AntiMarketing: $1,100 for GEO

Client: GEO.coop
Location: Internet website
Assignment: Fundraising Goal: ($20K)
Budget: $100.

https://binknyc.com/the-rest-is-history/

A Designed Process

 

Research: Checked website: WHO would be interested in the content they provide?
Planning: Identified a clear point of fundraising engagement.
Creation: Wrote a single e-mail to their 1,800 subscribers.
Application: Keep Creative to the lowest cost possible ($100.). Plus two more subsequent e-mails for $150.
Measure: Return to the client to see how the campaign did. ROI: $1,100.

The numbers don’t lie. 

GEO coop
Great organization for reorganizing US to a new economy. They asked for help with writing a fundraising e-mail. I obliged. The first e-mail of the campaign worked. It generated $1,100 the first week.
While that number isn’t impressive
to me nor my team but, the GEO.coop
was very surprised:
“We’ve been getting a lot better
response than I expected and some of the
donations have been rather large.”
One person took our
$1/week
to the next level: $365.

🙃

Then, they sent this and asked what I thought:
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They (the Wikipedia) are using GUILT in their appeal. 
One of the 86 Tenets from the
BinkNyc Culture’s: 
Neurochemical System
for branding and advertising is from the work

of the author: Sir David R. Hawkins M.D. PH.D.
In Hawkins, 680-page book (POWER VS. FORCE),
he gives GUILT a scale number of 30 

(a very low frequency). 
Here is the chart from the book:
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This type of GUILT message won’t convey LoveJoyWillingness, etc… 
and is unlikely to produce an influx of currency, generate excitement, 
generosity, etc… as they sound desperate, angry and/or perturbed in 
their appeal. This is no bueno. 
Please review the first e-mail I copywrote for GEO.coop 
and see which LEVEL • SCALE • EMOTION • PROCESS 
I used for the GEO appeal. 
The Process is simple: the higher the frequency, the better the return. 
GEO coopGEO coop reversed

 

The numbers never lie. 

This entry is to be continued…

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Research:

A very brief research study showed that GEO.coop are “Thinkers” according to a lifestyle market system. People in this lifestyle are drawn by and to things that are logical, practical and orderly. This e-mail campaign appealed to their deeper, human being sensibilities using a keen and smart sense of humor. 

to be continued…. 

Application:

Here is how the e-mail read. 

November 23, 2018

HELLO GEO Subscribers,

How $12 helps
change the course
of Democracy.

We believe it can. This seems like it’s a short order to fulfill a tall claim. 

HOW? 

GEO is staffed by volunteers in this day and age. We are the THOSE who care about the development of our culture and the world. Despite all the good intentions in our hearts and minds GEO takes money to produce, not much, but something. 

We have developed a plan. It’s a simple way to cover our expenses.

We thought to ask or members for:

• $1 per month
• $2 per month
• $3 per month

JUST CLICK THE DONATE LINK AND GIVE $12, 24 and $36 for the entire YEAR.

Even with as little as $12 per year from you—would help everything flow.  

Cooperative and solidarity economic movements are now burgeoning. Social media has given us access to people like never before in history. We can expand our reach. 

GEO can be a dynamic presence in this day and age. We can support other cause and extend our reach. 

A $24 donation in solidarity will make that extended reach happen in the world.

This donation pays for

• Our webmaster who volunteers half-time, but wants to work more. 
• New software 
    – that allows us to connect remotely
    – record and transcribe special interviews
• Website domain and maintenance
• Outreach for marketing and broader public relations
• Do in-person meet-ups & special events.

JUST CLICK & DONATE SOMETHING $12, $24 or $36. for the Entire Year.

If you could mail a contribution, please make check payable to EDINA/GEO

EDINA/GEO,
P. O. 115,
Riverside, MD  20738-0115.

And, OF COURSE, if you want to donate more, no problem, we could use it. It will help. 

THANK YOU, BIG TIME!

The GEO Collective, 
GEO.coop

P.S. You can also go to our Get Involved page and sign up to do other things to support GEO like contribute: write an article, help edit articles, take photos or make graphics or art, or you can just join the GEO Collective and become something more than our individual selves. 

HOW AntiMarketing works

ANTIMARKETING is DISRUPTION. Disruption is how businesses stand out in a noisy world and among their competition. The methods we use are considered a radical approach that shows measurable increases to any business when the right techniques are applied.

