The NCAA, a non- profit organization, has mastered marketing of the March Madness tournament. From office tournaments, to hard core fans, to first time watchers basketball buzz is in full swing.
Advertisers and Marketers are using this sporting event to capture viewers and learn lessons of how content marketing can be leveraged. Through commercials, gear, word of mouth, brackets and more March Madness is the talk of the month due to successful marketing and advertising.
This tournament is an Advertisers and Marketers dream. That being said, us experts can learn a few new tricks from this tactical approach. Below are a few important lessons we all need to learn.
The problem is that when you are online everyone can see for themselves what you are saying and doing, and for competitors to copy, it really is quite simple.
All of a sudden, prospects where ringing up and saying "oh, you do the same as such and such".
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Your life is your brand. You can direct it in in any way you choose to deliver your personal message.
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I had a problem.
In just six short months, we have embarked on changing the mindsets of many small businesses in Atlanta, that have been pressured by the Global Financial Crisis and are reluctant to ease their way out and invest in marketing.
As we know, many companies that increased their investment in marketing during this period grew significantly. It's just like when everyone is walking one way and you are walking the other. You all of a sudden stand out and people take notice of you. If they like what they see, then you make connections.
The past few months, we have been working with one of the most impressive companies in the US - Accretive Solutions. They provide consulting, staffing and outsourcing solutions to companies and have 11 offices throughout the country.
What impresses me most about Accretive Solutions is their people. If you ask any of their clients, they all say that it's their people that set Accretive Solutions apart from competitors. They don't hire juniors, and instead invest in people with experience and passion for doing challenging, interesting work.