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A Brand's Ability to Go from Viable to Valuable

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MVP. Sounds exciting. You want that title. Right?

Well, unfortunately, I am not going to talk about being the most valuable player. Instead, my thoughts are about a minimal viable product (MVP). I know that is nowhere near as sexy and as you know, you don't want me talking sports. LOL!

Anyway, I want to draw attention to the words--minimal...viable...product—MINIMAL.  

The concept is great, you spend as little as possible and make the most. Some companies even do it right, they silently launc…

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B2B Holiday Marketing: How to be Successful at It

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Holiday marketing is often assumed to be only for B2C or D2C brands. After all, it can be up to 30% of their annual sales, according to the National Retail Federation. But for B2B companies, the holiday season tends to be more of a snooze than a sleigh ride. Even if potential clients are at the end of their yearly budget, they are simply too busy dealing with the holiday rush to worry about finding or committing to new deals.

But just because holiday marketing can be a challenge, it doesn’t mea…

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The 4 Types of Creative Content to Captivate Your Audience and Build Your Brand

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Creating content is essential for growing your brand. It's a key marketing tool, helps with SEO, and creates the possibility to engage with your audience in multiple ways. Content can be made in different formats, from blog posts to videos, from memes to infographics, or from websites to promotional products. The content you create will also usually have different purposes--which can make creating a strategy feel overwhelming. Let's take a look at four different types of content and how they can…

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Increase the Power and Impact of Your Brand with a WOW Statement

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Marketing terminology really hasn’t changed over the years—even though consumers, the market, technology, and expectations have.

In my experience, there are gaps between formal, traditional marketing statements, the pillars of marketing success, and the actual application and results of these structures. The statements are either too formal and wordy or too slapstick and trendy. The pillars used to build and define marketing efforts were based on consumer behavior of the 1950s at best.

Now, ye…

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How You Can Modernize Your Brand Online

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While there are elements of a brand that need consistency, the overall strategy of building a brand needs flexibility. Your customers, the market, our society, and our culture are not the same as they were—and are not the same as what they will be in the future. Needs change. Wants and desires change, and your brand needs to be able to adapt.

Luckily, modernizing your brand online isn’t as difficult as you might think. Here are just a few tips to help you get started.

The Art of Social Media

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How to Hire a Social Media Manager

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I was in a meeting the other day when the conversation came up about how much a small-to-mid-sized business should pay to have their social media managed. This owner had been given a range all based on a per-post pricing model and wanted to know what my take was.

Well, to answer that question in a way that was comparable to the responses she had already been given was, well, impossible. It’s like saying you want to pick something up at Target and want to know what it will cost. Target carries a…

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How to Ensure Your Rebrand is a Success

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I remember having a conversation with a business owner years ago about branding. He was trying to convince me that a brand’s logo should NEVER, EVER change. At the time I had been in the industry for over a decade and knew that his intention was correct, but the reality couldn’t be more wrong. As I sat there listening to his reasonings—which completely contradicted each other, but that’s another story—I was taken back to my days in college and my History of Graphic Design book. There was an enti…

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Digital Marketing Strategy Now

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With the everlasting pandemic and urgent need for continuous digitization, it has become evident that buyers are savvier than ever—whether they realize it or not. Smartphone use for daily transactions has had a significant impact on the increasing digital trends. A recent survey has proposed that mobile users account for approximately 61% of the US population, while 187.5 million users will likely make a purchase using mobile or web by 2024. For digital marketers, it is vital to find effective w…

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How to Select the Best Photo for Your LinkedIn Profile

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Did you know it only takes 100 milliseconds to form an impression of someone from just looking at a photo of their face? Or, 80 - 90 percent of that first impression is based on just two qualities—trustworthiness and competence?

Your goal on LinkedIn is to establish credibility and give your connections a reason to trust you, this is done psychologically just by your profile picture. Also, profiles that have a professional photo get 14 times more views than those that don’t.

Those data points …

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How to Write a Recommendation that Builds Your Credibility

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Traditionally, recommendations were written using a format that validated the credentials of the person writing them first, then talked about the recipient. These are very “me” focused in their approach and oh so 90s.

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Today's business recommendations require a new format to accommodate the new methods of how they are utilized. When you leverage this new format, it builds your credibility as the writer without having to spit out all your resume credentials and it puts the focus …

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