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Looking Ahead: The Convergence of Web App Development and Social Media Management Specialties

Influencers want to own their audiences. After all, it takes a lot of monetary, physical, and temporal resources to build up an audience on a social media platform. The worst thing that can happen for a famous content creator is for the algorithm to change or for the topic they are speaking about to be…

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How to Increase Agency Sales by Serving Partner Direct Reps

Farming new sales opportunities through direct methods can be challenging as a small marketing agency, especially without a dedicated in-house sales team. One way to develop your business and expand your reach is through fostering collaborative sales opportunities and establishing partnerships with related service and technology providers. Saas based agency partner programs (like HubSpot’s) are…

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9 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Business Coaches

Every professional can use a bit of support from time to time. Business coaches provide that support, giving guidance and insights from an objective perspective and helping you stay up to date with marketing and graphic design trends. Similar to those you rely on to assist you in other areas of life, your business coach…

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11 Ways to Get Marketing Clients

Marketing and creative agencies are notoriously overworked, painfully broke, and often struggle to define their unique value proposition to aptly position themselves in the market. For many, a lack of clear marketing for the agency is a symptom of a perpetual identity crisis that paralyzes leadership and team members alike from making decisive progress in…

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Coach vs. Consultant: What’s the Difference?

The primary distinction between a coach and a consultant is which party is in control of the choices being made. The Essence of a Coach A good coach will offer insights that you may not see clearly until your attention is focused on that matter. A good coach will ask good questions that allow you…

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It’s Still Just a Polished Turd

In my assessment, many of the activities marketing agencies spend their time implementing in effort to market themselves and generate new business is wasted because at the end, it’s still just a polished turd. What is a Polished Turd? In the context of marketing your creative services or advertising agency, polished turds are the campaigns…

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Applying The Pareto Principle to Digital Content Promotion

Origins of the 80/20 Principle The 80/20 Principle (or Rule) originated in the field of macroeconomics to paint a picture of the distribution of Italian wealth in the early 1900’s. (Thank you Vilfredo Pareto). Now-a-days, most businesses and industries have found a similar “80/20” rule that also applies to their business, customers, finances, operations, you…

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How Account Managers Can Reset Client Expectations After Overdelivering in 2020

One year ago, tensions rose at creative development firms and marketing solutions agencies. A ubiquitous, uncertain feeling settled across the desktops, camera stands, and whiteboards that graced the office halls…the often unspoken, yet always known truth of being a marketing professional resounded: when client’s finances get tight, marketing is often the first line item that…

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Google Just Announced Part of Their 2021 Algorithm Update Plans

Google often will share some sort of press release about upcoming Algorithm Updates, but now more than ever webmasters, marketers, and CEOs are more hawk-eyed about Google Updates. In the internet reliant world we now inhabit, a business can rise and fall at the whim of Google’s algorithm updates. Fortunately, their latest announcement about prioritization of…

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