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How Much Does Hiring a Marketing Agency Cost? A Beacon “How To” Guide

Originally published by Adrienne Wilkerson, CEO, Co-Founder. Updated and revised by Jennifer Gracey, Web Content Strategist & Writer on 06/15/23 You may have heard, “Digital marketing can be an expensive endeavor, but the ROI has great payoff.” There’s truth to that statement — especially for digital marketing done well. However, feeling hesitant about pouring money into…

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…

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 Phone Book 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.…

Are you paying too much for your digital marketing?

So, there’s the question. It’s one client rarely asks us out loud, but are often thinking about. “Am I paying too much for this online SEO stuff and how can I find out?”  To best answer that question, I want to explain my background a bit and why I am so fascinated by and love…

How to Utilize the 4 Major Visual Content Platforms

We are becoming more visual every day; you’ve heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” and these social media platforms have proven that to be true. According to the 3M-Corporation, individuals process visuals 60,000 times faster than text. Social media platforms like Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest, and Slideshare are becoming increasingly more popular…