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 […]
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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 […]

In The News: How to create a marketing plan

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 […]

In The News: Marketing: In-house or outsource?

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.

In The News: Making Worcester restaurants fun

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 […]