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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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Bitcoin Scams and Your Website

Monday morning at 1:40 AM, I received an email from a client of ours concerned about a message she received.  Submitted via her site’s contact form (full text below), the message stated that the sender had found a vulnerability within the organization’s website and thus would be able to get their database credentials and move…

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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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Always Remember to Say Thank You

If you type a variation of “what do I need for my business to succeed” into a search engine, then you’ll get somewhere in the neighborhood of one quintillion blog posts and articles promising an answer. You need a brand new website! No wait, you really need an automated chatbot! Or, just kidding, you really,…

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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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The Bare Minimum Guide to Digital Marketing

If you search for “digital marketing tips,” you’ll find approximately one quintillion online resources. Most of them highlight how quickly things change, the importance of staying on top of your organization’s marketing efforts, and almost without fail these resources end by trying to sell a course or ebook that will solve all your marketing woes.…

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Stop Blowing Off Your Blog

If you have a business and a website, you probably have a blog. Or, to be more accurate, you have a blog tab. With a handful of blogs. From an energetic week in July of 2017. Hey, I get it. Writing and publishing blogs is a time-consuming process, and it’s hard to draw a straight…

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Don’t Wish Growing Pains Away

Is it too late to wish you a Happy New Year? Probably. It’s definitely too late to wish you Happy Holidays, Happy Thanksgiving, or Happy Halloween – all holidays that came and went in the space between my last blog post and today. As much as I would love to ignore the months-long silence, and…

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Hunt, Kill, Eat (Metaphorically)

As a rule, professional services organizations all go through the same cycle. They hunt, they kill, and they eat. All metaphorical, of course. (Not to say that I don’t periodically have killing on my mind.) Searching for potential leads, converting leads into clients, and completing work for clients – while not as catchy – is…

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Four Supplies to Pack in Your Business “Backpack”

It’s that time of year again. Parents all over the United States have a certain spring in their step and are turning their thoughts towards carpools, school uniforms, sports registrations and new school supplies. After you finish searching the aisles of your local office supply store for just the right brand of notebook, take a…

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