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Author Langton, David, 1961-
Title Visual marketing : 99 proven ways for small businesses to market with images and design / David Langton and Anita Campbell.
Imprint Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2011.

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Subject Small business marketing.
Marketing -- Graphic methods.
Alt Name Campbell, Anita, 1956-
Description 1 online resource (xix, 236 pages) : illustrations
Note Includes index.
Summary "Effective creative strategies for business owners or marketersWhether it's on the web, in a book, or live in-person, the most effective solutions are those that unexpectedly grab our attention. David Langton and Anita Campbell identify eye-catching and thought-provoking marketing and PR tips, ideas, and stunts. In this compendium of winning ideas will inspire small business leaders, creative professionals, and students. Award-winning visual communication designer David Langton has worked for a range of businesses from Fortune 500 leaders to mom and pops. Anita Campbell, an internationally known small business expert, reaches over 1 million small business owners and stakeholders annually. Through case studies, photos, and illustrations, Visual Marketing displays creative marketing campaigns that brought attention to small businesses in unique, compelling, and unexpected ways. Online visual marketing solutions may include apps, interactive games tools and modules; infographics; HTML emails / e-newsletters; widgets; YouTube videos; flash animation; social networking campaigns; websites, weblets, mini-sites; blogs; podcasts / MP3s; projected signage; PowerPoint / keynote presentations In print solutions may include brochures, flyers; annual reports; books; direct mail, post cards; newsletters; invitations; letters; press releases; infographics On-site, giveaways, exhibit, and tradeshow solutions may include live events and performances; signs; billboards; exhibits; banners; tent cards; posters; plasmas screens; kiosks; giveaways: tchotchkes, t-shirts, tote bags, etc.; floor graphics/vinyl graphic wraps With Visual Marketing, you'll discover 99 powerful strategies for capturing the attention of your potential customers"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Part 1. Much More than Just a Website: How Online Games, Cartoons, Apps, Infographics, and More Can Boost Your Business -- Part 2. Images Are Everywhere in the Physical World: Signs, Banners, Giveaways, Packaging, and Experiential Marketing That Inspire and Persuade -- Part 3. Power to the Print Item! Posters, Brochures, Postcards, and Logos Still Pack a Punch in the Internet Age.
Part 1. Much More than Just a Website: How Online Games, Cartoons, Apps, Infographics, and More Can Boost Your Business -- 1. The Color of Money: A Small Bank Makes a Large Impression with a Colorful Campaign -- 2. A Website Showcases a Sense of Touch: Strong Navigation and Ease of Use for an Online Showroom -- 3. Augmenting the Reality of Mobile Advertising: Sharing Brand Information Visually over Mobile Devices Through Apps -- 4. Celebrating Creativity with a Killer Smile: Creating a Viral Marketing Effect with an Online Game -- 5. Putting the "Self" in Self-Portrait: Finding the Right Photo to Express a Personal Brand -- 6. Luxury Property Shown in Many Different Lights: Focusing on Stunning Imagery to Sell Luxury -- 7. How Many Ways Can You Destroy Your Printer? Going Viral with a YouTube Video Contest That Plays upon Customer Frustrations -- 8. Making a Legal Case for Insider Jokes: Using Cartoons to Market to Your Target Audience -- 9. Changing the Script on Scriptwriting: Organizing a Virtual Community Around an Event to Maximize Participation -- 10. When Is a Cup of Tea More Than Just Another Cup? Stunning Photography on a Website Differentiates a Product -- 11. Just the Facts, Ma'am: Creating an Interactive Online Quiz Attracts a Target Audience with a Deeper Level of Engagement -- 12. Getting a Leg Up on the Competition: Gaining Media Visibility for an Arcane Industry Online, Through Puns and Fun on Your Website -- 13. Building an Appealing Design: Presenting Your Process in Your Website Showcases a Competitive Advantage for an Architectural Firm -- 14. A Visual Marketing Firm Uses Optical Illusions to See Things Differently: Showing Prospects What You Are Capable of in Multimedia -- 15. Breaking Through the Gray Noise: Using a Flash-Based Presentation to Generate Leads While Also Serving as a Leave-Behind Piece -- 16. Delivering a Unique Marketing Campaign: Combining Staged Marketing Events with Video and Social Media -- 17. Finding Your Identity: Standing Out from the Crowd with a Website That Lets Your Personality Show Through -- 18. A Renaissance for Today: Creating a Forward-Looking Logo That Reflects the Past -- 19. Good Service Is Earned: Making a Brand Statement and Creating Viral Content Through Infographics -- 20. Design to Put Your Best Foot Forward: Using Sharp, Detailed Close-Up Photography to Demonstrate Business Capabilities on the Web -- 21. Spicing Up the Ornament Market: Using Bright and Unique Online Ads to Build a Brand -- 22. A Reflection of Style: Incorporating Your Business Style into Your Logo -- 23. The Right Way to Start a Charity Today: Using Facebook and Blogs to Build a Community Around a Good Cause -- 24. Education Can Be Creative: Formatting the Standard "10 Tips" Article to Convey Professionalism and Authority -- 25. Dressing Down for Success: Appealing to Consumers with a Personal Video Demystifies a Confusing Subject and Builds Trust -- 26. A Legal Holiday: Using Electronic Greeting Cards to Position a Law Firm as Friendly -- 27. A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words: Creating a Visual Interpretation of What You Do in an Industry Known for Facts and Figures -- 28. Walking the Talk: Making a Website That Reflects the Principles Fundamental to Your Business -- 29. Traversing from Print to Mobile: Creating a Mobile App Version of Print for Customers with a Foot in the Mobile World -- 30. Promoting Logos with a Guess-That-Logo Contest: Tying in a Contest with E-Mail Marketing to Increase Client Engagement -- 31. Marketing to Parents: Tailoring a Website's Look to Reinforce Your Target Niche -- 32. Leading by Example: Using Stock Images in a Downloadable Tips Sheet to Demonstrate That Marketing Can Be Easy and Inexpensive -- 33. Blogger Outreach in the Cloud: Using a Visually Inspired Word Cloud to Start a Conversation with a Blogger -- 34. An Illustrator Draws Up Timely Reminders for Prospects: Using Remarkable E-Mail Marketing to Keep Your Pipeline Full.
