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If You Are Not Using an Integrated CRM, You Are Losing Data
By Jen Neumann on March 1, 2021

Excel spreadsheets, handwritten notes, emailing yourself details about a customer's preferences . . . all of these are ways that we input and track information about our leads, prospects...

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Barrier Studies: Understanding What Holds Back Business & Engagement
By Jen Neumann on January 15, 2021

This is the third time we've updated this post—it's one of those blogs that has evolved as our client base has over the years. This time our refresh incorporates more behavioral science...

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Sometimes You Need a Creative Escape
By Jen Neumann on August 18, 2020

Have you ever sat through a boring focus group? How about a forced brainstorming session where everyone looks awkwardly at their hands, or where one person monopolizes the conversation?

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Keep Calm and Carry On... With Precautions
By Jen Neumann on March 11, 2020

We’ve been fielding a lot of communications this week regarding decisions businesses and organizations are making in order to protect employees, customers and the general public from the...

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Developing Your Marketing Budget
By Jen Neumann on December 11, 2019

It's a dance every year—create a budget out of hazy projections and then try to justify it. Ugh.  Sometimes you just need somewhere to start from. Every industry has different averages that...

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Skip the Boring Holiday Card & Get Creative
By Jen Neumann on November 5, 2019

Last week at de Novo, we received a Halloween card from a company that shall remain nameless. At first I thought, "Great idea! We aren't into the holiday season yet, way to get out there...

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Summer Nostalgia Series

Why Nostalgia Marketing Works
By Jen Neumann on September 17, 2019

In our summer series on nostalgia in marketing, we’ve written a lot about what people are interested in. As our official amateur/armchair behavioral economist, I want to dig into the “why”...

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Community Branding: Be Yourself
By Jen Neumann on May 13, 2019

When we engage with a community entity for a branding or marketing initiative—whether it is a school district, a destination marketing organization, a city, an economic development...

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TL;DR - Stop Oversharing
By Jen Neumann on March 6, 2019

Summary of this blog: you're writing too much. Keep it as brief as possible and then give them a link to more.

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The In-house Marketing vs. Agency Model: A Story of Collaboration
By Jen Neumann on December 26, 2018

In the world of marketing, there's a cycle that happens with almost all brands that reach a certain size: as they expand, the CMO or C-level position decides that things are doing well and...

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