secret formula

Our Secret Formula to Winning Business During a Global Pandemic

A global pandemic has clear winners and losers. Theaters? Losers. Bike repair shops? Winners. Fine dining restaurants? Losers? Digital strategy firms? Well… it can go either way. On the one hand, who the f*ck wants to make strategic investments when we could be entering into a long recession? On the other hand, in a world…

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How much does a website cost?

Twenty-three minutes into a call last week, the client prospect dropped the question. The big one. The one I expect and yet dread. She asked, how much does a website cost? It is a simple question. It is one that I have managed a thousand times. So if I have answered the question so many…

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Running a Business During the Coronavirus

Recently you’ve probably received coronavirus-related emails from everyone you ever did business with—from your car insurance company to the guy who fixed your furnace ten years ago.  The last thing you want is to send an email to your customers that gets added to that pile. On the other hand, they need to know if…

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? From Drupal to WordPress, That Is.

If you’ve hung around web strategy corners of the internet for any length of time, you’ll be familiar with the “the sky is falling” attitude that accompanies many significant changes to the status quo. We see it with just about every major Google Analytics update, we saw it when WordPress transitioned to Gutenberg, and we’re seeing…

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UpCity Guest Feature

We are pleased to share a Spring Insight post recently featured on UpCity’s digital marketing guide and resource blog: How to Keep Your Own Marketing Operations on the Front Burner “Stop trying to fit your marketing operations into the negative space between outside clients. It won’t work, and you’ll end up with missed deadlines and…

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Is your website ready for Google’s security changes?

Every so often, a powerful company in an industry makes a decision that shifts the earth upon which we stand. Do you remember the last time you played a game on Flash? I’m betting it’s been a while, because in one fell swoop in 2010, Steve Jobs felled Flash by announcing that Apple iOS products…

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Our Summer Reading List

It’s summer! Every year I like to provide a summer reading list for you, my loyal reader. I thought I would mix it up this year and ask the women who form the Spring Insight marketing team to share with me a notable read – either that they’ve read or that they plan to – and…

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I Virtually Never See You…

Often when I describe the work that Spring Insight does with organizations, I talk about how we take small businesses with a strong offline culture and translate it online. Last week, we flipped that formula on its head and took the strong Spring Insight online culture offline. The Spring Insight team was created as a virtual team and for…

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Extending Gratitude to my Extended Team

Owning a small business can feel surprisingly similar to playing that old arcade game, Whac-A-Mole (which you can actually play from the comfort of your couch now). While empowering and rewarding, it can feel like every time you have one part of the business under control, something else pops up needing your attention. It always…

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