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Author: Kris Skavish

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Marketing, Racism, and Two Octobers

As companies started expressing public support for the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against police violence, I felt conflicted. While I and many of our team support these things, who are we to make a public statement? More specifically, what good is a public statement from any company in the face of big societal

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GMB Made Easier – A free tool to simplify your posts

It’s not surprising that with COVID-19, many location-based, brick-and-mortar businesses have had changing hours, closures, and somewhere in between. It’s been tough for customers too – not knowing if their favorite services are open and if so, are there new requirements for entering (masks, distance between customers, etc.)? For any business, multi-location or otherwise, it’s

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Two Octobers Becomes Majority-Woman-Owned

Last month, Two Octobers made a big and little change. After 10 1/2 years of being a 50/50 partnership, co-founder Nico Brooks and I decided to tip the scales towards female ownership, and I became the majority owner. Is this a symbolic change? Is it a meaningful change? Yes, it’s both. First, the fact that

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The $10,000 Gem Hiding in Your Google Analytics

I promise you there is a gem hiding inside your Google Analytics that will have a real impact on your business. It might be a piece of data whose impact can be felt beyond the website and into the core of your business. It may be something that could drive more visitors to purchase, uncover

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How to Attract & Qualify Customers with Google My Business Q&A

One of the most underutilized tools on a Google My Business (GMB) page is the Q&A section. For all the time marketers put into choosing the right GMB category and crafting the perfect, not-too-keyword-heavy description, the Q&A gets left behind. All too often users browsing local business listings on Google see this: When they could

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Data, Data Everywhere–But How to Stop and Think?

The world gathers data at an alarming rate – 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. We’ve become extremely proficient at collecting data – be it from enterprise systems, documents, social media, or email and collaboration services. Our challenge as marketers is how to use that data well.

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5 Tools to Run a People-Centric Agency

As a veteran of several software startups, I’ve been involved in my share of attempts to write mission statements and extol the companies’ differentiators in marketing collateral. I wistfully read articles describing forward-thinking companies in which HR, company positioning, and actual day-to-day management were in concordance with each other. But then I had to go

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How Consumers View Retail Price Image: Implications for Digital Marketing

Price-conscious shoppers are a popular target for marketers, but there’s a lot beyond deals and coupons that influence consumer perception of a business’s pricing. Using these more subtle factors can be a valuable tool for crafting effective marketing copy. Consider this: you are planning a party, but now isn’t the best time to be spending

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Paid Search for Brand Keywords: To Bid or Not To Bid?

We’ve long held the belief that bidding on your brand terms in paid search advertising is inadvisable for most advertisers. In order to make your marketing dollars work hardest, we reason, why pay for users who are already aware of your business? Instead, use paid search advertising to attract new prospects who were searching for

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