1. free images

    Where Can I Find Free Images for My Blog Post?

    From grannies with well-worn family photo albums to the teenage girls taking selfies on their new iPhones, since its invention, photography has been important to people. For myself and fellow content creators who use photography to help tell their stories, imagery is equally important for very different reasons. Images and photography can add a burst…

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    Email Design 101: Tips for Better Email Marketing

      We’ve all been there. You go to check your email and BAM, that eyesore of an email newsletter comes through and you immediately want to unsubscribe from ever receiving it again.   No one likes to read a lousy, long email, so how can you prevent yours from being categorized as one? We’ll walk…

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    Completing a Company Rebrand: The Story Behind CHS

      Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) has had a singular mission for over 115 years: to help kids in need. And they have done just that, from helping to usher in child labor laws and rallying for the creation of the agency that would become the Department of Children and Families, to their current…

  4. How to Go Viral

    How to Go Viral: The Science and Social Media Behind Creating Online Epidemics

      It hits you when you least expect it. There you were, picking up your annual report from the printer when you notice a few of your coworkers crowded around Bob-from-accounting’s smartphone. Intrigued, you peer over their shoulders. “What are you all watching?” “Wait, you haven’t seen this yet?”, a coworker jeeringly asks, “It’s SodaStream’s…

  5. How to Plan a Blogger Event

    Whether you’re a clothing company looking to spread the word about a new line or a restaurant debuting a seasonal menu item, garnering attention for your brand often involves looking beyond traditional media outlets and reaching out to another group of influencers: bloggers. Unlike traditional media, bloggers have a niche following that is hyper-specific to…

  6. What is a Media Kit and Why Does It Matter?

    The most important thing you need to know about effective public relations is that its purpose is to build a mutually beneficial relationship between an organization and their publics. Textbook definitions aside, it always helps when the public is accurately informed. While there are multiple ways to do this, one surefire method to help control…

  7. How to Craft Web Copy

    Web Content Done “Write”: How to Craft Web Copy

    Whether you realize it or not, you’re a writer. From a catty comment on a Facebook post to the embarrassing email you almost (tragically) forwarded to your boss, in one form or another, you’re committing words to page or screen. Fortunately, many considerations taken when writing even the most trivial of texts can directly help…

  8. Corporate Culture: Marketing Your Company from the Inside Out

    “If your company is an engine, think of culture as the lubrication that makes all the parts work together.” Matt Certo, Formulaic You’ve probably heard it before but it’s a lesson worth repeating: establishing a strong corporate culture is vital to its success. The hours spent strategizing and planning corporate culture, incorporating defined values into everyday…

  9. It All “Ads” Up: How Do I Use Facebook Ads?

    More than just a place to keep in touch with old college roommates and Aunt Joanie (you really should call more, you know), Facebook has become quite the marketing tool for companies around the world. Offering a free marketing channel allowing potential customers the chance at product discovery and fans the ability to interact and…

  10. Are Company Videos Worth the Investment?

    Grab your popcorn and “small” soda (that’ll be $25.68, please): your brand could be in the movies, kid. Only, we’re skipping the silver screen for a venue that’s universally available in pockets, purses and laptops from here to Timbuktu. With many free video hosting options literally at your fingertips, creating company videos has never been…

  11. Spinning a Yarn: The Science of Storytelling

    From cave paintings to the latest Star Wars movie, storytelling is something intrinsically human. There’s something about it–the structure of beginning, middle and end–that has entranced and satisfied our minds since before even the development of the written word. In my new book, Formulaic, I’ve shared how incorporating this powerful tool into our own marketing…

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    How Clear Marketing Helped the Nintendo Switch Avoid a Game Over

    Nintendo: As far as industry-defining brands go, they’ve easily earned their place among instantly recognizable names like Kleenex and Xerox. The company, founded in 1889 as a playing card manufacturer, has delivered some of the most iconic gaming franchises of all time. Even with its undeniable successes, such as the GameBoy and Wii, Nintendo hasn’t…

  13. LinkedIn Image Dimensions Update

    Imagery has proven, time and time again, to be a vital element of catching your audience’s eye; this does not change when it comes to your company’s social media profiles. Many social media channels contain page-spanning images that add a huge opportunity to quickly draw attention and add some branding flair to your page. Unfortunately,…