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Usually, the client’s spirit, aesthetic and persona can and should be used to their advantage. This should happen without changing too much of the day to day business operations.

Small business owners are fiercely independent so we handle this the best we can within their comfort zone.

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Thank you. Have a nice day.

 

BinkNyc Culture: Branding Vs. Commodity

Branding Vs. Commodity comp. PDF

BRAND vs. COMMODITY

 

BinkNyc Culture, Breuk Iversen

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AntiMarketing: $87,800+ in 6 weeks

Client: Queens Meat
Location: 23-62 Steinway Street, Astoria, NY 11105
Assignment: Increase Retail Business (wholesale business is fine)
Budget: $1,500.

https://binknyc.com/the-rest-is-history/

Our designed process

Research: Checked prices and business offerings @ 8 other butchers in Astoria.
Planning: Identified clear (but challenging) differentiating factor to Queens Meat.
Creation: Create Word-of-Mouth campaign for Father’s Day & 4th of July.
Application: Keep Creative to the lowest cost possible ($149.).
Measure: Return to the client to see how the campaign did. We created a 13% increase ($87,800), over their normal 15% annual growth, for the small time we worked with them.

The numbers don’t lie.

 

Queens Meat Numbers

How We Did It

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Research:

Our research showed that Queens Meat is perceived as one of the most unappealing butchers in Queens. While they are clean, overtly functional and offer a great product and an inexpensive price, their store is like a mini-industrial factory (not inviting to the public). They are also located on a very industrial/commercial block, at a bus stop, just off Astoria Blvd. (287 highway), Steinway Street with little opportunity for customer parking without getting a parking ticket. They are also located right next door to a bread manufacturer.

In other words, this strip is not inviting to walk-in traffic and the newer (hipster) residents moving in.

BinkNyc, Queens Meat, Steinway Street

BinkNyc, Queens Meat, Steinway Street

 

The research took a week. We walked into 8 competing local butchers, checked all the competition’s online reviews and what people are saying about the other butchers on their Social Media. We did a brief competitive analysis of their Top 4 competitors in a review:

QM Competitive Analysis

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Planning:

The plan was very simple: “make more money in retail and don’t hurt the wholesale business we already have.” 

Their prices are a little bit lower than the competitive butchers in and around Astoria. We’re only talking nickels and dimes but when you add that up to larger, bulk orders, this starts adding up to dollars. We identified a disturbing differentiating feature to Queens Meat—their place: It’s UGLY.

In fact, it is the Ugliest Butcher. 

And I told them this honestly and directly.

They knew.

 

The owners are a pair of businessmen, one Greek and the other Albanian. They could handle the truth: that their store looks more like a factory than a nice retail shop. Fancy is completely out of the question.

The staff can be rude at times depending on how busy they are. They’ve been there for 30 years. Everyone gets a little tired of any job after 30 years.

 

BinkNyc Culture, Breuk Iversen

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Creation: 

They wanted more business and heard about us from a neighbor. We were hired to create a Word-of-Mouth campaign for Father’s Day & 4th of July.

This would have to be a very creative execution requiring radical moves and something far outside of the norm. We took THE UGLY industrial look the store had and used it as an asset to benefit our client.

We arose to the challenge. 😁

Specialisms

Full services we provide.

 

They listened to the opinions, honestly and openly, without being too offended. We preferred to tell them the HONEST and BRUTAL truth rather than lie and sugar coat the problems we found with their business’s aesthetic.

Aesthetics are a problem that CAN BE fixed. One of mentors used to say: “Ugly you can fix, stupid is forever.

Full-On renovations would have costed them upwards of $40,000 but they weren’t interested in that. Too much money out, not enough of a guarantee of what would come back. Fair enough.

The other solution was to have them open on a more business-friendly street. That too might have been a $40,000 price tag or even more…

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This was their previous sandwich board. The way they displayed the meat’s condiments on the counter is brash and has a no-nonsense, take it or leave it, approach:

 

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Application: 

To apply AntiMarketing techniques to a Word-of-Mouth campaign for Father’s Day & 4th of July. The application of the creative called for a brash, bold move. We took THE UGLY and used it as the main differentiating factor from the other butchers.

The campaign was divided into three parts:

  1. 1,000 Business Cards
  2. A new sandwich board outside
  3. Three new all-American flags.

1.

