marketing advice

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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Fresh Perspective: What I’ve Learned About Marketing As A New Grad
Business, Marketing
June 20, 2019
Fresh Perspective: What I’ve Learned About Marketing As A New Grad

By Felicia Guthrie Life after graduation can be a mixture of emotions. You can be filled with excitement, anxiety, and a whole range of emotions in between. Navigating the industry as a new grad can feel intimidating. This time last year I was fresh out of school and searching for an internship, now, a year […]

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10 Marketing tactics that aren’t worth the money…
Business, Marketing, Strategy
April 25, 2019
10 Marketing tactics that aren’t worth the money…

A great marketing strategy is one of the most important investments you will make for your business. You won’t have customers or a growing loyal community unless people know who you are. Without customers, you won’t have a business at all. We have all heard the saying “you have to spend money to make money,” […]

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How Brands are Breaking from Traditional Super Bowl Ads
Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
January 31, 2019
How Brands are Breaking from Traditional Super Bowl Ads

By Felicia Guthrie Sunday, February 3rd, marks Super Bowl LIII, and while we can expect the typical star-studded commercials from major brands like Pepsi, we’re also excited to see how brands are changing up the classic Super Bowl Commercial. Two brands breaking from traditional ads are Olay and Skittles. In the past, Super Bowl ads […]

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Marketing, PR, or Sales: Which comes first?
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
January 24, 2019
Marketing, PR, or Sales: Which comes first?

This question came up recently in a Twitter chat we took part in. It sparked an “interesting” discussion with most participants on one side of the discussion and one participant on the other. The larger group felt that marketing strategy clearly had to come first. One voice said that PR came first. At SongBird, we […]

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3 Digital Marketing Trends for 2019
Marketing
December 19, 2018
3 Digital Marketing Trends for 2019

By Felicia Guthrie With January begins a new year and new trends in marketing. Here are 3 trends that will dominate the digital marketing landscape for the upcoming year. Trend #1: Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) can be beneficial to both brands and consumers. With so much data available, AI enables brands to analyze consumer […]

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How to recover from a bad marketing year
Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Strategy
December 15, 2018
How to recover from a bad marketing year

It happens to the best of brands. You may have hit a slump. You may have switched things up and your audience just didn’t take to the changes. Whatever the reason, you just had a bad marketing year. While it can be frustrating because a bad marketing year will negatively affect your sales, it doesn’t […]

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7 ways small businesses can use video marketing
Marketing, Strategy
November 23, 2018
7 ways small businesses can use video marketing

We’re guilty of it. While we use video marketing for our client strategies, we don’t use it as much as we should for our own business. It can be easy to get caught up in the things you think are going to make video marketing hard – it’s too expensive, it takes too long, no […]

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4 Ways to Make Your Brand Irresistible
Marketing, Strategy
November 9, 2018
4 Ways to Make Your Brand Irresistible

Having your own business means that every day requires determination and creativity to keep it working and growing. You need a way to stand out from your competitors and be noticed – you need to become irresistible to your target audience. It will help you catch their attention and then keep it. If you want […]

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5 things to consider for your holiday marketing
Marketing, Strategy
November 5, 2018
5 things to consider for your holiday marketing

Are you one of those people that sees Christmas decorations on the shelves next to Halloween decorations and takes to social media to angrily post that the holidays are being thrust on us waaaaayyyyy too soon. Of course, you are looking for anyone that subscribes to the same feelings you have so you can revel […]

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