marketing

Redefining Relevance

In an age when the majority of the population you’re trying to market to is well aware of, and wary of, being marketed to, everyone from small businesses to major corporations are struggling to gain or maintain “relevance” with customers. Unfortunately, the attempt to do so often turns into unsuccessful efforts by brands to hijack […]

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Digital Marketing

Digital Digest: Influencer Marketing Trends, the real purpose of Facebook’s new emojis and more

Con/Text Digital Digest: It’s like Reader’s Digest, except shorter, more cutting edge, significantly hipper…and, you won’t find it in your grandmother’s bathroom. Forbes starts its own influencer network I’m currently working on a blog on influencer marketing that I’ll publish soon, but I wanted to go ahead and share this news because of the possible […]

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Digital Marketing, Nonprofits

The De-Institutionalization of America (Or SimplifyUS)

A recent article I ran across in The New York Times explores the issue of nonprofits undergoing name changes and re-branding in an attempt to retain their relevance and provide more accurate monikers for the work they do. Some of these nonprofits began 50-100 years ago when long, formal and complicated names likely contributed to an organization’s […]

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Digital Marketing

Practical Tips for Content Marketing

At this point, everyone has realized that successful digital marketing rests ultimately on effective content marketing. Even if you have a great strategy and big plans for your digital marketing, the challenge comes down to one thing: having enough content. If you’re working with little to no budget (like I often do), the key is to empower […]

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