Given that an average American attention span in 2013 was around 8 seconds long; it is no wonder that Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms with over 200 million users. (source: Techcruch) Of course, beautiful filters contribute to much of its' success, but, you can also create stunning images and videos and share it across other social channels with the click of your finger (well not really, they just market it that way).Read More
Let's face it. It might be your brand but you no longer own it.
Brands today, are going through tectonic shifts. It is no longer defined by the constraints of the boardroom, all neatly packaged and rolled out as a fixed set of ideas. Sure, you might have a brand message. But that is not your market position. Your market position is what your customers feel about your brand. It is constantly being manipulated and motivated by the users of your brand. Your brand reality is challenged in every product, package, interaction, platform and architectural spaces. At every touch points you are now tasked to provide memorable moments that delights and deliberates. In his book, The Soft Edge, Rich Karlgaard, refers to the emotional connections as Taste. To achieve the right taste profile for your brand, Karlgaard says, “True taste kindles a products’ emotional touch points.”Read More
“Whenever a man can get hold of numbers, they are invaluable: if correct, they assist in informing his own mind, but they are still more useful in deluding the minds of others. Numbers are the masters of the weak, but the slaves of the strong.”
― Charles Babbage, Passages from the Life of a Philosopher
Topics: Exhibit Design, Art and nature Inspiration, Art of Business, Brand Design, Art of Presentation, Booth Design Inspiration, Exhibition Booth Design, Booth Staffers, Art of Enticement, Sarmistha Tarafder, Art of Creation, Art of Ancient Wisdom
"Technology has enabled the transition to the new economy, but connections in the new economy are fueled by a focus on two specific aspects of humanity – generosity and art."
Generosity is Contagious. As marketers, think always in terms of offering something of value to other people and in return, they will endorse you.
Art is Adorable. People want to be wowed. They want to be delighted. "They're looking for the remarkable, or something worthy of a remark."Read More
Marketing is all about making a meaningful differentiation. You simply have to look, feel and be different. Being different gets you noticed. And, “If you don’t get noticed, you don’t have anything."
You just have to get noticed. The challenge is how?
We live in a world of information overload. “Every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003,” according to former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt. Today, we are fortunate to have have way more than trillion web pages of information at our fingertips. The unfortunate part is, as humans our brains can consume only so much information at any given time. Given this digitalscape that we preside over, it is quite challenging for a brand to strike out as unique. But, if you are exhibiting at trade shows your chances of striking out as a unique brand player suddenly got a whole lot better.
Topics: Brand Marketing, Trade Fair Design, Brand Design, Brand Potential, Brand Exhibiting, Brand Perception, Brand Colors, Trade show Booth ideas, Trade Show Booth Design, The Value of Tradeshows, Sarmistha Tarafder, Brand Power, Brand virtue
Skyline Exhibits Wins Buyers Choice Award for New WindScape® Exhibit System. And, Skyline was also honored for its exhibit design in EXHIBITOR Magazine's first annual Portable/Modular Awards.
As Seth Godin puts it, most ramen is pretty good. So is most pizza. But people don't come and visit you at trade shows/events for 'pretty good'. If you want the right people to pay you a visit and engage with you in a meaningful fashion being 'pretty good' does not cut it.
Topics: Design Tips, Art and nature Inspiration, Art and Design, Architecture, Architectural Display Signs, applied geometry, Booth Design trends 2014, White Space, Directing Attention, Sarmistha Tarafder, Design Principles
As we are going through radical changes and the respect for traditional voices of authority are dwindling, so is our faith in brands are experiencing colossal erosion. Of course, this is backed by some hard data from Havas Media that conducted a series of international surveys, in which 134,000 consumers in 23 countries were asked what they thought of 700 brands. Get this, a majority of those taking part in the survey did not care if 73% of those brands simply disappeared overnight. In Europe and America, the number hikes up to 92%. In Asia and Latin America as the the crave for consumerism grows so does the bond for brands. Though, brand lustre still pulls some weight in this region, Havas study shows people are nonetheless skeptical.
"Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences." Freeman Dyson
For many thousands of years the progress of humanity was painfully slow and very gradual. Perhaps the only spike in the human social growth curve was during the Hellenistic period when Greek culture gained global prominence leading to exploration of arts, literature, theatre, architecture, music, mathematics, philosophy, and science. At that growth curve gained some momentum experiencing progress and properity. But about 200 years ago something profound happened. Yes, you guessed it right! The Industral Revolution created a massive hike in the growth curve forcing the curve to shoot up almost ninety degrees. The growth has been phenomenal. And, it has not stopped ever since!