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Why Did Michelin Tyres Found the Michelin Guide, a Foodie Guide that is Totally Unrelated to its Business?

By Reed Tan | October 9, 2021

Even if you are not a foodie, you would have heard of the Michelin Guide, a ultimate badge of honor for culinary excellence. However, do you know the Michelin Guide was initally started by Michelin Tyres as a marketing tactic to sell more tyres?

3 Effective Steps to Gain Trust from New Customers

By Reed Tan | October 1, 2021

One of the most determining factors that leads to a conversion is to gain customers’ trust. How can we make someone who is new to our brand to trust us?

How to Generate Better Content for Your Customers

By Reed Tan | September 26, 2021

Using content marketing is a great way to bait consumers into learning our products and services. People love to be educated, especially on the products or services they are intending to buy. How do we know what kind of content we should produce for our customers?

5 Steps to Creating Consumer Lust

By Reed Tan | September 17, 2021

Lust is a highly irrational emotion. With lust, consumers crave for your brand, more than what you are offering. Their needs go far beyond the specifications of your products. So how do we stir desire in consumers?

Design is Simple. Thats Why It’s So Complicated.

By Reed Tan | September 10, 2021

When you are creating a simple design, you are amplifying the meaning being conveyed. It takes a lot more to compress sophiscated thought processes into something easy for consumers to understand though a seemingly simple design.

How to be a Superstar with Personal Branding

By Reed Tan | September 2, 2021

It doesnt matter who you are. You can be a CEO, a manager or an executive. With a great personal branding strategy, anyone can build their own brand and become a superstar.

🔥 3 Steps to 10X your Linkedin Engagement with Scrollable Carousel Posts

By Reed Tan | August 28, 2021

Scrolling is one of the key engagement signals that ‘tells’ Linkedin algorithm that your content is useful. LinkedIn has introduced the scrollable carousel post featureback in 2018, but recently more businesses are using it to spike engagement.

3 Interesting Statistics about How Users View a Website

By Reed Tan | August 21, 2021

We judge people according to how they look, the clothes they wear and the way they act. In the same way, having a great website design has an effect on the perceived credibility and quality of your business. How do users view and judge a website then?

3 Signs Your Website Needs a Redesign

By Reed Tan | August 15, 2021

Imagine visiting a website for the first time. It is cluttered, hard to navigate and has many design inconsistencies. Having a great website design is crucial because that is how your audience first perceives your brand. How would you know if your website needs an overhaul then?

The Real Cost of a Poorly Designed Website

By Reed Tan | August 8, 2021

CEO of Jaguar Cars, Ralf Speth once shared, “If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.” If you short-change on the overall experience of your website, you may realize you are losing out much more than you expected.

3 Websites That Offer Best Commercially Free Images without Attribution

By Reed Tan | August 7, 2021

The last thing you want to do is to use copyrighted images. Here are 3 websites that offer best commercially free images and videos, you won’t even need to attribute them.

You Only Have 50 Milliseconds to Make a Good First Impression for Your Website

By Reed Tan | August 4, 2021

A blink of your eye takes 100 miliseconds, so imagine you only have half of that time to capture your audience attention. Your chance of convincing a new customer might be already gone way before they read your content. How do we determine a great website design?

Which is Better? Google Ads or Facebook Ads?

By Reed Tan | August 1, 2021

Google and Facebook are the two main giants of the online advertising industry. Many businesses have been leveraging them to gain brand awareness, generate leads and increases sales. However, since we all have limited ad budgets and resources, which is better for your business?

Successful Rebranding Stories: How Burberry Refashioned Itself into an Iconic British Luxury Brand

By Reed Tan | July 27, 2021

Can you imagine Burberry, the iconic British luxury brand, was once likened to a brand for gangsters? People began to disassociate with the brand, and naturally sales started to fall over the years. They had to do something.

5 Website Mistakes to Avoid – Small Business Tips

By Reed Tan | July 16, 2021

A bad website can be detrimental to your business. Hence, we’ve compiled 5 main mistakes for you to avoid when putting your website together

3 Steps to Rebrand and Transform your Business Successfully

By Reed Tan | July 9, 2021

“You’re in dire need of an upgrade” ~ Tony Stark to Peter Parker, Captain America: Civil War

Top 3 Human Behaviorial Designs that Lead to a Good Website Design

By Reed Tan | June 28, 2021

A great website is a language, not just a style. Yes, we all do love aesthetically pleasing designs but it is important we understand human behaviors and their thought processes so we can design how users interact with our websites.

3 Steps to Fix Slow Loading Websites

By Reed Tan | May 26, 2021

A slow website is a part of poor user experience. It is estimated that 40% of the visitors will abandon your website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load. Not to mention it affects your Google SEO ranking as well.

Authencity and Storytelling are What that Make Brands Resonate

By Reed Tan | May 12, 2021

The hardest thing to get right when connecting with consumers is authenticity. Brands often try too hard in telling consumers what they want to be rather than being true about who they are as a brand.

Dont Ask How You Can Find Better Customers, Ask How Better Customers Can Find You.

By Reed Tan | March 17, 2021

Instead of finding audiences who have little interest in your products and push them into a sale, why not help audiences who are looking for your products to find you easier?

“Design is Thinking Made Visual”

By Reed Tan | March 2, 2021

Nike’s tick (or Swoosh) was probably one of the most iconic design in the history. It is not just a logo. ts most fundamental level, the Nike Swoosh represents motion and speed. Or perhaps the most famous slogan of all, “Just do it”.

