Strategy

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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7 ways to create a memorable brand
Business, Marketing, Strategy
August 21, 2019
7 ways to create a memorable brand

Think of some of your most memorable brand experiences… Were they experiential? Was it something the said? Something they did? Now think of your brand. Do you know how to leave a great brand impression? Are you connecting with your target audience in a way that will help you grow a community of loyal customers? […]

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What you can learn from the top brands on social media
Business, Marketing, Strategy
August 15, 2019
What you can learn from the top brands on social media

By Felicia Guthrie Creating a winning social media strategy doesn’t always come naturally and it can take some time to streamline and perfect it. Aside from looking at your competitors to see what they’re doing successfully (or unsuccessfully), you can also take a look at some of the top brands on social media to inspire […]

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Exploring the world of CGI Influencers
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
August 1, 2019
Exploring the world of CGI Influencers

By Felicia Guthrie We’ve written and shared countless articles about influencer marketing, from the basics, to the do’s and don’ts, and everything in between but today I’ll be exploring the current fascination with and future of CGI influencers. What and who are CGI Influencers? CGI stands for Computer Generated Imagery, this means that CGI Influencers […]

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Influencer Marketing vs Traditional Marketing… Which is better?
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
July 25, 2019
Influencer Marketing vs Traditional Marketing… Which is better?

The short answer: Neither Influencer Marketing nor Traditional Marketing is better than the other. The long answer is a bit more involved. Defining terms Before I can fully answer the question, we should look at the definitions of Influencer Marketing and Traditional Marketing. Influencer Marketing is when you engage individuals (usually on social media) who […]

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The psychology of influence: How to win fans and influence purchases
Business, Marketing, Strategy
July 18, 2019
The psychology of influence: How to win fans and influence purchases

By Felicia Guthrie How is it that brands like Coca-Cola have inspired brand loyalty for decades? You may not know it, but psychology plays an important role in why we choose and love the brands that we do. So, how do they use psychology? And, as a small business, how can you use psychology to […]

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4 reasons why you should be doing influencer marketing
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
July 11, 2019
4 reasons why you should be doing influencer marketing

You’ve probably heard by now that Influencer Marketing is projected to be a $10 Billion industry by 2020… That’s less than a year away… $10 Billion… The question is, are you using this wildly popular form of marketing yet? While influencer marketing isn’t for every brand, you should seriously consider including it as part of […]

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Who are micro-influencers and why are they effective?
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
July 4, 2019
Who are micro-influencers and why are they effective?

By Felicia Guthrie We’ve given you the 411 on influencer marketing in the past, but here’s a refresher before we dig deeper into the world of influencer marketing. Influencer marketing is a form of marketing that places focus on people who are influential on social media rather than placing focus on the target market. Influencer […]

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