35. Bringing the Topic of Skin Care to a Head: Messaging to Teens with a Clean Peppy Web Design -- 36. It's Not All Business All the Time: Adding a Personalized Blog Header Brings Human Interest to a Business Website -- Part 2. Images Are Everywhere in the Physical World: Signs, Banners, Giveaways, Packaging, and Experiential Marketing That Inspire and Persuade -- 37. A Packaging Design That Really Helps the Consumer: Avoiding Lingo and Using Customers' Own Words to Stand Out -- 38. A Local Brewery Makes the Case for Better Beer Branding: Using Images from Your Business and Local Area to Brand Your Product -- 39. A New Spin on Making a Hit Record: Bringing Direct Mail Campaigns to the Next Level with a Mailer That Invites Recipients to Get "Hands- On" -- 40. Making the Most of Your Minutes of Fame: Using Posters and On-Site Displays Together with QR Codes and Social Media to Reach 24- to 45-Year-Olds -- 41. Handing Your Brand Over to Your Customers: Getting Customers Deeply Engaged with Your Brand to Create Fanatical Loyalty -- 42. Free Stuff for Dogs and the People Who Dig Them: Using Beautifully Designed Packaging for Free Product Samples "Sells" a Premium Product -- 43. High-Tech Digital Communications from a 1970s Chevy Van: Marketing by Creating an "Experience" That Includes a Digital Billboard, Social Media, and an On-Site Presence -- 44. Designing Wine on the Inside . . .and Outside: Stimulating the Senses with High-End Packaging for a High-End Product -- 45. A Campaign That Really Knocks Your Socks Off: Appealing to Customers' Comfort Evokes Emotion and Differentiates a Commodity Business -- 46. New Beverage Design Creates Buzz: Simplicity in Packaging Emphasizes Purity in Ingredients for the Health-Conscious Market -- 47. Sustaining Good Design: Creating an Intentionally Retro Look Emphasizes Underlying Values -- 48. Hand-Drawn Promo Excites Young Brits Who Love to Draw: Giving Away a High-Quality Gift Increases Sales by Luring People into the Store -- 49. Sweet! Creating an Interactive Puzzle to Increase Booth Traffic at a Conference -- 50. Jump-Starting a New Package Design: Creating Quality Packaging Can Lead to Getting Carried by More Retailers -- 51. Rewarding Good Taste: Growing Your Customer Base Through a Clever Twenty-First Century Loyalty Program -- 52. A New Product Popping Up: Differentiating a Product in a Crowded Field Through Unique, Uncluttered Packaging -- 53. Too Big to Ignore and Too Personal to Discard: Using "Lumpy Mail" to Get Your Foot in the Door of the C Suite -- 54. Showcasing Talented Women: Creating a Calendar with Distinctive Photography for Yearlong Marketing -- 55. Get Your Clients Talking about You: Custom Designing Promotional Giveaways Makes a Big Splash -- 56. Breaking the Cutesy Barrier: Creating an Urban Chic Niche in an Existing Market with Displays and Packaging -- 57. Waking Up Your Brand with a Little Pillow Talk: Creating a Follow-Up Campaign That Makes Prospects Laugh ... and Buy -- 58. Food Trucks, Today's Eatery Trend: Creating Cravings by Using Typography on a Truck Wrap -- 59. Get Me a Doctor, STAT: Using a Witty or Humorous T-Shirt to Interject Fun into How People Perceive Your Business -- 60. Thinking Outside the Box: Using College Lingo on an Unconventional Item to Attract Cult Status and Build Business on a College Campus -- 61. An A Cappella Visual Promotion for Musicians: Attracting Your Target Market with a Banner Containing Images and No Words.
