As the internet diminishes distances virtually and brings us closer together, the human touch has ironically become somewhat of a scarcity. Telling a compelling story could help you, as a brand, fulfil the basic human need for interaction by communicating as more than just a faceless entity. Powerful storytelling is often easier said than done....
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Over the last few years (pre-COVID-19) my podcast co-host and friend David Bobis floated around an idea of doing a web-series about business, marketing, startups, and things that we learned over the last decade and a bit. A lot of these conversations happened over quite a few drinks and while it was something we thought...
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In our previous articles, we’ve talked about creating a brand identity and being consistent, but it’s not just about what you say. First impressions matter and customers will judge you on your visual branding. For example, did you know that one-third of the most successful businesses include the colour blue in their logo?  Think of...
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Last month, we published a piece discussing why it is important for you to identify your key brand message. In this article, we discuss how ethical concerns are more important than ever in conversations surrounding PR and marketing — and what having a strong brand message has to do with it all.  Recap: How important...
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The internet has no shortage of articles critiquing millennials as the grim reapers of established brands and industries. Are these fair assumptions? Firstly, it’s important to remember that “millennials” are people born between the years 1981 and 1996. This puts them in an age range of 23 – 38 years old. Older than you expected?...
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I finally had some time to watch Black Mirror and I watched the episode, ‘Smithereens’ in Season 5 and there was this one segment that had me, as someone in PR and brand communications, laughing a little too hard. Source: Black Mirror / Netflix The wonderful Andrew Scott plays Chris, a man who blames himself...
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It’s not enough to just regularly update your company blog. That’s a good first step for your small business or startup, but it’s also necessary to make sure each post is readable. So, what does that mean exactly? Simply put, it is a measure of how easy it is for people, the common person on...
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Are you planning a content marketing campaign, but don’t know where, and how to start? It takes too much dedication, time, energy, and loads of ideas to begin with. But like most things, the beginning is always the crucial part of marketing. At SYNC, we understand this too well, so we’ve put together some tips to...
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May 2021