Person using smart phone in field

In the age of technology, search engines are one of the most effective ways for consumers to find your business. Whether they are searching for a local restaurant for dinner or information about a new product, about 81% of people search online for a product or service1. As a company, it is important to invest…

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Video marketing film crew outside

Video is a powerful form of communication that continues to grow in relevance and effectiveness. If a picture is worth a thousand words, think about the worth of a video. There’s a lot of reasons video production should be on your radar to help you effectively reach rural American audiences. In this article, we’ll discuss…

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Man using phone leaning on four wheeler in a field

We’ve seen a lot of changes over the last few months. We’ve all been impacted by COVID-19 and the effects of the pandemic have been felt far and wide. In rural America, we’re beginning to see businesses open back up and life carrying on in what will be our new normal for the immediate future. …

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Artificial Intelligence in Marketing

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is the process of utilizing data to generate insights to improve performance and efficiency. The marketing industry is in the early stages of adopting AI, but it is poised to have a huge impact on marketing in the coming years. To give you an idea of just how big of an…

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YouTube Advertising on a TV

YouTube is a large and fast-growing website. It is the second most visited website in the world, outscored only by its parent company, Google. YouTube’s large reach and popularity make it a prime venue for advertising. This guide will give you the basics on YouTube advertising and why it might be right for your business.…

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neon trade show sign at event

There are many different ways to leverage an event. You may choose to host an event, sponsor an event, or participate in some way as yourself or representing your business. In any capacity, utilizing event-based marketing strategies can help you generate leads, engage with current and potential customers, build your brand recognition, learn new practices,…

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agile man doing handstand outdoors

There is no doubt about it, we live in a fast-paced world. Trying to get, and keep, the attention of potential customers and clients can seem like an uphill battle. What worked yesterday may seem like it’s not working today and what worked today may not work tomorrow. In some cases, you need to change…

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typing blog content on old-fashioned type-writer.

We all look for ways to save time and money, and we want to get the most out of our efforts once we create something great. One way we can do that in the business and marketing world is to repurpose content. There are two major ways to make the most out of your content.…

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Computer reputation management system including ratings and reviews.

What do you do when looking for a new product or service? If you are like me and everyone else in the world, I start with a Google or Amazon search. If a brand I trust appears, I will look at their offerings first. I don’t always have experience with the brands in the search…

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man wearing headphones

Podcasts are continuing to grow in popularity with more and more active subscribers and listeners. According to MarketingProfs, nearly 30% of Americans now listen to at least one podcast on a regular basis, and more than 70 million people actively look for engaging podcast content.1 Podcast advertising presents some unique opportunities for your brand to…

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Hunter reading sms marketing while hunting on a mountain.

SMS Mobile Marketing Statistics & Text Marketing Best Practices Text message marketing, or SMS marketing, has been becoming more and more popular due to its effectiveness. SMS marketing is short for short message service marketing and is a marketing tactic that uses permission-based text messaging to communicate promotional messages straight to the mobile devices of…

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Man in a Barn Researching a Brand on Linkedin.

LinkedIn has steadily grown since the platform launched in 2003 and has evolved into much more than a place to simply “find a job.” Today, LinkedIn has over 610 million active users around the world.1 It is a platform for people and businesses to connect, network and communicate. LinkedIn has evolved into much more than…

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Man Researching Items on a Phone

In the ad agency business, no one is going to hire you just because you pick up the phone and ask them to. (If there is someone like that, send me your number and I’ll give you a call.) Same holds true for most every other product, category and industry too. People today want to…

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Amazon graphic on phone

Quick, think of the fields that Amazon is a leader! If you are like me, you probably thought of online shopping, in-home assistants, technology solutions and streaming entertainment. These are all good answers and have contributed to the reported 206.1 Million unique users for Amazon sites, just in the month of December 2018.1 There is at…

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Reddit Icon on a Phone Screen

Have you heard of Reddit? Chances are you have, but may not have a good understanding of the platform, and the ways you can utilize it in your marketing program. According to Bustle, Reddit, established in 2005, is the 7th most used site in the United States, only ranking behind Google, YouTube, Facebook, Amazon, Yahoo!,…

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Behind the scenes look at Influencer marketing video

Influencer marketing is a form of marketing that focuses on creating strategic messages and delivering those messages to individuals that have influence over your target audience. An influencer can be a blogger, YouTuber, Instagrammer, journalist, a popular forum personality or even a retail sales associate. Rather than the more traditional marketing approach of communicating directly…

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smart tv with remote

Before we dive too deep into OTT advertising, I want to define what OTT is for those who are unfamiliar with the term. OTT or Over-the-Top television/media is the internet streaming option for television content and movies without a traditional TV contract. These services can be accessed on a phone, tablet, computer or even a…

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Content Marketing Long-from vs Short-form

Content Marketing continues to grow in importance and it continues to gain larger and larger portions of the marketing resource pie, and for good reason–it works. In a recent Content Marketing Institute podcast, Content Marketing pros Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose go as far as to suggest that within 10 years, Content Marketing will lose…

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Power of Social Media graphic

Getting to know your social media followers is an important component of any successful social media marketing campaign. Market research allows us to get to know everything we can about customers so we can use that intel to go find new customers. In a similar fashion, we want to get to know everything we can…

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