In The News: 10 Things I know about… Internship programs

This article originally appeared in the Worcester Business Journal on May 13th, 2019. 10) You get out what you put in. Make a real effort, treat interns like valued staff, and you get amazing results. Minimal effort on your part will produce minimal results – and disappointed interns. 9) Make sure you’ve got the time […]

Why Businesses Shouldn’t Forget About Retention Marketing

There’s a saying: “Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver, and the other gold.” For almost all businesses, their strength and income are based on who currently uses their products and services, not who might. Outside of valuation, potential won’t make you money. Therefore, it’s interesting that so many companies focus on […]
Slideshow and conference table at Clark University from our brand marketing workshop.

Important Takeaways from Our Brand Marketing Workshop

At the end of March, myself representing Vision Advertising, Phil Hollow of FeedBlitz, and about 20 local entrepreneurs and marketing professionals tackled one of the hardest questions of a business: what is your brand? The workshop – Your Brand is More Than Your Logo: Insights on Branding from the Front Line of Marketing – was […]
Logo of the Worcester Business Journal.

In The News: Four times marketing can save your business

This article originally appeared in the Worcester Business Journal on April 29th, 2019. Every business needs advice, especially for matters outside its expertise. We’ve been helping clients for 20 years, and we’ve seen businesses thrive and die in New England due to how they handled marketing. Ignoring critical parts of marketing and brand management will […]
Three employees looking at a laptop unhappily.

The 7 Signs That You Need a New Website

There can be a wide gap between the website your business currently has and the website it needs. This isn’t just personal preference: depending on the age, functionality, and content on your website, you could be missing out on more visits, actions, and purchases. While age is the biggest contributing factor (older websites simply don’t […]
Cheerful restaurant owners standing with "we are open" blackboard.

The Marketing You Have to Do Before Opening a Restaurant

There’s a persistent statistic that 9 out of every 10 restaurants fail within the first year. While this is a frightening anecdote, it’s also not true. Why is this rumor so prevalent then? Of all the startups in the US, restaurants are often the most visible as necessary brick-and-mortar locations with purchase prices within the […]