Business Cards (front):

Queens Meat front

Queens Meat: It’s Not Pretty. 

On the back, we used these humorous headlines, A different one on each card.

Here are all of them:

Queens Meat for Pirates

We printed 1,000 business cards on an 11″ x 17″ (Tabloid) sheet adding these different headlines on the back. We then printed and cut them and placed them in doorways and left them on the windshields of local cars—1,000 of them.

 

Queens Meat Cards (back)

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Apparently and expectedly we got the attention and walk-ins we wanted on Father’s Day. The place filled up with people. In just six weeks, we generated an $87,800 increase in business.

The 4th of July was an even
a better business day for them
and it was the first time in
30 years of business that
they were sold out of 25lb.
boxes of bacon, chopped
meat, and souvlaki.

^ These are normally their best sellers.

 

 

2.

The NEW sandwich board outside reading:

 

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3.

The all-American flags were hung on the awning and looked like this:

 

Queens Meat:

Queens Meat (flags)Queens Meat Flags

This campaign launched mid-June a week before Father’s Day. For the 4th of July, there was a line outside the store and some of the normal offerings were sold out by the early afternoon (as mentioned above).

By mid-July, we went back for a follow-up meeting. The campaign had generated 13% over their normal 15% annual growth, equaling $87,880. to be precise. This total percentage increase for the month of June was 28% when we compared their performance for the previous three years. This was according to their handwritten accounting ledger which they brought up from their office in the basement.

Queens Meat Numbers

They were happy and amazed that it actually worked and perplexed at the same time.

Measure

The fee we charged was only $1,500. It was a little test and not meant to be a big money making an endeavor for us. The material expenses we needed was for a sandwich board, purchased second-hand from another client of ours for $20. We also bought a white magic marker for the lettering on the board: $8. The three flags were under $10 each, ordered from Amazon. and the most expensive material cost was for 1,000 business cards which were $90.

Total Expenses: $149.

 

See our next entry where we increase business growth 200-300%
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Sweet Janes logo (final)
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😍 : BinkNyc@gmail.com

 

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HOW we do it:

ANTIMARKETING is DISRUPTION. Disruption is how businesses stand out, proudly and boldly among the competition. The methods we use are this radical approach showing measurable increases to any business when the right techniques are applied to the right business. 

There are no fooling customers. They know the truth. In fact, we all do.

Usually, the client’s spirit, aesthetic and persona can and should be used to their advantage without changing the internal business operations. In this case, it worked out really well.

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We congratulated the men of Queens Meat 🥩 for having the audacity to run with the campaign we proposed. It was an approach which is outside the norm and certainly outside of many people’s comfort zones.

It’s not all that often we get smart, daring clients but when we do, they win. Then, we win by default.

But, the biggest winners of all is always the customer. The customers are the people that deliver the money into the business. They come first in our book. The campaign was designed for them. A little smile goes a long way.

Describing all the techniques we used to create this humorous and powerful AntiMarketing campaign here would require too much writing. The subtlety in the 3 applications applied here would also mean writing an entire book. We may include this case study in a book someday.

The campaign didn’t come out of thin air. We didn’t just guess it would work. We knew it would work. There are only a few companies that do branding, design, communications, and advertising as we do.

Allow us to help your business excel, if you want to make more money. Yes, we are going to suggest something you wouldn’t expect but, that’s one of the reasons clients hire us.

Maybe you can call us. You may be happy you did.

 

Thank you. Have a nice day.

BinkNyc Culture: Branding Vs. Commodity

Branding Vs. Commodity comp. PDF

 

BinkNyc Culture, Breuk Iversen

🤒 : Breuk IVersen
🤖 : (718) 578-6613
👹 : BinkNyc.com
😍 : BinkNyc@gmail.com

AntiMarketing: WARNING!

AntiMarketing WARNS business owners that marketers, designers and AdMen who ignore the importance of the unconscious/subconscious level of human thought unwittingly subject themselves to making critical mistakes in a competitive marketplace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AntiMarketing is a new paradigm
and scope for reaching new or old
markets with far greater ease.

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Call the number below for more…

BinkNyc Culture, Breuk Iversen

🤒 : Breuk IVersen
🤖 : (718) 578-6613
👹 : BinkNyc.com
😍 : BinkNyc@gmail.com

 

 

Below is a short list of 7
AntiMarketing Rules to
follow when composing
any campaign.

