Archive | December, 2010

As postcards becomes sources of nostalgia, a hobbyist pays tens of thousands of dollars for collection

December 8, 2010

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As postcards becomes sources of nostalgia, a hobbyist pays tens of thousands of dollars for collection

It is somewhat ironic how postcards, which were originally intended to provide recipients with a brief glimpse of another area of the world, are now being traded and collected as a means to look back in time.This fascination with the past is what has driven the sale, distribution and collection of old postcards. This week, [...]

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The White List #8: 50% Open Rates on Emails?

December 7, 2010

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I sometimes find it funny that I work in a field where a 20% open rate is considered a success. Let’s face it; where else would you consider that percentage successful? What if we could get 20% on a test at school and still pass? Or God forbid we have drivers out there who only [...]

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Business cards are marketing tools as much as sources of information

December 7, 2010

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Business cards are marketing tools as much as sources of information

Business cards may be the most ubiquitous personal marketing medium around, but far too many professionals use them in dull and uninspired ways. For a device that is meant to attract the attention of potential customers or business partners, it is surprising that so few get creative in developing their cards.As they are small and one [...]

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To some, old postcards are precious historical documents

December 7, 2010

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To some, old postcards are precious historical documents

During the last decade or so, postcards as a medium for communication have largely been replaced by electronic mediums such as email and social media. However, they remain just as popular as collectors' items, sources of nostalgia and even historical documents.Because of their retro appeal, they are beginning to increase in value, especially as they age. [...]

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Tips and Bits #8: Keep up with Google, Yahoo and Bing (SEO-Tips)

December 6, 2010

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From the Official Google Blog “Being bad to your customers is bad for business” “A recent article by the New York Times related a disturbing story. By treating your customers badly, one merchant told the paper, you can generate complaints and negative reviews that translate to more links to your site; which, in turn, make [...]

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Our Daily Best: Week of Nov. 29th

December 3, 2010

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Welcome back to the grind!! Since you were probably working so hard this week catching up from the holiday weekend, you might of missed our outstanding daily posts from the week. So stop catching up on work and catch up with us!

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Digital Age Marketing – Getting Started with Bing SEO

December 3, 2010

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As you probably know, Bing now powers Yahoo search, too. According to John Pring on Six Revisions, roughly 30% of the search market is now going to Bing. So, if you’ve been ignoring this little slice of potential business now might be the right time to get started. Here are some key takeaways from Pring’s [...]

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Get Ready for Marketing 2011

December 3, 2010

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Think support marketing. Online consumers want “details, facts, comparisons, and feedback from other customers.” In short, they want to know what other people think about your business and products while they steer around your carefully chosen marketing hype.  To get you warmed up for marketing in the New Year, here are some useful links and [...]

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Copy Chat – Small Business Marketing Tips for Thriving this Holiday Season

December 3, 2010

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As you continue to develop your copy for the 2010 holiday season and fine tuning your last minute campaigns, keep the following tips in mind to help your small business make the most of the consumer spending season.

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Photobomb#7: 10 Great Examples of Photographs Under the Rain

December 3, 2010

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Taking photos under the rain or in bad weather can be really difficult and risky thing to do. Our common reaction when we see its raining we immediately put our cameras away. But little do we know you can turn this downtime into great opportunity to take really cool and romantic photographs. Just take a [...]

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Print media ad revenue continues to decline, but others see advantage as a disruptive market

December 3, 2010

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Print media ad revenue continues to decline, but others see advantage as a disruptive market

Ad revenue, the most prevailing challenge to the print media industry continues to show few signs of giving in, as a recent report from the Newspaper Association of America shows the industry's print and online ad revenue for the third quarter to have fallen 5.4 percent.The figures mark the 15th consecutive plunge in quarterly revenue. [...]

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The Social Media Sheriff #8: Social Media Addiction: Are You at Risk?

December 2, 2010

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Good ol’ Rusty has rustled some hearty social media links for you today! Your intervention, a new twitter search, how to make some money off that blabber blog of yours, branding yourself on linkedin and the first crossover of real life and social gaming…. and it’s just so cute!

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Planning your graphic design for the holidays

December 2, 2010

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Planning your graphic design for the holidays

For marketing professionals, the holidays mean amping up their game to take advantage of the astronomical level of consumer activity that comes along with this time of year. A recent study by comScore reported that total online sales for Cyber Monday reached more than $1 billion – the heaviest level of online spending in history.With [...]

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Graphic Design Roundup #8 – Portfolio Tips, Inspiration, Wallpapers and more.

December 1, 2010

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Prepare to get inspired with these examples of great design work, and free design resources. Click Here for more graphic design related post by me.

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The best marketing campaigns stand out among rivals’

December 1, 2010

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The best marketing campaigns stand out among rivals’

Over the past couple of years, marketers have come to realize that social media is not some passing fad and that its relevance to both consumers and businesses is universal and still growing.But whenever a new promotional medium rears its head – be it radio, television or the internet – marketers are quick to embrace [...]

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