What Small Business Can Learn from Big Brands in Digital Marketing

Editor’s Note: Shout Out Studio has partnered with students from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) to mentor, research and write a series of blog posts for shoutoutstudio.com. The authors are members of student-led group, East Bridge Consultancy, an affiliate of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity. By: Grant Smith & Kristian Jennes With the release […]

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Brands & Politics: A Conversation Worth Having?

Editor’s Note: Shout Out Studio has partnered with students from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) to mentor, research and write a series of blog posts for shoutoutstudio.com. The authors are members of student-led group, East Bridge Consultancy, an affiliate of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity. By: Daniel Kuperman & Sean Hynes When an increasingly […]

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Snapchat

5 Basics for Marketing on Snapchat

100 million. That’s just shy of the number of people that watch the Super Bowl every year. That’s also about one third of the total United States population. 100 million is approximately how many people use Snapchat every single day. Think that sounds like a lot? Now think about seven billion. That’s how many views […]

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10 Most Important Parts of a Homepage

The 10 Most Important Parts Of a Homepage

Your homepage: the front window of your business where you get to put what you do on display. The perfect setting to put your best foot forward. The first, and possibly only, impression on a potential customer or client. With so much at stake, you want to be as prepared as possible by leaving no […]

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Keeping Your Email Content Fresh

Email marketing is an effective way to engage with your customers, drive traffic, and increase sales. In a previous blog we talked about the benefits of making your emails visually appealing, but what about the meat of it? It’s not easy keeping your emails full of fresh and creative content, but your audience sure will appreciate […]

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Understanding How You Work Best

Leadership doesn’t always mean leading others or directing or delegating. Leadership starts with leading yourself; things like time management, being honest about your responsibilities, putting in the extra time to refine your skills. Part of that is understanding how you work best. What is the optimal situation for you to create your best work most […]

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How User Experience Affects Page Rank

This year marks a shift for what factors in on-page optimization are most affective for search engine rank. Some of the items have been closing in from a distance for a few years now, but 2015 has allowed them to take shape. Google (and Bing and Yahoo) are taking a more holistic approach to how […]

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Facebook Ads: What’s Your Relevance?

A while back, Facebook ads added a little thing called a Relevance Score to their reporting dashboard. Facebook ads are typically a game between what you’re trying to communicate to your audience, and what your audience wants to see. How do you know if you’re playing that game right? Your relevance score is a tool […]

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Benefits of Outsourcing Your Social Media

Social media is beyond mainstream, and many businesses today realize the benefits the various communication platforms can provide to reaching their business goals. The reality though is that as social media becomes larger landscape and more sophisticated over time, succeeding in the social realm can be tough…and it might require some additional expertise. So, if […]

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Marketing vs. Digital Marketing

Marketing vs. Digital Marketing

A few weeks ago one of our clients asked us to comment on why they had not been able to cross the marketing/digital marketing divide on their own. Certainly a provocative question and one that really required some thought on our part. This particular client has a very productive marketing department delivering traditional marketing activity: conferences, […]

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WordPress + WooCommerce: What does it mean?!

If you run a WordPress site, and you use it to sell stuff, there is a pretty good chance you’ve opted for WooCommerce as your e-commerce solution. With over 7.5 million downloads, 600,000 using the paid version, you aren’t the only one who made the same match. According to WooThemes (the parent company of WooCommerce), WooCommerce powers over […]

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Google Makes Mobile Site Mandatory

Well it’s now official. If you don’t have a website that is mobile friendly you’ll be harder to find on Google. After months of proclaiming the importance of having a mobile website, Google has finally implemented their changes that make a mobile site mandatory as part of a company’s SEO strategy. Up until last week, […]

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Knowing versus Believing

Our job as marketers, communicators, brand builders isn’t so much helping people to understand as it is helping people to believe. Facts are good. They can be tough to digest at times, but all in all facts help us to make informed decisions. Facts are the basis for logic and reasoning. They are things we […]

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Podcasts and the Art of Storytelling

Storytelling is the oldest and most effective method humans have to pass along knowledge. It’s how we’ve developed cultural values and passed history from generation to generation. We are wired to remember it. This is why learning how to tell your story is just as important as what it is you have to say. If your […]

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Ted talks to keep you creative

Welcome to March! New Years resolutions have  faded, it’s STILL winter, and there’s a lot of work to be done. So here are a few TED talks to keep you inspired, creative, and motivated. Elizabeth Gilbert – Your elusive creative genius One of my favorite TED talks, author of Eat, Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert talks […]

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