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Opinions,

Silver Linings: What We’re Thankful for This Year

In a year so outrageous even the meme-makers have to work to keep up, it’s easy to get bogged down in negativity. And honestly, who could blame you if you do? We challenged ourselves, however, to take a hard look at the last ten months and find the good. Turns out, these clouds are full of silver linings…

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Marketing 501,

Get the Clicks: Do’s & Don’ts of Effective CTAs

Americans, on average, are exposed to roughly 4,000 to 10,000 advertisements per day. Yes, you read that right. In the age of information overload, good content marketing is rendered ineffective without a strong call to action (CTA). It’s important to capture your audience’s attention from the moment they lay eyes on your advertisement or email — but it’s even more important to inspire them to take action.

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Opinions, Trends,

How Creativity in Crisis Paves the Way for Future Success

If you were to walk into one of Kendra Scott’s retail stores early this year, you wouldn’t see jewelry hidden under a glass case. Everything would be out in the open for you to touch and feel, and you’d be greeted by retail associates ready to help you fasten that necklace you were eyeing. Fast forward a few months that felt like years, and over 100 stores are still open only for curbside pickup, with mask mandates and social distancing still in effect, Kendra and her team have had to get creative. In a recent webinar with Inc., she shared a few tips on how COVID-19 has changed her overall business model — and how other retailers can thrive while navigating these unprecedented times.

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Marketing 501,

Do This, Not That: Stakeholder Interviews

There’s a lot that goes into the successful kickoff of a new project. Before the planning, however, comes the research. And while auditing documents and reviewing assets are crucial components of good research, stakeholder interviews are the gel that brings everything together. Below, some do’s and don’ts to guide your stakeholder interviews, research, planning and eventual project success.