Just signed on the dotted line with a new marketing company? Are you about to? Either way – this is exciting and can be intimidating because you may not know how to get the most out of the new relationship, or what to expect. We aim to help you be the happiest you can be […]
This article originally appeared in the Worcester Business Journal on November 27th, 2017. Houses are built with blueprints; businesses are built with plans. Plans make the difference. Creating a winning marketing plan is to work within realistic goals, resources and options. This drives results. The best, most user-friendly plans contain: • A spreadsheet listing each […]
As a young person just beginning your career, you might be overwhelmed or crippled with self-doubt and/or uncertainty as you’re deciding on the life you want. You might not feel confident in your place in the world just yet, perhaps you aren’t sure how much money you can earn (or ask for), or maybe you […]
The purpose of authenticity in your branding is differentiation, and more importantly, disqualification. You specifically want to turn OFF the prospective clients right from the start that aren’t going to be a genuine and positive fit for your company. You won’t keep them anyway. The wrong clients won’t like working with you once they see […]
This article originally appeared in the Worcester Business Journal on October 2nd, 2017. Deciding whether to hire in-house marketers or to outsource to an agency isn’t always easy. Every situation is different, and there are variables. To keep things simple, I suggest starting by exploring three critical questions.
I’ve been in business since I was 19, and now approaching 40 (what?!), I’m continually blown away that sexism (or ageism) is still even a topic of conversation and a general code of acceptable business conduct… in 2017. But there it is. There has always been pressure to accept sexual harassment as a currency of […]
This article originally appeared in the Worcester Business Journal on May 1st, 2017. When she was 19, Laura DiBenedetto founded Vision Advertising in Worcester. After nearly two decades of purposeful slow growth, the seven-employee company specializes in advertising for hospitality and professional services firms. Her next big adventure is buying her own free-parking building in […]