Success Begins With A Great Logo Design

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The importance of great logo design for a business or organization simply cannot be overstated. If you do not believe us, just google logo design fails and you will see what we mean. For many of your key audience your logo design will be their first impression of your business or organization. You know how they say that a picture is worth a thousand words? A good logo is vital to your marketing strategy. Believe it or not, your logo could turn people away from your business or organization before you ever have a chance to interact with them. When it comes to your branding, your logo is one element that you do not want to get wrong.

The creative team at 219 Group includes graphic designers who create award winning marketing materials for a living. It’s what we do. Your logo design will become a huge part of your business or organization’s identity. People will know you by your logo. Our graphic designers will carefully craft a logo that is smart and well thought out, with input from you. We won’t settle until we get your logo right.

Our team will not stop there though. Our talented team will handle all of your branding needs including everything from stationary to brochures, billboards, business cards, menus, invitations, t-shirts, even beer bottle labels! If there is a marketing material that you can come up, chances are we can create it. We will ensure that your brand is seamless, between marketing materials, your website and your social media presence.

Business branding and corporate identity marketing come easy to us. Our marketing clients range from government organizations to popular local restaurants, from family entertainment businesses to education services and so much more. In this growing economy, where small businesses are popping up everyday, you will want to make sure that your logo design and your branding strategy work for you and get you the right kind of attention. 219 group can do that for you.

Are you ready to make a statement with your logo design and marketing strategy? Call 219 Group today and let’s get started! Your business logo does not have to be another logo design fail.

 

How to Design the Perfect Product Label

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You may not know it, but the look and the design of your product determines the future outcome of it and if it will be successful. In any product market that you dive into, it will be competitive, and shoppers do not have time to research every product that is presented to them. So, they will more and likely pick up the product that appeals to their eye the most.

That is why it is very important that you have the perfect product label when selling.

In this article, we will list a few tips on how to design the best product label. Whether you are just entering a competitive market or a veteran that has room for improvement, this article can help.

In Living Color

The colors that you use when designing your label is essential because each color conveys a message. The right color can either add a striking look to your product and make it stand out on the shelves or it can make it invisible amongst your competitors. So, it is important that you don’t just use your favorite color when designing the label but instead use research.

Ask yourself “What message am I trying convey with this color?”

Here is a list of messages that each color conveys.

Yellow: Happy, Soft, and Full of Energy.

Orange: Friendly, Change

Red: Bold and Exciting

Green: Growth and Refreshing

Blue: Calming and Dependable

Purple: Creative and Mystic

Black: Elegant, Edgy, and Simple

Choosing the Right Font

Unlike your high school/college days, Times New Roman is not always the go to when choosing a font. When designing your label, you want to choose a font that complements both your color and brand. If you were designing a label for a kids’ cereal, you wouldn’t choose an Calibri font. For it can be too serious and might not catch the eye of children. Instead you would look for a more fun/inviting font that will stand out to both kids and parents.

Find a font that is unique and eye catching but can be readable a mile away.

“… a thousand words”

A picture is worth a thousand words and the picture/image that you use when designing your label determines what those words are.  Just like when you are choosing the right color or font, there must be research involved. Look at your competitors and see what type of graphics or images that they are using and seek inspiration from that.

Again, using research and not just your opinion is critical when designing a product label. What looks good to you may not look good to your consumers. At 219 Group, we do thorough research to create a product label that fits your company’s culture and that conveys a message that you want to deliver. Call us!

Pantone Has Named Ultra Violet as this Year’s Color

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What does rock legends Jimmi Hendrix, Prince, and David Bowie have in common? The same thing that 2018 will have. Pantone, the color institute, has named Ultra Violet as this year’s color and we couldn’t be more excited!

A very vibrant and complex purple, Pantone states that ultra violet communicates creativity and innovation. It is a mystery color, that resembles the cosmos, which means no one knows what lies ahead but are still fascinated as to what can happen next; a perfect match for the new year. It is a boundless color, that has been a popular pick amongst music and fashion icons for years and now it can be yours for building/rebuilding your brand in 2018.

