Embracing Shutterstock's Rising Trends in Creative Design

Posted by Kelly Konya on Mar 18, 2019 8:13:00 AM

Every year, Shutterstock – a licensed footage, photography and music company based in New York City – releases a report of the top trends in creative design. Based on billions of image, video and music downloads from customers across the globe, Shutterstock’s most recent report was released this January and provided valuable insight into what will be this year’s most popular design and advertising choices.

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Topics: Online Content, Website Best Practices, Marketing Best Practices, Content Marketing Plan, Marketing, Digital Marketing

Examining Perspective: Engaging with Difficult People

Posted by Chris DiMauro on Feb 19, 2019 10:59:13 AM

In his New York Times bestseller, Principles, billionaire investor and philanthropist Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Consulting, challenges leaders to willingly and purposefully accept their most uncomfortable realities as a part of a comprehensive strategy for success.

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Topics: Marketing Best Practices, Engagement, Business Development, Employee satisfaction, Motivation, Work Environment, Crisis Communications, Communications

Why Press Releases Still Matter

Posted by Don Polyak on Oct 1, 2018 8:45:43 AM

The speed of journalism moves faster today than any other time in history.

To maintain relevance and be engaging, marketers need to feed the content beast. The beast is always groveling, looking for the next-best deliverable to garner web traffic and social media sharing.

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Topics: Marketing Best Practices, Engagement, Content Marketing Plan, Business Development, Digital Marketing, Writing, Press Releases

Why You Should Be a Writer First, and a Marketer Second

Posted by Kelly Konya on Jul 20, 2018 1:45:13 PM

We've all heard the phrase, "The pen is mightier than the sword." 

In the world of marketing, this phrase has never been more true.

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Topics: Online Content, Marketing Best Practices, Content, Engagement, Content Marketing, Business Development, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Business Writing

5 Content Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Libby Stitzel on Jun 13, 2018 11:18:01 AM

In today’s fast-moving digital age, getting content marketing right is more important than ever. Engaging and delighting your potential customers is crucial to content marketing. After all, digital marketing strategies cost around 62% less than traditional marketing, though it generates nearly three times more leads than traditional techniques. 

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Topics: Online Content, Marketing Best Practices, Content, Content Marketing, Digital Marketing

The Golden Rules of Crisis Management

Posted by Mike Dianetti on Jun 11, 2018 8:07:31 AM

Regardless of the field your company operates in, you are bound to confront a crisis. Crises are oftentimes unavoidable, quickly putting you in a position where your reputation may be damaged and the public may lose faith in your values.

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Topics: Marketing Best Practices, Outsourcing, Crisis Communications

Foolproof Alternatives to Stock Photos That Will Enrich Your Content

Posted by Libby Stitzel on Jun 6, 2018 12:59:07 PM

Stock photos are an easy go-to when looking for an image for your website or blog. With Google images and free stock image websites like Freepik at our fingertips, pulling a stock image is easier than ever. 

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Topics: Online Content, Marketing Best Practices, Engagement, Marketing, Digital Marketing

It’s Better to Receive than to Give: Tips for Trade Shows

Posted by Andrea Lyons on Apr 24, 2018 7:55:00 AM

Trade shows have continually been regarded as the single-most effective component of business-to-business marketing. In fact, in one national report, 91% of trade show attendees said they receive their most useful buying information from these events. This makes sense—especially when the trade show revenue in the U.S. in 2016 reached a whopping $12.8 billion.

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Topics: Marketing Best Practices, Finding Audiences, Lead Generation, Business Development, Marketing, Motivation, Trade Shows

Top Skills the Next Generation of Marketers Need to Have

Posted by Natalie Bittel on Apr 17, 2018 10:55:02 AM

The marketing world is continuously growing. In order for marketers to maintain an edge in the industry, they must keep up with their skillsets. From strong communication and data analytics skills to formulating strategic marketing plans, marketers must know how to reach their audiences with the right messages, track success with the right metrics and obtain leads by utilizing the most up-to-date marketing strategies.

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Topics: Online Content, Website Best Practices, Marketing Best Practices, Lead Generation, Content Marketing, Content Marketing Plan, Leads, Business Development, Marketing, Digital Marketing

TGIF – How to Make Friday Your Most Productive Day of the Week

Posted by Natalie Bittel on Mar 15, 2018 8:32:45 AM

Typically, people who work a traditional Monday-to-Friday job will tell you that Monday is their most productive day at the office, despite the constant complaint of feeling the Monday blues.  Mondays allow for plenty of time to plan out projects and organize time for the upcoming week. At the start of the week, it seems like anything is possible and the week ahead will offer plenty of time to get things done.

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Topics: Marketing Best Practices, Business Development, Marketing, Appreciology, Motivation, Digital Marketing

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