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Vision Consults: What Has to Come Before a Marketing Plan?

Doing online marketing without a plan is a recipe for disaster, but doing a marketing plan without doing your homework can be almost as bad, especially when there’s a significant budget behind it. Without doing research, setting goals, and figuring out values, your marketing is going to be less effective – especially if you’re not […]
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BBB Event: Making the Most of Your Marketing Strategy

Marketing is how you shine a spotlight on your business. Without a proper strategy, there’s no road map leading consumers to your storefront. Creating the perfect marketing plan relies on finding an intersection between marketing and business strategy. Since a marketing strategy requires a great deal of foresight and resources, we paired with the Better […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Active Marketing: Why Set-It-and-Forget-It Marketing Doesn’t Work

There a lot of options when it comes to marketing your company, from the necessary (having a website) to the advanced (proper brand reputation management). There are many ways you can do this marketing, depending on how much time and money you have. One thing we’ve seen that universally fails (and can in fact even […]