marketing blogs for 2022MarketingStrategy
March 29, 2022

The Best Marketing Blogs for 2022

Professional digital marketers are constantly learning because the industry changes quicker than we can usually keep up. So how do we keep up with news, trends, and strategies? Bloggers. Bloggers…
seo for job postingsRecruitmentSEO
March 1, 2022

SEO for Job Postings – Why & How To Implement It

While you always want to value the quality of the applicants over the quantity, there are ways to reach more of your desired audience. So how do you do this,…
landing page statisticsAdvertisingMarketingStrategy
February 15, 2022

26 Landing Page Statistics To Explain Best Practices

The phrase landing page is thrown around quite a bit - and for good reason! Well-designed and optimized landing pages increase search visibility, increase a brand's credibility, and further nurture…
the power of testimonialsMarketingRandom Thoughts On BusinessStrategy
February 1, 2022

The Power of Testimonials

Marketing is all about giving your customers the information they need to make an informed purchasing decision. Everything you do – from the copy you craft to the images you…
seo opportunities for 2022MarketingSEOStrategyWeb Design Tips
January 24, 2022

5 SEO Opportunities in 2022

The new year provides an opportunity to venture into new areas of growing your business. Maybe that fresh start is a logo refresh, a comprehensive marketing strategy, or an optimized…
luisa wilderness agencyWilderness Team
January 14, 2022

Inside Look – Luisa

Get to know our newest intern Luisa. Visiting from Madrid, Spain as a visiting student at Wright State University, we are thrilled to have her on board, even for a…
Professional DevelopmentWilderness Team
January 9, 2022

Richard Kaiser named United Way of Greater Dayton’s Volunteer of the Month

Our own Founder Richard Kaiser was named the United Way of Great Dayton's Volunteer of the Month! From the United Way of Greater Dayton: Richard Kaiser LIVES UNITED "by putting…
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January 1, 2022

Join the FastLane Webinar: Give Your Recruiting Efforts A Boost

Co-hosted with the University of Dayton Research Institute's FastLane: Learn how to solve your manufacturing workforce challenges with marketing strategies! Wilderness Agency Founder Richard Kaiser and Co-Founder & COO John Theobold…
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December 20, 2021

22 Vital Graphic Design Statistics for 2022

“Designers may be the true intellectuals of the future.” - Paola Antonelli 22 Graphic Design Statistics for 2022 Graphic Design + Marketing 73% of businesses invest in design to help…
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December 13, 2021

10 UX/UI Trends for 2022

Website design is becoming increasingly nuanced, so how do we as designers and developers stay current with UX/UI trends? Let's dive into the trends we see continuing in 2022. 5…
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December 8, 2021

“Dayton marketing agency reveals strategies for recruiting, retaining employees” by DBJ

Great talent is a powerful and consistent source of competitive advantage in business, and recruitment marketing gives companies the ability to attract the best. We break the recruitment process into…
Design TacticsStrategy
December 3, 2021

The Ultra-Basic Best Practices of UI & UX

The best practices of UX & UI are ever-changing. So can we even determine what best practices should be implemented in nearly every site? The short answer: Yes, it's possible.…
UX & UIDesign TacticsStrategy
November 26, 2021

A Complete Overview of UX & UI

UX & UI are seemingly the same at first glance, so how do the two compare and interact with the other? Some define the concept of user experience as the…
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November 21, 2021

49 UX/UI Statistics for 2022

Our ability to craft the user's experience has changed wildly since the beginning of the worldwide web. Changes in the capabilities of technology and the user's behavior, wants, and needs…
recruitment marketing action plan to get candidatesRecruitmentStrategy
November 18, 2021

Your Ultimate 8-Step Recruitment Marketing Action Plan

If you are like so many other businesses in nearly every American city, you need help. And it's not financial help this time...it's help with recruitment and hiring. Businesses large…
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November 15, 2021

Should I Outsource My Marketing?

