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  • Maggi, Nestle India’s single-largest revenue earner, was banned in June 2015 for six months across India on allegations that it contained chemicals beyond prescribed limits. The company had to recall 38,000 tonnes of Maggi noodles from millions of retail shelves and destroy them. The ban was relaxed in November 2015. The controversy has been the […]

    Maggi — The name which showed the power of branding.

    Maggi, Nestle India’s single-largest revenue earner, was banned in June 2015 for six months across India on allegations that it contained chemicals beyond prescribed limits.

    The company had to recall 38,000 tonnes of Maggi noodles from millions of retail shelves and destroy them. The ban was relaxed in November 2015.

    The controversy has been the biggest faced by the listed Indian arm of the world’s biggest packaged foods maker — Nestle, with Maggi losing over Rs 1,000 crore in sales and a serious dent to its brand image.

    Maggi had returned to store shelves by November ’15 after multiple clearances from government-certified laboratories, and also returned to the leadership position with re-conquering market share of 60% in 2017. Source.

    Rising to market leader position in a short span of time after series of such brand devastating incidents is something that other companies wouldn’t be dared to think about if it ain’t for Maggi.

    I never thought we would have a recovery as fast as we had. For a brand that was critically declared dead in June 2015, coming to under 60% of the market share is a big deal. — Nestle India, Chairman & MD, Suresh Narayanan. Source: business today

    Though several measures have been taken by the company to bring the brand back to life, to gain back the same level of trust & love is definitely a rare possibility. But Maggi seems to have achieved this. The mystical force behind Maggie to stage a such an epic comeback lies in the secret — how it is branded — the emotional branding principles that were used in the making of this legendary brand. Let us uncover those in detail.

    Building Strong Tagline tapping on the problem statements:

    A tagline is a three to seven word phrase that accompanies your logo. It expresses your company’s most important benefits and/or what you want your customers to remember about working with you. Think of it as the words you want to linger in your target customers mind about you and what you have to offer.

    Early Indian consumer market was unused to fast foods & was very reluctant to welcome a change in their food habits. Nestle had to promote noodles as a concept before it could promote Maggi as a brand. They used strong taglines which tapped on the problem statements to address this.

    • 2 mins noodles — Convenience.
    • Taste Bhi Health Bhi — Health.
    • 2-minute mein Khushiyan (Happiness in 2 minutes) — Fun & Happiness.

    It was devised as a two-pronged strategy to attract mothers on the ‘health & convenience’ plank and lure kids on the ‘fun’ plank.

    Strong Visual Identity:

    When it comes to branding, your visual identity plays a huge part in creating a great impression whether it be the first one or an everlasting one.

    Maggie has been doing this so efficiently that they managed to check all the boxes in visual branding. Be it creative packaging, colour selection, logo consistency — they are spot on.

    • Colour selection — red & yellow — bright, attractive — scientifically known to induce hunger in human beings.
    • Logo consistency — literally remained unchanged since its origin — with such a consistent logo & colour elements, every age group will be able to relate to the brand over a period of time, evoking nostalgia. Here’s a great piece on — Why Nostalgia Marketing Works So Well With Millennials.
    • Packaging — creative & establishing a personal connection — Maggi ran a campaign “Meri Maggi — 2 minute mein Khushiyan” — Where in they featured short personal stories from customers on its wrapper and marketed it country-wide, making an emotional bridge. At times, their packaging also consisted of various tools of sales promotion like colour pencils, sketchbooks & fun toys which worked wonders especially in enhancing the brand reach among students & kids.

  • Word of mouth marketing strategy ticks all the right boxes for startup companies on a tight marketing budget. Two indisputable aspects of word of mouth marketing — reliability and effectiveness — helped businesses to thrive in the past. Its evolution into customer reviews to fit into the digital world in the era of e-commerce makes […]

    The Impact of Customer Reviews on Online Businesses

    Word of mouth marketing strategy ticks all the right boxes for startup companies on a tight marketing budget. Two indisputable aspects of word of mouth marketing — reliability and effectiveness — helped businesses to thrive in the past. Its evolution into customer reviews to fit into the digital world in the era of e-commerce makes it relevant and indispensable. The powerful impact of customer reviews  on online businesses has made it a force to be reckoned with.

