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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 assortment of potential customers….

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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…

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Google’s Algorithm Changes So Far This Year (2018 Edition)

2018 has been a rollercoaster of a year for Google. We’ve seen big sites go overboard and small fish rise to the top (erm, in a non-dead way…). In our last post, we talked a ton about 7 ways to put out killer content that…

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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 get around these rules and still promote their brand? …

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Can You Really Beat the Algorithm? 7 Google Search Secrets Revealed

With the average small business spending around $75,000 a year on digital marketing, it’s hard for startups to compete. Without Google search secrets to take advantage of SEO algorithms, you could be going into the red just to get attention to your site. Search engines…

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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…

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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 covers many different…

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#BlackFriday or #GivingTuesday: All, One, or None? How to Choose Your on-brand Holiday Social Strategy

Are you ready for the holiday season? It might feel like you have plenty of holiday prep time if you’re talking about buying gifts and planning menus. When it comes to capitalizing on the holidays with marketing, though, it’s time to get it in gear….

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The Top 8 Digital Marketing Issues You’ll Commonly Face

You’ve done the best research, formed the best plan possible, and executed your marketing strategy with glorious perfection, like a boss. It’s a masterpiece, the Mona Lisa of marketing campaigns, and you are Leonardo da Vinci. And now, naturally, you sit back and enjoy the…

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SEM Guide: What is Search Marketing?

Being visible online is important to every business, whether you sell business services or sweatpants. To launch your brand to online success, you likely need some form of search marketing. When people think about search engine marketing, often times they focus on optimization techniques known…

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