How many businesses have struggled with this conundrum: outsourced marketing agencies vs. in-house specialists? It's a problem with often clear solutions. Let's do some math! To cover every sector of…
your work team is not your familyProfessional DevelopmentRandom Thoughts On Business
November 12, 2021

Your Work Team Is Not Your Family – Here’s Why

Let's get straight to the point: Your work team is not your family.  It's so easy for people -  in an attempt to quick-fix their culture - to spout off…
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November 10, 2021

Why Recruiters Need To Be Marketers

Recruiters need to be marketers. Well...they at least need to have a hand in it. Stick with me now. Who remembers the days when websites moved from IT ownership to…
wilderness questions for your sales teamProfessional DevelopmentRandom Thoughts On Business
November 5, 2021

76 Killer Questions for Your Sales Team

Smart questions equal smart answers. We've compiled a (very long) list of top questions for your sales team to ensure: They get the information they need to provide solutions to…
Design TacticsMarketingStrategyWeb Design Tips
October 25, 2021

9 Do’s and 10 Don’ts of Web Design

The do's and don'ts of web design aren't always as cut and dry as you'd think. I'm continually surprised by how many people start meetings with our team with very…
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October 22, 2021

Management vs. Leadership: What’s the Difference?

Management vs. leadership - while there are shared similarities, the differences are significant. Leaders inspire. Managers manage the tasks that need to get done to achieve a certain goal. Whether…
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October 18, 2021

5 Marketing Audits for Your Business for 2022

Need another task on your to-do list? These marketing audits will be well worth it - if performed well enough. While the pandemic continues on with no clear end in…
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October 15, 2021

Trust Your Ideas

Ideas. Every day, billions of ideas are generated, but how many come to fruition? And of course, most cannot be accomplished overnight; it takes countless steps taken one at a…
MarketingPublic Relations
October 11, 2021

6 Must-Haves for Your Digital Press Kit

How can we in the marketing and public relations industries support those reputable publishers and get our client's material published? Digital press kits. Gone are the days of press kits…
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October 8, 2021

How To Import Contacts Into LinkedIn – Networking 101

Why would you need to import contacts into LinkedIn? Let's dive into its benefits. "Your network is your power." +Richard Kaiser One thing that Wilderness has taught me is that…
MarketingStrategyWeb Design Tips
October 4, 2021

Review Your Website: Is It Making the Grade?

The world is changing, and the world wide web is advancing along with it. Online access to goods and services is entering what can be called a reformation period. The…
word-of-mouth marketingMarketingPublic RelationsStrategy
October 1, 2021

Word of Mouth – The Natural Order

The best form of marketing is word of mouth. For example, someone telling a friend, "You should go check out for that," is far more effective than seeing your company…
AdvertisingMarketing Statistics
October 1, 2021

22 PPC Marketing Statistics for 2022

Who doesn't love checking out the most recent PPC marketing statistics? So let's get into it! Ads are everywhere. Did you know that the average internet user is exposed to 4,000-10,000…
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September 27, 2021

“We can’t find good help!” – Marketing for Recruitment

Around the conference table, the group of manufacturing owners grumbled one after another, complaining about their lack of recruitment success. This went on for several minutes before one man silenced…
sales executive closing a dealProfessional DevelopmentWilderness Team
September 24, 2021

5 Book Recommendations From A Sales Executive

Sales equals making someone's life easier. Well, it should be. A sales executive desires to solve problems that someone can't fix by themselves. Through building trust and rapport, we cultivate…
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September 20, 2021

5 Book Recommendations From A Copywriter

My motto as a copywriter and forever student is to "Stay curious, and work hard." This statement was curated by years of trial-and-error, successes and failures, and guidance from books…
mike alvarado sales executiveProfessional DevelopmentWilderness Team
September 17, 2021

8 Tips for the Rookie Account Executive

The title Account Executive is daunting quite honestly, especially for someone with little sales experience. The relationship-building, the cold-calling, and the certainty of rejection are usually enough to put possible account…
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September 13, 2021

21 Recruitment Marketing Statistics for 2021

Your HR team is tired. They are trying their best to fill positions every day, and there is only so much they can achieve in a 40-hour workweek. But, here…
Wilderness Team
September 10, 2021

Sarah Moody – Inside Look

Sarah Moody - controller, workplace mom, rule enforcer, and avid vacationer. Sarah has many roles and is a highly valued member of our Wilderness team! Get to know her a…
RecruitmentStrategy
September 6, 2021

Recruitment Marketing – Not A Passing Trend

Great vision without great people is irrelevant +Jim Collins It's time to treat candidates as well as we treat potential leads, clients, and customers. Potential candidates have very tangible needs…
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August 30, 2021

Power Moves – Building A Positive Culture

We’re all familiar with those supposed alpha (fe)males who think they own the space they inhabit. Those with dominance-based power moves like talking too loud, interrupt others, taking up unnecessary…
purpose-driven businessProfessional DevelopmentRandom Thoughts On Business
August 23, 2021