 

• 1. Thoughts are created in images, not words.

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Imagery applied to words or visual images make up thought, not discrete words.

 

• 2. Most communication is nonverbal.

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80% of human interaction involves the non-lexical component of communication by speech:  intonation, pitch and speed of speech, hesitation noises, gesture, and facial expression.

 

• 3. Metaphors and stories are central to thought.

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Visual images are so prevalent that we are often unaware of them. They visually stimulate the mind, help add perspective to the world, and allow us to surface unconscious and subconscious feelings.

 

• 4. Emotion loves with reason.

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Most marketers have a reasoncentered bias in their research and applied to their creative application. We can clearly show why this fails in the market. Emotion should be included, captured and brought to the forefront.

 

• 5. Most thought, emotion and learning occurs with awareness.

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Often people do not know they have knowledge until they materialize it with other data to derive information.

 

• 5. Socially shared mental models are important.

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Mental models help to filter information and make it manageable. When groups of people share important features of mental models, they are called consensus maps (or shared stories, memories, rituals, opinions and feelings) and they are possibly the single most important set of insights a manager can have about consumers and purchasing. This is where engagement happens.

 

• 7. Memory is fragile.

Shelly Lynn

AntiMarketing: 3rd Wave master system.

Memory is actually a creative product of our encounters, beliefs, and plans developed on a subconscious level. Fragments of data are unconsciously/subconsciously utilized and only later synthesized.

 

BinkNyc Culture, Breuk Iversen

🤒 : Breuk IVersen
🤖 : (718) 578-6613
👹 : BinkNyc.com
😍 : BinkNyc@gmail.com

AntiMarketing: Astoria, Queens

What Anti-Marketing is:

AntiMarketing is something entirely different and unbelievably effective. This effectiveness happens despite many preconceived beliefs, tips and tricks used by business owners. The main premise we work from is that decisions made by consumers are primarily: 90% emotional and 95% subconscious. Scary right? 
Bad ads, good ads, BinkNyc, Breuk Iversen

Bad advertising, good advertising.

     As as difficult as this is for most people to fully absorb, as a concept, it’s even harder for them to instill this into and execution vis-á-vis a business or marketing plan.
      They often resort to a familiar, safe and sorry approach and do what is most comfortable for them. They hope it will work rather than consider what FEELINGS they are leaving inside their customers’ hearts and minds.
Idealight

     Antimarketing works exceptionally well with millennials, achievers, experiencers, innovators, early adopters and early majority market segments. In the last 3 years we (@BinkNyc) have generated over $450,000 in combined income for less than ten Astoria, NY businesses.

We operate behind the scenes for our clients as we should. We’re not the big ⭐️ 🌟 ⭐️s. The clients we have are always front and center and ultimately the stars of the shows we preform.

 

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DEFINITION – There is some confusion on websites as to what Anti-marketing actually means by definition. They’ve mistaken the prefix Anti- to also mean Un-Marketing. This is clearly an error. In short order, by definition, the prefix Anti- means: opposed to marketing. The prefix Un- means the reversal or absence of effective marketing. Between the two, there is a huge difference.

.So, we are, by all means, opposedmarketing—big time.
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So, we (@binknyc) are, by all means, opposed to traditional marketing—big time. AntiMarketing works faster and far better than the old ways of branding, designing, communicating or advertising  things. It’s a new day and in this digital age some of the executions that used to work no longer work today.
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Most people don’t love marketing.
What they do love much more is buying.
No one needs to teach you how to shop
or buy. You already know what you want.
This idea is useful to the Antimarketer.

This “buyer” vs. “seller” approach is what is used in Antimarketing.

 

