Four Reasons Your Messaging is Falling Flat with Your Audience

Posted by Joshua Weir on Aug 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM

 

There are few things as disappointing as sitting down to your computer, downing your third cup of coffee as you sit there late into the night cranking up content piece after content piece, only to have it hit the internet to a chorus of crickets. What happened? You put everything you had into that content, poured out your heart, as well as all the information you know about a particular topic. What more could people want? The truth is, a lot more.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Branded Content, Brand Evangelism, Marketing Methodology, Target Marketing, Presentations and Pitches, Tips From the Pros, content management

The Six Essential Elements of a Brand

Posted by Alexa Audet on Aug 4, 2020 8:30:00 AM

 

We've spent a lot of time together talking about branding, and it's been a real treat (at least we think so). But most of the content we've spent consuming and communicating about branding has mainly related to the tangible. And that's because the tangible stuff is super important. You can't really have a brand without a logo, or a typeface, or a color scheme. But while those things are great attributes, there are many intangibles that build your brand that are worth discussing.

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Topics: Branding, Brand Evangelism

How to Prepare for Your Rebrand

Posted by Katie Pierce on Jul 28, 2020 5:00:00 PM

 

The rebrand. It's not a term for the faint of heart, and it's certainly something you can't just walk into willy-nilly. Not if you want good results, anyway. When you're staring down a rebrand, there's a lot to consider. Whether you're just excited to get going or unsure where to start, it's easy to jump the gun in your process and skip some essential steps. Before you begin, you've got to hit the pause button and ask the important question—are you prepared?

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Topics: Branding, Branded Content, Brand Evangelism

The How-To on Facebook Marketing Campaigns

Posted by Alli Sisson on Jul 21, 2020 8:15:00 AM

 

There's a secret that well-seasoned marketers know. No matter how many warm fuzzies an ad campaign gives you, or how clever, or funny, or relevant it is, none of it matters if the campaign can't drive engagement that leads to revenue. No matter how well the intention should have played out, a campaign that falls flat often loses all the stakeholder support and is replaced with new efforts. That can be stressful whether you are in in-house marketer, a freelancer, or an agency under contract.

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Topics: Social Media Management, Marketing Strategy, Influencer, Marketing Methodology, Tips From the Pros

4 Steps Towards a Better Content Marketing Strategy

Posted by Joshua Weir on Jul 14, 2020 5:00:00 PM

 

By now, we all know that they say content is king, and we're here to confirm, whoever "they" are, they're right. Content marketing is the foundation of a healthy marketing strategy. And while it isn't the end-all-be-all, it's pretty close. But not all content marketing efforts are created equally. Just like anything in life, you get out what you put into the process. Indeed, throwing some words on a page and thinking that customers and leads will magically start pouring in is a little naïve. That's why today, we're breaking down the four major steps to a killer content marketing strategy, starting with your audience.

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Topics: Creating Content/ Copywriting, Branded Content, Marketing Methodology, Target Marketing, Tips From the Pros, content management

How Well Do You Really Know Your Audience?

Posted by Joshua Weir on Jul 7, 2020 9:30:00 AM

 

We all like to think we know our customers. That we have them completely figured out, that surely they think like us, and that we are as familiar with them as we are our own GamGam.

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Topics: Brand Evangelism, Marketing Methodology, Digital Strategy, Tips From the Pros

Do You Know Your Style? Brand Guidelines & Establishing Consistency

Posted by Alexa Audet on Jun 30, 2020 1:30:00 PM

 

There's an old saying in marketing called The Rule of 7. Discovered by former advertising executives of the 1930s, the Rule of 7 is the average number of times a person must be exposed to your messaging before taking any action. Luckily with a solid social media strategy planned out, this becomes much easier. But it only works if your potential buyer recognizes your brand every single time they see it. For this to happen, your brand needs to be consistent across various topics, no matter the location or situation.

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Topics: Branding, Social Media Management, Brand Growth, Branded Content, Marketing Methodology, Digital Strategy, Tips From the Pros

The Secret Sauce to Scheduling Social

Posted by Alli Sisson on Jun 23, 2020 12:15:00 PM

 

When social media first came out, developing a following and getting likes and shares was the task at hand. It was largely reactive, rather than proactive and responded to the trends of the day, rather than setting trends. As professional marketers expanded the social media space, being proactive and building trends became the pathway for much of the traffic. As this has continued, organic social media has taken a back seat to paid social efforts. As with most endeavors, paid advertising is what grassroots efforts use to go from local hotspot to regional or national trends.

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Topics: Social Media Management, Social Influencers, Digital Strategy, Tips From the Pros, content management

5 Keys to Better UI Functionality

Posted by Ben Fjare on Jun 16, 2020 5:00:00 PM

 

Your website's UI (or User Interface, a mix of visual and interaction design) functionality is imperative to a healthy functioning website. It doesn't matter how pretty your graphics are, how great your brand photos turned out, or how on-point your copy is if your functionality is lackluster. It's been a few years since the ideas of UI and its friendly cohort, UX (User Experience, the way the user interacts with the interface), have been regular parts of web design, given their success in product design the last decade. A user-centric model has become the mainstay of design and development. While engineers and graphic designers debate what's more important, function or beauty, less than pretty function regularly beats out beautiful confusion.

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Topics: Web Design, Web Analytics and Tracking, Tips From the Pros, content management

5 Areas of Your Website That Need Consistent Upgrades

Posted by Ben Fjare on Jun 9, 2020 4:15:00 PM

 

When it comes to a website, many companies either tend to either hammer something out themselves, buy one, and then let it sit. But your website isn't a succulent you buy at the market, set on display, and ignore for months only to find it's blossomed beautifully. Think of your website instead as a garden, one that needs constant tending, with different needs and changes arising with the changing seasons. Likewise, if you ignore its existence, it won't bare you much fruit. But hey, we know you're busy. You don't have time to comb through every possible web factor that could require maintenance.

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Topics: Web Design, Marketing Methodology, Digital Strategy, Tips From the Pros, content management

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