Industries

Education

The Pre-K-12 education world is subject to constant curriculum priority changes, budgetary pressures and a wide spectrum of stakeholders; school administrators, faculty, parents, students and public perception of school performance. Identifying the needs and interests of these respective groups is vital to successful communications and marketing, especially in a media environment where each of these constituents consumes information in different ways. We help education leaders strategically target and deliver their messaging across multiple platforms with measurable results and returns. In addition, our experience extends to promoting higher education organizations, and also developing recruitment marketing strategies to recruit top talent there.
When you need knowledgeable marketers, who understand education and government agencies, we are the firm to contact.

Government

Effective governmental marketing and communications is a matter of scale. Through market research and strategic planning, we help government agencies clearly identify target markets and build messaging campaigns tailored to those audiences. This strategic approach is critical in cultural environments where constituents and stakeholders expect clarity, accountability and consistency in all governmental communications. Our team collaborates with government leadership to determine objectives, craft effective messaging and tactics that translates to multiple platforms and channels. Our AI capabilities in social media enable us to find your target audiences on whatever platform they prefer. In a budget-conscious world, it isn’t wise to leave critical messaging to chance. That’s why S/C is the partner of choice for so many governmental agencies looking to deliver messaging and build consensus around policies and performance.
The solutions you seek are here. Contact us today.

Law

Over the last three decades the regulatory world of law marketing and communications has diversified and changed. While restrictions on legal services eased, the challenge now is finding and engaging with prospective customers in a much larger environment. Our objective with law clients is helping to construct a system where qualified client prospects enter the sales funnel. We can automate this process from initial market research to engagement tactics through multiple portals. Our services include public relations campaigns to promote business growth and social media strategies that engage and drive lead generation.
We know how to help you grow. Contact us today.

Real Estate

No industry has undergone more massive changes in marketing and communications strategies than Real Estate. The migration from a print-driven world to the digital and social media environment is comprehensive. That means effective Real Estate advertising encompasses more than traditional listings and agent promotions. Both commercial and residential Real Estate customers want access to information and potential properties in the most convenient form, and at their own discretion. That requires strategies involving multiple platforms from web to email to social media, all effectively tailored to an array of devices from phones to tablets to desktop computers used by potential customers to search properties and make purchasing decisions. Our comprehensive suite of services provides Real Estate organizations the tools and tactics needed to effectively reach customers, and our status as a trusted adviser to leading social media companies such as Facebook and Linked is your assurance that our progressive insights are market-leading and impactful.
Broaden your reach. Engage more clients. Lead the way. Contact us today.

Telecom/IT

No one works harder to gain and keep customers than a restaurant owner. But in today’s market, reputation management requires more than great food and service. Gaining access to customers and entertainment spends is more than a street-level game these days. Rankings on platforms such as Yelp! And TripAdvisor can make or break a day, a week or even a business. That’s why our services are so valuable to restaurants seeking competitive advantage in a digital world and decisions made in real time. We work with restaurants to determine positioning in both a geographic and digital marketplace, making use of AI technology to target and engage customers seeking exactly what you have to serve. We excel at producing visual and written content that attracts and converts customer interest from “Maybe” to “Yes.” Our capability in website development, social media integration, customer loyalty and geo-fencing to capture mobile business are critical to the modern restaurant business from mom-and-pop to restaurant chains eager to grow their market share.
Let us help you drive more customers to your restaurant or chain. Call us today.

Insurance

With markets extending from consumer to B2B, the insurance business is a brand-driven industry. Even at the local level, where branch offices and independent brokers bear the brand signature or logo, the task of communicating brand values with consistency is critical to consumer and business trust. Beyond the brand, however, the need for customer engagement is a diverse concern. Developing strategies at scale requires market intelligence on consumer and business behavior. Our team provides market research to deliver actionable data and customer profiles to drive targeted marketing. Developing a comprehensive marketing plan at scale of operation is also vital, especially as it pertains to budgeting for global, national, regional or local offices. Many campaign tactics are transferable, and that delivers consistency and trust as well. Our advisors work with insurance companies at all levels to drive insurance marketing and communications at every level. Let’s collaborate and put your business on track to better results. Call us today.

Healthcare

Behind the scenes, the healthcare industry is a matrix of providers at every scale collaborating to deliver the best outcomes possible. From a public perspective, healthcare is a series of brands and personalities promising care and benefits through brick and mortar and service channels. Connecting these dots in the eyes of potential patients, clients and customers is the marketing and communications challenge for healthcare organizations at all levels and subject to all regulatory guidelines. At S/C, we offer strategic expertise in identifying markets and opportunities through market research and data. We help clients interpret that data to develop core messaging and identify target markets. From there, we guide healthcare clients in building these strategies across the ideal channels to reach people where they live and how they engage with information. As leading advisors to social media companies such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Adobe Spark, we’re on the forefront of customer engagement in both the B2B and B2C healthcare markets. To discuss the unique challenges and opportunities in health care, call us today.

Financial

Financial industry regulation is an important protection and key feature of all initiatives related to investments, banking, mortgages, business banking and all other points of contact in the world of finances. These standards define all marketing and communications activity in the financial industry, and S/C offers more than 20 years of experience advising clients at many levels of financial education and communication. As the digital sphere expanded, we invested in tools such as AI technology to help us identify client personas across a spectrum of geographic and demographic, especially in the social media world where potential customers spend so much time yet are hard to find. We know how to find those customers, engage them, and deliver their contact information to your inbox or CRM system as potential clients eager to find out more about your products or services. Plus, we understand the requirements involved in legal and compliance as marketing and communication campaigns are developed. We can share potent examples of how our services work for you. Contact us today.

