Fresh Thinking is an integral part of the Custom Direct brand. It is our promise to always be looking for new ideas, resources and talent. Our internal and external network of creative directors, marketing pros, writers and strategists – are subject-matter experts who bring their industry experience and fresh perspectives – to solve your marketing challenges.
To paraphrase a famous sage, “the journey to a successful marketing campaign begins with a single step”. Where you take that first step can mean all the difference between measurable and repeatable success – or failure.
Our Marketing Research services help you identify and understand your opportunities and challenges; generate, evaluate and refine a course of action and measure your results.
Time invested in planning and insight will help you develop a profitable relationship between your company, your customers and your prospects.
Planning and Strategy
Technology and the pace of business have placed great demands on our time, too often forcing us to act or react without forethought or planning. Very often, the simplest strategy we can recommend is to sit down and make a plan – before you act. We’ll help you create a plan to define the WHO, WHY, WHEN , WHERE and HOW MUCH before recommending or proceeding with a specific marketing task or program.
We can even help you PLAN to be spontaneous – to prepare for, recognize and take advantage of profitable opportunities.
Messaging. Copy writing. Story telling. The process of effectively communicating your message, in any medium, requires an understanding of how to MOVE people to take some form of action.
Features don’t excite. Benefits are boring. “We’ve heard it all before…”
You must take a step further and translate your features and benefits into a story that resonates with prospects, validates your customers’ choices, and your marketing instantly becomes more understandable and more memorable.
Telling YOUR story has the potential to engage your buyers, by showing them you understand their challenges and information needs. Let Custom Direct tell your marketing story…
Your brand is much more than just your logo, tagline, company colors and letterhead. Your brand – your identity – is a thought, a lasting or ephemeral impression in the mind of your customers, employees and prospects.
What you ‘say’ and what they ‘hear’ or ‘see’ can be very different.
We’ll help craft all aspects of your identity, to create the desired impression and make a lasting and profitable impact on your bottom line – and if you’d like, we’ll even make your logo bigger, too.