The New Tools of Engagement
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The New Tools of Engagement

A Look At What Works And Why It is not just marketing. It is engagement economy. There is a shrinking gap between companies and their customers because the tools of engagement have evolved to make it a tighter connection. No wonder the sales funnel has skipped right over the sales department. Customers know what they...

Pull Up A Chair
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Pull Up A Chair

Working from home. A concept suddenly thrust into our daily lives. And while many entrepreneurs have long since mastered the art of working virtually, for many it is a new-and at times-scary proposition. Working outside your traditional office environment can seem isolating. But you can do it. Just remember: It is more than a mindset...

How COVID-19 Has Impacted More Than Just Business
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How COVID-19 Has Impacted More Than Just Business

It should come to no surprise that the Covid-19 pandemic has ruined several aspects of life for us in the beginning of the new year. Birthdays seem to be less exciting, concerts are canceled, social distancing has dwindled social interactions with our friends, shopping at our favorite stores has reduced to online ordering only. In...

Why finding a cause to support is the strategy your brand needs now
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Why finding a cause to support is the strategy your brand needs now

Smart. Relevant. Authentic. When it comes to helping her clients create the perfect messaging for their brands, Shahla Hebets believes the aforementioned attributes are critical to telling the whole story. That last one-being authentic-is the one Hebets says every brand should embrace fully, especially in a time when consumers are selective about what they connect...

Be the Mailbox: Your 5-Point Plan to Direct Mail Success
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Be the Mailbox: Your 5-Point Plan to Direct Mail Success

Direct mail works. Think about it. In today’s over saturated digital landscape, are people really reading your digital direct marketing pieces? We’ll wait. Okay, now printed pieces. That’s a whole different ballgame. Sending a personalized piece in the mail is going to get attention—and always has. Here, Hallmark Business Connections and the Content Marketing Institute...

Purposefully
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Purposefully

When your brand is more about the cause than the money During the 2011 Thanksgiving shopping season, outdoor gear and apparel designer Patagonia ran an ad that turned more than a few heads. In big, bold letters, the ad read, “Don’t buy this jacket.” A closer look at the brand’s decision showed how it detailed...

The State of Graphic Design
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The State of Graphic Design

How creatives see the landscape shaping By Alyssa Ruane Modern times call for new approaches to decades-old practices. Anyone in the marketing landscape today realizes this-with AR and VR disrupting reality and consumers’ tastes shifting with a single tweet-the brand playing field has never been more robust, crowded or exciting. As a full-circle brand experience...

Lane Change
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Lane Change

Practicing the grand old art of reinvention Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Donald Duck. Goofy. Winnie The Pooh. Tigger. You can come up with scores of reasons as to why Disney World is known as the happiest place on earth. Who could walk away not feeling that way? Look at the Disney business model. When you...

Tip of the Tongue
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Tip of the Tongue

Why awareness is the most critical part of the funnel Let’s say you are a hair product loyalist. Or maybe you only buy OLED TVs. What brand do you prefer? Your choice is built on trust. That much we know. That’s why in a saturated market, brands are scrambling to stand out from their competitors...

How to Create an Effective Data-Driven Marketing Strategy
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How to Create an Effective Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Nowadays, consumers have a myriad of options for every product and service they wish to purchase. Hence, marketers have to rise to the challenge of making their brand stand out from the pack. One effective way to do this is through creating personalized messages that resonate with customers, whether it’s through direct mail, email, social...