3 C’S OF SHORT BLOGS

“Keep it short. No one reads more than the first paragraph. You have 10 seconds, make it count.” -Eric Miller, “The five C’s of effective social network marketing” WHY SHORT BLOGS? Study after study show that Americans have increasingly short attention spans. Apparently goldfish have a longer attention span than we do. How are you

KEYWORD SEARCH TOOL VIDEO

https://youtu.be/cr_QfJc2T3w “Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best. A monopoly renders people complacent and satisfied with mediocrity.”   – Nancy Pearcy KEYWORD SEARCH TOOL Some of the greatest innovations can come from healthy competition. In the SEO marketplace, few would say that this is not true when it

BLOGGING VS CONTENT MARKETING STRATEGY

“A blog is neither a diary nor a journal. Many people think of blogging in relation to those two things, confessional or practical. It is neither but includes elements of both.” -Lemn Sissay, Author & Broadcaster RISE OF BLOGGING It’s safe to say blogging is on the rise. As of July 2016, the official count

STORYTELLING IN A BRANDING CAMPAIGN

BRAND CAMPAIGNS ARE COMPLEX I think Carabiner Communications nailed this infographic. One look at the infographic and it doesn't take long to tell that marketing your branding campaign can be complex. One thing business after business is finding is that you need to effectively share your company's unique story (or stories). You want people to get to

BRANDING MINNEAPOLIS

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." -Maya Angelou, poet & author (and one of my favorite storytellers) Minneapolis Brands Minneapolis is home to some of the biggest known brand names in the world. In 2016, Minneapolis and its metro areas had 25 Fortune 1000 companies. Seventeen of those companies

BRANDING: TIMING AND TRAINING TO BE AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS

“If you want to know the real character of man, intentionally and timely give him the test of 3d’s; delay, denial and disappointment” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah BRANDING, TIMING, TRAINING Perfect Timing Doesn't Happen, It Is Created Time is a tool in the hands of a properly prepared business owner. You have done the research.

BRANDING BEAUTY: THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

“The stars up close to the moon were pale; they got brighter and braver the farther they got out of the circle of light ruled by the giant moon” ― Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER Have you ever looked at your eye? Really? Have you ever just

BRANDING: THE MAKING OF A GREAT NAME

"A Brand is not a product or a promise or a feeling. It's the sum of all the experiences you have with a company." – Amir Kassaei BRANDING IS MAKING A NAME: BUILD A BRAND, MAKE A NAME You might think that a brand hinges on a logo. Get a great logo and you will

SIMPLIFIED DESIGN

“Life is simple. You just have to stop trying to figure it out.” -Marty Rubin KEEP IT SIMPLE, SILLY: SIMPLIFIED DESIGN Keeping things simple is definitely easier said than done. Simplified design for SEO sounds as if it would be impossible. As you are likely aware, article after article makes this clear. The research cited

MAP YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS WITH LOCAL CONTENT

“Today it’s not about ‘get the traffic’—it’s about ‘get the targeted and relevant traffic.’” Adam Audette, CKO of RKG Google announced that they will focus on improving their searches through local content rankings. They provide insight in regard to local information on their support page. There is also a process known as localization at play.