New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business

Happy 2021! We all probably have personal resolutions picked out by now, but what about resolutions for your small business? Here are a few suggestions to help strengthen your business in the new year.

2020 Digital Marketing Recap

2020 has been an interesting year to say the least. With all of the change and craziness that has come along this year, there has also been new opportunity. Here is a look at the year in digital marketing: trends that emerged, ideas that came to fruition, and where most companies focused their digital efforts.

New Year, New You: Refreshing Your Brand in 2021

New year, new you! Whether you’re planning some business changes in response to the global pandemic, or just in need of a refresh that you’ve been putting off for a while, there’s no time like the new year to make some changes. The start of the new year is an ideal time to introduce new ideas for your brand. Here are some updates and changes you may want to consider to keep your brand moving forward as we enter 2021.

Taking Advantage of Your Strengths

As a business, it is important to know what your strengths and competitive advantages are. If you have any sort of advantage over your competitors, you really need to make the most of it! An advantage could be anything from a lower price, to a specific product feature you offer that your competitors don’t, to the variety of products you offer, to the creativity of your advertisements. No matter what it is you do best, we’ve laid out a little roadmap below for how to recognize and take advantage of your strengths as a company.

Memorable Holiday Ads from the Past 50 Years

Besides the Super Bowl, the holiday season produces some of the best advertisements around the globe. We’re taking a walk down memory lane this week on the blog, with a few of the most memorable holiday ads in recent history. These are incredible marketing campaigns that have withstood the test of time and captured the hearts of so many. No matter your age, you are sure to have seen at least a couple of these commercials over the years.

Influencer Incentives Beyond Compensation

As the field of social media influencing has grown, the expectations for compensation have grown along with it. When influencing was a new concept, it was more of a hobby than a job for most people, so partnerships offering free product in exchange for posts were the norm. Influencers were more willing to do more work for less. However, as the field has become more established, it has become a full-time job for many. Influencers have come to expect payment, just as you would for any other job.

Experimenting with your Marketing Tactics

Experimental practices have long been an important part of developing marketing strategies. They are an important first step in testing out marketing ideas before they are released to the public. They can be helpful in providing quantitative and qualitative support for whatever tactics you choose to go with. Below are a few of the most popular experimental and scientific techniques used in the field of marketing, and how each can be helpful in crafting your strategy.

Ways to Support Local This Holiday Season

It’s only fitting that 2020 will be coming to a close with a weird and unprecedented holiday season. Many small shops, restaurants, and other businesses are hurting, and need support now more than ever. Luckily, whether you’re planning to leave your house or just take care of all your holiday preparations from the couch, there are plenty of ways you can support local businesses. Below are a few ideas.

Skills to Help You Succeed in Marketing

There are so many different career paths under the marketing umbrella. No matter which specific division or position you end up in, there are a few skills that are universally helpful for anyone looking to work in marketing. Brush up on the skills below to help you blow away the competition and perform your best.

Local to Global: Tips for Transitioning to a Wider Audience

So you’re trying to expand your business. If things go well, there comes a time when most local small businesses try to branch out in some way, whether that is by opening new locations, expanding their online shop, or shipping to a wider geographic area. When you’re taking the scale of your company from small to large, there are many challenges and facets to consider. Expanding can be an exciting time, but also a stressful one if you do not handle it correctly. Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help your growth and expansion go as smoothly as possible.

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