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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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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


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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


Maximize Your Social Media Engagement

Social media is the ever-growing, ever-changing (friendly and often helpful) beast. With so many different platforms, and new technology always on the horizon, how do you ensure you’re getting the most out of your posts? How do you effectively engage … Read more


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Helpful Writing Resources

As a writer, I’m always checking, double-checking, and triple-checking my work. While most grammatical knowledge is innate by now, I still periodically find myself second guessing. Google is such a magical thing. You can type in any question about anything … Read more


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Professional Writing Matters

Hiring a professional writer has many benefits for you and your business. Not only will it save you time, money, and a headache if you’re a non-writer, it will improve your business and brand presence across the board. I know, … Read more


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Post-game Ad Roundup

The first topic in our weekly all-staff meeting this morning was, of course, Super Bowl ads! When asked for favorites, responses included “Melissa McCarthy!” “Honda!” “Audi!” and “Justin Timberlake!” (my fav for life). So, let’s get right down to business … Read more


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5 ways to avoid conflict when communicating

First, a quick story. I recall a situation recently where I was trying to help someone walk through a difficult task. I was doing this remotely – sending instructions via email – to someone in a different state. Unfortunately, my … Read more


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Two Thumbs Up for Emojis

The other day, someone sent me a detailed text about when and where to meet for pizza…primarily using emojis. I use emojis ALL the time and so do most of the people I communicate with – parents, grandparents, kids, and … Read more


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