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Capture more qualified leads with landing pages

Originally published on December 1, 2015. Updated on June 29, 2020. The term “landing pages” is one you will hear fairly often in discussions about websites and marketing techniques. There’s a very good reason for that: landing pages can be one of the most valuable assets in your digital toolkit. So what exactly are they?…

Social media networking vs. word-of-mouth networking

Originally published on April 10, 2017. Updated on May 4, 2020. Does word-of-mouth networking even work anymore? Or has it been replaced with digital or social media networks? We hear this question a lot. We believe they are both integral to any business’s marketing plan and should be strategically planned and implemented. Networking is an…

How much does it cost to hire a marketing agency?

Originally published in September 2015. Updated on July 12, 2018, and April 30, 2020. The cost to hire a marketing agency can vary with surprising extremes. It depending on a myriad of factors including company size, reputation, scope of work and even geographic location. However, as a general rule, most agencies will bill either on…

The evolution of digital marketing

Originally published on July 20, 2015. Updated on March 4, 2020. Back in the 1960s, marketing was relatively straightforward. Let’s be real, you’re probably picturing the orange tones and box pleats of the advertising world featured in the TV show Mad Men, complete with boardroom discussions, concept presentations and an expensive media buy. The industry was…

How much does a website cost?

Originally published on September 5, 2015. Updated on February 20, 2020. How much does a website cost? How long is a piece of string? Although this is a common question, the answers can vary drastically. There are quite a few factors that can affect the cost of a website and it can be confusing. In…

Can Traditional Marketing & Digital Marketing Integrate?

Meeting the challenge of integrating digital and traditional marketing…the struggle is real! We can pretty much all agree that digital marketing is here to stay. Websites, SEO, social media marketing, blogging, pay-per-click, email marketing, digital ads, video content; it all comes together to form digital marketing. And many businesses are struggling to integrate their traditional…

Is Snapchat Good for Marketing my Small Business?

This app is gaining popularity daily and has an incredible subscribing rate for users. Welcome to Snapchat. Maybe you’ve heard of the simple picture sending messaging app and its main audience of mainly millennials? Whether you’ve discovered this selfie centered app, or seem stuck using just one social media platform; you’ll soon see this app…

Are the Yellow Pages Obsolete?

We very frequently get asked by small and medium sized business owners if they should keep their ad in the Yellow Pages. 95% of the time our answer is no, there is really no legitimate reason to have an ad in the printed phone book. At one time the Yellow Pages was the go to…

How is Pinterest Changing the Online Shopping Game?

How is Pinterest Changing the Online Shopping Game? You may be aware that earlier this year Pinterest went from being a dangerous time warp, to an addictive online shopping experience, with the addition of buyable pins. The page has just added a new feature that will affect the wallets of Pinners all over the world.…