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Jingles – What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

There was a time when nearly every product advertised had some sort of original music, a jingle, associated with it. That’s no longer the case, although a catchy song remains a very powerful advertising tool. Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz Commercial jingle writing in the mid-twentieth century was an industry within an industry. Many songwriters subsisted…

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How NOT To Name A Business

Google is a pretty brilliant name for an Internet powerhouse. It’s derived from googol, a term suggested in 1920 by nine-year-old Milton Sirotta. His uncle, mathematician Edward Kasner, had asked Milton to name a very, very large number: one followed by one hundred zeroes….

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Rebranding Checklist

Whether it’s a new name or logo, rebranding creates a heap of busywork. Maybe you’re thinking, “Hmm, new business cards, update the website?” It’s a start, but what else is there….?  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a comprehensive checklist for getting your rebranding done so that you could just start banging things off? Look…

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What is Your Content Style?

Targeting Your Content: What is Your Style? When you write a blog post or a LinkedIn article, are you thinking about what type of content you’re creating? There are three main types and each has a distinct goal. Knowing which type you’re working with and staying on topic will ensure that your message gets through….

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The Messages in Your Invoice

What Your Invoice Says About You I was catching up my books for year-end recently, filing through all sorts of invoices I’d received over past months. Many of the invoices made me chuckle. It seems that many small business owners have no clue how to make a respectable invoice. And the problem is, if your…

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Marketing Must-Haves

Five Elements of Marketing Strategy You Should Not Leave Out Too often, marketers cut right to the promotion spending (advertising methods, marketing collateral, etc.) when building a marketing strategy. Though it may seem that skipping any of these five elements of creating a marketing plan could save you time or money, this couldn’t be further…

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