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Native Advertising: Marketing Beyond the Naked Eye

Recently, while swiping through one of my favorite apps, I stumbled upon a page that was unlike the others—instead of a personal profile for a local professional; it was a recruitment ad for a nearby company. Swipe left to skip … Read more


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Why Your Buisness Should be on Social Media

One morning after spending about 30 minutes scrolling through the various Social Media apps I have on my phone, I thought to myself “What am I doing? Why am I spending so much time looking through all the various posts … Read more


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How to Master Instagram’s Algorithm

Remember the good ol’ days of chronological Instagram feeds? *Sigh* good times. In 2016, Instagram updated their algorithm making it a little harder to get your post seen when/where you need it to be seen. BUT, not all hope is … Read more


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Visual Note-Taking

Recently, at the 2017 HOW Design Conference, an illustrator named Mike Rohde led a workshop called “Sketchnotes.” This is not just doodling, but it can also be used as a way to make more memorable shorthand notes that keep you … Read more


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Getting To Know AFFIRM 2.0

After recently adopting the most perfect pup, it’s a no brainer that this be the Getting to Know AFFIRM 2.0: 4-Legged Friend Edition. Have a look at AFFIRM’s furry friends!   Meaghan: This is Mia, my 8 month old American … Read more


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How to Write an Effective News Release

Over the past couple of years, industry watchers have predicted the “demise of the news release.” Well…it’s not true and may not be for a while as I still find myself drafting press releases and pitching the media with this … Read more


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Schedule Facebook Posts for Later

Recently, I had almost the exact same conversation with two different people. Both times, it went something like this: PERSON: *sigh* I need to dedicate way more time to my business’s social media. Too bad I don’t have the time… … Read more


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My Digital Vacation

I’ve been in the advertising and marketing business since the late 1980’s. In that time, I’ve seen a sea change in the marketing landscape, going from when the newspaper and radio dominated the local advertising scene, to the digital world … Read more


Getting to Know AFFIRM 2.0

Summerfest, a fantastic summer tradition for Wisconsinites, is just around the corner! With it being the 50th anniversary of the World’s Largest Music Festival it is bound to be an amazing 11 days of music. What/who are you looking forward … Read more


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4 Tips for Planning Your Next Event

Successful events take more than just implementation. They require coordination, communication, and plenty of time! Here are four tips to help you get started with the event planning process for your organization: Create a strategy – Start by understanding the … Read more


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