Archive for April, 2019  

7 Ways to Connect Millennials With Your Brand

By: Scott Seroka I know what you’re thinking. “Great! Another blog about Millennials!” Yes, it is. And the reason I wrote this blog is because many marketers are still trying to crack some kind of code to learn how to reach this elusive generation, hold their attention for more than a few seconds and hopefully…


 

Does distance matter when choosing a marketing firm?

By: Pat Seroka Did you know that there are more private jet landings per capita in Rochester, Minnesota than any other airport in the world? Yes, Rochester, Minnesota has more private jet landings than anywhere else because the Mayo Clinic is located there. People travel there from all over the globe. No one has an…


 

How to Build a Sales-Driven Culture

By: Scott Seroka When CEOs hear the word “culture,” most think about internal metrics such as productivity, morale, communication, teamwork and performance. As important as these metrics are, none on their own can go toe-to-toe with the metric of improving sales. For the growth-minded company, building a sales-driven culture is, was, and always will be…


 

5 Rules for Choosing Your Brand Colors

colors used in mortgage industry branding

By: John Seroka Children assign personality traits and emotions to stuffed animals. Adults subconsciously do the same thing. For example, you wouldn’t buy your child a stuffed toy that looks like a demon, right? Of course not. That’s because you assigned personality traits and emotions to that stuffed toy even as an adult. You do…


 

Top 3 Opportunities to Enhance Your Brand

By: Pat Seroka This is the most exciting time I’ve witnessed in marketing since starting my agency over 30 years ago. Long gone are the days of “spray and pray” marketing. The opportunities that abound today, particularly in the B2B world, to directly interact with customers and prospects has reached an intimacy never seen before…


 

Seroka Named Credit Plus’ Partner of the Year 2018

BROOKFIELD, Wis., January 16, 2019 – Seroka Brand Development, a brand development, digital and strategic communications agency, is pleased to announce that it was named Partner of the Year 2018 by Credit Plus, a provider of third-party verifications to mortgage companies and businesses. The award acknowledges a partner that works closely with Credit Plus to…


 

7 Lead Nurturing Best Practices to Increase Conversions

By: John Seroka Are you challenged with converting your leads into new business? Do you feel like you try to nurture them along, but they disappear and land at the front door of your competitor? Many B2B companies in the mortgage and fintech industries lack an effective lead nurturing program that can lead to more conversions….


 

5 Key Components of a Marketing Plan

“Failing to plan, is planning to fail” – that’s a popular quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Winston Churchill. While the source of this quote may be in question, there is a lot of wisdom in this statement as it applies to many areas of life – particularly to business and marketing. The most…


 

5 Common Roadblocks to Building a Winning Brand

Often times, companies end up “settling” for a brand that is either soft, or not as strong as it could be. A soft brand (one lacking compelling and relevant distinctions) tends to blend in with others, rendering it nearly invisible regardless of how many marketing dollars are used to push it out to prospective clients,…