A look inside Allee Creative: Women entrepreneurship, delegation and social media for small business

Allee Creative Team

I’m passionate about entrepreneurship and I’m often asked about the story behind Allee Creative and my journey into content marketing and branding. I’ve recently done a series of interviews with college students interested in the topic as well. And while it’s awesome to provide this information to inquisitive minds, it’s also a great time for […]

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 […]

What I learned in 2011

In two days, we’ll welcome a new year. For me, the change is exciting–full of promise and new beginnings. Sometimes I set personal resolutions, sometimes I don’t. Regardless, I do always like to reflect on the year that has passed and think about what I’ve learned. In my personal life, this typically comes in the […]

Create value with membership marketing

Membership Marketing

Membership marketing–the process of acquiring, engaging and retaining members–is the cornerstone for associations and member-based organizations. It is also a very challenging task. Now is the time to start thinking about your goals for 2012 and what you want your association or member-based organization to look like in the coming years. Will you be able […]

Introducing Allée’s new website

It’s time to introduce Allée’s new website! We have been working hard on this project during the past two months and are excited to finally see it “go live” today. If you take a peek around, you’ll notice easy contact forms, a new, free eBook and blog articles that sit right on our home page. […]

Time flies: What I’ve learned from Allée

Oh, how the time flies! Three short months ago I jumped on board the Allée ship as the social media and community engagement intern. Since then I have gained a wealth of knowledge and have had the chance to get my hands on an assortment of tasks. Through previous internships, I’ve been able to dabble […]

A List: 10 reasons why YOU need to attend the upcoming B4: Small Business Workshops

The B4: Small Business Workshops series begins August 9 in Albertville. Don’t let the name fool you: the series is for any business leader (or prospective leaders) in small- to mid-sized businesses and organizations. Here is why you need to attend: 10. Breakfast is the most important part of the day. 9. Groups are fun. […]

The spirit in social media

Recently, Allée had the pleasure of working with the nonprofit organization Social Media Shepherds on a pro bono branding project. Originator Greg Swan, social media champion, who was recently named one of Metromix.com’s “Top Tweeps of the Twin Cities,” started Social Media Shepherds about two years ago. Currently, there are about 100 people in the group, […]

No plan? Beware of the crash.

Yesterday, in my haste to get the kids to daycare and off to my first appointment of the day (after we all woke up late), I ran the side of my mini van into the side of our garage. That’s right. I had an accident in my own garage. Now, after you stop laughing at […]

Introducing Allée’s new social media and community engagement interns

We are excited to announce the addition of two interns to the Allée team! Jodi Osmond and Shannon Neeser will be joining Allée next week, focusing on social media, community engagement and research. We’re pretty excited about the new additions and wanted to give these ladies a chance to say hello and let everyone know […]