Championship was established to honor women who love the sport. 

Recently, the expansive property has undergone several million dollars in renovations to increase its modernization and offer more amenities with pools, tennis courts, fine dining, party areas, fitness centers, and much more.

Centered Around the Local Community

Located in Salina, Kansas, this prestigious country club is home to many exquisite amenities and annual events including this year’s 2022 Senior LPGA Championship tournament. They provide countless opportunities for rewarding experiences for both members and guests alike. The local community is truly the heart of what Salina Country Club is all about. 

With its century-long history, the community has relied on the country club for all types of social gatherings and recreational activities. Countless friendships and lasting memories have formed as a result of its community legacy of bringing everyone together. Salina Country Club is an extension of the families that make it a part of their lives generation after generation.

We Build Brands that Entice and Excite

Behind every business endeavor is the opportunity to entice interest and generate excitement around what your business has to offer in goods and services. Salina Country Club is no different and it is a true pleasure tailoring our keen marketing skills towards increased memberships and so much more. Our efforts have also seen a significant increase in raising awareness and engagement towards events and activities that might otherwise go unnoticed. 

For nearly 30 years, ON Advertising has been one of Arizona’s top marketing agencies as we continually deliver favorable results for our clients. We take a strategic-creative approach to increasing our client’s annual revenue. Our business partnerships are centered around tracking and improving their bottom-line growth and expansion.

Marketing and Advertising Trends that Work

At ON Advertising, we focus our efforts on what’s working without wasting time with out-of-date or out-of-touch tactics. We are keen observers of changing trends while balancing tried and true methodology to reach new customers and encourage long-lasting brand loyalty. 

Our eye-catching websites offer a rich experience for users who are curious about your business and need to know about all the wonderful things you offer. Our toolset includes email marketing, social media marketing, search engine optimization, engaging content, and so much more all aimed at your success.

Marketing and Advertising Trends that Work

ON Advertising consists of brand strategists working synergistically to develop and support successful market influence. Our full-scale consideration of each facet of marketing and advertising operates with clear goals and objectives laid out for each client and their unique needs. 

Our team of thinkers, creatives, and trend observers blend their talents to develop a brand that works for you. Whether you are seeking additional advertising advice or any other marketing project, we can make it happen!
Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business shine.

Small business retailer working on Public Relations

How Retailers Benefit from Public Relations Agencies

Reputation is everything for retailers in a competitive market vying for the loyalty of their ideal target demographic. A quality public image serves to bolster a company’s success over a long period of time. Public relations (PR) is the key tool used by retailers to manage their relationship with the public and its various aspects of engagement. Public relations agencies foster, preserve and protect a retailer’s positive image. Conducting damage control on hearsay or false information that lacks proper context are some of the many battles public relations teams manage on the behalf of retailers.

Top Benefits of Having a PR Agency 

Let’s discuss why having an exceptional agency should never be overlooked. 

Raises and Reinforces Credibility — As a retailer, a PR agency works diligently to keep your image sustainable in the sphere of public consciousness.  How a retail company is portrayed will put it at a greater advantage over its competitors.  Without a respectable team, you may be at risk of encountering costly strife to your reputation and brand’s credibility.  Losing public trust is not easily regained, especially when you don’t have a prepared plan of action to best address issues as they arise. 

Yields a High Return on Investment (ROI)— Retailers of all sizes can take advantage of the strong ROI public relations agencies offer.  It is an investment that yields impressive results as free media is often used to spread brand awareness and elicit demand for what you have to offer in the market.  Contrast this with paying for advertisements and you have a more cost-effective marketing strategy to follow. 

Stretch Your Brand’s Reach— Investing in a public relations agency is a great way to significantly widen your brand’s reach.  There is no sense in having a great product or service that fails to reach its income-generating potential due to a lack of awareness that your brand even exists. Public relations can change all that and offer a refined communication approach to your target audience. Leveraging the resources available through online social media outlets it’s possible to maximize the scope of your brand’s reach and influence. PR requires the right plan at the right time, and when it is done correctly, it can really help a business reach its goals. By utilizing trustworthy news sources, your business will grow and boost its brand awareness

The Power of Good Publicity

Publicity is undoubtedly powerful, possessing the capability to reach a large audience within seconds, like a wildfire resulting from one strike of a match. Good publicity drives the success and engagement of many potential new customers.  A larger platform to operate from is highly desirable for small retailers looking to get ahead. 

Although the benefits of good publicity are important, most small businesses don’t know how to get started when it comes to building a good public image, let alone managing it as the business grows and expands its reach of influence.  The importance of a public relations agency cannot be overlooked when desiring to grow your business and brand loyalty.

ON Advertising is One of Phoenix’s Top Advertising Agencies

ON Advertising consists of brand strategists working synergistically to develop and support successful market influence.  Our full-scale consideration of each facet of marketing and advertising operates with clear goals and objectives laid out for each client and their unique needs. 

Our team of thinkers, creatives, and observers blend their talents together to help develop a brand that works for you.  Whether you are seeking additional advertising advice for your marketing strategy or any other retail project, we can make it happen!

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business shine!

Gen Z friends using mobile smartphone outdoor

How To Reach Gen Z in Your Advertising

Keep it real. Gen Z is not interested in marketing gimmicks and advertising game-play. This generation doesn’t settle for what’s worked in the past. It’s a demographic hooked on TikTok and other creative platforms for self-expression. 

They are less likely to buy into something at face value and instead look behind the curtain for shared values and virtues held by the brand. The best thing advertisers can do is understand what makes the Gen Z consumer demographic different and use this information to their advantage.

What Works When Advertising to Gen Z

Let’s explore in more detail what actually works when advertising to Gen Z and why. There are likely to be areas you’ll need to rework your current ad strategy to elevate effectiveness.

Convey Strong and Clear Values and Mission

This generation doesn’t tolerate smoke and mirrors of any kind. Not in what’s coming down the advertising pipelines nor ambiguous values or generic mission statements. Depth and authenticity are of high priority among the Gen Z collective. 

They appreciate and arguably demand no-nonsense transparency in a brand’s values and mission. They understand their purchasing power and are adamant about using their finances to support a brand whose cause they believe in.

Why it Works — They understand influence. Gen Zers want to be part of a movement when supporting brands and their underlying values and virtues. They know they can either help influence a product or service or seek to shun it out of existence.

Overall, they need to feel like they are making a positive impact on the world in the areas they believe are important. When brands align with their strongly held beliefs, they will support them.

Connect with Influencers

Influencers are the liaison between Gen Z consumers and the competition of brands vying for their loyalty. They hold tremendous advertising power to the Gen Z audience. Influencers will be honest and transparent through unfiltered opinions and reviews. It’s especially effective when influencers are fellow Gen Zers and therefore better able to speak to their own generation with the understanding of what they value.

Why it Works — Trust is crucial to Gen Z. When they have an influencer they trust, they are much more likely to follow their recommendations and invest in the products they promote. They want honesty over salesy tricks and gimmicks.

ON Advertising is One of Phoenix’s Top Advertising Agencies

ON Advertising consists of brand strategists working synergistically to develop and support successful market influence. Our full-scale consideration of each facet of marketing and advertising operates with clear goals and objectives laid out for each client and their unique needs. 

Our team of thinkers, creatives, and observers blend their talents to develop a brand that works for you. Whether you are seeking additional advertising advice for your Gen Z audience or any other marketing project, we can make it happen!
Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help your business shine.

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