The Time to Trust?

Posted by Ryan Shenefelt on Nov 5, 2018 2:32:14 PM

Brands, companies and politicians are in a trust economy. Whether you're staying in a hotel, buying a new hair straightener, grilling on your new grill, or voting for your United States Representative, there is an element of trust at play.

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Topics: Politics, Digital Marketing

Jedi Data Analytics

Posted by Jen Neumann on Sep 7, 2018 3:08:13 PM

Data analytics is a powerful tool for marketing, operational efficiency and understanding your business' future growth path.  Just like any other tool (a light saber, for example), it can be used for both good and evil. But while we can all agree that the flashy red light sabers are pretty cool, who wants to join the dark side?

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Organizational Development

Q&A: Annie & Braden Answer Everything You Want to Know About Vertical Video

Posted by Kelly Stapella, Annie Sexton, Braden Kopf on Aug 7, 2018 12:33:18 PM

It's a familiar scene: you're browsing vids on YouTube when all of a sudden, you chance upon a video that looks something like this:

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Topics: Video, Technology, Marketing Strategy, Digital Marketing

Bios, Blogs & Other Ways to Spotlight Your Team

Posted by Kelly Stapella on Jun 25, 2018 1:20:35 PM

Trust plays an important role in building long-lasting relationships with clients—and turning prospects into clients in the first place. Most companies will research a vendor or potential partner online before making contact. So how do you build trust with a prospect that you’ve never met?

One way is to shine a spotlight on the employees they’ll be working with so they’re familiar enough with your people, your values and your culture to feel comfortable reaching out and making an introduction.  You can do this in a number of ways, from writing staff bios to highlighting your team on social media.

Check out a few of our favorite ways to spotlight staff:

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Topics: Sales, Digital Marketing, Web Development & SEO

Facebook vs. the General Data Protection Regulation

Posted by Max Johnson on Apr 20, 2018 2:33:00 PM

On May 28th, 2018, the European Union (EU) will begin enforcing new data protection laws giving web users more control over their personal details and how they're used on different social media networks. 

This new law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will have a significant impact on businesses around the world that collect, process, manage or store European citizens' data, but the one company we're focusing on is Facebook. 

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Topics: Digital Marketing

5 Reasons Blogs Don’t Live Up to Expectations

Posted by Kelly Stapella on Mar 27, 2018 12:49:22 PM

You’ve heard it a million times, in a million different ways: “You should be blogging.”

Well, should you?

Almost every company can benefit from maintaining a blogit makes your site more visible on search engine results pages. It helps you connect with customers. And it creates reusable content that you can promote across a variety of channels.

But blogging takes time. And there’s more to it than just writingyou also need compelling imagery to help your content stand out. You need a place to house it on your website. And you need a promotion strategy to make sure it gets read.

So before you jump into the water without measuring how deep it goes, ask yourself, “What can I reasonably expect from a blog?”

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Blogging, Digital Marketing

The Facebook Newsfeed Changed—Now What?

Posted by Ryan Shenefelt on Feb 27, 2018 9:32:00 AM

On January 11, 2018, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced in a Facebook post that the company would make sweeping changes to its news feed.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy, Social Media, Digital Marketing

Why Facebook?

Posted by Max Johnson on Nov 3, 2017 8:58:52 AM

Are you advertising on Facebook? You should be.

If you’re a business owner, one of the best ways you can increase exposure for your brand or business is with social media—especially Facebook. With over 2 billion active users, Facebook is the king of all social media networks. It’s everyone’s go-to to find out what’s going on around the world and it’s one of the first places people go to gather information about a company or brand.

To better understand why your company should advertise on Facebook our digital strategist, Max, put together these four reasons why Facebook could benefit your business:

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Topics: Social Media, Digital Marketing

Marketing Tip: Attaching Websites to Snapchat

Posted by Ryan Shenefelt on Jul 7, 2017 11:26:09 AM

Snapchat has long been overlooked by marketers who view the toddler social network as "just for selfies." Through its recent updates, Snapchat has started to make itself more of a behemoth for digital marketers at companies large and small. 

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Social Media

The QR Code's Final Redemption

Posted by Ryan Shenefelt on Jun 7, 2017 4:43:09 PM

Estimated Read Time: 3 minutes

Remember the QR Code? It's that little black and white box that looks like a cross between a bar code and a Sodoku puzzle. QR Codes were initially released in Japan back in 1994 and periodically made a comeback, but they were never able to achieve "sticking power."  Why? One reason could be that the process was never seamless or easy for consumers—it required you to download a QR Code Scanner App on your phone and open the app in order to scan a code.

So why does this matter? What is a QR Code? They are, at their core, data. They could be a website URL, a QR Code Vcard that allows you to add someone to your contacts, or a map location. The goal of a QR Code is to make things easier on the customer. Why type when you can scan?

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Topics: Digital Marketing, Experiential Marketing, Social Media

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