Failing Forward – Purpose-Driven Business

I admire anyone who is willing to risk their own capital on an idea. Most people don't get it right on the first business, but they learn. The idea that…
Wilderness Team
August 23, 2021

Josh Moody – Inside Look

Our Creative Director Josh shows he is exactly that - creative. Learn more about Mr. Josh Moody! Josh Moody Thoughts On... Work Why are people from the advertising and marketing…
john theobold wilderness agencyWilderness Team
August 20, 2021

John Theobold Becomes The New COO

I first met John Theobold at Ohlmann in 2006, and we were the youngest people in the room.  We made a mutual connection through my friend and his boss, County…
Wilderness Team
August 20, 2021

Brianna Manocchio – Inside Look

Brianna Manocchio, most commonly known as Bri, has been with Wilderness Agency since 2018, wielding her copywriting, strategy, and research skills with great success. Get to know our Director of…
Professional DevelopmentRandom Thoughts On Business
August 16, 2021

13 Questions For Employee Growth

You know those meetings that could have been an email or a Slack message? I know you know them. They aren’t fun for anyone and don’t achieve a real purpose.…
Wilderness Team
August 13, 2021

Laura Utrup – Inside Look

She's our most organized, kind, and consistent team member...it's Laura Utrup, Project Manager! Get to know Laura. Laura Utrup's Thoughts On... Work Why are people from the advertising and marketing…
measuring KPIsMarketingStrategy
August 10, 2021

Which KPIs Should I Track?

It's time to discuss an industry staple - KPIs. In today’s competitive landscape, if success is not measurable, it is difficult to call it a true success. Even if you…
business mentoringRandom Thoughts On Business
July 30, 2021

Mentors Matter – Get One.

I never would be where I am today without some very wise mentors around me, guiding me along my path. Likewise, few of them would be where they are without…
Design Tactics
July 26, 2021

Top Four UX Trends for 2022

The function of design is letting design function. +Micha Commeren, designer UX trends change as behavior changes. However, it can also go the other way. Design is meant to drive…
Wilderness Team
July 23, 2021

Eric Almeida – Inside Look

Get to know SEO-wizard and inbound guru, Eric Almeida. Eric Almeida's Thoughts On... Work Why are people from the advertising and marketing world joining social causes? Aside from wanting to…
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July 19, 2021

Six List Building Methods for 2021

For every $1 spent on email marketing, the average expected return is $42, according to DMA Marketer Email Tracker. Truly, no matter the size of the business, prospects on an email list…
copywriter-writing-taglinesCopywriting
July 16, 2021

3 Common Mistakes When Writing Your Tagline

The breakfast of champions. +Wheaties In terms of value per word, your tagline is the most valuable piece of copy your brand will ever have. A worthwhile tagline, or slogan,…
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June 28, 2021

Our Top Three Gmail Hacks for Productivity

In any business, productivity is an understated necessity. Here is an insight into how the Wilderness Agency team uses Gmail hacks to stay on top of our emails, schedule, and…
strengthsfinder exerciseWilderness Team
June 22, 2021

The Why Behind StrengthsFinder – StrengthsFinder Part II

Read StrengthFinders Part I to learn more about this exercise. Our team individually took the Clifton StrengthFinders test and came together to compare the results. The similarities stood out greatly,…
strengthfinders-results-whiteboardWilderness Team
June 17, 2021

How To Identify Your Team’s Strengths – StrengthsFinder Part I

With StrengthsFinder, it’s time to think about the why behind your employees’ or colleagues’ actions. It’s too easy to focus on the what or how behind their choices, especially if…
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June 7, 2021

Embracing Remote Workers

The traditional office, the traditional relationship between employer and employee, and the 9 to 5 grind will become obsolete. We need to accept the concept of remote workers. Wilderness Agency…
marketing-for-educationMarketing
June 1, 2021

6 Tips for Social Media Marketing for Education

I Feel Like When I Solve One Problem, Two Others Arise. +Educators Nationwide Student enrollment has continued to decline, following a trend many organizations within education have experienced. Educators must…
top shelf marketingMarketingRandom Thoughts On Business
May 14, 2021

Oil, Water, & Alcohol: Thoughts On The Marketing Industry

Why does the marketing industry exist? Let's explore why it's so necessary. Oil is technology.  It lubricates, keeps the engine running. Water is sales.  It is a sustainable life force…
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April 23, 2021

7 Reasons to Use Online Directories

Goodbye Yellow Pages. Hello Yelp, Google Business Listings, and similar online directories. With a phone on hand at all times, a potential customer is simply a search away. And if…
project manager planning timelineWilderness Team
April 23, 2021

Am I A Project Manager or Babysitter?

