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The gathering place for the business-minded. It's where we'll be posting articles by the crew, alongside interesting things we find floating around the 'net. We also like to post stuff to our social media channels, so check those out too:

Which Nets the Best Results? Text vs Video in Sales Emails

Email marketing and cold text sales emails have been around since email was first created. Businesses quickly fell in love with the concept of cold text sales emails, preferring it over cold sales calls because the text emails provided them with an easy way to contact a large…

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Government of Canada’s Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

If you’re currently doing business in Canada and you’re not a delivery driver, medical professional, own a grocery store or produce toilet paper, you’re likely in a similar situation to Octopus Creative as well as many other companies in both the B2C and B2B sectors….

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COVID-19 Coronavirus: How to Continue Running Your Business During the Outbreak

Unless you’re a toilet paper company, you might be experiencing some issues with marketing, low sales, client or customer concerns and overall just doing business as usual during this crazy world-wide outbreak of COVID-19. Countries across the globe are putting practices in place to help…

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7 Smart Strategies to Get Your Brand Voice Right

Spoiler alert:  marketing is hard.  It’s hard because marketers have lots of competition, not to mention a slew of choices about everything from the most effective channels to reach and engage with prospective customers to the best automation technologies to the most effective ways to increase…

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Digging for Buried Treasure in Your Blog Archives: How to Repurpose Great Content from the Past

Some content is more powerful than others. Some articles hit all the right keywords and address a surprisingly popular topic while sister-articles sit nearly unread. Many blogs have a few articles that are big hits when they are posted, sometimes unexpectedly. But what happens when…

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Your Guide to Hosting an Effective Contest on Facebook

Digital marketing is becoming the way of the future. Even local businesses aren’t just local anymore. The advent of the internet has made it possible for every business, no matter how big or small, to have a powerful web presence. So now you’re wondering how…

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Release The Kraken! Facebook For Business 102

Did you know if the legendary Kraken was a real-life animal instead of a merely a myth, it would be a living relative of today’s octopus (go figure)? Both are classified as being a cephalopod, or a larger-than-life, predatory sea creature with a bilateral body, distinctive…

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What the Shell is a Micro-Influencer… And How Do I Get One?

So maybe you know your inbound from your outbound marketing. You know what SEO stands for and you’re down with PPC ads. But of all the new terms that marketing has invented, micro-influencer is by far the most puzzling. Is it like a micro-brew? Or…

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Navigating the Seas of Digital Marketing

Are you a bit lost at sea when it comes to digital marketing? Are you looking for some digital marketing tips for some quick wins? If you’re a business owner, you already have a ton of fish to fry; and if you are a marketing…

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Raters ‘Gonna Rate: How to Respond to Negative Reviews Like it Ain’t No Thang

Have you ever gotten a bad review? Naw, we’re kidding, every brand in the known universe has gotten at least one bad review. Your page or product can be up for less than a day before your first bad review, or it could take weeks…

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