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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.

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We Did It Again: ON is One of the Best Advertising Agencies in Phoenix

There’s nothing like being acknowledged for your hard work. ON Advertising is excited to share that we have been named one of the best advertising agencies in Phoenix in 2022. Between our company’s growth and working with many new exciting clients, this is just the icing on the cake. So far we’ve been recognized by two publications, Expertise.com and Digital.com. 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. 

How Did Expertise.com Name Us One of the Best Advertising Agencies in Phoenix

Expertise’s goal is to connect people with the best local experts. They scored over 254 agencies in Phoenix and broke down the best 35 based on each company’s availability, qualifications, reputation, experience, and professionalism. Based on their scores, this is what ON Advertising got:

  • Online Profile: Good
  • Average Review Score: 4.6/5 (Best)
  • Total Reviews: 11 (Better)
  • Score Consistency: Consistent (Best)

How Did Digital.com Name Us One of the Best Advertising Agencies in Phoenix

Digital’s advertising and marketing agency reviews are based on over 40 hours of research on 230+ agencies across the web. Their goal is to help small businesses and startups find the best advertising and marketing agency for their needs. They evaluate agencies based on their service lines, their size, and the industries that they focus on. Based on their research for the Phoenix metro area, ON Advertising is one of two standouts.

ON Advertising is Your Choice for Quality Marketing Services

As one of the top advertising agencies in Phoenix, Arizona, we strive to combine innovation and creative ideas to every assignment. Whether it’s part of our video production services and social media or our PR capabilities and event planning, we’re the go-to for quality servicing. 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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Client Spotlight: The Original Grande

After much anticipation and excitement, JRI Hospitality officially opened its first The Original Grande location in Salina, Kansas on February 7th, 2022. The road to get here was long, but for ON Advertising, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences. We helped JRI create a brand that would stand out to consumers for its exceptional service and commitment to providing quality food. 

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 have helped JRI Hospitality launch The Original Grande and create a brand that excites its customers. 

Who Are The Original Grande?

The Original Grande is a blossoming fast-casual restaurant chain that is owned and operated by JRI Hospitality. JRI has extensive experience in managing a variety of hospitality businesses including Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Chompie’s, Mokas Cafe, and the Salina Country Club. 

The Original Grande is one of their newer concepts that focus on serving affordable Mexican food with friendly service. Their menu is full of your favorites, including tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and their famous taco burger. As a new venture, they needed help creating their brand from the ground up. 

We Developed a Laid-Back Website That Builds Customers’ Appetites

One of the first things we were tasked with for The Original Grande was to create a website with personality and mouth-watering imagery. 

Mexican food is loved by all and we wanted to highlight how the restaurant welcomes any and everyone to enjoy The Original Grande menu. To achieve this, we created a brand tone of voice that is laid-back and welcoming to any and every diner craving a taste of the southwest. 

Frankie Calandra, ON Advertising’s Copywriter, explains, “when I was developing the copy for the website I looked at many different companies to see how they were presenting their Mexican food and overall business. I learned that creating a down-to-earth voice is important, especially when offering affordable menu items like The Original Grande.” He adds, “So, I incorporated fun language into the copy to show that while the restaurant takes its food seriously, they are a fun company to engage with.” 

Since the website’s launch in January, the site has received 5,000+ user visits and has no signs of slowing down. This is due to our SEO techniques, strong website copy, design, and engaging social media content.

We Use Social Media to Excite The Original Grande Fans

Speaking of social media, it’s a very important part of The Original Grande’s marketing strategy. We run the franchise’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, sharing images of their menu items and informing their audience of any updates about the brand. Our strategy is simple – spread the word of The Original Grande and encourage residents of the cities they’re located to visit. 

“Facebook alone sees a high number of engagement. On average, a post will receive an engagement rate of 200.” says Michelle Berry, ON’s Director of Social Media. ”I am thrilled to see where we have taken the brand’s social. Its growth in followers and engagement has truly been exciting to watch.”

Email Marketing is Designed to Inform

One activity we just launched, now that The Original Grande is officially open, is sending out emails to people who’ve subscribed to the e-club. We are focusing our email campaigns around hiring events, location updates, limited-time offers, and more. According to our Mailchimp analytics, since our first email campaign, the brand has experienced an open rate of 40%. 

As the brand continues to grow and develop an even larger following, we anticipate this number to grow significantly.

We Created Corporate Characters That Relate to their Customers

As we began developing The Original Grande brand, we started thinking about other fast-food chains and what made them so unique. One of the biggest things we found was how businesses have a corporate character that almost mirrors the values and brand image they wish to portray.

So, we began knocking around some ideas for the brand. We came up with Señor Grande and Chico Grande. Their story goes like this:

Señor Grande, a southwestern saguaro, and his son, Chico Grande, were tired of the scorching hot Arizona summers and limited supply of water. The two decided to embark on a journey to find the perfect place to call home. They visited every state and every major city and noticed many did not have easy access to affordable Mexican cuisine.

The idea for The Original Grande was born. By prioritizing high-quality ingredients, the father-son duo made it their mission to satisfy customers’ cravings for affordable, quality Mexican food. They chose to set up shop in Kansas to entice people from all directions of the country to visit their restaurant.

