Strategy

5 steps to get consumers to choose your brand
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
November 14, 2019
5 steps to get consumers to choose your brand

By Candace Huntly & Trevor Shorte Consumers discover brands in many different ways. Sometimes it’s what their parents used, it could be popular among their friend circle, or even reviewed positively by an influencer they trust. The reality is, at some point they are going to make a decision whether or not they like the […]

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5 reasons why people are drawn to Instagram
Marketing, Strategy
November 7, 2019
5 reasons why people are drawn to Instagram

By Felicia Guthrie Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms, in fact, Sprout Social reported that it is the third most popular platform with 1 billion monthly active users, but what is it about the platform that draws us in? If you’re not yet on Instagram, if you are an aspiring marketer, […]

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6 ways to build a winning thought leadership strategy
Business, Public Relations, Strategy
October 31, 2019
6 ways to build a winning thought leadership strategy

By Candace Huntly It’s always nice to be top of mind because someone thinks you’re good at what you do. Whether you offer a service like sleep training for tired parents, photography, or legal services for small businesses, or you offer a product like natural skin care products, non-alcoholic beer, or wearable art, chances are […]

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3 Female Thought Leaders you don’t know enough about
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
October 10, 2019
3 Female Thought Leaders you don’t know enough about

By Felicia Guthrie We recently shared a blog highlighting the differences between influencers and thought leaders, to catch you up to speed, a thought leader is someone who focuses on being the go-to expert in their field. You may be familiar with thought leaders like Gary Vaynerchuck or Seth Godin, but who are the women […]

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What’s the difference between an influencer and a thought leader?
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
October 3, 2019
What’s the difference between an influencer and a thought leader?

Influencer Marketing and Thought Leadership are really buzzy terms that are thrown around a lot these days. Of course, as consumer behaviour shifts, new marketing strategies will start trending. The question is… Are you using these new strategies in the best way possible? And when it comes to influencers and thought leaders, what’s the difference? […]

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Books every marketer should read in 2019
Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Strategy
September 27, 2019
Books every marketer should read in 2019

By Felicia Guthrie Whether you’re a small business owner, a student, a marketing professional, or just someone wanting to expand your knowledge, marketing books can be a great source of learning and can expand your interests. With so many of us leading busy lifestyles, it can be difficult to dedicate the time for reading, but […]

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Our favourite PR Fails so far in 2019
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
September 19, 2019
Our favourite PR Fails so far in 2019

No one is perfect – and that includes the people behind some of your favourite brands. Mistakes will be made. However, there are some PR fails that could easily be avoided with a little forethought into the strategy behind them. Here are three PR fails and how they could have been avoided (AKA don’t make […]

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Biggest Ad Blunders of 2019 (so far) and How to Avoid Them
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
September 12, 2019
Biggest Ad Blunders of 2019 (so far) and How to Avoid Them

By Felicia Guthrie Creating an ad campaign as a small business can be tricky as you may not have anyone with marketing or advertising experience. Heck, even the big guys get it wrong sometimes and they have huge marketing, advertising and PR teams behind them. Mistakes (ad blunders), whether it’s in direction, imagery, tone, or […]

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4 ways you might be getting too personal with your business social media
Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Strategy
September 5, 2019
4 ways you might be getting too personal with your business social media

In an age of “authentic” marketing (UGH), it can be easy to see where brands might accidentally blur the lines between business and personal – especially if you’re a small business with a smaller team. When it comes to social media, because it’s supposed to be social and you are interacting with other humans, a […]

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8 ways to reach a younger audience
Business, Marketing, Strategy
August 29, 2019
8 ways to reach a younger audience

By Felicia Guthrie Generation Z, those born between 1996 – 2010, are beginning to enter the workforce. As this younger generation enters the workforce, their earning power grows and, in turn, so does their buying power. Generation Z (Gen Z) is the “new millennial” and reaching this younger audience should be on your mind. What […]

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