    92% of respondents reported that a positive recommendation from a friend, family member, or someone they trust is the biggest influence on whether they buy a product or service.” 
― Paul M. Rand, President/CEO of Zocalo Group.

    According to a top investment bank, in 2016, 60 million people in India shopped online, but that number is expected to increase tenfold by 2026. With the availability of a plethora of reasonably priced internet plans, online shopping is set to become predominant. It is one thing to sell your product to the customer in person and it is another to do it online where it is impossible to sweet-talk customers into purchasing your products or services.

    “If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.”
    – Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon.

    Amazon.com carries more than 400 million products; Flipkart.com carries more than 80 million products. Let that sink in for a minute. With more and more people getting online with each passing day, getting used to shopping online, how do you plan on selling your products online or even choosing the best e-commerce platform for it? The answer to the above questions lies in understanding the power of customer reviews, the inner workings of your chosen e-commerce platform, and the importance of having an independent website for your business.

    Why are customer reviews important for online businesses?

    Online or offline, discerning customers are hard to impress. Even in the past, prospective customers actively listened to their friends and family for customer reviews before they decided to purchase products or services.

    “A customer talking about their experience with you is worth ten times that which you write or say about yourself”
      ― David J. Greer, Wind In Your Sails.

    The decision-making process, when buying something online is heavily shaped by customer reviews. In order to boost your business online, it’s imperative to understand the vitality of customer experience and customer satisfaction that is readily available on display for prospective customers when they shop online.

    How to build trust online?

    To win customers online, you need to win their trust from the get-go. When a customer is looking to buy a product online, the first thing they eye on is the customer reviews section. Positive customer reviews wield the kind of power that viral marketing campaigns do. But at the end of the day, viral campaigns can only help so much as creating brand awareness, whereas positive customer reviews are what galvanizes people into buying a product or service.

    “People trust people more than they trust institutions”
    ―Joe Chernov, CMO – InsightSquared.

    More often than not, customers take to the platform of their purchase and social media to voice their opinions, especially the negative ones. So, what happens when a customer is thwarted by a bunch of negative customer reviews posted by other customers of their chosen brand?

    How do e-commerce platforms work?

    Well, this is where an e-commerce’s complex yet robust product recommendation algorithm comes into play. Almost all e-commerce platforms display an array of recommended products to help customers reach a definitive decision, making sales happen by creating what economists would call a spillover effect.

    These providers also bundle a bunch of products that are frequently bought by other customers / similar products viewed by them to boost cross-selling. THAT. That’s the sweet spot every startup company wants to be in; one way to get your voice heard in a crowded marketplace that’s bombarded with new products every single day. That spot is expensive — e-commerce platforms are actively looking for opportunities to monetize by including an array of sponsored products along with the above mentioned sections — and not guaranteed. Even if you manage to grab a spot for your product, without positive customer reviews, you cannot fuel sales.

    What should you do?

    If you are a nascent company selling products, you are tasked with the responsibility of choosing a step in the right direction. Here are a few key points to assist you in the process of setting your online store.

    • Choose a seller platform that’s data-driven
    • Fill in the description box with appropriate keywords
    • Post high-quality photos of your product.
    • Be accurate with technical details
    • Respond to customer queries consistently

    If things are done right on a data-driven e-commerce platform, algorithms will love you.

    So, you’ve set up your store on an e-commerce website. Business is picking up. Customer reviews start to come in. All is good. You sell some more. Wait, is that it? Yes! — only if you’re a happy go lucky seller. But to be able to vault past your fierce business rivals, you will need the edge that only an independent website can give you.

