Why I Don’t Delete Negative Comments On Social Media

No one likes to hear negative feedback, especially if it isn’t given in the context of constructive criticism. So I understand why it is the first instinct of many of my clients, friends and colleagues to delete any negative comments and posts on their professional social media pages and websites. In their minds, they are removing…

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The Emotional Era: Content, Storytelling & Persuasion

For years, I’ve been working to explain the importance of storytelling to businesses and organizations. Perhaps it is the term “storytelling” that confuses business  owners. Maybe it evokes an image of nursery rhymes and campfires. What I mean when I say storytelling in terms of content marketing and strategy is our ability to connect real…

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Knowing Your Audience

One of the most important factors in marketing and sales is knowing your audience. Whether you’re crafting a sales pitch or developing a marketing campaign, you have to know who you’re “talking” to. For example, people under 50 might not catch on or relate to references to rotary dial telephones. Interesting Read From the Huffington…

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Our First Client

Without much fanfare, 618 Creative got its start in this world with our very first client in early 2016. Christy Gardner hired me to build a marketing strategy for her new business, Balance Beans. Christy had a fantastic business plan. She provides gymnastics and tumbling to kids right in their daycare. It costs the daycare nothing,…

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