Eric Garcia, ON Advertising’s Creative Director, explains what the duo represents, “It tells a humble origin story that represents the generation gap between old and new that brings authenticity to the brand. The story behind The Original Grande incorporates the company’s core values in a fun, engaging way. Additionally, we made it as simple as possible so anyone who reads Señor and Chico Grande’s journey understands what to expect when they visit one of the TOG restaurants.“

ON Advertising Are Experts in B2C Businesses

We are proud of the work we accomplished for The Original Grande and JRI Hospitality, and we are 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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Creating Brand-tastic Social Media Content for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us; which means it’s time to plan a social media strategy that excites and delights online users. Many platforms see a tremendous spike in conversations during the holidays, so it’s important to create and post content that gets your followers engaging. 

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 how you can use social media to help your branding during the holidays.

Where Should I Start With My Holiday-Focused Social Media Content?

It’s almost always tricky figuring out where to start in developing social media content that’s focused on the holiday. But, as long as you have a strong digital marketing strategy guiding you, it is made much easier. Here are some things to consider when developing your content:

  • Send out messages that are on-brand for your company across multiple channels: This includes your social media, email marketing, website copy, newsletters, and traditional advertising.  Making sure your messaging is consistent and easily recognizable to your followers is a top priority.
  • Prepare your editorial calendar in advance: This will give you time to brainstorm, create, adjust, and post in a timely, consistent manner.
  • Create holiday-themed graphics: Not only does this connect the post to your holiday campaign, but it creates fun imagery that catches the eyes of your followers.
  • Hashtag it up: Another element to consider is adding holiday-specific hashtags that relate to your business. If you’re a restaurant promoting a holiday menu, hashtags are a great way for diners to spread the word they’re eating at your business.

User-Generated Content Contests Help Boost Social Media Branding

Some of the best digital marketing campaigns involve followers creating content related to your brand. For example, look at Sun-Maid’s #12DaysOfSunMaid sweepstakes. To enter, fans simply had to share a family favorite Sun-Maid holiday memory – a story, photo, or both – post it on their Instagram or Twitter using hashtags #12DaysOfSunMaid and #sweepstakes. Every winner would win one of twelve daily gift packages.

User-generated content is a great way to get your customers involved with your brand and initiates a strong word-of-mouth aspect, which results in people talking about your campaign and getting more attention towards your brand.  

When it comes time to choose a winner, you have two options. If voting was enabled, you could choose the entry with the most votes, or choose a winner randomly from the entries with the most votes. Or another option is to choose a random winner from all of the entries. Once your winner has been selected, be sure to share it across your social media channels!

Offer Exclusive Rewards, Discounts, and Giveaways

The holidays are a time for giving and cherishing those you care about. Why not show your social media audience just that? By offering exclusive rewards, discounts, and giveaways only your followers will see, you’re almost rewarding them for being avid followers. This makes it seem like a big thank you for being a fan. To really pull it off, create an announcement mentioning that you value your followers (because you hopefully do!). 

Make Social Media Branding for the Holidays Easy With ON Advertising

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 Goes Into Advertising in Healthcare?

The healthcare industry is one of the most important industries in the world. It’s also one of the most competitive with so many different services available across practitioners. It can be difficult to set your business apart from the rest, but enlisting in the services of a marketing agency is a sure-fire way to reach the public. 

ON Advertising is one of Arizona’s top advertising agencies with experience in getting the results our clients require. We work with a wide range of businesses, including those in healthcare, hospitality, restaurants, CBD, financial services, and many more. We’re the go-to for quality services and a partnership with us leads to exciting new opportunities. Read our blog post below to learn what goes into advertising in healthcare.

The Impact Advertising Has on Healthcare

Because of its specificity, healthcare marketing is a very unique field of our industry because it uses certain concepts, methods, and techniques specific to both traditional and social marketing. Marketing strategies play an important role in helping medical professionals create, communicate, and provide value to their target market through strong education, empathy, and accessibility for the public at large.

Additionally, it’s up to us to ensure prospective patients know the potential benefits of choosing your practice. Oftentimes, this involves considering patients’ attitudes, judgments, and preferences towards certain brands and procedures. Your marketing partner will determine the best course of action that will resonate with your target patients.

Planning Your Healthcare Marketing Strategy 

Use Consistent Healthcare Branding

Just like with any other marketing strategy, having consistent branding is vital to differentiate yourself from your competitors. Creating a brand tone of voice that is uniquely yours will ensure people quickly identify your marketing when they see it. When developing your brand, you need to consider a few things:

  • What is unique about your services?
  • What are your services?
  • What are your competitors doing for their brand?
  • What kind of environment are you trying to create for your patients?

These are just a select few questions you should be asking yourself when developing your brand. Your marketing agency will conduct extensive research to determine the behavior of your target market and develop an action plan for your branding to attract these individuals. 

