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OMG! Viral Marketing isn't Really a Thing!

A client dumped us a few summers ago. After a very warm working relationship over several months, I received a very cold email out of the blue telling us our content and consulting services--including the content marketing strategy we were making them--were no longer needed because they decided to do "viral marketing."

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Which SEO Audit Tool is Best?

Ready to conduct an SEO audit on your website? If you read our previous article “5 Reasons an SEO Audit is a Bad Idea” and still think it’s a good idea, I’ve put together a short list of tools you will want to look at to get started. Since my background is mainly in design and markup, I’ve also consulted my good friend  Kristine Schachinger, a seasoned SEO auditor who has who has 17 years experience in website design and implementation and over 10 years in the SEO industry. She is considered a subject matter expert and speaks internationally on SEO issues as well as writes for several well known publications such as Search Engine Land and State of DIgital.

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Ideation or Brainstorming? Whatever You Call It, Spend Time On Ideas

Ideas are hard to get a handle on. They have no physical properties, no one knows where they come from, they’re invisible to the naked eye, and they don’t actually do anything themselves. In spite of all this, they are the essence of what it means to be human. They are the engine that runs the brains that separate us from the animals.

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Time Is Not Money

Forget the old saying, “Time is Money.” Time is not money. It’s far more important.

Many successful entrepreneurs can tell you story after story of the times they failed in business. Of funds misallocated, markets overestimated, and money promised that never materialized. A business requires money to both get started and to run, and without making money, a business is going under, and fast.

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Content Is King (When It's Well-Made)

If you’ve been involved with the digital content development industry for any appreciable amount of time, you’ve no doubt heard the phrase “Content is King.” Though not the mantra it once was, it still serves as a guiding principle. The word “content”, after all, is right there in the industry’s name, and the combination of the Internet’s ever-changing nature with the process of online business development produces an insatiable need for it.

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A Buzzword Never Made a Sale

Think outside the box, and it could be a real game-changer. It’s all about synergy, and a value-add that could shift your paradigm to proactively effect your social currency and personal branding. Are you ready for a new normal?

Apologies if the above paragraph made you sick. It made me squeamish to write. However, it helps to see buzzwords in action to understand how meaningless they truly are.

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7 Signs You’ve Found the Right Agency

There are a lot of marketing and content agencies out there, and even if they do good work, that doesn’t mean they are good for you. Yep, that means that Impressa Solutions might not even be a proper fit—even if it pains me to say it. So how do you know you’ve found the right agency to work with:

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Work From Home? It's Easier to Work at a Clean Desk

It’s a blessing and a curse to work from home: a blessing because it means you’re capable and trustworthy enough to stay employed without having to go into the office every day; a curse, on the other hand, because you almost have to produce higher-quality work than your office mates if you want to keep it going.

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Be a Better Boss: LISTEN!

We hate to break it to you, but a boss is ultimately only as good as the team he or she runs.

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How to Create Good Relationships with Others in Your Industry

A few posts back I wrote about how important it is to create good relationships with other folks in your industry, but it was pointed out to me that not everybody knows how to do that. And while you may have an idea of how to connect with others in the industry, you might want more inspiration on how to go about it. So here's how to create good relationships with others in the biz.

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