Branding

Is Fake News Affecting Your Brand?

Fake news. The phrase seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. The President is tweeting about it — the news outlets are defensive about it — and even Facebook is at the center of the fake news debate. But have you taken

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Getting Media To Tell Your Story

Getting Media To Tell Your Story

If you’ve been working hard to pitch your organization’s story to a media outlet and you haven’t had much luck, there may be a way to get your organization noticed and build a valued relationship with the outlet at the same time. It requires offering up

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Is Your Content Compatible with Your Sales Funnel?

Is Your Content Compatible With Your Sales Funnel?

You have spent months crafting the perfect content strategy. Now it is the execution phase. You are confident that content will not only attract new prospective clientele, but also increase engagement of your established fan base. Not to mention, it should also move your newly

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Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

While that phrase may take you back to 1990 with Hypercolor shirts and Saved By the Bell (you are welcome for your earworm of the day), there are actually some keys that you can apply when working on a project that keeps you spinning your

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branding

Defining Your Brand Essence

How exactly do you define your brand? Many think that a brand is a name, a logo, or maybe even a reference to the services an organization provides. However, at the core of the definition, the term “brand” is much more. It is a promise,

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excellence

Expectation of Excellence

The other day I was talking with a client about what information needed to go on their website.  When a potentially thorny issue was being discussed for inclusion on the site, I thought of the following true story. There was a car wash in Decatur, Ill.,

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campaign

Making the Most of Your Campaign

As the Super Bowl approaches this weekend, thoughts of touchdowns and interceptions quickly shift to the second game played on that fateful Sunday night. Everyone quiets down as play stops and the score fades to black. It is time for the commercials. Why exactly is

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