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Is It a Marketing Problem or a Website Problem? 3 Ways to Tell

Many of our website and SEO consultations start with “There’s a problem with my website.” Sometimes the client has analytics tracking clicks and traffic or is looking at their page ranking – but even more often is that they do not see leads generated from their site. Getting to that root cause opens up questions […]
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Marketing Hacks to Convert Your Side Hustle into Your Main Hustle

Many businesses have been born from hobbies, and it’s the path to a fulfilling career for many entrepreneurs. While starting your own business can be intimidating, the efforts are often rewarding. Yet, there’s nothing small about being a small business owner. By shouldering the immense task of becoming a business owner, not only are you […]
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Obsessing Over a Single Analytics Metric: A Marketer’s Take

Here at Vision Advertising, one of the many hats I wear is “the SEO Guy” – upgraded to “the SEO Guru” when I get brought up in sales. And it’s true: while I came into marketing via writing, I soon learned that successful blog writing is part knowing how SEO works, from keywords to metadata. […]
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Creative Differentiation: Embracing Uniqueness in a Competitive Industry

Your product can be the solution to all life’s problems, but if you have a slew of doppelgangers selling the same merchandise, you’ll still struggle to gain a foothold in your industry. Like our parents used to say, you must embrace your uniqueness. People want to see what sets you apart from others, as the […]
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What to Do and Tell Your Customers During the COVID-19 Crisis

In the face of the coronavirus (aka COVID-19), we’re seeing unwelcome changes in the US in response to the crisis. Panic buying and hoarding, misinformation, and state orders are disrupting normal life and businesses. More than any of the above, the biggest issue facing your business right now is uncertainty. Your staff isn’t sure if […]
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Does Your Business Need a Marketing Plan?

When we start a discussion with clients, one of the first parts of our consultation is to go over their current marketing and their current business goals and see how the two line up. Often, much of our consultation with clients is exploring the goals marketing can provide (traffic, online presence, form submissions, etc.) and […]

How to Control Your Brand Online

Your brand – your company’s identity – should first and foremost be the story that you are telling. Controlling this narrative on the internet isn’t about tricky advertising or whitewashing over gaffs: it’s about being consistent with your brand online. Information about your company can be found numerous places online, so it’s up to you […]