  • It only takes seconds for someone to decide if you’re trustworthy and competent, and research shows that first impressions are very difficult to change. The same is true when it comes to brands. When we are exposed to a brand for the very first time, We are asking ourselves, Subconsciously, Three main questions The magic […]

    WTF is Branding & How the heck to do it.

    It only takes seconds for someone to decide if you’re trustworthy and competent, and research shows that first impressions are very difficult to change. The same is true when it comes to brands.

    When we are exposed to a brand for the very first time, We are asking ourselves, Subconsciously, Three main questions

    • Can I trust this brand?
    • Is this brand capable of meeting my expectations?
    • How is this different/better than others?

    The magic potion that answers these questions without even being asked directly is what called ‘Branding’. Yes!! Branding is all about creating trust, meeting expectations & making it distinct or better. Branding is what that provides your business, a great first impression & is also a campaign that delivers long-term results.

    Now, How the heck to brand.

    Four pillars to establish a strong brand identity in the contemporary world.

    Visual Brand Identity.

    First things first. Visual identity is made up of the visible images associated with your brand. They are the elements that guide customers to perceive your brand visually in their memory.

    Basic Elements of VBI:

    • Logo
    • Colors
    • Typography
    • Physical Marketing Materials (Brochure, Business card, Banners, Posters, Flyers, Stickers..)
    • Online Marketing Materials (Social media posts, Mailer Design, Videos, Presentations..)
    • Digital Signage
    • Store Environment & Atmosphere.

    These should be designed with utmost attention to details, wherein factors like colour psychology, target audience research should be put to use. One grave mistake that small businesses tend to make is to compromise quality on these visual brand elements therein failing at the very first level of building brand trust and credibility.

    Don’t be penny wise pound foolish on this matter. Hire professionals in building your brand identity, there are a really impressive number of brand agencies like us out there who put their caffeine-infused blood & sweat to bring out the best results possible.

    Brand Story.

    Messages delivered as stories can be 22x more memorable than facts. But we all seem to fall into the trap of throwing out facts and figures which end up falling on deaf ears. Thereby failing miserably to create a memory or impression which is the very essence of brand marketing.

    Stories can be told through quality content and impressive visuals. Your story can be educational, emotional, entertaining or even inspiring one. Try including the Reason you have started, What drives you every day, What you strive to be & Values you stand for.

    ‘People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe’ — Simon Sinek.

    Brand Voice.

    Brand voice is not about hiring a person to yell at passersby to get them into your store, but in case if you employ one, What does he gonna say, Does he gonna whisper, ‘Hey Ladies & Gentlemen, Welcome to our store’ or does he gonna rapt, ‘Yov boys & girls, hasta la vista’. Determining that is much similar to determining your brand voice.

    The personality of your brand is determined by the words you use and the sentences you write. It may be in your print materials, commercials, websites or for that matter wherever it’s possible. This is known as brand voice.

    Brand voice is a crucial part of your business identity. It keeps you distinct from your competitors. It’s usually referred to emulate your target audience and match their speaking style so that an instant connection is established.

    Online Presence.

    Have your own interesting website and be present on relevant social media channels. If you are selling a product be present on Amazon. If you are a retail/restaurant be there on Instagram which people are using to see photos of the place they gonna visit beforehand. If you provide professional services like us, LinkedIn is mandatory. When your business model relies heavily on you yourself i.e a writer, blogger, influencer type then Twitter or Facebook would be the right match.

    And being present is not posting kitten gifs once a week/month, be f*&#** present for real. Post useful & relevant content for your target audience, Consistency is the key. Try to be different than better. That’s how you win the game online.

    If done right, the level of brand awareness one could create in the digital — marketplace is utterly unimaginable unlike in the past where the internet hasn’t evolved, especially for the businesses.

    If your product quality is good and if you are taking these four pillars of branding seriously and putting the efforts required, then Your Brand Means Business.

