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Karen Kerski

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Tips for Packaging Expensive Products

Posted by Karen Kerski

First and foremost, people are willing to pay for the best. If you already have a strong brand reputation for luxury products it is easier to launch additional products. When you are an unknown brand you have to build a “high end” image and reputation. Existing brands moving into luxury category have a head start but still have to consider how to effectively add the luxury price category to their reputation.

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Topics: Marketing, Packaging Design, Market Expensive Products, Luxury Packaging

Why Brand Credibility and Package Design Are So Important

Posted by Karen Kerski

Great brands build it. Weak brands destroy it.

It only takes an instant. A customer sees your product package, website, maybe a post and immediately makes a judgment on your brand based solely on that single experience.

That one instantaneous judgment can result in loss of credibility. All the hours and money invested in creating the product is wasted. It’s a fact of business.

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Topics: Branding, Packaging Design, Rebranding

Are you ready for Holiday Sales?

Posted by Karen Kerski

The end of the year is soon upon us. Retailers everywhere are ramping up for the holidays, which for some translates to a third of their annual sales total, and the online retail space is no exception. Indeed, last years’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday generated $7.9 billion in sales to become the biggest online shopping experience in US history. This coupled with the multiple holidays during October through December make Q4 a prime time to realize some serious profits.

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Topics: Marketing, Ecommerce

How to Identify Your Target Audience

Posted by Karen Kerski

Some call this defining your “customer persona”.

Few products and services are so specialized that they have only one target audience.

Yet many brands -- in an attempt to stretch budgets -- use one general message which reaches too broad of an audience. This creates a diluted message that delivers lower ROI than if it was targeting the single best customer.

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Topics: Marketing, Inbound Marketing

Drive Brand Awareness with Loyalty

Posted by Karen Kerski

Immediately you think of the old loyalty programs, earning points to get a reward. That’s part of what this is about. How does Starbucks and Chic-Fil-A have such loyal of repeat customers that will only buy one brand of coffee and drive an extra mile to get to Chic-Fil-A? These customers want more than convenience. 

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Topics: Branding, Marketing, Brand Loyalty

Create a Brand Name to Remember

Posted by Karen Kerski

It’s fascinating looking at all the product and company names that you come across daily whether it’s a B2B or B2C company. There are many companies that have been around 100 years or more that are still highly recognized and respected.

They have persevered the generational changes adapting strategy to the times. Some have made modifications to their name or logo as part of their adapting technique.

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Topics: Branding, Rebranding

Can Multiple Brands Be Brought Under One Brand?

Posted by Karen Kerski

The simple answer is yes, but it really isn’t a simple matter. You must understand the “individual product and brand awareness” of each product that you are considering bringing under one brand. You must also consider the individual target audience of each product and brand. Being thorough in looking at these facts will determine which brand is the strongest to use as a single brand and whether it is appropriate main identity for every product.

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Topics: Branding, Packaging Design, Product Development, Brand Loyalty

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