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Antimarketing trumps traditional marketing in so many ways. Call us and we’ll give you a list and rundown. One way it trumps is when we lean toward developing a Luxury Brand. Traditional marketing would tell you to find a comparable price point you think people will pay and just advertise bigger, better and more than the next guy. This old school marketing approach hardly ever works in today’s business ecology. If faced with a company that has a brand, they’ll lose, each and every time against a Luxury Brand., especially a luxe brand that has built AntiMarketing into its core identity.
       We know that Luxe Brands fair far better in today’s market than ever before. Besides the (Luxe Brand) having a higher price point the product or service does need to be backed up with REAL technological and functional advantages. With these two components, some great packaging (unboxing) and subconscious design, Luxe Brands are far easier to develop a marketing campaign for in addressing these behaviors. The trick is that their is an EMOTIONAL component that commodity-based opponents lack.
Why?
Using a strategic approach as we do at BinkNyc, we cut through the bullshit—get to the real deal—where the real value lives and breathes. And we are very particular as to which businesses we will work with today. No one has the time and money for any shenanigans.
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AntiMarketing hits the emotional component (buy me button) that pulls an audience (market segment) towards the brand. In other words, if you’re an asshole, be the biggest asshole out there. There’s a market that loves an asshole (maybe Trump supporters). They’ll come out and vote.
         If you’re the lovely and benevolent, be the best embodiment of these qualities you can be. Once you own these words in a consumer’s mind, the values and ideas draw people in. In many marketing segments, your ownship of these words become a brand. And… the best part is that they are already looking for you and want what you are selling! Yes, and they’ll pay extra for it.
     Being a living embodiment of common words makes for an amazing Anti-Marketing brand campaign. It’s NOT only highly effective on the audience but it presses that automatic “buy me” button in the human skull. People are loyal to brands, even new ones. Ideas, values, attitudes and lifestyles are sticky.
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But there’s a catch. There’s always a catch

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The “buy me” button doesn’t understand languageIt understands “feelings” and visual images. And 90% of business people (successful or not) have NO IDEA how to get into consumers  skulls with the one word that is branded effectively. 

Yep. This is exactly what we do.

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11211, AntiMarketing, Williamsburg | Brooklyn, BinkNyc

11211, AntiMarketing.Life, Williamsburg | Brooklyn, BinkNyc.com

 

Client work for Astoria, Queens:

Bus Shelter Advertisement 

 

Triboro PT Astoria, Queens
Queens Physical Therapy

… and their New Logo…

Triboro Physical Therapy

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New Interior and Exterior Design:

Qdyssey outside

“Q” outside

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Noisette Patisserie (Interior Design):

Before                                    After

binkNyc, Astoria, Steinway Street, Queens

Noisette [ Interior Design ]

 

 

BORO Magazine Media Kit: 

Breuk Iversen, binknyc, qns

Qns.com Media Kit (designed by B. Iversen)

 

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Logo for a New Media Company (Astoria): 

Fishbeef Final Logo

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Steinway Street Butcher: 

Queens Meat front

Business card for Queens Meat

 

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Most people distain marketing.
They are far better at buying.
We all are good at buying.
We know what we want.

This “buyer” vs. “seller” approach is what we use in Anti-Marketing.

 

Sweet Janes Ice Cream: 

 

 

BinkNyc Culture

Sweet Janes Brand Architecture

 

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Small Cafe on Steinway: 

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Cafe 23

cafe23-back

Cafe 23 Business Card

 

 

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Café Via Espresso (@ Instagram and Facebook post) 

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Ad for Cafe Via Espresso

BinkNyc, Instagram Results, Breuk

 

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Logo for Workers Compensation attorney 

Benisready.com

 

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Chop Chop Grub Shop on Ditmars:

 

 

Shameless Self-Promotion:

Breuk Iversen, BinkNyc, Fishbeef.com

11211 Magazine founder and publisher, Breuk Iversen is listed among one of the most prolific designers of all time.

 

Anti-marketing defies conventional marketing strategy of using positive only selling tactics. We successfully use AntiMarketing with headlines and phrasing that are blatantly sarcastic, surly, embraces an (on-brand) attitude, often utilizing reverse psychology. This, and other time-tested Neurochemical brain techniques. 86 techniques  to be exact.

This is how and why we can promise to triple a client’s business (by 300%). There’s a way to attract customers to you rather than begging and pleading clients to “Please spend money in our place, please, please we need money and your business.” You don’t have to sell anything at all. They just come.

 

So, let’s make you some money. 

BinkNyc Culture, Breuk Iversen

 

 

Ball-02-juneBreuk Iversen
E: BinkNyc@gmail.com
C: (718) 578-6613

 

 

 

 

BinkNyc.com Business Card, BinkNyc, Brooklyn New York, Breuk Iversen

BinkNyc, Services, Williamsburg | Brooklyn

BinkNyc.com (Astoria, Queens) full services, utilities and offerings.

Neurochemical: Business as Unusual

BinkNyc, Neurochemical

“Heroes are born every day
but, a fool
is born every minute.”