  • Hi folks! We have planned weekly giveaways of designer posters, icon sets, mobile/desktop wallpapers, tees and more. Amidst all busy schedule & clients work, we put part of our time and effort in creating these giveaway designs & materials. You might wonder why we are doing this, the answer is simple… because why not, why […]

    Giveaways – The way of showing our love and gratitude to you.

    Hi folks! We have planned weekly giveaways of designer posters, icon sets, mobile/desktop wallpapers, tees and more.

    Amidst all busy schedule & clients work, we put part of our time and effort in creating these giveaway designs & materials. You might wonder why we are doing this, the answer is simple… because why not, why not spread the goodness of design, why not bend some rules, why not embed value into everyone’s life through design, this is the least we can do for being in the creative industry. You can call it “giving back to the community”, only our community being little large, it consists of you, me and all who have a taste for design. You know what’s in it for us, Creative freedom & Satisfaction. Not every work is meant to monetised. Not every design we do is to feed our stomach, sometimes we design to feed our soul.

    “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
    – Mother Teresa

    This is what keeps us alive and this is what keeps us open to experimentation, learning & growth.

    More giveaways are on the way..so stay tuned.! Do let us know in the comments your thoughts & suggestions.

  • The Digital Marketing has become a force to reckon with, especially for a restaurant & food business. It’s almost the end of 2018. You can’t avoid social media anymore. Everyone uses it, and at the very least, your small business should have an Instagram and Facebook page that you keep up-to-date with business information and […]

    Digital Marketing tips for restaurants & food business.

    The Digital Marketing has become a force to reckon with, especially for a restaurant & food business.

    It’s almost the end of 2018. You can’t avoid social media anymore. Everyone uses it, and at the very least, your small business should have an Instagram and Facebook page that you keep up-to-date with business information and hours. You should also be posting regularly (at least a couple of post a day) to keep your business fresh in the minds of consumers.

    Choose the right platform, generally, for a small restaurant business, the rule of thumb is Instagram over FB and other social media. Yet you need an FB page to run your ads on Instagram. So, go ahead create both.

    Now you have decided upon the platform, let’s analyse what to post, how to grow your audience, boost sales and establish a solid fan following for your food business.

    High-quality photos

    Arguably the very best way to promote your restaurant online is with high-quality, drool-inducing photos. Visual content is in high demand online these days, and having delicious looking photos on your social media outlets is an inherent way of attracting hungry eyes.

    User-generated content

    Lots of restaurants post the best images of their best dishes, but because there’s so much out there, you need to find a way to be different.

    User-generated content is a great way to develop a personal and faithful bond with users. Host a photo contest by asking customers to share their favourite meal at your shop, and share them on your various social networks. Consider awarding some random lucky contestants with a free meal or other exciting offers!

    Posting and promoting user-generated content shows customers that you appreciate them, turning occasional visitors into hardcore fans. Also, don’t be afraid to get feedback from your audience. Ask what their favourite dishes and desserts are. Reply to comments and engage.

    Building a reputation

    Social media allows brands to express their personality or communicate who they are to the world. Take this opportunity to introduce your cooks, stewards & management. Showing off your pleasant employees further provides significant reputation – happy workers say a lot about a business, and followers are sure to take notice of it.

    Instead of going all promotional, give your audience interesting food tips, nutritional facts, ask them for their favourite combo or mix, Show them you care. Show them you bring them value.

    Enhancing discoverability through hashtags

    The power of using the right hashtags in Instagram is profoundly underestimated. It can drive huge post engagements and the chances of new people discovering your business are substantially increased.

    Most popular Instagram foodie hashtags are

    #foodie #food #foodporn #instafood #foodgasm #foodphotography #foodblogger #foodstagram #yummy #foodlover #delicious #instagood #foods #healthyfood #healthy #yum #foodpics #foodblog #tasty #foodpic #eat #lunch #breakfast #dinner #vegan #dessert #travel #foodiegram #healthylifestyle

    Try to combine them with your city, food type and your brand name to get the best out of hashtags.

