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Strategic Communications 101

With the back-to-school season underway, let’s review how to achieve your business goals by applying reading, writing and ‘rithmatic to develop a strategic communications plan. An effective communications plan acts as your company’s results-oriented roadmap, helping you get where you want to go — using minimal time, money and effort. Use the following steps to […]

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Make Your Marketing Useful

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Navigate a PR Crisis With Ease

Ashley Madison. FIFA. NFL. Bill Cosby. Jian Ghomeshi. Rob Ford… In recent months, the headlines have proclaimed PR problems for several major brands and personalities. These headlines prove that, in business as in life, bad stuff happens. Any company could make headlines due to a crisis involving a data breach, employee misconduct, financial issues or […]

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Video’s Killing It as a Marketing Star

To boost marketing ROI, engagement and conversion, a growing number of companies are wisely turning to video. Last month, YouTube surpassed cable TV networks for viewership, proving the irrefutable power of video. Consider the facts: 70% of marketing professionals say video converts better than any other medium 65% of executives have visited a vendor’s website […]

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Plan Your Content, Crush Your Competitors

The Internet is clogged with content. How will you make yours stand out among your rivals? Take a tip from top-performing companies: Be proactive and consistent (rather than reactive and random) with your external communications. To stay on track, manage your workflow and create impactful copy, develop an editorial calendar. An editorial calendar helps you […]

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Stand Out By Sharing Fresh Insights

There are plenty of fish in the online sea. Today business decisions start with a Google search, and the rise of digital and content marketing has likely impacted or even disrupted your industry. What is your brand doing to stand out, reach and serve your customers using web, social and mobile channels? Align Your Content […]

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10 Ways Effective Leaders Gain Influence

Without exception, effective leaders are also superior communicators. These leaders carefully craft their messages to connect with clients, employees and investors on an emotional level. Their words influence and inspire others to achieve more than they could ever imagine. Use these 10 secrets of effective leaders to deliver powerful, influential messages: 1. Know Your Audience […]

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Win New Business With Irresistible Proposals

Where do you want to grow next? No matter what industry you’re in, you can use business proposals as powerful sales tools to expand your business. Strategically developed proposals can help your company attract and win over your ideal target. Use these proven tips to create irresistible business proposals and win new business: 1. Think […]

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Boost the Reach of Your Next Speech

Why limit the reach of your brilliant ideas to only the people in the room? The next time you deliver a presentation at an industry conference or event, make sure your network – and target – know about it. To increase your influence and credibility, and drive demand for your expertise, expand your reach far […]

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31 Simple Secrets of Shareable Content

Your brilliant ideas only matter if they reach the right audience. That’s why successful companies embrace social media to tell their brand story – and inspire their audience to share it with others. You don’t have to be a Kardashian or Jenner for your content to go viral. You, too, can expand your brand reach, […]

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36 ways to feed the insatiable marketing beast

Marketing is a massive, relentless beast. With the munchies. Its insatiable appetite means companies of all sizes face constant pressure to share memorable messages across multiple channels. In today’s fast-paced, digital marketing world, success in business requires a solid online presence – including fresh content marketing for search engine rankings – to stand out, engage […]

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The Most Cost-Effective Marketing Tactic

What powerful marketing tactic builds brand awareness, creates trust and establishes long-term value – all at a low cost? The most effective way to win new customers and grow your business, especially when starting out, is word of mouth. Word of mouth spreads the word about your business by encouraging delighted customers to recommend your […]

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Why Successful C-Suites Embrace Social Media

Twenty years ago, Apple CEO Steve Jobs “nailed it” when he predicted the role of computers would evolve from computation to communication. Today the use of social media through computers and mobile sources are the primary means of business communication worldwide. Although social media has evolved into a fundamental business tool, a recent BRANDfog survey […]

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27 Ways to Take Your Content Further

Let’s say you just delivered a powerful presentation that your audience loved. Or you created a compelling case study or blog post that proves you add more value than your competitors. Now it’s time to honour your hard work by maximizing the number of people who see your brilliance. Get better mileage out of your […]

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Spring Cleaning for Strategic Communications

Spring is the perfect time to organize your communications, sort out the winners and declutter anything that wastes your company’s resources. So, tap into your inner Molly Maid to make your communications sparkle and shine – and achieve your business goals. For a strategic spring cleaning of your communications, consider these 10 things: Strategy: What […]

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Position Yourself as an Expert

Think about it: Right this minute you’re already a goldmine of valuable industry insights. With more than a decade of progressive experience in your industry, you’ve seen it all. You understand consumer and market trends better than most. People look to you for answers and you feel energized when you share your wisdom with others. […]

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Strut! Self-promotion tips from business leaders

To get ahead, you need to promote yourself. Research proves that business and career success is highest among people who feel comfortable with selling themselves and their strengths. How self-promotion can help you These findings on self-promotion apply to entrepreneurs and executives alike. If you’re an entrepreneur, you’re the face of your brand; to boost […]

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More than luck: 5 tips for winning sales proposals

To secure lucrative new clients, even the luck of the Irish may not be enough for your business. Instead, using written proposals as compelling sales tools can help your company stand out, win major accounts and boost your revenue fast. Apply these 5 tips to charm decision makers with strong sales proposals: 1. Use a […]

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7 Secrets of Successful Speeches

Delivering a captivating presentation can help you and your brand stand out and look good. Whether you’re trying to connect with customers, employees or investors, presenting with poise will help you grip your audience and feel confident. To prepare a powerful presentation, use these tips: Show your passion: What aspect of your topic makes you […]

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The #1 Way to Make Your Customers Happy

Customers are the lifeblood of your business. Successfully attracting and delighting customers can lead to repeat business, positive word of mouth, loyalty, competitive advantage and long-term growth. What’s the best way to make customers happy in the first place? Give them value. In every single communication – written or verbal – tell your customers and […]

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