Building Your Brand

Jan17

Red Chalk Studios Helps Music Makers Maximize Their Potential

Robert Smith had a vision for what he wanted Music Makers to be. He had been a teacher at the studio for two years, but when he was approached by the owners to buy it, he took the opportunity to make it his own.     A little background: Music Makers is a studio that […]
Jan17

Fine Tuning a Community Orchestra Includes Smart Branding Insight and the Right Marketing Tools

Symphonicity, the community orchestra of Virginia Beach, was at a turning point.   The founder and music director of the orchestra was retiring after 35 years, and the non-profit arts organization’s board had created a committee to help them find a new maestro. Enter Red Chalk Studios.    Getting to know this group of passionate […]
Nov22

Properly catering to customers begins with better business alignment.

We recently checked in with CEO and owner of Cater Boom, Shaun Kisler, to learn what he valued the most of his experience working with Red Chalk Studios to reposition and strengthen his brand. Shaun Kisler was frustrated.   He was in medical sales doing a lot of catering and lunch-and-learn events, and needed a faster […]
Aug11

Choose the Right Words: Eight Tips for Clever Taglines

A tagline, a.k.a. a catchphrase, soundbite, slogan, saying, jingle, etc. A tagline can be so impactful that it propels a simple business into a world-leading enterprise. A tagline can fail so detrimentally that it submerges a business into a course-correction mode. There’s an art. There’s a skillset. There’s a process to crafting the ideal nugget […]
Jun06

Telling a Story Through Public Relations – Where to Start

When my daughters were little, they occasionally asked about my job. What do I do, what am I writing and who is it for? They loved to read and to be read to, and we three enjoyed escaping into the adventurous lives of Little Bear, Olivia and Poppleton, along with a whimsical cast of other […]
May30

What’s the Difference Between Brand, Branding and Brand Identity?

These days, the word “brand” is used by just about everyone in everything and everywhere. I just did a quick search for “brand” and Google shows almost 11.5 BILLION results. There are big brands, personal brands, product brands, company brands… Everything is a brand. Or so it seems. To make it even more overwhelming, take […]
Dec07

Which Social Media Channels Are The Best For Me?

Chances are, you should be using a social media channel (or two, or more) to help market your business. But what do you do? How do you get started? If you’re already out there, are you doing it correctly? And how could you improve what you’re doing? First, you need to know the answers to […]
May16

How Much Does A Website Cost?

We all know that these days you have to have a website. And practically every day, we get inquiries from someone whose business needs a new website or improvements to a current website. Or they really don’t know what they need, but they know they need something. And then, the very next question is almost always, […]
Feb15

Why You Should Be Writing This Blog

You’re busy. We get it. (Who isn’t?) And finding the time to write a blog as part of your content strategy—or finding someone on your team to do it—can be a monumental task. But here are a few reasons why should consider keeping it on your to-do list: You can position yourself and your company […]
Jan31

Your Brand’s Market Exposure

Back in 1964, a study carried out by Bauer and Greyser was reported in 1968 in Advertising in America: The Consumer View. (1) It showed that in four major media — magazines, newspapers, radio and television — the average number of exposures in a full waking day was, wait for it, 76 ads of which a person was […]

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