    Influencer Marketing

    Recommendations and word-of-mouth will always be the most powerful form of marketing. That doesn’t mean you need to sit around and wait for customers to start talking about your restaurant.

    Invite local bloggers and restaurant critics to dine with you. Show off your latest ideas and newest dishes, then ask if they’ll post/write about you. There are even paid channels to get people with big social media followings to talk about you. Make it sure that your paid influencers have the right set of audience you are aiming for.

    Simply put, influencer marketing is, instead of marketing to your target audience directly, you pay or inspire influential people in your niche to get the word out about you.

    When it comes to social media users, influencers are basically the strongest referrals that your business can get.

    Offers & Giveaways

    Providing coupons and discounts for your restaurant is always a surefire way to bring customers to your doorstep. Make use of celebratory occasions, holidays, weekends to run social media campaigns framed around them, when combined with promotional offers like Buy one get one, Flat 20% etc., they favour to draw new customers & boost your sales.

    Partner Up With Delivery Services

    In today’s online-driven environment, convenience is the new necessity. Many online delivery services streamline the ordering process, and millennials love taking advantage of such delivery services.

    Partner with food order & delivery services like:

    • Zomato
    • Uber eats
    • Swiggy

    Chances are many customers discover you for the first time through these services!

    Google My Business Listings

    Nothing rivals as a solid local search marketing strategy for small businesses.

    Many consumers research online prior to choosing a restaurant in a new place. This is why it’s of vital importance that all your restaurant details are online and up-to-date, including address, phone number, hours and your current menu.

    Local search marketing consists of claiming and optimizing your business’s online listings so that you show up in relevant local searches. There’s a lot to local search, but when it’s done right, it puts your business on the map so local consumers find you when they need your products or services. Thus making enrolling your business in “Google my business page” a mandatory one for every business, unless you are voluntarily trying to live under a rock.

    And don’t be hesitant to ask for a google rating if you find your customers in good mood. In today’s era of the Internet, reviews drive business. It’s that simple and you have to do something about it. It can be even as simple as having a poster in the dining area/counter asking for a good review for your business.

    Power of Geo-Targeted Ads

    Geo-targeted ads help you save money, ensuring that only users in certain cities or within a specific radius see your ads (eliminating non-relevant engagements, which can cost you hefty Ad money).

    Many online advertising services, from Google Ads to Facebook and Twitter, offer geo-targeting Ad options. Be sure to take advantage of these handy targeting features to get your best ads in front of your best customers.

    Facebook has many ad types that can be used to help you build more local awareness, drive to targeted landing pages and get you more followers. No matter your goal, there’s probably a Facebook ad type that will work for you. Be careful, though. Advertising is another one of those things that are better left to the experts. Without experience or knowledge of proper targeting, you may end up losing money.

    We know It’s hard for restaurant owners to be able to handle all of the moving parts of their business and become digital marketing experts at the same time. If you’re new to SEO and digital marketing for your restaurant, it can be overwhelming.

    Don’t worry! We are here to help. Get in touch with us. We help you craft the best digital marketing plan for your business, all while you can focus on your business.

  • Right platform & audience Choose the right platform depending on what kind of audience you serve – whether you are B2B or B2C, what goals you want to achieve through your social media efforts – like to increase brand awareness, sell products online or to increase video views. Here’s a list of hot social media […]

    5 Must Follow Social Media Marketing Tips That Works For Every Brand

    Right platform & audience

    Choose the right platform depending on what kind of audience you serve – whether you are B2B or B2C, what goals you want to achieve through your social media efforts – like to increase brand awareness, sell products online or to increase video views.

    Here’s a list of hot social media platforms and their audience type.