62. Getting a Bright Start in Branding: Using Three-Dimensional Displays Integrated with a Sales Presentation -- 63. Lunch Bags That Educate, Entertain, and Inspire: Maintaining a Strong Emotional Connection with Your Target Market Even as Your Brand Grows and Evolves -- 64. Making Friends Globally: Using Free Samples to Promote a Book and a Socially Responsible Business -- 65. Much Ado about Nothing: A Campaign with Clever Props and Giveaways Transforms a Hard-to-Appreciate Concept into Something Real and Tangible -- Part 3. Power to the Print Item! Posters, Brochures, Postcards, and Logos Still Pack a Punch in the Internet Age -- 66. Who Is Keith Beith? Capitalizing on a Unique Name and Interjecting Friendliness to Differentiate a Business -- 67. Face-to-Face Illustrations: Establishing an Identity That Allows Your Team Members to Express Themselves -- 68. Business Cards Get Social: Creating Business Cards That Mimic Social Media Icons Opens New Market -- 69. Changing Perceptions One School at a Time: Using a Marketing Pamphlet to Update an Organization's Image -- 70. Meeting Artists in Their Natural Habitat: Creating a Series of Posters Conveys the Range and Variety of a Large Event -- 71. The Omaha Cow and Snowboarding: Using an Iconic Symbol Updated with Current Culture to Create an Au Courant Logo -- 72. Translating a Global Brand into Local Currency: Making an Existing Brand Design Resonate in a Different Country -- 73. Getting to the Point in Acupuncture: Combining Professional Design with Do-It-Yourself Execution Keeps Expenses in Line -- 74. An Image Consultant Makes a Great First Impression: Differentiating a Personal Brand by Conveying Your Personality -- 75. A Recipe for Success in Publishing: Using Beautiful, Evocative Images Reinforces the Essence of a Publication -- 76. The Art of Making House Calls: Using Simple Logo Imagery That Marries Traditional Values with a Modern Business -- 77. An Unorthodox Community Campaign Promotes Kindness: Using a Powerful Name to Drive Action -- 78. A Communications Firm Stands Out: Using Unconventional Visuals Instead of Cookie-Cutter B2B Design Gets Attention -- 79. Is Your Name Defining You . . .Negatively? Renaming a Business Leads to More Sales -- 80. A Condo Development Has Historical Charm: Incorporating Heritage into Marketing Visuals to Emphasize an Offering's Key Selling Points -- 81. HR with a Personal Touch: Using a Descriptive Name and a Caricature for a Consulting Business Sets You Apart -- 82. All That Jazz, Funk, Blues, Pop, and Hip-Hop: Making Modifications in Your Imagery Can Appeal to a Younger Audience -- 83. Communicate Issues Boldly: Using Bold Graphics to Drive Home the Importance of Messages -- 84. Eat or Be Eaten: Appealing to Local Tastes and Cultural Understanding in a Local Marketing Campaign -- 85. Clothing for the Cosmopolitan Outdoorsy Type: Expressing the Importance of Form and Function for a Brand in Print -- 86. Capturing the Legacy: Creating a Commemorative Book with High-Quality Graphics Conveys an Organization's Values -- 87. All for One and One for All: Repurposing Marketing Collateral on a Very Low Budget -- 88. Evoking Mood Through Design: Using Custom Invitations to Make Your Business Entertainment Last Beyond the Event -- 89. High-End Rewards: Offering Upscale Coupons Grows Loyalty, Prevents Cancellations, and Sells Add-Ons -- 90. It's a Family Affair: Making Your Business Story Come to Life with a Beautifully Designed Print Piece -- 91. An Industrial Business Bucks the Trend: Expressing Quality Through Color and Design Becomes a Competitive Advantage -- 92. Sharpen Your Sights: Using Clever Advertising That Makes Viewers Stop and Think about Their Needs -- 93. A Program for All Seasons: Creating an Overarching Marketing Theme for the Entire Year -- 94. The Express Lane for Sales: A Visual Pitch Book Captures the Sales Process and Trains an Ever-Growing Sales Team -- 95. Three-Dimensional Business Cards: Expressing Your Creativity on Your Business Card -- 96. What's a Symchych? Accentuating a Hard-to-Pronounce Name Can Be a Winner -- 97. Technology Can Be Sexy: Poking Fun at Your Industry's Stereotypes Makes It Easier for Customers to Relate -- 98. Making Saving Look Good: Delivering Vouchers and Coupons That People Want to Save -- 99. Good Design Flows from Product to Marketing: Creating Postcards That Are "Saveable" to Keep the Sales Pipeline Full.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-222) and index.
ISBN 1118143698 (electronic bk.)
9781118143698 (electronic bk.)
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9781118035672 (pbk.)
1118035674 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613268235
OCLC # 757917100
Additional Format Print version: 9781118035672 1118035674 (DLC) 2011021455