Video marketing demystified

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If the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taught us one thing, it should be that anyone can create a video, from celebrities to my brother to your brand. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge offered the content idea, and with that, videos popped up on Facebook and YouTube from all directions. Did you make one? How many […]

7 digital marketing tactics for your website

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You know when you’re spending some quality time with your good friend The Internet, and you click on that website that hasn’t been updated since 1996? Don’t let that you be your website. I know, 1996 was a long time ago, and I hope you’ve updated your website since then, as things change quickly in […]

Relationship status: When it comes to your brand, it shouldn’t be complicated

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When was the last time you gave your business to a cold caller? I’m always surprised that businesses still use this model. I’ve actually gotten a couple of cold calls recently and they leave me wondering, “Does that really work for them?” Yes, they are getting their name out there, I remember them, but not […]

How to use keywords

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Hey! You found me. Awesome. Now, let’s talk about how people are finding your brand online. Whatever else you might be doing, it definitely has something to do with keywords. Keyword are words that indicate the content of your document and help in its retrieval online. You want people retrieving your documents (otherwise, why else […]

Hands-on content marketing event recap

Melissa Harrison presenting at I-94 Chamber

Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing our CEO Melissa Harrison present tips, tricks and trends for content marketing to the I-94 Chamber of Commerce. Her session left the room buzzing with attendees asking follow-up questions and getting individual tips for their businesses. Here are a few of the insightful nuggets Melissa shared with […]

Twitter’s new ‘do

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Unless you’ve been completely distracted by the fresh spring air this week, you probably noticed something interesting happening on Twitter (beyond the usual barrage of interesting updates from all your favorite microblogging tweeps, that is). Twitter has a whole new look! Twitter’s new look seems to be for all those Facebook users who just can’t […]

How to set your brand a part from the competition

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Every business owner wants their company to stand out from the competition. To successfully set your brand apart, you need to understand your differentiators. Those differentiators can be found by defining your target market, competition, niche and position. Getting noticed in the crowd is going to mean prioritizing your marketing efforts. Ask yourself a few […]