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Despooking ghostwriting for small business

Ghostwriting for small business—what does it really mean? The term ghostwriting can be a bit confusing at times because the word itself is a bit misleading. As exciting as it would be to have a ghost writing all your content, that isn’t what is happening—well, at least not per se.  What is ghostwriting?  Simply put,…

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Marketing tactics to grow your business: social media

By now, you should have a better understanding of digital marketing—if not, you still have time to catch up. Content marketing falls under the digital marketing umbrella and we discussed how, when used effectively, content marketing and storytelling can impact the way readers interact with your brand. This week, we are focusing on social media…

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Correctness is Changing

The internet. With its limitless scrolling and slangy phrases, different usage rules are creeping in. Correctness is changing. And believe me, back in the 1990s, I rode that first wave of rules-keepers who were adamant that correctness was paramount. I carried that insistence with me through my adult life, and my stints in print journalism…

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TikTok Marketing

TikTok is the newest social media craze sweeping the nation. As with any new platform, there are a lot of questions: what is it? How does it work? What is a VSCO Girl? To be fair, we don’t know the answer to that last question either, but we do want to help shed some light…

seo

What the Heck is SEO?

If you’ve ever built a website with us or plan to, you’ll hear the term SEO a lot. SEO is necessary for making a website successful because, without it, almost no one will be able to find you. We get a lot of questions about SEO so we are addressing some of the most frequent…

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Maintain Your Website, Maintain Your Business

When you open your business, you put a lot of time into making sure the paint job is perfect, the lights are on, the floors are swept and everything looks perfect. You want your potential customers to be attracted to your business so it draws them in and they feel compelled to see what you…

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Content Marketing 101

When it comes to marketing your business, there are a lot of different strategies to consider. If you follow our blog regularly, you might remember the marketing tree we discussed a couple of weeks ago. Today, we’re going to look at another leaf on that tree: content marketing.  What is content marketing? To understand what…

Right social media platform for business

Choosing the right social media platform for your business

As a business owner, you wear many hats and do what is needed to make your company as successful as possible. So, when it comes to social media, you already know that you can reach a large group of people and you have every intention of making the most of the free social media networks.…

Social Stories Marketing

Sharing your story with social media stories

Storytelling isn’t new, but using social media platforms to engage virtual friends and fans through “Stories” is. This latest feature on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat gives your organization a new tool. The idea is that you post a video or image and in the next 24 hours or shorter (depending on the platform) it will…

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Color Your Brand

Target. Best Buy. McDonald’s. Starbucks. These companies are well-known in our society and when you read their names, you can probably picture their logo and colors in your mind. Whether you realize it or not, color has a major influence on brand recognition. Think about it: if you picture Target, you probably see red and…

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