Business

How to inspire brand love and loyalty
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
February 14, 2019
How to inspire brand love and loyalty

By Felicia Guthrie It’s February 14th, Valentine’s Day, a day filled with love, but how can small businesses inspire brand love and loyalty? A brand’s ability to stand out by elevating experiences, creating emotional connections and offering greater utility helps drive brand loyalty and love. As a small business, here’s what you can do to […]

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Instagram secrets: 8 ways to get more Instagram followers
Business, Marketing, Strategy
February 7, 2019
Instagram secrets: 8 ways to get more Instagram followers

There is no silver bullet to Instagram fame and getting more Instagram followers. And Instagram fame definitely doesn’t just mean getting more followers. You can have a million followers, but little to no engagement. You might think you can just engage any one of those companies that guarantee to get you followers, but beware because, […]

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Marketing, PR, or Sales: Which comes first?
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
January 24, 2019
Marketing, PR, or Sales: Which comes first?

This question came up recently in a Twitter chat we took part in. It sparked an “interesting” discussion with most participants on one side of the discussion and one participant on the other. The larger group felt that marketing strategy clearly had to come first. One voice said that PR came first. At SongBird, we […]

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Happy Holidays!
Business
December 27, 2018
Happy Holidays!

We’re busy working on some amazing things for 2019! Keep coming back to the blog each week for tips and tricks for businesses to level up when it comes to marketing and strategy! Let us know what topics you would like to hear about in the comments below. And if you have specific challenges, feel […]

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How to recover from a bad marketing year
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
December 15, 2018
How to recover from a bad marketing year

It happens to the best of brands. You may have hit a slump. You may have switched things up and your audience just didn’t take to the changes. Whatever the reason, you just had a bad marketing year. While it can be frustrating because a bad marketing year will negatively affect your sales, it doesn’t […]

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7 Reasons why your brand just isn’t connecting with your target audience
Business, Marketing, Strategy
September 20, 2018
7 Reasons why your brand just isn’t connecting with your target audience

We’ve discussed branding mistakes before… Sometimes you are making them without even realizing it. But what if you really feel like your business isn’t growing? Could it be your brand’s fault? It’s likely that your brand just isn’t connecting with your target audience. Now you have to figure out why that connection isn’t happening. Here […]

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5 things you need to know about brand development
Business, Marketing, Strategy
August 9, 2018
5 things you need to know about brand development

Brand development is one of those things that most people don’t do enough work on. We’ve talked about branding before and why it’s so important, but as you venture out to build your own brand or you are looking to change things up a bit with a rebrand, consider these five things you need to […]

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Start-Ups: Business Development FAQ
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
July 6, 2018
Start-Ups: Business Development FAQ

There is a lot to consider when starting your own business. At SongBird, we work with a lot of start-ups and small businesses to not only help them get on the right track, but also to build great strategies that set them up to grow successfully. Here are a few frequently asked questions that come […]

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In-house or outsource: The startup dilemma
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
June 28, 2018
In-house or outsource: The startup dilemma

The startup dilemma about whether entrepreneurs should outsource certain tasks to professionals or keep everything internal is one that is debated about consistently. I might be biased because I think our SongBird team is pretty great, and we often work as a marketing and strategy extension to small and medium-sized businesses who don’t have internal […]

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5 ways to determine business success
Business, Strategy
June 21, 2018
5 ways to determine business success

Everyone has a different view of what business success means. The most common thing we see is that many business owners don’t really define what success is for them in ways that can be measured or tracked. How are you supposed to know if you are successful if you haven’t figured out what being successful […]

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