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...

Blue Ocean Shift: Competition Redefined
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Blue Ocean Shift: Competition Redefined

In their best-selling book, “Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant” and “Blue Ocean Shift,” world-renowned professors Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne argued that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Embraced by organizations and industries worldwide,...

Trending with Denise Kohnke
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Trending with Denise Kohnke

Noted branding thought leader on why marketing should matter to you Fail happens. If you don’t devote yourself to continually reviewing what’s new, and what’s working and what’s not, you’ll keep running in place. It’s a message that Denise Kohnke takes to heart. The executive director of marketing firm House United and author of “All...

5 ways to build a content marketing strategy that works
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5 ways to build a content marketing strategy that works

It started as a whim, really. You could use content to market your brand, tell your story and intimately connect with your community. Guess what? It worked. Today, marketers are developing processes and strategies around content marketing. Go figure. And here’s the thing—content marketing has gone way beyond a tactic; it is often central to...

The Biggest Challenges of Content Strategy [Infographic]
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The Biggest Challenges of Content Strategy [Infographic]

How often does your company publish content? Do you think you know content marketing? Go ahead, be honest. With content and the art of storytelling dominating the marketing headlines, taking a quick look at how often you publish content is important. According to The Manifest‘s “2018 Content Marketing Survey,” 51 percent of digital marketers publish...

Posted by September 18, 2018June 19, 2019
Why It’s Important to Re-Imagine Your Brand
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Why It’s Important to Re-Imagine Your Brand

Not all chickens are alike. If you don’t think there’s a lesson there, well, you’re not listening. You have your chicken on the bone. Your chicken sandwiches. Tenders. Nuggets. Boneless. You can have it as a meal or a snack. The choices, it seems, are endless. It was a situation that became the source of...

Posted by September 13, 2018June 19, 2019
How to Handle Dark Social Like a Pro
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How to Handle Dark Social Like a Pro

What is Dark Social? It’s dark. It’s unknown. It’s scary. If you’re not familiar with the term, “dark social” conjures images of shady individuals wading through the black market of social media buying and creating followers (bots) and cheating the social system. While this behavior is something social media marketers should be aware of, it’s...

Posted by August 24, 2018June 19, 2019
How and When to Communicate with Buyers [Infographic]
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How and When to Communicate with Buyers [Infographic]

When do buyers like to hear from you during the sales process? Early on or later? Email or direct mail? A phone call or text? When and how you connect with your customers during the sales process is critical. According to the RAIN Group’s “5 Sales Prospecting Myths Debunked” survey, 71 percent of B2B buyers...

Posted by August 7, 2018June 19, 2019
5 Barriers to Growth Facing Every B2B Marketer
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5 Barriers to Growth Facing Every B2B Marketer

What do you see when you look at the opportunities ahead in today’s marketing landscape? Did you plan your strategies accordingly? How about your budgets? According to a recent B2B International survey, marketers are optimistic about their growth prospects but face numerous challenges that could hold them back. Here’s a look at five tests that...

Posted by July 17, 2018June 19, 2019
How to Happily Balance Creativity and Nonconformity
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How to Happily Balance Creativity and Nonconformity

The World Needs Outliers Think about Elvis Presley. Before he was lauded as the “King of Rock and Roll,” the police told him that he could not swing his hips onstage. His dance moves were so offensive that 1956 newspaper headlines announced that he would have to clean up his act if he wanted to...

Posted by July 10, 2018June 19, 2019
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