Communication exists for many species, but human beings have taken communication to another level, going beyond written and spoken language to a persuasive combination of words and graphics that can connect people with products in seconds. Although communication mediums have changed over the years, they continue to inform and motivate people to make the best choices about spending their money.
As our needs have evolved, so has our communication. Yet one constant remains — its importance for social cohesion, persuasion and self-expression. In-store communication and visual merchandising are a testament to the timeline of communication, as the visual presentation of products is part of storytelling in retail and serves as a subtle way of expressing the benefits of your products to a captive audience.
The world of visual marketing is always changing. Still, one thing remains constant — signage drives foot traffic, encourages impulse purchases and increases brand awareness. The fast-paced world of digital signage has much to offer in a retail environment. However, there is still a significant need for traditional in-store signage. In some cases, traditional signage may be more important than digital, and it’s vital that your business knows which is which.
When weighing the advantages and drawbacks of digital signage vs. traditional signage, the pros of traditional signage are worth noting when making business decisions.
We’ve all walked into a store and walked out with something we had no intention of buying. Impulse buying is the spontaneous buying of an item without prior planning or intention. Understanding what an impulse purchase is and why retail impulse displays tempt us is essential to drive sales. With 64% of adults in the United States reporting an increase in their impulse spending in 2022, it’s a phenomenon worth leveraging.
Selling a product or products requires creating a cohesive marketing strategy. Some of the most crucial parts of this strategy include visual merchandising and crafting a compelling brand experience as part of your overall marketing technique. How you choose to advertise your product reflects your brand’s values and identity. This is where visual storytelling comes in.
When your brand can tell a story that connects with your target audience and addresses their needs, you go beyond the competition. Instead of simply displaying your product on a shelf, visual storytelling enables you to take a more personal approach and build bonds with your customers. In this article, we’ll discuss why your brand should use visual storytelling and how it boosts customer loyalty.
Now that our most recent holiday shopping season is over, we saw that shoppers worldwide are finding new ways to purchase gifts for loved ones. While in-person purchasing remains a popular option, many consumers have chosen to complete their shopping online, causing retailers to adapt to the changing landscape.