Marketing

This Hotel's Marketing Campaign Went from Quirky to Creepy Real Fast

This Hotel’s Marketing Campaign Went from Quirky to Creepy Real Fast

Renaissance Hotels takes marketing inspiration from its name, seeking to evoke a sense of the renaissance era. It’s a solid brand strategy concept, as described on its website: We’re a hotel for the curious, the adventurous for those who see…

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Let Your Brand Show Some Personality

Let Your Brand Show Some Personality

Invest in Graphic Design that Tells Your Brand’s Story Recently, I worked with Tailored Automation to craft brand strategy and represent the company at DevOpsDays Indy. The company was being launched just weeks before the event, and owner Garrett Honeycutt…

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From Businesses to Users, Yelp is Losing its Appeal

From Businesses to Users, Yelp is Losing its Appeal

Poor Customer Service and Increased Competition Take a Toll on Yelp An active community of users and businesses makes Yelp valuable. Community members are individuals. As Yelp matures as a business, the temptation to de-humanize the community while developing cookie-cutter…

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Coaching Gives Small Business Owners a Head Start in Marketing

Coaching Gives Small Business Owners a Head Start in Marketing

Owners of start-ups and businesses in their infancy often don’t have the resources to hire a marketing firm or marketing employee. In the beginning, they have to go-it-alone, do tons of research and make costly mistakes. Marketing isn’t easy, but…

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5 Basic Tech Tips for Creating Marketing Videos

[VIDEO] 5 Basic Tech Tips for Creating Marketing Videos

Instagram and YouTube stars pride themselves on the “raw realness” of their posts. But it’s not true—none of their content is as spontaneous as it seems. To publish great marketing videos, you need some solid, technical expertise. These five tips…

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Why Have a Website When Your Customers are on Social Media?

Why Have a Website When Your Customers are on Social Media?

Some small businesses hope to save marketing budget by relying on their Facebook, Yelp, Houzz or other social media presences to represent them on the Internet. Often, these are service-based, local businesses like restaurants, salons, groomers, etc. But there are…

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A Marketing Calendar Makes Your Life Easier

A Marketing Calendar Makes Your Life Easier

Marketing efforts are most successful when you have time to think and plan strategically before implementing them. Last-minute marketing results in inefficiencies, missed deadlines and ineffective messaging. With my clients, we create a marketing calendar to use throughout the year.…

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Facebook Ad Audiences

The Key to Facebook Advertising is Understanding Your Customers

In the United States, 68% of adults use Facebook, which is more than 168 million people. These statistics indicate that, in all likelihood, enough of your customers and potential customers are on Facebook to make advertising on the platform worthwhile.…

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Google AdWords is Gone

How Google Ads is Changing the Small Business Marketing Landscape After 18 years of serving up Google AdWords to Internet searchers, Google rebranded its behemoth advertising platform to Google Ads. The change helps advertisers understand that advertising with Google goes…

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