T-Shirts are always a part of life on the Coastline

Business owners frequently spend a great deal of time developing sales and marketing materials, only to miss their intended mark with potential customers. Coastline Studios recently had a client who needed help developing a new sales brochure. In the course of our interaction, we discovered several problems:

  • Excessive information in all marketing materials
  • Highly scientific data and graphics, inappropriate for most clients
  • Negative comments about competitors
  • Minimal feedback in the brochure development process

Once again, our client certainly knew his customers better than we did; but he applied an overkill strategy to try to elevate his brand. He also allowed his staff to adapt presentations ‘on the fly’ with unintended, unprofessional results.