International Business

A global business environment is where everyone lives these days, but not every business knows how to navigate the marketing complexities of international business to their best advantage. If your firm or business deals in the trade of goods, services, technology, capital and/or knowledge across international borders or a transnational scale, we’re here to help you market those categories. Our 20+ years as advisers to international business interests gives us insights offered by few other marketing agencies. It starts with diving deep enough into market research to see what opportunities you might be missing. That process doesn’t have to be expensive because we know where to look and how to deliver the insights most valuable to your line of business or industry. We excel at collaborating with our clients to troubleshoot roadblocks and reveal tactics to build authenticity and trust across international lines. Let’s discuss the challenges of international business marketing and how to solve them. Call us today.

Heavy Machinery/Building Services

Selling heavy machinery and building services often means responding to RFPs or RFQs created by governmental agencies or budget-driven programs. Opportunities also depend on market trends in industries such as agriculture, environmental management, construction, transportation and architecture/engineering. Identifying these industry trends is the best way to target opportunities, and market research is often vital to understanding the landscape. Our capabilities in delivering competitive and informational data at every scale is critical to heavy machinery/building services organizations looking for a competitive market advantage. From there, creating the brand strength and messaging to support proposals and business pitches is our specialty.
Talk with our team to learn how your business can grow through better market intelligence and messaging.

Market Research

It never pays to underestimate the value of market research. Using market intelligence to better understand the competitive marketplace, identify customer segments and demographics, reveal new categories of business or identify areas where your advertising spend can improve are all great reasons to invest in market research. It is quite possible to be selective in how market research is conducted. We can explain and illustrate the benefits before you engage. Our proposals clearly identify the objectives and scope of every market research project. While the principles of marketing research are consistent, they are applied to each industry in specific ways. In addition, our exceptional social and digital ad campaigns assist market research firms in recruiting hard to find participants for focus groups and surveys. Instead of relying on panel recruiting companies, market research firms prefer our innovative campaigns that reach "new" market research participants by Intercepting them when they are online. What do you want to know about your business, industry or competitors? We can help you leverage market research to your best advantage, and within budget. Contact us today.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing products either have an end-use of their own or fit into the structure of other market-bound products and services. While traditional channels such as dealer networks have always served the manufacturing industry, the realities of global markets and price-driven competition can change a manufacturing marketplace overnight. That’s why business intelligence drawn from market research is important to develop and maintain. From there, a comprehensive marketing plan built in collaboration with internal stakeholders such as product managers, sales and business development managers, subject matter experts and executives is vital to determine full perspective on growth opportunities and industry trends. S/C consults with manufacturers in multiple industries. From this foundation, we bring perspectives borne from dealing with market challenges across a breadth of business categories. These insights fuel our strategies for manufacturers selling direct or filling orders. Lead generation is still the name of the game in manufacturing. Let’s discuss what successful lead gen strategies can do for your manufacturing concern.

Non-Profits

Brand reputation is everything in the non-profit world. Clearly communicating the mission and accomplishments of the organization is what convinces donors, volunteers, and partners to get involved and support non-profit goals. That diversity in objectives is also what requires planning in order to succeed. It also requires significant ‘self-knowledge’ to build buy-in from internal and external stakeholders. Non-profits seeking growth in all these categories succeed best when acting on a well-defined plan that can be communicated and promoted with full confidence and through multiple channels. From the non-profit website where content needs to be engaging and authentic through communication tools such as email, social media, partnership marketing, events, trade shows and full-spectrum fund raising campaigns, S/C functions as an able partner to strategize and deliver on the promise of non-profit objectives. It all starts with a discussion about non-profit mission and goals. Let’s have that conversation today.

Publishing

Getting the word out in the publishing world is both a literal and figurative process. With buyers distracted by massive amounts of consumable content, the goal is to cut through the clutter to deliver a value proposition to potential customers, distributors, retailers and partners. That diversity in objectives is why S/C is a valuable partner in helping publishing firms identify priorities and eliminate wasted effort in marketing and communications. Our ability as storytellers and content producers is vital as well. As content producers ourselves, our technical and creative expertise in the use of tools such as Adobe Spark led to invitations to serve on advisory boards for that application. We’re live at the forefront of marketing and communications strategy and tactics. As a full-service agency, we can produce campaigns and drive programs from concept to completion. But it all starts with a conversation. Let’s talk publishing. Call us today.

Human Resources

Recruitment marketing and Employment branding takes the forefront position for organizations hiring in a competitive marketplace. Prospective hires do their research, often checking six to eight different sources of information before even applying with a given company or organization. That means the company brand needs to be positive and consistent, authentic and well-promoted everywhere from the website to social media. Knowing what’s already “out there” is important, and S/C creative gathers and reports information through market research that can make or break a company’s overall brand reputation. From Google rankings and job listing site reviews to social media and public relations insights, we gather business intelligence that can troubleshoot brand challenges and give organizations the tools they need to control and promote a value proposition that prospective employees and partners respect and embrace. With good information in hand, our strategists and creative team drafts a marketing tailored to recruitment and company brand objectives. This process often has transformative value, as everything from the mission statement of an organization to internal and external focus groups provide important perspective on how brand perception exists in the real world. Collaborating with the human resources department to integrate these values and processes, we guide organizations in best practices in everything from employee relations to the application process, response and onboarding. Human resources is no longer a passive service to handle personnel functions. It is often the living, breathing persona of an entire organization. Organizations grow best when standards are set high. Our collaborative approach supports human resources in every way. Contact us today.

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