My daughter and I recently finished watching the new Babysitter’s Club series on Netflix. It was pretty different from the Babysitter’s Club of my youth, but still quite good. While…
MarketingProfessional Development
April 22, 2021

Spin & Win: Don’t Skip The Pit Stop

One of the most historically crazy moments in Indy 500 history was Danny Sullivan’s famed “Spin and Win” move during the 1985 race. This is a story about the necessity…
Wilderness Team
April 19, 2021

Thank You, A Story of Personal Growth

What a weird ride life has been. I'm 34 years old. A decade ago I was playing in punk rock bands playing songs about how not to trust the man,…
business leader making good decisionsRandom Thoughts On Business
April 16, 2021

The 3 Mistakes A Business Leader Makes During Times of Struggles

Times are tough right now, and you, as a business leader, a boss, or a team member, do not need to make things harder. In fact, you need to make…
problem-solving as a teamRandom Thoughts On Business
April 7, 2021

Problem-Solving: Start-Up Edition

I’ll never forget sitting in my architecture design studio where I first heard about IDEO. All I remember was that they were the ones that invented things that were used…
meaningful social mediaMarketing
March 31, 2021

Say It With Your Chest – Social Media That Matters

“Social media is the best. It is a constantly encouraging, uplifting space where creative and unique people can learn and find the community they need. Every post and every person…
vogsy wilderness agencyMarketingRandom Thoughts On Business
January 28, 2021

Vogsy Discussed – Integrated Marketing Software

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DckMEJfaqJs Discover why Wilderness Agency uses Vogsy in an interview with Founder Richard Kaiser. When Richard Kaiser launched Wilderness Agency, he wanted to create a solution that would help companies…
coffee shop with wifi freelancerRemote WorkWilderness Team
December 6, 2020

Dope Places To Work For Freelancers (Besides Starbucks)

Working at home is the dream of many a cubicle dweller, but those who’ve achieved it know that remote work can be a solitary, perhaps, lonely life. That’s why coffee…
healthcare logo redesignDesign Tactics
December 1, 2020

Logo Redesign: Orion Physical Therapy

Healthcare is all about attracting new patients and retaining the current patients. Simply being, in this case, a physical therapist does not guarantee patients. We want to demonstrate how an…
MarketingWilderness Team
November 30, 2020

Reflections on the BBB Spark Award: Culture

Welcome to the final part of our BBB Spark Award series on Character, Community, and Culture. Let's wrap this up with the last but not least concept of ever-developing culture.…
MarketingWilderness Team
November 25, 2020

Reflections on the BBB Spark Award: Community

It's time for the second part of our BBB Spark Award series specifically celebrating Character, Community, and Culture. Notable entrepreneurial organizations show appreciation for their communities by enthusiastically giving back.…
Design TacticsStrategyWeb Design Tips
November 21, 2020

The Emergence of the Freelancer

The emergence of the freelancer has come full force, and the workforce is widely embracing it. So how did this occur? Change Is Happening The Chemical Change in Business It's…
MarketingWilderness Team
November 20, 2020

Reflections on the BBB Spark Award: Character

Welcome to the launch of our three-part series on the achievement of the BBB Spark Award celebrating Character, Community, and Culture. Leaders must be teachable and open to growing with…
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November 18, 2020

5 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Presence

Social media presence is most definitely known by marketers and non-marketers alike. How does one create a positive, strategy-driven social media presence versus a negative or aimless one? Social media…
work is not familyMarketingProfessional DevelopmentWilderness Team
November 18, 2020

2020 Rookie Business of the Year

In 2008 Forbes published an article naming Dayton as one of the “Top Ten Dying Cities In America.” I started Wilderness Agency to change that diagnosis by helping businesses grow…
Cool Tips for 2020Random Thoughts On Business
November 6, 2020

Stop Settling – Self-care for the Modern Worker

While self-care for the modern workforce may seem like buzz and empty promises, I firmly believe it's necessary for the mental and physical well-being of all. The narrative about this…
Strategy
October 16, 2020

Leadership By Letting Go

People have asked me a lot about the day-to-day of Wilderness and what helps us as we have been growing as a small business. This is a question that I…
Design TacticsWeb Design Tips
October 6, 2020

Are You Ready To Launch A New Website?