You can include this year’s hue by painting a few of the office walls and adding a striking look to your workplace or by simply changing the style of your business cards and Facebook page. If you want to stand out this year among your competitors, then including ultra violet in your brand is a great way to start off.

Don’t agree? Then tell us why in the comment section and let us know what color, you think, should be for the new year.

How to use Instagram to tell your story and connect with your customers.

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Instagram has become a widely popular social media platform over over the last year or so. With 400 million active users every month, it may be something you want to consider using in your social media marketing efforts. It’s important to do this the right way for it to be effective. The most important thing to remember with Instagram is that it’s a visual platform where photos and being able to tell a story through them, matters.

Instagram offers a variety of features that will allow you to connect with your ideal customers. The first of these is the use of hashtags. Using hashtags in your photo posts will help users find you through their mobile instagram searches. You should be using general hashtags when you’re posting product or lifestyle images. If you’re running a particular campaign, use tags that are specific to that, including your business name. Like most other social media platforms, it’s important to monitor your hashtags (specifically for your business name), so that you can respond to customer’s comments and questions.

Some other useful features are Instagram Stories and the Geo Tracking feature. Instagram Stories is very similar to Snapchat in the way that the stories disappear after 24 hours. The story feature allows you to tell a better story to your followers. The geo tracking feature allows you to add your location to your photos when you post. If your building/office is open to customers, you can add your location so they know where to find you.

This platform can be a lot of fun when used correctly. You can use it to show off products and services, show behind the scenes looks into your business and offer exclusive deals. It’s an amazing way to really bring your business to life and put a human face on it. This will help to establish a certain amount of trust between you and your customer and will keep your business fresh in their mind.

For help using Instagram marketing and social media marketing in general to further your business goals and attract more customers, give us a call today! 219 Group is experienced in handling many social media accounts for our customers and would love to discuss how we could help you with yours!

Your Raleigh Area Marketing Agency

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Do you own a business and want to makeover your existing website?

Maybe you’re thinking about starting a Raleigh business and you need help to create brand awareness and grow your company. Look no further than 219 group! Our creative team of marketing, advertising, and public relations experts will create the vision and growth you’ve imagined. We do it all and we do it well. We’re happy to serve Raleigh and nearby areas including Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and Fuquay-Varina.

Digital Marketing in Raleigh

Here at 219 group, we use advanced digital marketing strategies to increase awareness of your brand for your target audience. We build vibrant, interactive websites to engage customers, create paid search campaigns, and ensure your business is seen in search results with current SEO strategies.

Social Media Marketing in Raleigh

It’s not just about posting on Facebook and Twitter. Our marketing team will develop your online presence to create brand awareness and customer engagement. We increase web traffic with media-rich SEO content, increase business, and gain loyalty from your target audience. We can teach you how to operate social media successfully, or we can do it for you while you focus on your business.

Raleigh Web Analytics

Your business thrives on results and so do we. We create easy to read reports that measure how our integrated marketing strategies are working for you. From website traffic reports to insight on how to increase sales and maintain your brand loyalty – you’ll see us working to exceed your goals.

Do you want a team of marketing experts working for you? Contact us today!

Your Full Service Marketing Agency

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Is your business not getting the results you wanted? Or are you wondering what’s going to put you above and beyond your competitor down the street? Sometimes questions like these can be answered simply by hiring the right people. If you want results that you can see, 219 Group is who you’re looking for. Located in the center of downtown Fayetteville, NC with many clients spread throughout the city, you could easily call us the heartbeat of the city. 219 group specializes in advertising, marketing, graphic design, logo design, public relations, social media marketing, and more. If you’re looking for an agency that can handle it all without taking up a lot for your time, 219 group is your place. Whether you need to revamp your logo or completely shake up your style in order to attract new customers, 219 Group has got you covered.