    • Facebook – Almost everyone has a Facebook account. Particularly good for news/entertainment related content.
    • LinkedIn – A professional network that is perfect for B2B audiences. Great for establishing contacts, recruiting, content publishing and distributing.
    • Instagram – If you have millennials as your target segment then Instagram is an incredibly valuable social platform. Also, a perfect platform if your content is highly visual. Images and short videos work incredibly well on this platform.
    • Twitter – From the latest news or the latest meme you can find anything on twitter. It’s a great platform to engage in real time with your audience and has a high chance of making your content going viral than other platforms.

    Content Plan

    Post relevant & high-quality images. Make a definitive content plan and strict to it. Keep your content valuable to the audience, make sure they derive some value out of the post.

    Your ideal content plan should consist of 70% non-promotional posts and 30% promotional posts. There is nothing wrong in promoting your product but it has to be done in a non-spammy way, by keeping the direct marketing posts to a bare minimum. Design posts in advance and schedule them accordingly. Analyse what’s performing well and what’s not and make changes to the content plan accordingly. Do more of what’s working out well.

    Beer Facts and Tips are part of social media marketing plan that Webchirpy designed and executed for Leon Beer India Instagram.

    Establishing authenticity

    It’s easy to get lost in the sea of other similar brands trying to do the same. But you can always stand-out if you take some extra efforts. This can be done by following specific design guidelines and brand voice for all your brand posts such that audience can instantly recognise your brand from the way your posts have been designed and from the tone of the language used in the caption. This will help you a long way in establishing a strong brand identity in the crowded online place.

    Instagram profile consisting of posts following common design guideline

    Promotions

    Social media is one of the most cost-effective and ROI trackable sources of ad medium in the current scenario. But promoting a poorly designed or not well-targeted ad is like throwing money down the drain, you’ll get nothing fruitful out of it. Decide your desired outcome out of the promotion and choose the promotion plan accordingly, like brand awareness, link click or reach. Make use of audience segmentation, demographics or geo-location targeting. When you combine a certain type of these filters, you will be able to reach to get the most relevant audience or potential customers which will, in turn, increase your Return On Ad Spend (ROAS).

    Geo targeting ad option in facebook

    Being active

    Engage with the audience, reply to their comments. Be active and social. We have seen many brands after putting in all the efforts and garnering comments, do the dire mistake of not engaging back with the community. This will make the audience lose interest in page over time and your brand may have lost a lifetime loyal customer. Just simple things like replying back can leave a huge impact on your audience.

  • User Experience is all about how we perceive it, how we use it, and how we remember it.This “it” can be anything, here in our case it’s gonna be websites. UX has evolved from being a noun to become a verb. We often hear our clients say “We need you to UX our website…How much […]

    How to UX your website in 6 steps

    User Experience is all about how we perceive it, how we use it, and how we remember it.This “it” can be anything, here in our case it’s gonna be websites.

    UX has evolved from being a noun to become a verb. We often hear our clients say “We need you to UX our website…How much you charge for UXing… Come up with a better UX…How long to UX it? UX this…UX that.”

    In this blog, we will see what are things you should add/change on your website to make its user experience, a delight. In other words, How to UX your website.

    Note: This blog post is written with non-e-commerce websites in mind, yet some ideas can also be applied for the same.

    1. The On-boarding / landing page experience

    By any means don’t have a dead screen on landing. By dead screen, we mean a landing page loaded with hefty content and nothing in particular, to emphasize on or to capture the attention of the audience. Once a website has made a negative first impression on us, chances are we will not enjoy our visit much or look forward to coming back. The chances are they had already visited dozens of website before landing on your page, so the point here is to give them a great first impression, all the while staying relevant to their expectation.

    It may be as simple as having a bright background image, minimalist design with rich white space, background video/GIF, mouse over animations or any interactive elements.

    Few ideas:

    Interactive landing page design — Canva
    A Landing Page explaining the concept of digital asset trading in simple animation — by Webchirpy

    Making people spend a little more time on your landing section may have a huge impact on your Google search ranking. It’s a win-win. Read More.

