Year-End PR Moves for Banks and Credit Unions

Don’t wait, start planning smart year-end public relations (PR) moves to enhance your brand, reach your target audience and build credibility. For community banks and credit unions (along with many other organizations and industries), digital…
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The Importance of Project Postmortems

Some of our favorite Halloween movies feature zombies coming back from the dead and creepy cemetery scenes. In the spirit of the season, I want to stress how important postmortems are for your marketing projects. The goal for these autopsy…

Is Your Marketing Plan Straight Out of a Horror Movie?

Horror movies: some love them, others can’t get through one without covering their eyes. Either way, I think we can all agree that none of us can get through one without yelling or throwing the remote at the TV. Oftentimes, we are left scratching…

Does Your Website Deserve a Raise?

Your website is one of your hardest working customer service representatives. Available 24/7/365, it’s always ready to connect with your customers. When was the last time you gave your digital employee a performance review? Just like any…

Helpful Hints for Working with an Agency

I was in a meeting with a potential new client last week when he made the comment, “I prefer not to work with a hippopotamus,” when describing his current agency relationship. Of course, when someone makes a comment describing their agency…

Don’t Spread Your Marketing Message Too Thin

It’s a not-so-often-heard-of idiom called the “Raspberry Jam Rule”: The wider you spread it, the thinner it gets. This particularly applies to marketing in that the broader the audience you attempt to reach, the weaker the impact. When…

Keep Content Stress Free

Back in my newspaper reporter days, I remember thinking everybody could write. I was surrounded by writers and writing every day. It wasn’t until I left and entered the communications/marketing world that I saw writing can cause serious…

The Top Tip to Best Position Your Brand Today…and Tomorrow

It’s obvious. People are spending more time online today due to the pandemic and social distancing restrictions. And the trajectory of online engagement is expected to continue. Is your brand leaning into this trend? How can you best position…

Design Trend Predictions for 2021

It’s time to start looking to the future – and 2021 is poised to bring inspired design. Led by our aspirations, wishes and passions, design takes its cue from society. It’s emotional and fluid. For 2021, we predict that emerging design…

Continue to Prioritize Relationships This Year

Marketers, like everyone else, have seen a lot of change over the course of the last six months. While strategies, tactics, and budgets have had to be flexible, one thing should have remained at the top of the priority list – relationships. In…