When we take on a new client we make it our mission to be as knowledgeable about you and your services as possible. In some cases, this means going to great lengths to take part in your services as a consumer, seeing first-hand how your product works and how we can better market you to your target market. Our ultimate goal is for you to succeed and get the results you want to see in your business or organization.

Working with 219 Group is a one of a kind experience as you will soon find out during your first meeting with us. Our modern working environment has proven time and time again to yield results that are unlike other marketing and advertising agencies. The 219 group culture allows for ideas to continue to flow which means your business will always remain fresh and current.

Content Marketing Trends

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Content Marketing continues to grow and now it is used by prominent businesses throughout the world. Here are some Content marketing trends to look for in 2017 and beyond.

  • Native Advertising is a very hot topic in digital media right now. Native Ads perform better than traditional displays especially on mobile devices. Native Ads are a form of advertising meant to blend into the page as regular content. According to surveys, consumers generally have a positive attitude towards this type of advertising.  This has caught the attention of businesses and marketers, the result being a huge spike in Native Advertising Revenue over the last few years and expected growth in 2017 and beyond.
  • Live Streaming marketing is also growing; this has become an effective way to move people to action and has the potential of having a great return on your investment (ROI).  Live streaming is expected to gain popularity in the next few years because of the potential ROI and the limitless marketing possibilities. You can Stream live events, consumer interaction events, to behind the scenes of how a product is made or a service being done like food being prepared to construction projects. If done right it can be an easy way to move people to action, sell your products, services and market your brand.
  • Virtual Reality Marketing; It is expected to be a 30-billion-dollar market by 2020. It’s an easy way to create stories that resonate with your consumer audience. Virtual reality gives the person a feeling of interaction and personalized communication, which is what consumers are looking for now.
  • Other marketing trends to look for: Expect a rise in email newsletters and growth in influencer marketing. Influencer marketing do be done right, would include a meticulously planned public relations campaign and the proper research to make sure your marketing products are reaching the right influencer/s.

With marketing being difficult and complicated now, the future only promises that it will become even more complicated and sophisticated. With that said, it will also provide businesses and marketers more opportunities and the potential for more success. Therefore, it is so important for your business to hire a marketing company that understands new age marketing, the growing trends, one that stays on top of the newest marketing technologies and methods.

Most likely if you have a business to run you do not have the time to spend to come up with a long-term marketing plan let alone stay on top of all the marketing data and trends. 219 Group is a full-service marketing company with a creative team that does all this and more. At 219 Group, marketing is our business and we’re great at it!

Rebranding starts with your logo

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Located in the heart of downtown Fayetteville, NC the 219 Group is never far from the action. 219 Group specializes in many advertising and marketing services among these is Graphic Design. 219 is home to an award-winning graphic design team that strives to get you noticed with creative, innovative, and eye-catching designs. Our graphics team will take your brand from ordinary to extraordinary with fresh, new designs that are sure to appeal to any audience. Our designs can be found in all mediums including television, radio, digital, custom print materials such as brochures, pocket folders, billboards and other varies marketing outlets. Our designers excel at developing content that maximizes marketing strategies and boosts your web presence.

One of the single most important tools your company or organization can have is a logo, but not just any logo. Logos need to be unique, attention-grabbing and left to the professionals (that’s us!). If you already have a logo, but it’s missing that wow factor.. that is no problem for us! Our design team has got you covered. Along with revamping your logo, it might just be time to rebrand yourself. Rebranding can be stressful if you try to go it alone, but 219 Group can see you through all the way to the finished product with minimal stress on your part.

When asked why is a logo important to your brand, our graphic designers had this to say:

“It’s how you present yourself to the world, your logo is the first impression, like a book cover.”

“It is the reference point from which the entire brand is created. It is the first thing people see of your brand and what that logo says about you could easily make or break your brand.”

