how to advertise on google – tips for cannabis businesses

So you’re trying to run AdWords ads for your cannabis brand and want to know how to do that? I won’t lie. It isn’t easy. And as consultants who have been running ads on Google AdWords starting back when those were on cuneiform on clay tablets – it feels that long ago – for all kinds of products and services, trying to do the same for our cannabis clients – and ourselves – can be a challenge.
jim carrey GIF by O&O, Inc
We thought we would share some tips and tactics we have found to occasionally get you past the Google Police.

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google tools for cannabis businesses – beyond adwords

google tools for cannabis businesses – beyond adwords

Marketers in the cannabis industry have an interesting environment in which to work. The product is in demand and audiences want to learn more, but most of the channels for connecting and developing an audience are off limits. Within the Google marketing ecosystem...

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INTRODUCING: IMPEACH CANNABIS

INTRODUCING: IMPEACH CANNABIS

A strain so strong you'll say, "Lordy!" We guarantee your high will last longer than 60 minutes. an alternative way to celebrate trump’s impending(ish?) impeachment When the majority of America and the world are celebrating Trump’s impeachment, we're sure many will be...

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b2b cannabis branding short guide

In its simplest terms, branding is having the courage to stand for something, ensuring, of course, that the target market both wants it and, preferably, is not currently getting it. This is the basis for a long-term relationship that the most successful brands understand connects on both a rational – “I want it because of what it does” – and emotional – “I want it because of how it makes me feel” – basis.

Willy Wonka

In moving between the B2C and B2B product categories, I’m always struck by the B2B marketing contention that connecting with their consumers on an emotional basis is not only irrelevant, but virtually impossible. They invariably tell me the basis for purchase is 100% rational as the products being purchased are simply widgets that fulfill some functional duty that it either does better or more cheaply. That’s wrong and an opportunity for these marketers’ competitors, and I want to explain why.

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press release: advanced data science services for the cannabis industry

Successful series of studies on the Cannabis Consumer results in pioneering strategic partnership to deliver Fortune-500-caliber market insights.

SEATTLE, WA March 20, 2018 – Seattle-based Canna Ventures and Cascade Strategies, Inc., have formalized a partnership to deliver advanced data science, sophisticated analytics and market research services to the emerging cannabis industry.

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content marketing guide for cannabis businesses

content marketing guide for cannabis businesses

A solid content marketing approach usually includes these three general components: 1. Content Strategy 2. Content Marketing Plan 3. Content Performance Analytics content strategy Starting with the content strategy, it’s important to first define what your content...

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finding the right agency for your cannabis business

cannabis company seeking long term relationship with talented agency

Finding “the one” is hard, especially if you’ve never worked with an agency before. And hey, maybe working with an agency isn’t for you and your business. That’s okay. We just hope this blog post can help answer some of the more common questions that arise for cannabis businesses considering hiring an agency.

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sexy vs. sexist cannabis advertising

sexist cannabis advertising
Picture the scene… It is CannaCon, a respectable B2B cannabis industry tradeshow in Denver, Colorado. I am walking and talking with Morgan, at the time President of the MJBA, later Founder and CEO of the Cannabis Women’s Alliance. We were discussing what topics we should discuss on an upcoming panel about the role of women in the cannabis industry we were both participating in that afternoon. All of a sudden, we both stop in our tracks at the sight of a nearly naked, black leather thong and biker jacket clad woman appearing to sit on some heavy machinery.

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an overview of the “indies” segment of cannabis consumers

During our market research on consumer motivations in cannabis  brand attribute preference, we have consistently seen four segments emerge among consumers, who we call “Traditionalists,” “Outsiders,” “Indies” and “Idealists.” Of these four, “Indies” and “Outsiders” are the most likely to patronize cannabis brands on a regular basis.

California cannabis consumer target segment

Today we’re going to take a closer look at the Indies, who have increased by 15% since 2014. They currently make up about 26% of the population, and about 31% in California.

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