Email Marketing During A Crisis

I have been talking with many clients about email strategy during the current COVID-19 crisis. How much to email? Who to send the emails to? What to say? These are all tough questions and the answers vary depending on your type of business. If you are a non-essential business and you have had to temporarily… Read more »

Restaurant Brand

Build it and they will come. Good movie. Bad marketing plan! But it seems as though restaurants are among the most guilty of this flawed approach. Maybe it’s the romance of owning a restaurant. Maybe it’s the substantial investment required to get up and running. It definitely has to do with the tiny margins involved… Read more »

Scarcity in Branding

It’s not a new concept, but it seems that many people have forgotten the power of scarcity in building a strong brand. Those people are NOT Russian River Brewing Company… Pliny the Younger comes out this February and people can not wait to stand in line to get their fair share. I have a different… Read more »

Tiv Facebook Ad (9)

Picking a creative agency is tough. I get that. TIV Branding is built on the fact that we meet deadlines and exceed expectations. A lot of agencies don’t roll that way, but the place it shows itself most clearly for potential clients is not where you might think. It’s not the pace at which they… Read more »

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

Spoiler Alert:  This Does Not Apply to you unless your business meets the threshold outlined below.  Please review this carefully if you meet these criteria: TIV Branding is very careful about protecting the interests of our website clients, and while very few of our clients are impacted by CCPA, we wanted to be sure to… Read more »

diversify your marketing portfolio

I recently spoke at a PMG-North Bay Lunch & Learn titled “Don’t Put All Your Marketing Eggs in One Basket”. It’s a topic I’m very passionate about even though a huge chunk of my experience is in digital marketing, specifically social media. Now that I’ve had time to reflect on the event and bring my… Read more »

If Another Person Says They Want the Nike Swoosh, I Quit

I don’t quit. In fact, I took a break from writing this to have a client meeting and they mentioned the swoosh. Still writing. That said, any brand designer can attest to the fact that there are certain examples that will inevitably come up at some point during a branding project: “I want packaging like… Read more »

The Power of Objectivity

The trend to build in-house creative teams continues. But don’t worry, we’re not looking for day jobs. We’ve watched the ebb and flow of this approach through the years and despite what you’d think, it has little effect on our business. Weird? Not really, because even companies with substantial in-house teams almost always have a… Read more »

No Click Search

Digital Marketing practitioners are faced with more and more competition each year for the attention of the online search audience. More information that clients need to make decisions is included in Google Text Ads and Meta Descriptions that do not require potential customers to click on an ad to find the information that they need. With… Read more »