Food for Thought: Email Marketing in a Time of Crisis

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WHAT IF… and just go with me for a second, here… WHAT IF your current email marketing campaign offered more than a 10% discount on your damn widget? WHAT IF your email marketing, in times of crisis, offered HOPE… offered UNDERSTANDING… offered RELIEF?

Food for thought…

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300 Stories – A New Year, A New Milestone

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Today, I hit 300 stories… This is a special milestone for me and SPOKE Communications. Not only from a content marketing and P.R. aspect, but because from the day I started this career I wanted to do nothing but help people tell their stories. Whatever the application – graphic design, photography, videography, copywriting, illustration, public relations, education and training, I live to tell stories. Today, I hit 300 stories (for one client).

Can I help you tell your story?

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Time Has Shrunk. Has Attention to Quality as Well?

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We made a couple text edits and sent the client a new proof of the mailer. Through the beauty of technology, we watched as they opened the email, clicked on the proof, glanced over the last round of edit requests, and snap – off to press! But something was bothering me. It was negligible, almost like a shadow that I could see out of the corner of my eye but never quite catch. Deadlines. Because of deadlines, I sent the approved art off to press anyway. That was Friday. Today, only a few days later, we’re re-ordering the print run.

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7 Ways to Stay Top-Of-Mind and Make Marketing Connections

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What is your brand doing to maintain relevance to its audience? If your / your company’s brand is dependent on continued exposure in a specific market, what are the steps you’re taking to maintain that contact and staying “top-of-mind?” Back in “the day” it was a combination

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Business Vampires… or “Fresh AB-Negative – FREE for the Taking?”

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In a recent feature I saw on LinkedIn, the author talked about purging your life from those that make it miserable. “Buzzkills” she called them. Well, in the business world, I call them “Vampires.”  I wrote this feature about 12 years ago when I was pretty new at this blogging and social media thing, so I thought “What the hell, let’s see if I actually knew what I was talking about.”  Surprisingly, “Vampires” are always relevant. I hope you enjoy. 😉  (This post was originally published at TheBrandChef.com.) *** This morning, while still sound asleep (where I do my best

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Put Away The Playbook – You Know This Already!

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(This was originally posted on the CreateWOWmarketing Blog on 10/19/10) Have you ever seen a great NFL quarterback run to the sidelines and look into the playbook? Neither have I… So why is it that so many marketers out there are generating rote, boring plans for their

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The Interview… Who IS The Brand Chef?

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Have you ever wondered how I became The Brand Chef? It’s not a story I tell often, but in a recent  interview with Johnny Wright (Twitter: @unsecretshopper), better known as The UnSecret Shopper the TRUTH was revealed. The request came out of the blue (proof of building

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The 8 D’s Of Successful Marketing

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If I include my college internship, this September will be my 20th year working in, on and around marketing. I’ve seen some successful campaigns. I’ve seen some pitiful campaigns. Fortunately, I’ve learned something from them all, but the most important thing I’ve learned is how to tell

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Pioneering The Memory Sharing Niche

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How does a Kodak, confronted with technology threats and a dated brand, change their position and re-brand themselves to be relevant and engaging to a new audience? Create a new niche! Read more to learn how it’s done.

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