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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:

We're always writing about the latest and greatest in the world of marketing, plus we like to link to some of our favourite inspiration!

May 16, 2019

7 Sensational Ways Companies Successfully Sailed With LGBTQ-Friendly Advertising

According to a recent article, companies implementing LGBTQ-friendly advertising are really taking over the helm when it comes to sailing with successful marketing practices. Research revealed two important elements when openly embracing the gay community with a buyer's intent becoming 40% higher and a 66% increase

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Email Design Trends for 2019

Extra! Extra! Email campaigns remain the marketing tool with the highest return on investment. But their graphic design, form, and content are changing with the digital landscape and the market. Updating your email marketing strategy for 2019 can keep you relevant and

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May 01, 2019

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 a micro-USB cable? Wa

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Mar 08, 2019

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 manager, it can be time-consuming, and maybe

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Feb 20, 2019

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 or months, but eventually it happens.

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Feb 14, 2019

Chamber Marketing 101: Be Local. Get Connected. Stay Awesome.

You're a business owner who has an endless array of daily tasks to attend to. Your day-to-day operations depend on your attention to detail and oversight and knowing how to market your business -- including chamber marketing -- is just one thing of many on your plate. I

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Dec 20, 2018

Holy Ship! How Hiring a Local Marketing Agency Can Help Your Business!

Another wild day pretending you have 8 arms is behind you! Yes, you almost lost arm protecting your waters and warding off your fiercest competitors. And you were up all night again hunting down tasty opportunities. Holy ship, it's a good thing octopuses have three hear

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Dec 05, 2018

Four Savvy Cannabis Marketing Tips for Canadian Marijuana Pioneers

 Canada's government passed legislation making recreational cannabis legal in October 2018. This opens the door for a nationwide cannabis industry.  The problem is that the legislation places strict restrictions on marketing. How can the savvy businessperson

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Nov 24, 2018

Even Santa Would Shop in Airdrie with These Christmas Events Ideas

Christmas accounts for as much as 30% of sales for some retail outlets. That's why it's a great idea to seize the day and cash in on the holiday spirit. While the holidays might be stressful for some people, it's the time of year when everyone is ready to spend money,

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Nov 10, 2018

Marketing vs Advertising: What’s the Difference?

Marketing and advertising are two necessary components for making your business grow and thrive. Marketing vs advertising isn't a competition as much as a comparison. Too many businesses lump them together. It's best to think of marketing as a giant umbrella that cover

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Nov 06, 2018