— B. Iversen

 

We’ve identified  5 steps to any successful brand or business. Most successful businesses stumble upon these steps almost accidentally. The ones that struggle or fail are usually missing one, two or three of these 5 critical steps. Here’s the little list of the Big 5:

The 5 Steps: 

  1. Research
  2. Branding (why you exist)
  3. Design (intention) 
  4. Communications (a strategy)
  5. Advertising (includes PR)

 

Most businesses do a copacetic job with no research, no real brand message or persona, they usually have a decent or good design (logo or logotype), virtually no real communications strategy, and rely on advertising, public relations or networking to meet their income needs. These missing or half-baked steps are sub-optimal. They’ll lead to difficulty in time.

For instance, a well-thought out, planned strategy is always optimal to mere tactical responses. Tactics are single step moves whereas a strategy has several advanced moves and is ultimately comprised of a series of tactics.

The purpose of BinkNyc Culture is to backtrack and get all the 5 steps dancing in line. The tighter a business is before pushing forward with a PR or advertising campaign, the better. This refined approach produces predictable and measurable results in the hands of a seasoned marketer, ad man or publicist. Yep, that’s us.

When I’ve tried and tested this with businesses over the 25 years, it works predictably. This happens with little effort if planned correctly and with a little practice. Oh, and discipline.

If these 5 steps are executed, even with moderate precision, the Brand supports itself and actually brings customers to you without you reaching out to them at all. It’s amazing.

Any great Brand knows their customer better than their customers know themselves. I’ll use a metaphor to explain this because the intelligent people I’ve met get a firm picture and visualization in their minds eye.

 

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Building a business is just like building a house or building.

 

BinkNyc Culture

The first step before deciding on a property to purchase is to know that you are building on solid land. This requires surveying the land and doing Research. It’s astounding how many people leave put this step. 95% of them will be out of business or hit a low glass ceiling in 5 short years.

This Research will tell us what the available client base might be and what that client wants and their lifestyle. Research also tells you what steps to take and what clients or customers search for in the market. Backing up into our building metaphor, it is just like getting a survey of the land. It’s Research which is based in factual information.  That’s always the first step. Get the facts.

The second step is Branding. This word is grossly misused in the vernacular but it is just like the basement of a house. It is the foundation that holds a house in place, like a rock. It tells us how high, wide and deep a building can be made and if we are able to do a two story house or an income producing skyscraper. This naturally depends on how wide, deep we go and how tall you want your business to be. We hardly ever consider the foundation of a house or building we enter into but, this foundation (Brand) makes it all possible. This foundation is built so when the heavy rains fall it doesn’t wash the house down a river. Again, the Research will tell you what brand personas and metaphors are available among your competition.

The third step is Design. The design you use, as the face of your company, should be based directly from the findings we have discovered from the Research and the Brand (the first two steps). Back to the building metaphor: the survey of the land tells us what steps to take and how deep, far and wide we can build the foundation. The Design is where you intend to place the windows, doors, ceiling height, and room sizes.

The fourth step is Communications. This is how your clients and customers want to be treated. What you say and how you follow up with them keeps the business flow incoming and steady. It is also a plan as to what to say to clients and do to get to engage or re-engage and convert them for an up sell. Our building metaphor utilizes plumbing, a/c and heat, water, gas lines, electricity and telephone/wifi as metaphors on how the building (or business) communicates with the external world (clients and customers).

The fifth step is Advertising. You already know what this is because you see it all the time. If you have used a publicist in the past, they’ve probably went over briefly as to what your research might be, what your brand might feel like, what a design might look like and ways to advertise your business to the people and out > through the media. In our building metaphor, these are the most fun tasks in putting the final touches on our house or income bearing property. They are the furnishings, paint colors, door handles, carpets, curtains and window treatments, desks, chairs, couches or beds and all the pretty things we like to shop for.

Now….

Here’s the challenge.

Before surveying the land of a building or home, you would dig a hole to put in a foundation. Would you start by buying all the beams, iron framing, studs and sheetrock, windows, doors and door knobs, electrical conduit, plumbing, vents, a/c units, the stove, sinks and toilets, plates, knives, forks and spoons, and window treatments first?

Or

Would you dig the hole first and pour the concrete and give it time to dry before testing it for stability?

You know the answer to this one. 😀

 

 

There is a Process and order to businesses and building a business so you don’t have to advertise or use PR schemes to convince clients to come to you. This approach hardly ever works and usually leads to a pricing war. These tactics rarely work today in America. We are in the digital age. Advertising and PR are cheaper to get than ever before.

