Five Tips for Creating an Organic Content Plan

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This year marks the 35th anniversary of the founding of Callis & Associates. To celebrate this milestone, in January we launched the #CallisTurns35 campaign across our digital and social platforms. Every week for the first 35 weeks of the year, we shared a lesson from each year Callis has been in business and highlighted clients…

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Simplifying SEO and Digital Marketing

OUTdrive Episode 117 with Rogelio Rodriguez

OUTdrive Episode 117 with Rogelio Rodriguez We know there can be a lot of complexity surrounding digital marketing, specifically within the topic of Search Engine Optimization. But, when you break it down, SEO can be simplified to crafting the most relevant and accurate answers to your consumer’s frequently asked questions. In this episode, agency owner…

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What is Repurposing Content in Marketing?

What is Content Repurposing?

There are two major ways to get the most out of your content. The first is to repurpose older content and republish it with up-to-date information. The second is to repurpose it across all your platforms, including social media, blogs, email and more. Both options allow you to take advantage of content that is already…

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Leveraging Lightweight Videos in Your Marketing

Leveraging Lightweight Videos in Your Marketing

Video is one of the most effective ways to reach audiences and share your content. It is visual, personal and captures the attention of viewers. Digital and social media platforms continue to prioritize video, but it can be difficult to produce videos due to the time and investment needed to create one. So how can…

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Changes in Social Shopping

Individuals use social media for a variety of reasons, but its influence extends beyond the screen into everyday life. It is a source of information and it influences people’s opinions, behaviors and purchases.1 One of the fastest-growing uses of social media is social shopping. Platforms continue to expand into e-commerce and introduce new features for…

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Why is it Important to Keep Your Website Updated?

Benefits of Website Updates

For businesses out here in rural America, a strong digital presence is vital for connecting with local and non-local customers. With almost two billion websites in the world, chances are your company has its own website that connects your audience to your brand. Your website is one of the first places people go when seeking…

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What #FacebookDown Means for Your Content Marketing

What Facebook Being Down Means

Last week, Facebook and other connected apps including Instagram and WhatsApp were down for nearly a day. In fact, many users were left wondering if the platform was gone for good given the recent news coverage surrounding them. Although it’s surprising and frustrating when you can’t access frequently used apps, this isn’t the first time…

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Video Marketing Trends in 2021

2021 Video Marketing Trends

As part of our 2021 marketing trends series, we are diving into trends in video marketing and how you can incorporate video into your marketing strategy. Video continues to perform well, with individuals watching over one billion hours of video on YouTube each day.1 It is personal, easy to consume and provides a feeling of…

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2021 Digital Marketing Trends to Have on Your Radar

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The marketing landscape is changing, and we understand it can be difficult to know where to focus and allocate resources. Kyle Meek and Sarah Arnett of the Callis team recently attended the 2021 Agency Management Institute (AMI) Digital Summit. At the summit, they met with peers in the digital marketing industry from across the country…

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What are Core Web Vitals and What Do They Mean?

Page Experience Signals: Core Web Vitals

Core web vitals are a popular subject in SEO and the digital marketing industry. You may be wondering what they are and what they mean for your business. Core web vitals are a subset of ranking factors in the Google Search algorithm. These factors, along with others, determine your search engine results page (SERP) rankings.…

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Why First-Party Data Matters

First-party data and why it matters

Data is and will continue to be critical in the marketing world. It provides valuable insights that can be used to make better decisions. It can be leveraged strategically to identify consumer behaviors, uncover purchasing patterns, develop effective messaging and target prospective customers accurately. Plain and simple, effectively utilizing data improves marketing efforts and return…

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Digital Marketing Trends Webinar

Digital Marketing Trends Webinar

View our webinar and gain insight into trends in the digital space that you can apply to help you strategically build your brand and grow your business. Trends include actionable insights for websites, SEO, content, advertising methods, automation, AI, privacy laws and more.

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‘Tis the Season for Direct Mail

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How Big Data and Traditional Tactics are Merging Together Direct mail is back and bigger than ever. As consumers spend more time at home, it is increasingly important to meet them where they are. Many brands such as Amazon, Target, Walmart and other household names are opting for mailboxes in addition to inboxes, using direct…

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Staying on Top of Digital Marketing Trends

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Recently, members of the Callis team attended an AMI (Agency Management Institute) Digital Summit. AMI is a management consulting firm that specializes in helping marketing agencies like us take their performance to the next level and keep improving. The Digital Summit is an interactive workshop where digital teams from agencies working across the country come…

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Digital Marketing in Rural America

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Emerging Marketing Technologies OUTdrive Episode 15 with Kyle Meek In this episode of OUTdrive, Cliff visits with Kyle Meek, Digital Marketing Manager at Callis. Cliff and Kyle discuss emerging technologies and digital marketing methods including social media, SEO, data and automation and the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI). They also dive into the importance of…

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Lead Marketing Systems: Where Do Leads Come From?

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New customer leads can come from anywhere.  We think most people would agree with us when we suggest that the best ones are referrals from family and friends. But more and more, high quality leads are being driven by data-supported marketing systems that combine common sense marketing intelligence with technology. So back to the question, which…

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Mobile Website VS. Mobile App: Which is Better?

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In a busy world, it is more important than ever to meet people where they are. With over 275 million smartphone users in the U.S. alone1, this means meeting your audience through a strong mobile presence. Whether it is through a website or mobile app, an optimized digital presence is the core of a strategic…

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Utilizing Local SEO to Grow Your Business

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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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Why Brands Should Be Using Video Marketing to Target Rural America

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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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Why You Should Measure Digital Marketing KPIs

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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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