“Your logo is your number 1 identifier. It is the nexus of your brand. Eventually, your logo will bond your brand’s name to success or failure. “

Once your logo and branding are ready for publication, our in-house advertising professionals can help you get the word out. At 219 we understand that advertising is not one-size-fits-all and that taking the time to really establish a relationship with the consumers that matter the most to your brand is a crucial part of being successful.

All you need to know about Google Mail and Your Business

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In a world ruled by technology, emails have become the foundation of all business and personal communication. Years ago, as Google became the leading search engine being used and AOL mail was the go-to emailing service, Yahoo was born.  As emailing grew in popularity, Google and Yahoo created emailing services known as “Yahoo Mail” and “Gmail.” Google emerged as the front-runner, just as everyone expected.

Acting as the world’s default search engine, it was only right that Gmail became the default email service for the business professional world. Services like folder organization, snoozing abilities, up to 15gb of free storage, and the ability to customize your address using your own domain name make Gmail the perfect choice for your business.

Do you have multiple devices that you use daily? Maybe a phone, tablet, and a laptop? Google Apps like Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Keep cater to people like you by being able to experience these apps on any one of your devices. No matter what device you are using at the moment, you will be able to access the same emails, messages, attachments, notes, meeting times and documents on every one of your devices.

One of Gmail’s best services is the integration of Instant Messaging (IM) and Email. Gmail allows you to send messages to your contacts that are online quicker and easier. All of this can be done within your email browser using Google Hangouts. Gmail took a stab at the email platform and specialized in the in-email services such as flexibility with attachments, folder organization, and altering the size of attachments.  One of the biggest impacts in Gmail is that it is thought to be the more “professional” of the email services. People seem to believe that Gmails competitors are less credible.

Quick Facts about Google Apps:

  • The spam filtering algorithms Google uses create less false positives so checking your spam folder for good messages is a thing of the past.
  • Document sharing is a small part of the power that google apps offers, but an integral one. You will also get the use of Google drive which allows you to upload and share files internally or with those outside of your business.
  • Google apps has virtually no downtime. In fact, the system as a whole almost never goes down.
  • Google Apps has near unlimited scalability with instant-on ability to tack on as many – or as few – users as you may wish. It’s all controlled on the Apps Control Panel and administration is seamless.
  • Google updates it software for security, usability and features without any interruption to your email access and at no extra charge.
  • You can access your email easily from your smartphone, tablet or any computer.
  • Googles email interface is easy to use and has a full help center in case you do encounter an issue.

Crucial Tips to Building Your Brand on Social Media

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While social media is an incredible tool to use when promoting your brand it can also be a double edged sword. It can give your brand a boost with potential customers but it can also be damaging to your brand’s image if it is used the wrong way. Here are five crucial tips to follow to make sure you are socially successful.

Knowing Your Target Audience

Before posting anything you must know who your target audience is. You never want to post the wrong thing for the wrong group of people. Do research on what your target audience members like to post on social media and find a way to craft your post in that same manner.

Researching

After realizing who your target audience is, take notes on what other businesses are doing. This will help you understand the dos and don’ts of promoting your brand on social media.

Creating a Hashtag

Starting a hashtag is an awesome way of creating a trend for your brand on different platforms of social media. It brings awareness to your brand, establishes a fan base, and also builds a relationship between you and your followers.

Not Over Posting

Be active on social media but not too active, no one wants to see that you posted ten pictures in the last thirty minutes on Instagram. At 219 we recommend posting at least three to five times a week. You can even schedule your post on your different platforms or use programs like Hootsuite to make sure that they come out in a timely fashion.

Interacting

Just posting about your product is simply not enough for bringing exposure to your brand, you must also interact. This includes participating in trending topics and also commenting on post from followers and even non followers. Also never be scared to put yourself out there if you see a negative comment about your product or service. Comment as well and see how you can help. This will show your followers that you strongly believe in customer service and will give yourself a boost with potential customers and interest.

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