Listening to customers and prospective buyers provides an exceptional opportunity to innovate, invigorate a product or business and make smarter decisions throughout an entire organization. The best companies take time to listen to what the marketplace is saying about them, and while research can be typically done at any point of time throughout the year, September is an especially important month to understand the challenges and opportunities ahead, as marketing budgets for the forthcoming new year are being set.
But again, the reason blue has been selected for 2014 as the color of the year was not because of its popularity, but because it’s a calming color, that reflects tranquility and peacefulness. It is friendly, approachable and relaxing. It’s a bit nostalgic, yet can symbolize unlimited thinking and innovation. It’s a day at the beach, with a clear blue sky above. It’s a good choice, we could all use a little blue.
Now more than ever, brands are highly visible – everything a marketer does for, with, or to a brand, absolutely everything, leaves a footprint.