Looking to get Noticed? "Go Mobile!" (and I'm not talking about smartphones)

The Cre8ive Consultant Raleigh, North Carolina

These days we are all looking for viable solutions that will get our brand and message seen. We spent countless dollars on social media, direct marketing and other alternatives, just to get a ROI that in many cases is...well... less then desirable.

Don’t get me wrong. Every business is different, but if you have the opportunity to get your message 30,000 and 70,000 impressions a day, you may want rethink your brand strategy.

Sound like another social media ad?

WRONG!

I’m talking about Movable Media

Imagine providing your prospects a chance to see your message 82 hours a year. In some areas such as the beltway, you’re getting over 200,000 views of who you are, how you can help and how to get a hold of you each and every day.  Today, the average American travels over 300 miles each week, wouldn’t it be a good idea to capitalize on that, and show of your brand in a way that is artistic, high-energy and just down-right fun?

According to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America:

Vehicle graphics can reach an astounding 95 percent of Americans. This statistic clearly indicates the effectiveness of "moveable media." Compared to traditional advertising, such as television commercials, radio spots, print ads and billboards, vehicle graphics offer an unprecedented opportunity for businesses to take their messages to previously-inaccessible audiences.

Hell, this guy knows:

Young entrepreneurs, Nicholas Cunningham, 30, who calls himself “Kush,” and Evonne Lidoff, 18 offer a "community service" delivering "pot" brownies for donations in downtown DC.

Young entrepreneurs, Nicholas Cunningham, 30, who calls himself “Kush,” and Evonne Lidoff, 18 offer a "community service" delivering "pot" brownies for donations in downtown DC.


If your downtown, you may have seen The Kush Gods sporting their two beautifully wrapped Mercedes and Mercedes SUV, offering free pot brownies “for a small donation”. Who can miss this?

Now, although the law is still a bit "on the fence" regarding their practices, the brand is well represented and everywhere they go, they get noticed. I can't suggest wrapping your car in marijuana, or any other illegal substance, but please take notice of genius brand marketing in action using a well designed and very well done vehicle wrap. (PROPS)

Brand it Right

Let’s face it. Consumers are getting more and more sophisticated. According to recent survey:

  • Brands that appear on vehicle graphics are 15 times likelier to be recalled by consumers
  • 92 percent of respondents claim to actually read the copy on fleet graphics
  • 30 percent make buying decisions based on mobile advertisements on vehicles

Emotional influence is a key factor when using this type of marketing making it very powerful. The use of images allows you to get personal. Images bring to mind feelings, and if you know anything about marketing feelings are everything. Make a prospect feel good, happy, excited, comfortable or get them to laugh, and you’ve just turned that prospect into a new client.

If your still not convinced, ask this guy how his Movable Marketing Strategy is working for him.

Family-owned and -operated for over 30 years, F.H. Furr is D.C., Maryland & Northern Virginia’s premier plumber, HVAC contractor and electrician. F.H. Furr is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and has consistently been voted Best of Prince William County for HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical.

Family-owned and -operated for over 30 years, F.H. Furr is D.C., Maryland &
Northern Virginia’s premier plumber, HVAC contractor and electrician. F.H. Furr is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and has consistently been voted Best of Prince William County for HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical.

First time I saw this ad by F.H. Furr I almost slammed on my brakes! I was like, “Who is the crazy man!?” and then I saw the name, and I haven’t forgotten it since.

If you’re in the service or transportation industry this is a great way for you to gain exposure all over the region. Vehicle wraps aren’t for everyone though. It’s all about being sensible with your marketing dollars. Let me know if you’re interested in these or other printed marketing material. I have connections in multiple fields and would love to sit down and discuss how we can best meet your needs.

Patrick Cox has been working in the marketing industry for well over 25 years and has a firm understanding of both traditional and digital marketing solutions. Feel free to email him at patrick@thecre8iveconsultant.com or call him up at 703-870-4117.

*Although we could certainly handle any of the work in these images , the Cover image was found on http://www.dpccars.com/gallery/index.php/Creative-Car-Wraps/Creative-Car-Wraps-01 

Patrick Cox

The Cre8ive Consultant, 43448 Laidlow Street, Chantilly, VA, 20152

Our mission is to provide Johnston County and the surrounding areas solo/entrepreneurs, small business, and mission-driven organizations with creative solutions designed to assist them in meeting their goals. We do this by taking a holistic view of who they are and what they hope to accomplish, then aid them in developing the areas that need the most help.

Whether it's working with an established nonprofit on a grant, coaching them on how to best leverage social media to spread their message, or working with a new entrepreneur on how to set up a Marketing Plan or Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, my goal is to serve you in whatever manner you need, so you can get busy making the world a better place.