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10 Principles of Good Web Design, #2: Build Trust

Good web design builds trust. A visitor’s user experience needs to be inviting, pleasant, enjoyable. To begin, let’s start by answering the question … WHAT IS USER EXPERIENCE (UX)? UX is the positive, negative or neutral experience  a visitor has

Posted in How To, Marketing, User Experience (UX)

10 Principles of Good Web Design, #1: Get Found

Good web design helps get your website found. High-level search engine optimization (SEO) needs to be brewed into every nook and cranny. SEO DEFINED In a nutshell, SEO is a process that has the ability to improve the natural ranking of

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When Does Event Marketing Make Sense? (And How to Pick the Right One)

Event marketing (or event sponsorship) is a promotional category that allows companies to reach consumers directly. When successful, one event might yield touchpoints with your intended consumer, greater exposure and profitable supply chain relationships. Are you in need of those?

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Selecting the Best CRM Tool for Your Business

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the customer relationship management (CRM) options on the market. You can spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. Before you go too far down the rabbit hole, let’s

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Posted in Conversion, How To, Marketing

LinkedIn Has Hashtags Now?

That was my reaction the first time LinkedIn prompted me to add hashtags to my post. It feels like it was just a couple years ago I’d see posts on my feed ranting, “LinkedIn isn’t Twitter! Stop using hashtags!” Now

Posted in How To, Marketing, Social Media

Start Bragging About the Value You Offer (no one’s going to do it for you)

Whether it’s your personal brand, or your employer’s brand, you can’t expect others to extol its virtues if you aren’t willing to do so yourself. My favorite example of this is a concierge physician I met who has been known

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Posted in How To, Marketing, Networking

Is Lack of Sleep Affecting Your Productivity?

We’ve all heard that before, right? The other night I happy settled into bed BEFORE 10:00 p.m., a rarity for me! I scrolled Facebook and the news for fifteen minutes before setting my phone on the bedside table, rolling over

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Finding Your Design Inspiration

No matter what type of design you do (web design, interior design, products, architecture, etc.) design inspiration can be an important part of the creative process. Where do you find your design inspiration? Dieter Rams (the long-time Chief Design Officer

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Knowing Your Audience Means Knowing When They’re on Social Media

Before you waste time comparing infographics on the best times of day to post to Facebook, make sure you know when your audience is scrolling through their feeds. Industry trends can be helpful directional data but your audience may be

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Cleaning Up Your Email List

You know that feeling when you hit “send” on a carefully crafted piece of email marketing? If you’re anything like me, it’s nervous excitement as you compulsively begin checking open and click rates. We do this because most of us

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