Ovi Demetrian Jr is the founder of Distinctive Quality.
He published his first website before he started high school.
In the age of information and instant communication, anyone can get their idea out into the world. The tough part now becomes how to communicate effectively. How to clearly define your message, get it heard, and make it resonate with your audience. The way you communicate your idea has become a critical part of running a business. If people don't get it then they'll just move on to the next thing grabbing for their attention.
When it comes to the web, people's attention is all that matters. You need to get it and keep it long enough to get your idea across. If the average user spends only a few seconds on a web page before they move on, how do you make sure that they get the message you want them to from your site? This is where a website's interface design plays a key role. The right look and feel draws the user in, the organization of content keeps them interested and interactive elements and multimedia makes the experience memorable.
How do you make the experience memorable when people have gotten used to practically ignoring traditional advertising techniques? The goal is always to stand out, but doing it on a consistent level is also important. Making something in-your-face may work at first, but then what? The right branding helps make sure the idea is always presented in the same way and sticks in people's minds with every touchpoint made during the marketing process.
People have gone beyond looking for just craftsmanship in a product or idea. While it is still important, a lot of people have started looking for meaning in their products or services. How it fits their lifestyle, their individual personality, their values. You have to not only sell them a good product or service, but make them love it every step of the way. The strategy for getting an idea to market and in front of people can be more important than the idea itself.