4 Differences Between Marketing and Journalism
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4 Differences Between Marketing and Journalism

The journalism school at my college had two tracks of emphasis to choose from: news and information or strategic communication. News and information studied writing, reporting, and editing while strategic communication focused on marketing, advertising, and public relations. I did a little bit of both. My background in broadcast paid off when I shot and...

6 Ways Digital Marketing Has Enhanced Print
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6 Ways Digital Marketing Has Enhanced Print

In just a few short decades, we have seen the meteoric rise of the internet, cell phones, smartphones, ebooks, and countless other digital media. A popular contention is that the modern digital age has made printing obsolete, eventually going the way of typewriters and film cameras. The truth is print is still very valuable and...

4 Reasons Why Virtual Reality May Be Your New Marketing Channel
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4 Reasons Why Virtual Reality May Be Your New Marketing Channel

The term “virtual reality” has been around for a long time; used extensively as a plot device in such movies as The Matrix and Lawnmower Man and in a range of video game headsets like the Sega VR. Virtual reality has reached the masses in recent years in the form of headsets paired with smartphones...

Print Stays Strong Among Content Marketing Channels
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Print Stays Strong Among Content Marketing Channels

Are you winning in the content marketing game? The keys to success are right in front of you: Commitment. A documented strategy. Creativity. Meaningful goals and metrics. Experimentation. To note, according to the “B2B Content Marketing: 2017 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends – North America” study, 62 percent of marketers are reporting more success from their strategies....

KC Podcast Helps Nonprofit Marketers
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KC Podcast Helps Nonprofit Marketers

Bonyen Lee-Gilmore from Planned Parenthood Great Plains earlier this year appeared on the M&C Nonprofit Marketing Talk podcast to discuss her job as marketing and communications director. “No matter what you do, no matter what kind of nonprofit you are, if we’re talking fundraising right now then you have to give people the ‘why,'” she said, “Why...

Telemedicine is Here, But Is it Being Marketed Correctly?
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Telemedicine is Here, But Is it Being Marketed Correctly?

Doctor appointments take a good chunk of time out of your day. When you are legitimately sick and need to have tests done, going to the office in person is a must. But what if you have a minor issue that the doctor can solve in a few minutes? Maybe you just need a new...

How Businesses are Seeing the Light from the Solar Eclipse
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How Businesses are Seeing the Light from the Solar Eclipse

2017 will be the first time a total solar eclipse is visible across the entire United States mainland since 1918, almost a century ago, and the first time ever that it will be visible from Northeast Kansas. Companies are cashing in on this uncommon phenomenon, from national chains to local businesses. Hotels are booked solid,...

5 Questions To Ask A Multi-Channel Marketing Company Before Using One
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5 Questions To Ask A Multi-Channel Marketing Company Before Using One

Take a moment and give some thought to a typical day in your target customer’s life. How many devices does she interact with? How many channels is she using to access content that is useful, relevant and entertaining to her? How does she communicate with her friends? How much time does she spend in front...

Move Over Millennials, Here’s 5 Ways to Market to Generation Z
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Move Over Millennials, Here’s 5 Ways to Market to Generation Z

My parents used to tell me how cell phones didn’t exist when they grew up and it was much more difficult to contact others. I tell kids that when I was young, cell phones flipped open, didn’t have touch screens, no Wi-Fi and we had to listen to music on CD’s. Then they ask what...