The Kipling Blog gives you the latest scoop on all things marketing.
November 28, 2022 - Branding
You may have noticed some of your favourite brands look a bit different lately.
Perhaps your favourite packaged goods have been redesigned, or some signs in your neighbourhood have changed. Over the last decade, thousands of companies have changed their logos, fonts, colours, and entire brand identities, taking on more minimalist appearances. It’s part of a phenomenon that experts call “debranding.”
Debranding is when companies simplify their logos and brand assets, often discarding detail and depth. Companies trade gradients, shadows and highlights for trimmed-down, one-dimensional versions of their logo.
November 1, 2022 - Social Media
What is TikTok?
Haven’t you heard? Launched in its present form in 2018, TikTok joined the ranks of social media giants in record time. It had about one billion active monthly users worldwide by Sept. 2021. The 2022 marketing report predicted TikTok would break three billion downloads worldwide, with users spending $3 billion across iOS and Google Play by the end of the year.
September 30, 2022 - Marketing NFTs
Web 3.0 technologies like NFTs have gained popularity very quickly in the last two years. But, people still have a healthy dose of scepticism about this blockchain ‘revolution’ – and fair enough. The NFT space is saturated with fraud and is subject to some serious ups and downs.
Some consider NFTs to be a bandwagon fad poised to ‘pop,’ while others position them as emerging tools that will revolutionize the marketing and investing landscapes.
Either way, artists have been looking for a tool to better commodify their work for some time, and NFTs offer up a way to do so. While we undergo a rapid transition towards Web 3.0 and a digital economy of goods, more artists – musical, graphic, and otherwise – are producing digital works in an online, shareable space. NFTs emerged in response to artists’ need for a way to monetize their work.
They’re also a great example of the influence marketers have, along with a potentially effective strategy for companies looking to create a more personalized customer-brand community.
August 24, 2022 - Advertising
Have you ever wondered what Oprah Winfrey would look like as Winnie the Pooh? What about the Pope shredding guitar? Darth Vader ice fishing? The chances are, you haven’t. But what if you wanted to?
The good news is that now you can – and the possibilities don’t end there.
A new artificial intelligence called DALL-E 2 can create virtually any image from a simple text prompt, such as “an armchair in the form of an avocado” or “a photo of a radish walking a dog.” While this AI is in its initial beta phase, it has already received widespread attention for its potential, both good and bad, and its implications within the art world.
This new AI’s rise to prominence leaves many people wondering; what does DALL-E mean for designers and artists, and if or when will it replace them?
July 31, 2022 - brand story
Want some tips to help write your first blog post? You’re not alone.
Honing your writing skills takes practice and persistence; it’s one of those things that you can never truly ‘master.’ The ultimate goal – whether you’re a blogger, a persuasive writer, an email marketer, or want to be the next Margaret Atwood – is to engage your audience and spark interest. Every word and phrase is intentional.
Unfortunately, there is no fixed recipe for capturing a reader’s attention. After all, writing is a creative endeavour that comes in various forms.
For our purposes, let’s define creative (or “blog”) writing as anything that’s not academic, scientific, or news writing – the opportunities are endless. But sometimes, the trick is just getting started.
June 8, 2022 - Instagram
In the post-COVID era, people and brands are seeking an opportunity to turn a meaningful new leaf, and it looks like Instagram is the latest member of the visual refresh club.
The last time Instagram visually rebranded was in 2016 when it changed its iconic polaroid logo to its now well-known pink gradient logo.
The 2022 update features three significant changes to the platform’s architecture:
- A vibrant update to its gradient motif via 3D modelling.
- The introduction of a brand-new typeface, Instagram Sans.
- A seamless, full-bleed layout that places community and content before anything else.
May 16, 2022 - Advertising
Imagine a perfect world where marketers have unlimited access to customer data across all devices, countries and ecosystems. They have a crystal-clear view of their customers, preferences, and exactly where they are in the buying journey. It sounds nice, doesn’t it?
Today, the unfortunate reality of marketing data privacy is not so simple; developing global privacy laws, changing consumer expectations, and new company policies are making customers harder to describe, actions harder to track and data more expensive.
This has put immense pressure on marketers and companies, forcing them to seek out creative ways around this newfound obstacle.
May 11, 2022 - advertisements
The last couple of years have been rough on everyone and changed basically everything. A lot has changed since our last look at this subject in 2018. Now more than ever, it’s hard to grab an audience’s attention—and nearly impossible to keep it. People are working harder, rushing around faster, and dealing with a lot more than before. But even so, there are slivers of genius that break through the clamour of daily life and remind us just how special advertising can be. Here’s our take on the best Canadian advertising campaigns in 2021.
April 12, 2022 - Brand
Picture two different brands. Brand A and Brand B. Brand A is reliable, safe, and smart; It prefers safety over style and never strays outside of the lines. Brand B is different; it’s inspirational, resilient, cool, and constantly pushes the boundaries of what is achievable, never settling for less. Which brand inspires you? If you were to choose one to identify with, who would you choose? Crafting a powerful brand story is highly important for businesses and, if done correctly, can engage and inspire customers, converting them into loyal advocates.
November 4, 2019 - Advertising
The way you market your company affects how well you succeed. Why settle for a typical marketing agency for your product? At Kipling Media, we specialize in alternative marketing. We are a six-person Vancouver-based company that will take your initiatives seriously and operate on your budget. Kipling Media can help grow your brand awareness and bring in more revenue for you and your team.
We have worked with a variety of clients from women’s clothing brands, to senior living communities, to the University of Manitoba. You can preview our work on Clutch, a B2B platform that uses client reviews to provide authentic rankings of service firms within their industry. We have been recognized by Clutch for our ability to deliver consistent products for our clients and our expertise in the marketing industry.
July 22, 2019 - best marketing agency in BC
As a Creative Marketing Agency, we work on all kinds of projects, and they come to us at a lot of different stages. One of the most common issues we see is when IT projects come to us almost complete but have not implemented a basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) setup.
We then have to go back, usually for an additional cost – thousands of dollars – and set up things like meta-tags, alt tags, correct page titles, keyword enriched URLs and, importantly, website architecture. Such a misstep can break the back of a startup or a young company, and it’s tragic to see – especially for something you can do right the first time.
January 29, 2019 - advertisements
Today, we are proud and humbled to announce that Clutch.co has featured Kipling Media on its platform. Clutch.co is a review website whose primary purpose is to help people locate the best service provider to help them achieve their business objectives.
Kipling Media is a full-scale digital marketing agency that helps develop innovative ideas that weave stories that captivate audiences and bring a fresh strategic approach to business. We offer more than just the latest tools and tactics by brainstorming with your team to develop the best, personalized marketing solutions.