“Facts Tell, But Stories Sell”

By Reed Tan | February 1, 2021

Co-author of the Wall Street Journal & New York Times bestselling books “Call to Action”, Bryan Eisenberg once shared, “Effective content marketing is about mastering the art of storytelling.”

In Life, You Need Either Inspiration or Desperation

By Reed Tan | January 16, 2021

Tony Robbins once shared, “In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.” We are so addicted to comfort that we struggle to step outside of that comfort zone.

“The Buyer Journey is Nothing More Than a Series of Questions That Must Be Answered.”

By Reed Tan | December 17, 2020

Content marketing is important because it helps your audience to answer any questions they may have prior to any decision making. It helps them to make informed decisions so they can buy the exact product or service they need.

5 Fundamentals of a Successful Business Website

By Reed Tan | November 28, 2020

Without a doubt, the first step to re-branding is a revamp of your business website. A mobile friendly website that is responsive is important, but what are the core elements of a succcessful website you should be considering to elevate your brand and your business?

7 Words You Didn’t Know Were Actually Brand Names

By Reed Tan | October 18, 2020

When the brand experience starts to integrate into the daily lives of consumers, people will start to use them as verb. But do you know there are some brands which are so intertwined in our lives that we have completely forgotten that they are brand names to begin with.

3 Reasons Why Cost Per Lead is an Useless Statistic for Businesses

By Reed Tan | October 7, 2020

Many business owners prefer a lower cost per lead so they can generate as many leads as possible based on their limited budget. After all, more leads equal to more sales, right? Not necessary.

Products are Made in the Factory but Brands are Created in the Mind

By Reed Tan | September 13, 2020

No matter how great a product is, they are still inanimate objects. They are cold, hard and can be easily replicated or replaced. Brands, on the other hand, are unique and deliver values beyond the specifications of the product.

3 Things You Should Do to Improve your Digital Ads

By Reed Tan | August 28, 2020

It is easy to produce a simple digital ad campaign today. But if everyone knows how to do ads online, how are you going to make sure your ad stands out among the rest?

5 Things You Should Do before Engaging a Digital Marketing Agency

By Reed Tan | July 15, 2020

Before we start to look into the capabilities and competencies of a digital marketing agency, it is best to prime your business so you can reap the maximum yield of digital marketing implementation. Here are 5 crucial factors you should look into before engaging a digital marketing consultant.

5 Reasons Why People Don’t Buy

By Reed Tan | June 12, 2020

Famous author, Zig Ziglar once said, “Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” A landing page is akin to a digital salesman. Your landing page must be able to market your products and services well so people will be keen to find out more by submitting their enquiry.

“Doing Business without Advertising is like Winking at a Girl in the Dark. You Know What You are Doing, but Nobody Else Does.”

By Reed Tan | May 28, 2020

Doing Business without Advertising is like Winking at a Girl in the Dark. You Know What You are Doing, but Nobody Else Does. Steuart Henderson Britt, Famous Psychologist

“The Art of Marketing is Largely the Art of Brand Building. When Something is Not a Brand It Will be Probably be Viewed as a Commodity.”

By Reed Tan | April 30, 2020

If consumers don’t see the value in a brand, it becomes a commodity. Phillip Kotler who was considered as ‘Father’ of modern marketing once said, “The art of marketing is largely the art of brand building. When something is not a brand, it will be probably be viewed as a commodity.”

How to Bait your Audience with Content Marketing

By Reed Tan | April 3, 2020

Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, he will come back to your website to buy hooks, baits and fishing rods for life.

Don’t be Too Quick to Give up an Idea. Sometimes, You Just Need to Give it More Time to Gain Traction.

By Reed Tan | March 2, 2020

Managing Partner of Ripple Ventures, Michael Garbe once said, “Don’t be too quick to give up an idea. Sometimes, you just need to give it more time to gain traction.”

“Every Sale has Five Main Obstacles: No Need, No Money, No Hurry, No Desire, No Trust”

By Reed Tan | February 15, 2020

Famous author, Zig Ziglar once said, “Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” Your landing page must be able to market your products and services well so people will be keen to submit their enquiry.

5 Reasons why Coworking is Perfect for SMEs in Singapore

By Reed Tan | February 6, 2020

Coworking has grown into a global phenomenon. More than 5 million professionals will be working in coworking spaces globally by 2022. What’s the appeal of coworking for SMEs?

Your Brand is What People Say in the Room ~ Jeff Bezos

By Reed Tan | January 22, 2020

One of the most damaging myths is the belief that branding is solely one way communication. The truth is that, who you are is not what you said.

Misconceptions of Facebook Marketing

By Reed Tan | January 12, 2020

When comes to Facebook marketing strategy, many business owners have a misconception of playing a game of ‘likes’. The truth is having more ‘likes’ does not necessarily translate to a strong brand that generate more sales to your business.

Take a Risk and Keep Testing Because What Works Today Won’t Work Tomorrow, but What Worked Yesterday May Work Again

By Reed Tan | December 23, 2019

The only certainty in the world today is change. Nothing is certain. This means we should never become complacent. What could work today could fail tomorrow.

Master the Topic, The Message and the Delivery

By Reed Tan | December 18, 2019

The late Steve Jobs has always emphasized that the delivery is always the crux of the message. It can’t be just any story about your product; it have to be the story that connects best with your audience’s dreams, vision and values, even when they aren’t clear of what they want exactly.

How to Build a WordPress Website, Step by Step

By Reed Tan | November 4, 2019

More than 30% of the websites in the world are powered by WordPress. Contrary to popular belief, it is actually not difficult to learn how to build your own WordPress website. In fact, you will only need 15 minutes to set up your wordpress website.