Julia Becker Collins with Allen Ibrahim on Talking Marketing Podcast

Leadership, Employee Retention & Loyalty with Julia Becker Collins

The COVID-19 pandemic was a watershed moment for many businesses – and while we like to focus on pandemic restrictions or logistical shortages, one of the key issues was employee retention. Company leaders who couldn’t protect their workforce and transition to the new normal saw employee leave, never to return. Vision Advertising’s own COO Julia […]
Julia Becker Collins in her home office.

In The News: Why we switched to an unlimited vacation policy

This article originally appeared in the Worcester Business Journal on April 18th, 2022. At Vision Advertising, we’ve included unlimited vacation time in our staff perks for several years. Over that time, we’ve seen stronger team trust, decreased human resources paperwork, and faster recruitment. I’ve found when you treat your staff like the adults that they […]
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Business Bootcamp: Social Media 101 Remastered

It’s no secret that trends and technology change with time, but the pandemic has shifted the evolution of social media into overdrive. Unable to meet face-to-face, most of us turned to technology to maintain communication with one another. In response, the platforms on which we interact have expanded their amenities for both users and businesses. […]
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Business Bootcamp: Marketing with Podcasts

While podcasts aren’t anything new, their popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, most notably during the pandemic. However, given the variety of marketing outlets available, it’s easy to rely solely on those most familiar to you. But guest-starring on a podcast can do your brand wonders – like catering to niche markets, building audience rapport, […]
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Business Bootcamp: Marketing When Social Media is Down

At the beginning of October, someone over at Facebook spilled their morning coffee on the ethernet cable, shutting down all their major services for six hours. Well, that’s not exactly how it went, but an error during routine maintenance did leave businesses without access to their Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp accounts. This unveiled a significant […]
Julia Becker Collins sitting in her office with interns with Thyroid Cancer Awareness Ribbon in foreground.

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month 2021 with Vision Advertising

It’s September, and that means it’s Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. After our Chief Operating Officer Julia Becker Collins was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2020, it’s her wish and ours to shed light on this lesser-known cancer each year and what you can do about it. Thyroid cancer is less rare than you might think, […]
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Business Bootcamp: Measuring Success with Marketing Strategies

Approaching any task without a strategy can be overwhelming, and the same goes for marketing. With seemingly unlimited marketing channels – from print ads and brochures to social media and blogs – it can be tricky to figure out where to allocate your business’s resources. That’s why it’s so vital to establish your strategy before […]

The 22s: How to Sell When You Hate Selling

People often associate selling with negative connotations. Being pushy, dishonest, and manipulative are just some of the words that come to mind for most people. However, although you may cringe at the thought of selling, you don’t have to sacrifice your values at the cost of a sale. Authenticity, enthusiasm, and an honest display of […]