    Note:


    Some people confuse being dead with being minimal in design. Minimalism in web design means simplifying the interface by removing unnecessary elements. Being minimal is great but being uninteresting is entirely a different thing. Let’s be clear, You can always be minimal & interesting at the same time.

    2. Limit the content. Refine the words.

    “Get rid of half the words on each page, then get rid of half of what’s left.” — Steve Krug

    Having a load of contents will seriously affect the user experience. As people get bored quickly and skip the sections without even reading what’s written. Be super stingy about the number of words you put out there. Use precise words and sentences. Quality is important over quantity — Hit the bull’s eye. Don’t restrict yourselves to the mundane choice of words under the tag of professionalism. Use a happy or natural tone of speech or come-up with your own brand voice.

    Use high-quality catchy visuals where ever you find it relevant & possible.
    For most sections 70% Visual & 30% Content Rule holds good. Visual appeal plays a large part in establishing brand affinity with your website visitors.

    nike design
    A section on a page — Nike.com

    As they say ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ — and it’s especially relevant when it comes to communicating on a more emotional level. Use only high-quality images/illustrations. In 2018, it feels like custom artworks/illustrations are taking the center stage of visual content. Through pictures and other visual elements, you can convey feelings that aren’t possible to express by words or otherwise would have taken a paragraph.

    In text-heavy sections (like testimonials/pricing details/forms etc.,), give even more importance to White Spaces & Text Hierarchy. It will give a clean & clutter-free look.

    Notes:

    White Space — White space or negative space is any type of blank space on the page. White spaces don’t necessarily mean to be white; the blank space may be filled with any colour as long as it is free of any elements like text or images.

    Text Hierarchy — is a system for organizing type that establishes an order of importance within the data, allowing the reader to easily find what they are looking for and navigate the content.

    Brand Voice — is the purposeful, consistent expression of a brand through words and prose styles, that engage and motivate. The personality of your brand is often determined by the words you use and the sentences you write.

    3. Live chat. It’s a must-have.

    The reasons are quite self-explanatory. The main reason being addressing the people’s concern then & there. It also has a high lead capture rate compared to the age-old contact us forms.
    It also acts as a magic portal, u can expect all sort of wild things coming out of it like user feedback, lead generation, project enquiry, job opportunities, even out of the blue ones like you are being called as a chief guest to judge an app building hackathon in your region, which actually happened in our case.

    People now are looking to make their chatting and support process over the internet, more interactive and intelligent. For this, leverage the advantage of having a chat bot which makes make your website more lively and interactive and also they return results faster comparatively.
    There is good number of chat plugins out there — Fresh chat, Crisp, Landbot and more. Choose the one that suits your business.

    4. Delicate things that matter — Micro Animations

    Micro-animations are small, preferably functional animations that support the user by giving visual feedback and displaying changes more clearly. With micro-animations, it’s possible to explain a lot without using a word. These micro animations make interactions more pleasant & visually pleasing.

    If there is anything that gonna differentiate your website from most of the websites out there, trust us, this is gonna be it. These tiny tiny detailing add up to give a profound influence on the user experience aspect of your website.

    5. Finding the sweet spot between uniformity & variation

    If you have a multi-page website, you would never want all your pages to be monotonous. Don’t have the same layout on every page and keep changing the content alone. This makes the experience a very very boring one. The same applies to different sections of the page.
    Come-up with variations in layouts. There is a whole lot of layouts for web pages out there. Choose the one that best suits your content. But at the same time be cautious to not overdo it to the extent it feels like each page belongs to a different website, which will eventually leave the user confused & frustrated. It’s all about finding the sweet spot between uniformity & variation. You can retain the uniformity by maintaining — sustained color usage, font & button styling and other visual cues. Sticking with same menu bar/header and footer design will also make the multi-page websites more visually composed.