I tend to be a perfectionist. It's a problem that we can all struggle with. It's something I have seen when working with clients at Wilderness Agency, especially with those…
AdvertisingAudio PostsCool Tips for 2020MarketingRandom Thoughts On BusinessStrategy
September 12, 2020

Innovative Agency Podcast, Episode 21

Innovative Agency Podcast, Episode 21: All Good Marketing is Pictures & Words 0:07 Intro The Innovative Agency Podcast is a podcast designed to help marketing agency leaders answer the question,…
AdvertisingAudio PostsMarketingRandom Thoughts On BusinessVideo Posts
September 12, 2020

Beers with Max Podcast, Episode 83

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Random Thoughts On BusinessWilderness Team
August 17, 2020

Change Is Hard – A Lesson In Leadership

Change is hard. More companies go out of business from growth than decline.    I wish I had learned in business school or more likely...I wish I had paid more attention…
Random Thoughts On Business
June 15, 2020

Websites More Vulnerable to Hacking in 2020

In 2019 we saw a surge of hacking and malicious cyber activity, mainly due to the ever-increasing battle between theme/plugin developers and the hackers that try to exploit their code.…
Random Thoughts On Business
April 2, 2020

Reflections During The Pandemic

These are really interesting times. I spent the better part of 2010 through 2012 in a rural village located in the Mphahlele region of South Africa doing development projects with…
Random Thoughts On Business
April 2, 2020

When Creativity Won’t Just Happen

Creativity takes a lot of different forms. For example, I woke up this morning thinking to myself, “What if I switched up my morning routine and instead of eggs and…
Public Relations
March 2, 2020

Scouting Matters.

In response to the national media coverage surrounding the Boy Scouts of America, several local community leaders submitted opinion pieces to the local publication. I would encourage everyone involved in…
Cool Tips for 2020
January 27, 2020

How To Transcribe A Video Automatically

This past week we have had all hands on deck for a video project we are working on for the Department of Defense and the University of Dayton. We needed…
AdvertisingMarketingStrategy
November 20, 2019

Marketing During A Downturn

Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two - and only two - basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results;…
Random Thoughts On BusinessStrategy
September 9, 2019

The Five Golden Rules of Brainstorming

Brainstorming is overwhelming for most people...for good reason. The rules of brainstorming are usually unclear and very broad. And finding the right group of people to brainstorm can be difficult.…
Professional DevelopmentRandom Thoughts On BusinessStrategy
September 5, 2019

An Introduction to Brainstorming

Brainstorming, like most things in business, is usually misunderstood and hardly performed at the level that the original authors intended. Advertising executive, Alex Osborne, describes the methodology in his book,…
Random Thoughts On Business
January 17, 2019

We’ll See – Questioning Blind Certainty

I’m a skeptical person.  Most people probably view being skeptical as a negative thing, but if instead, I called myself a curious person that seems to sit better with the…
Random Thoughts On Business
August 6, 2018

A Letter to a Young American

Here's my Open Letter to a Young American. Feel free to respond. I graduated 10 years ago, bounced around 3 different advertising agencies until 5 years ago I started my…
Design TacticsMarketingRandom Thoughts On BusinessStrategy
June 18, 2018

Do You Use Freelancers?

Do you use a highly-trained team of special operatives? +Richard Kaiser This is what we hear any time we get the question--and it’s a regular one--while we are in a…
Design TacticsStrategy
March 26, 2018

The Authentic Truth About Brand Authenticity

Brand authenticity. It's the difference between smoke and mirrors and standing on the stage in your underwear while the audience looks on. Exposing your brand to scrutiny is difficult, but…
instead of falling we flewPublic RelationsStrategy
March 1, 2018

Instead of falling, we flew.