Have a Strong Digital Presence

Today’s digital-reliant consumers expect every business to have some sort of online presence. And that same mentality goes for medical providers. This isn’t just a simple website launch, it involves much more than that, including:

  • Social media
  • Google Ads
  • Email marketing
  • Influencer marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • And many more

Having helped our healthcare clients reach their target market, ON Advertising is strong in all areas of digital marketing. One of the greatest advantages to adopting a digital presence is the ability to pinpoint exactly who and where you’d like to market yourself. We’re very fortunate enough to have the tools and resources to identify, implement, and manage digital marketing activities to reach your target audience. 

Understand the FTC’s Role and Regulations for Healthcare Advertising

According to JDSUPRA, keeping patients well informed is a core principle of American healthcare policy, and marketing plays a vital role in getting information out to the public. However, advertising is strongly enforced by the FTC to protect the public from deceptive practices. They created a three-part standard for the determination of a deceptive ad, which includes:

  • The representation must mislead or be likely to mislead the consumer;
  • The consumer’s interpretation must be reasonable under the circumstances; and
  • The misleading misrepresentation, omission, or practice must be material.

The FTC has also created guidelines relating to the substantiation of claims and consumer endorsements; something very relevant in this area of marketing.

ON Advertising Provides Extensive and Effective Marketing Strategies

The team 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 healthcare business forward. It doesn’t matter what you’re looking for, we’re here to support you. Visit our services page to learn how we can push your business to new heights.

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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. 

Client Spotlight: Dorn Policy Group

Dorn Policy Group was founded in 2000 on the belief that integrity, tenacity, and client results should be the cornerstone of quality government relations. Since their inception, they have grown to become one of Arizona’s premier lobbying firms working within all levels of government to ensure their clients’ best interests are represented. We’re honored to work with Dorn in a variety of their marketing efforts and look forward to pushing their company even further.

As one of the top advertising agencies in Phoenix, ON Advertising is an incredible resource for quality marketing services. Our team of professionals strives for results that invigorate your business and secure an increase in ROI. Read our article below and learn how we’ve been able to assist Dorn Policy Group in its marketing activity.

Redesigning Dorn Policy Group’s Website

One of the things we knew we had to tackle with Dorn’s marketing strategy is to update their online presence. This started with completely overhauling the design of their website to be more appealing for the user. This involved incorporating new brand colors, updating the company logo, and decluttering their website navigation. Additionally, we made sure to incorporate images of the Dorn team as our research had shown that this is an excellent way to build trust amongst prospective clients.

Since redesigning Dorn Policy Group’s website, the company has seen tremendous success. According to their website analytics, they’ve seen an increase in their users (+398%), new users (+431%), and sessions (+280%). As a result, the company is receiving more interest from prospective clients.

Social Media Matters

From LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, Dorn’s social strategy is all about informing their audience on how they can serve organizations with proficient government relations and influence public policy. By creating “shoutouts” to Dorn’s current clients, they strengthen their partnerships and create profound trust amongst their audience.

Alice Huynh, one of ON Advertising’s talented Social Media Assistants explains, “Dorn focuses on being bipartisan and that can be tricky when it comes to important issues in today’s world, especially on Twitter. It’s not easy to show on social media, but we understand that it’s an important social strategy for Dorn to convey that message to their audience and that they are willing to work with both sides of the aisle to meet their clients’ demands.”  

On Twitter alone, Dorn consistently gains over 8k impressions month-over-month. With the right hashtag strategy and extensive research, ON Advertising positions Dorn Policy Group to be a bipartisan news source on what’s happening in the Arizona Legislature. Not to mention how it affects their clients and the communities they serve. 

Developing Content That Resonates With Dorn Policy Group’s Audience

Content marketing is a very important tool for Dorn as it allows users to connect with the company. We offer strategic content marketing services designed to reach and resonate with their audience. This is achieved through monthly blog posts, videos, and infographics.  

Also, we use SEO keyword research to help us determine what their audience is searching for to better position them in search engine results. Moreover, it helps drive the content on Dorn’s website.

Frankie Calandra, ON Advertising’s copywriter explains, “keyword research isn’t just used for Google Ads. It’s an important resource for writers to determine which words the client has the best chance at ranking higher for. When you see me working on website copy or a blog post, the keyword research is typically close by so I can formulate the copy around these important words”.

That mentality has given Dorn Policy Group incredible results. Looking at their website analytics, their organic search has played a vital role in attracting users to their page. Their organic search has blown up by 685% when compared to last year. This is entirely due to our push for obtainable keywords in the website copy and blog posts.

Email Marketing is Key in Dorn Policy Group’s Strategy

Another important element of Dorn’s marketing strategy is email marketing. Every month we create messaging that goes out to almost 17,000 contacts with the overall goal to generate traffic towards the Dorn website and interest in their services. Through this, we’re able to inform recipients of Dorn Policy Group’s range of services and why having a government relations professional is important to their business. 

Through our email marketing efforts, our client has been able to generate more leads for their services. Additionally, our blog posts benefit from an increase in visitors by linking the emails to their respective pages. Tools such as campaign URL builders help us evaluate how effective our email marketing is in pushing users to the Dorn Policy Group website.

ON Advertising Are Experts in a Wide Range of Industries

We’re proud of the work we accomplished for Dorn Policy Group, Inc., 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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