    Related read:
    Examples of content stream layout

    6. And those annoying pop-ups — the workaround

    Don’t use pop-up forms unless & until it is really really relevant and you are out of any other options. Pop-up forms are becoming highly outdated technique and anything inside the popup is considered as a bait nowadays. Most poorly designed popup forms, only serves the purpose of obstructing the user flow.

    According to Hubspot, A good popup form should be designed with following aspects in mind:

    1.Offer something relevant and valuable.


    2.Think about the way people engage with your pages.


    3.Use language that’s specific, actionable, and human.


    4.Don’t ruin the mobile experience.

    Read: https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/pop-up-forms-analysis

    But still, we don’t recommend using pop-up forms instead we insist you to blend the form as effectively as possible with your content and context (interaction and timing). By doing so, In most of the use cases, the necessity of pop-up can be eliminated — for example, Consider placement of blog subscription forms/check list/e-book download links in Medium.

  • Too Small too Big: Smaller card can go unnoticed at the same time a bigger card might not fit in the wallet so both could go unnoticed! So choose your size carefully – prefer standard size. The standard dimensions of a printed business card are 3.5 x 2 inches. That’s the finished card size. In […]

    10 Things To Keep In Mind For Your Business Card Design

    Too Small too Big:

    Smaller card can go unnoticed at the same time a bigger card might not fit in the wallet so both could go unnoticed! So choose your size carefully – prefer standard size. The standard dimensions of a printed business card are 3.5 x 2 inches. That’s the finished card size. In the metric system, the standard business card size is 8.9 x 5.1 cm (centimeters) or 88.9 x 50.8 mm (millimeters).

    Color/Font:

    Your overall colour and design of the business card should align with your brand elements and style. Read more on branding. Some people have very small font for the important details like phone number/email – no use of the card then because more than half of the people you hand-out your card will probably be aged and will struggle to read smaller texts, also card with no contrast color for background against the text will worsen the readability further.

    Content is the king:

    If the card doesn’t convey what you do? Plz dontwaste your money printing it. Have the services u do in a simple term that everyone can understand, keep contact info prominent. Make sure we are not stuffing too much content in the card.

    Proofreading:

    Most people don’t give importance to proof read the card before printing, this is the very important step and should not be skipped, a typo or misalignment, missing of important info will ruin the card totally.

    Material is the queen:

    All good things can go in vain if the customer feels a cheap stupid card in their hand, choose the print material wisely glossy/mate etc. Choose the one that align with your design theme.

    Downloading from the free sources:

    Printing directly from press or downloading from the internet is on raise now, so most people have very similar card. There is a chance that a customer will end up with 2 cards of different companies with the same design. So spend time deciding your card and come up with a unique card.

    For example, in our Webchirpy business card, we explained how we designed our logo, this makes our card unique and at the same time explain the workflow of our business which is designing.

    webchirpy business card

    Print quantity:

    Printing more card seems beneficial but it is generally a wrong assumption, how frequent we are going to give card -1 card per day, that way we can give only 365 cards. So how long it will take for you to give your 5000 cards ? 16 years. By that time not only your design but your business will be outdated. Numbers matter. So, Choose wisely. Print the right quantity and update your card regularly. Reach us to get your card updated.

    Social media:

    Social media is nowadays a key medium to build brand awareness, credibility and for marketing. People have also started contacting businesses through social media, you can respond to your client queries and concerns right then & there and win back their trust & loyalty. It is now a must to add social media links.

    Get updated – Use QR:

    With almost all people having smartphones – QR scanning is what that can instantly connect your physical business material to your digital world. It can be used to take the audience instantly your website, specially designed landing page, social media profile etc.,

    Whatsapp Business:

    With arrival of Whatsapp for Business, now it’s such an ease to be in touch with your audience and share the content or marketing materials directly with them. It’s unconventional approach and quick response time make it the most preferred choice for the users. So, don’t forget to include your business whatsapp number in your business card.