 

If you survey (research) the client ecology and brand (place brain tattoos) directly into their skulls of why you do what you do, they come to you through recommendations and a fantastic use of skilled word-of-mouth campaign.

Back to a real-time business application of this metaphor and technique. I’ve spent the better part of 12 years refining and mastering it.

 

It is without fail that you can set up a tent on a lawn and sell products and procedures and line your pockets with the money. This happens all the time with upstarts and works well for business owners at carnivals, festivals and on the street, but when COMPETITION comes around with a building (business) that is more permanent and stable; one who did their research; knows their customers better than their customers know themselves (branding); design something that reflect the brand and fits the customers deeper needs, wants and desires; communicate with clients and customers in a way where they feel cared for, special and respected, and having each client that walks in the door become a business’s ambassador and biggest fan… pr and advertising become bold, highly profitable and very promising endeavors.

Today’s media ecology, particularly in social media, has driven a $72,000 full page insertion in Playboy into something tangible that can be done for pennies on the dollar on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The question that arises in my mind is how many PR firms and Ad agencies can and do show repeated instances of measurable and tangible results. More importantly is how many of these firms can guarantee their methodology and execute plans in generating those results?

I hope this adds some clarity to your current or future endeavor(s). Good luck!

 

 

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BinkNyc transforms a company into a culture,
grows businesses into movements,
improving peoples lives.

 

Neurochemical: Once upon a Time …

Forest Animals

… in a forest lived a fair and beautiful young maiden. She loved all the animals just as much as they all loved her. She would meet with them and together they would dance the days away.

At night, when the sun went to its hiding place, she would lock herself indoors to protect herself from the dark light of the night. As the sun rose again the very next day, she would awaken and join the animals for more dancing, more playing and talking among the trees in the forest.

One day….

Apple

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Let’s stop it right there.

This type of editorial as a “lead-in” for a corporate brochure is still considered WAY TOO BOLD and daring. Had I written this text, the client might’ve resisted. She might’ve flipped her lid. Factually, the Neurochemical findings show that this type of text would work 90-95% of the time.

I did something remotely similar for a recent client who was a model, an actress and in 2005 graduated the Institute for Integrated Nutrition.
Institute for Integrated Nurition

She then proceeded to work at Organic Avenue and started something called the Wellness Concierge with founder, Denise Mari >

Organic Avenue

Ellie Scully has sustained her disbelief temporarily so we’ll have to see how she does with her campaign first before making any adjustments.

BACK STORY
I’ve known Ellie for 14 years. She’s witnessed first-hand the insanity I’m capable of producing for clients. I take greater risks and veer ‘on the edge‘ rather than ever going with the safe and sorry, boring and banal.

We met on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. She was introduced to me by a restaurant proprietor (Rabbithole Bistro) who was the very first advertiser in 11211 Magazine.

Here are some of the images we had to work with:

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A FEW MONTHS AGO
We reconnected on LinkedIn. Ellie wanted to merge her previous experience into something palatable combining her illuminating nutritional expertise, modeling and acting career. Her general idea was to do a series of videos and launch an online channel dedicated to her fan base of all the amazing people she has met on her life path.
They are HEROES who are doing good for the entire society and humanity.
Let’s celebrate them.

We set her up with a Brand Lexicon and Brand Metaphor. And then we designed an intro/capabilities brochure which would compliment her already existing website:
Ellie Scully

What she received as deliverables were:
• A new name for the platform.
• A new logo for the platform’s name.
• Instructions on the HOW, WHERE, WHAT, WHEN and WHY to Use a Brand Lexicon.
• HOW, WHERE, WHAT, WHEN and WHY to Use a Brand Metaphor.
• A 5-page Intro-Capabilities Brochure (PDF).
• Ongoing assistance with her new potential clients and our communications expertise giving her the HOW, WHERE, WHAT, WHEN and WHY to do or say with them.
• 10-12 Hours of consultation and Brand implementation which means we get to yell at her so that she stays “On Brand”. 😀


Ellie Scully
 PDFEllie Scully

Take all the time you want to call us. You say what you want and we deliver.

Neurochemical BinkNyc

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BinkNyc transforms a company into a culture,
grows businesses into movements,
improving peoples’ lives.

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