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Google Analytics Should Be Your Company’s Best Friend

By |2020-09-23T09:43:41+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Key Performance Indicators, KPIs, Strategy|Tags: , , , , |

Having a business website and not using a free service known as Google Analytics is like buying a Ferrari and putting it up on blocks in your driveway. I don’t understand why someone would do that, nor do I grasp why companies would invest thousands in a website without using Google Analytics. I suspect it’s because [...]

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Why Your Company Must Have a Responsive Website

By |2020-08-21T11:34:07+00:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: Branding, Website Design|Tags: , , , |

Think about how much money your company has invested in your website and how important that online presence is to your business. Would you be shocked to learn your site is frustrating four of every five users? Today, most adults in the U.S. access web content through mobile devices such as phones and tablets. How big [...]

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Smart Marketing Starts With a Sales Perspective

By |2020-07-24T15:33:23+00:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Marketing, Strategy|Tags: , , |

I’m not sure why sales and marketing have developed a relationship just as contentious as IU and Purdue. They’re equally important functions that serve the same organizations, and each offers expertise that could benefit the other. But put them in the same arena -- even if that arena is just an average conference room -- and [...]

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You Don’t Really Need a Marketing Agency, Do You?

By |2020-07-24T15:35:01+00:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Branding, Marketing, Strategy|Tags: , , , |

You’re a smart businessperson who runs a successful company. You oversee production, product development, hiring, finances, and all the other elements needed to run a healthy business. Why in the world would you need to hire an outside marketing agency? No matter what business or industry you’re in, it’s simply impossible for you to know everything [...]

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The Dartboard Approach to Marketing

By |2020-07-24T15:35:18+00:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Branding, Marketing, Marketing Assets, Strategy|Tags: , , , , |

Grab a handful of darts, close your eyes, and let them fly across the room. You’ve just demonstrated the marketing strategy far too many companies use. I’m not saying those companies are run by stupid people. In fact, they’re usually remarkably bright people who have outstanding products or services to offer in their marketplaces. But when [...]

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Marketing is a Balancing Act

By |2020-07-24T15:35:43+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Branding, Marketing, Marketing Assets, Strategy|Tags: , , , , |

As a marketing and advertising agency, it makes sense that our primary contact at most clients is the individual who oversees marketing. But we usually find ourselves navigating around many masters. When a company draws upon outside accounting expertise, that firm normally works with the controller or the CFO. If legal help is what’s needed, the [...]

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You Probably Don’t Know Your Customers All That Well

By |2020-07-24T15:36:01+00:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Branding, Marketing, Strategy|Tags: , , , |

If your objective is to increase the number of customers you serve, a prudent way to start is by taking a closer look at the customers you already have. If that sounds odd, consider that the customers you already work with are presumably happy with the work you perform on their behalf. If you use [...]

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Overseas Outsourcing Can Create a World of Problems

By |2020-07-24T15:37:32+00:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Branding, Copywriting, Language Translation, Marketing|Tags: , , , |

The internet broke down geographic barriers for businesses, making it possible to find lower-cost suppliers around the world. But if companies lack the knowledge and skills to manage those suppliers properly, they may end up spending far more than expected. We’ve worked with companies all over the globe to help our clients meet their advertising and [...]

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Don’t Skimp on Professional Writing

By |2020-07-24T15:37:58+00:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Branding, Copywriting, Marketing|Tags: , , , |

As the client reviewed our estimate for their new website, they had no problem with the numbers for the design, the hosting, or the programming. But they didn’t understand why we recommended they should pay for writing. Couldn’t they just do that part themselves? Well, yes, they could. But we didn’t think they should. It’s a [...]

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How to Avoid Pains in Your Assets

By |2020-07-24T15:38:23+00:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Branding, Marketing, Marketing Assets|Tags: , , , |

Among your company’s most important assets are the materials used in your marketing and promotional efforts. But do you know where they really are … or who they really belong to? Your website’s domain name, your product photographs, and those expensive demonstration videos are items you may assume that you own and can access easily. Don’t [...]

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