Caliber Group has launched CaliberPulse.com to help businesses stay abreast of the latest consumer behaviors, opinions and marketing trends to survive and thrive. Our agency excels at building brands and relationships. We’re well versed in the use of both traditional and social media to educate, influence or persuade audiences. To deliver an effective message, we know you have to understand your clients/customers: what they want and what they need.
What can you expect to find on CaliberPulse.com?
- National, regional and local consumer behavior trends and opinions.
- Insider marketing, public relations and Web marketing trends and tips.
Use Caution: Super ad ideas can march you into trouble
When it comes to the NFL’s biggest game of the year, it’s an opportunity for many businesses, especially grocery stores, to promote big sales for the game-day party. However, using the trademark-protected words ‘Super Bowl’ could land you in hot water.
Is Your Website ‘Mobilegeddon’ Ready?
You may have heard the news that Google unveiled a major change in their algorithm today that will impact even the biggest brands’ search results. This change, which aims to give “mobile friendly” sites higher search rankings, was announced in February to allow for website updates. So what exactly is a “mobile friendly” website?
Careful of Your Written-Tone
Judging someone’s tone of voice and body language are key indicators most of us use to determine how the other person feels about a given situation. In business, these observations are crucial when interacting with employees, vendors, and customers. In today’s world of increased electronic correspondence, social media activity, and remote meetings we don’t always […]
High-tech to High-touch and Everything in Between: Branding at Every Customer Touchpoint
The way we do business has changed significantly in the digital age. Every aspect including lead generation, customer service and retention, branding and marketing has shifted into overdrive as customers are more empowered and informed than ever before with research tools at their fingertips. Reputation management is more challenging as customer touchpoints continuously emerge and […]
Increase Your Social Media Engagement with Shareable Graphic Content
The number of brands struggling to overcome declining Facebook views is skyrocketing. Community managers are frustrated with the platform for changing their algorithm and searching for a solution. In the midst of the chaos, shareable graphic content (or SGC as we like to call it) has emerged as a way to increase organic engagement, therefore […]
Heard on the Tradeshow Floor: United Fresh 2014 Recap
Last week members of our team accompanied our clients, Pro*Act USA, Harvest Sensations and Greener Fields Together, to Chicago for the 2014 United Fresh Show. One thing is clear, the produce industry is teeming with branding, marketing and research opportunities. Events such as these always inspire creative solutions. #UnitedFresh2014 delivered the perfect networking and educational atmosphere […]
AP Stylebook – The Only Constant is Change
Recent changes to the Associated Press Stylebook have surprised the industry it governs. Much to the dismay of many traditional journalistic writers and grammar purists, last month the Associated Press declared that “over” is now an acceptable substitute for “more than” when indicating greater numerical value. Apparently the AP had more change in store. Effective […]
The Common Crisis: Every Word Matters
The old adage, “Actions Speak Louder Than Words” rings true for the vast majority of Americans. However, for public figures, this is often reversed. In many cases, the words they choose and how those words are received by the general public can greatly influence their brand – both positively and negatively.
How Strong is Your Content Marketing Strategy?
Is a weak content marketing strategy hindering your social media efforts? Ten years ago, social media was an untrusted tactic that only the most cutting-edge marketers dared to explore. As the social movement gained traction, successful case studies emerged & people began to see how it could help their organizations.
Don’t Just Host an Event, Socialize It!
Like many of you, our team regularly attends conferences, presentations, tradeshows, and seminars, many which feature talented speakers who share valuable content. Yet at times event organizers underutilize social media tools that would increase the event’s exposure and reach a broader audience.
The Newspaper Business Continues to Evolve as Digital Media Grows
In two very different newsrooms in two very different cities, digital media is stepping in to help "old media" compete in the new world of news content and delivery.
STUDY: The State of Social Marketing 2012 – 2013
Social media exists in a state of constant change, which means community managers must evaluate and adapt their strategies often to achieve established goals. Implementing a stagnate social media plan can end up costing your company more than it benefits you.