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. +J.M. Barrie Here's a thing that happened. In November, we made the…
reflections of a founderRandom Thoughts On Business
July 25, 2017

Reflections of a Founder – 33rd Trip Around the Sun

What’s Next - The Reflections of a Founder My 32nd trip around the sun began with the weight of baggage from months prior. Welcome to the reflections of a founder.…
the meaning of competition trees in a forestStrategy
June 20, 2017

The Meaning of Competition

Trees In The Wilderness = Competition Many people never consider the struggle of the trees in an old forest. Trees spend their whole lives in competition. Each tries to out…
join the pack of wolves for survivalStrategy
June 12, 2017

Wolves – Join The Pack

You're a wolf - independent, fierce, and ready to survive by whatever means. So why should you join the pack? Dogs are loyal. They are dependable. The relationship is understood.…
groupthink in brainstorming sessionRandom Thoughts On Business
February 20, 2017

Brainstorming – Groupthink (If You Must)

Brainstorming is ingrained in the DNA of office culture, long debated as to its effectiveness in problem-solving and ideation.  I have always embraced secluded thinking when tackling complex problems (preferably…
the wrong skills for marketingRandom Thoughts On Business
January 13, 2017

I Had The Wrong Skills

Here's the story of how I focused on the wrong skills. When I was graduating, I was asked why I didn't start my own marketing agency instead of going to…
dbj photo of wilderness agency teamStrategy
December 13, 2016

A DBJ Article: Dayton-area consulting company expands with new office

Written by DBJ, Kaitlin Schroeder  –  Staff Reporter A Dayton-area company that helps "scale up" businesses grow is now taking steps to scale itself up, signing a lease for an office in…
Strategy
September 20, 2016

Awards In Marketing – What Do They Mean?

"I'm just trying stay alive and take care of my people. And they don't have no award for that." +Drake There are plenty of awards in marketing to be won.…
roi of branding with coffeeAdvertisingDesign TacticsMarketing
July 27, 2016

The ROI of Branding – The Simplest Explanation

The ROI of branding is underestimated. Branding can make the difference between $1.50 coffee or $4.50 coffee. Any questions?   Get Top ROI on Branding Branding matters - especially the…
form over function wilderness agencyRandom Thoughts On BusinessStrategy
July 18, 2016

Form Over Function

A Tale of Two Platforms This is a battle of form over function. While evaluating two project management platforms, I took the call with FunctionPoint to give them a chance…
Strategy
July 11, 2016

2016’s Annual Obligatory Post on Mobile

It has become a requirement for marketing agencies to write at least one blog post on the rise of mobile every year; so I thought I would capture some thoughts…
how do we get reviewsStrategy
June 27, 2016

How To Get Reviews

How do I get reviews? Good, bad, any reviews at all will do. It's a question that comes up regularly when discussing reputation management. "I was curious what your thoughts…
AdvertisingMarketingPublic RelationsStrategy
April 21, 2016

Copywriting Tools: Flesch-Kincaid

“Though amid all the smoking horror and diabolism of a sea-fight, sharks will be seen longingly gazing up to the ship’s decks, like hungry dogs round a table where red…
audit your marketing strategy checklistStrategy
April 21, 2016

4 Tips to Focus & Get Shit Done

Who doesn't need tips to focus at work? If you said, "Not me," you sir, are a god. Of all of the problems that the pandemic has caused, this one…
Strategy
April 21, 2016

7 Tools To Stalk Your Competition – Business Edition

Competition is always one of the strongest reasons why businesses will make a decision.  It's one part keeping up with the Jones and one part fear of falling behind.  …
Strategy
April 21, 2016

Why Do CEOs Exist?

Are hierarchies of names within an organization necessary? Why do CEOs exist? Let's look at the history behind the illustrious and storied title. Why Do CEOs exist? Hierarchies: Creation of…
Strategy
April 15, 2016

Lessons in Perspective

Perspective is to painting what the bridle is to the horse, the rudder to a ship. +Leonardo da Vinci Perspective is something that has been a defining element in the…
Strategy
April 15, 2016

Exit Stage Right: When the CEO Needs to Go

When the CEO needs to go...a truly interesting question, one usually answered by stakeholders. "He doesn't like his picture being taken," Jason said. "He tells people that," Mark responded. Anyone…
MarketingStrategy
February 12, 2016

The End of the Traditional Sitemap

The worldwide web - one astronomically large sitemap. This was not an accidental term.  It's a worldwide network, connected by millions of links that never stop growing.  But for many…
dark site for crisis communicationsMarketingPublic Relations
February 5, 2016

Dark Site – An Essential for Crisis Communications

At its core, every brand has something special to reveal something that inspires people. We are a branding and communications agency.
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December 15, 2015

Stop Writing One-Page Resumes

At its core, every brand has something special to reveal something that inspires people. We are a branding and communications agency.
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December 15, 2015

Do People Care About Your Mission Statement?

At its core, every brand has something special to reveal something that inspires people. We are a branding and communications agency.