Outside the Box simply means unconventional in today’s marketplace. When you think, do you think unconventionally and different from most everyone else? That can be a very good thing to do. New ideas generally come from this type of thinking. If outside the box sounds weird, dangerous, or foreign, you are not alone.
Outside the Box Thinking;
Making square hamburgers instead of the more traditional round ones was a huge statement by Wendy’s. Apple ignored the operating system of Microsoft and developed one of their own. The Beatle’s wore longer hair than everyone else early in their career. These examples of Outside the Box marketing behavior have proven to be extraordinarily successful. There are hundreds of other fine examples as well! Some come in the form of invention, while others come in the form of doing simple things differently than others.
How many different swimming strokes can you think of? Free Style, Butterfly, Back Stroke, Side Stroke, Breast Stroke and others to name a few. All of these swimming strokes move the body through water; however, each one is different from the others. Each was clearly developed by thinking differently when they were developed.
Select Marketing’s Logo is a “Colorful Open Box”. This indicates that we employ more unconventional thinking when it comes to our Client’s marketing needs! This logo or Brand is who we are and what we do! Being weird is not Outside the Box. It is just being weird. As you think about your business ask yourself these questions.
· What sets you apart from others in your field?
· Are you successfully different in anyway?
· What’s your “Secret Sauce”?
Answer these questions honestly! Is your business successfully different from others in your same field? Outside the Box marketing behavior is not necessary to be successful. It is however, a good way to develop a strategy to set you apart from the competition.