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Girl Scouts, Amazon’s V-Day Breakup, Instagram Updates and More

Happy snow day, Lunch Breakers – at least in our neck of the woods. When we aren’t tucked away from the cold, we are dodging Girl Scout cookie sales at all of the metro stops. But we’re not fooled by their lack of years in life experience, because these young entrepreneurs can’t be stopped. In… Continue Reading Girl Scouts, Amazon’s V-Day Breakup, Instagram Updates and More

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We Combed Through The Top 2019 PR Predictions So You Don’t Have To

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We’re one month into 2019 and your PR plans and strategic goals for the year are ready to rock and roll, but are you incorporating the anticipated industry trends into your planning? At the end of 2018, it seemed like every PR professional made their predictions on the year to come (we even made our… Continue Reading We Combed Through The Top 2019 PR Predictions So You Don’t Have To

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Newsworthy Ugly Christmas Sweaters, 2018 Twitter Winners, An Instagram Rip-off and more

QUICK PR READS YOU CAN TACKLE BETWEEN BITES Happy Tuesday, Lunch Breakers! We’re one week away from Christmas, and our office is engaging in a spirited discussion about the best last-minute stocking stuffers. Does your tree need a ‘Floss like a Boss’ elf ornament? In this week’s edition, we highlight a creative use for Ugly… Continue Reading Newsworthy Ugly Christmas Sweaters, 2018 Twitter Winners, An Instagram Rip-off and more

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Holiday Campaigns from Apple, Air New Zealand, Amazon and More

QUICK PR READS YOU CAN TACKLE BETWEEN BITES ‘Tis the season to be…preparing for 2019. Here in the Stanton DC office, we have our sweaters, heaters, hot coco and our editorial calendars at the ready. We also have our eyes on all things holiday-related. In this week’s Lunch Break edition, we talk about creative seasonal… Continue Reading Holiday Campaigns from Apple, Air New Zealand, Amazon and More

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The Delight-First Approach to Audience Engagement

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When it comes to public relations and audience engagement, many creative teams are faced with the question, “Why?” To the pros, the answer is clear. From traditional PR placements to content marketing to social media outreach, engaging your audience increases awareness, builds a positive relationship with the brand, and keeps your organization top-of-mind—all important aspects… Continue Reading The Delight-First Approach to Audience Engagement

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Stand Out with Stronger Content

In today’s market, there’s a vast amount of content aimed at consumers, with each piece fighting for attention. This has created a world of “content clutter” and caused more difficulty for brands to create a meaningful connection between content and consumer. It’s important that brands have the ability to communicate their message to their target… Continue Reading Stand Out with Stronger Content

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A Beginner’s Guide to Driving Website Traffic

A Beginner’s Guide to Driving Website Traffic

We all know content is king, but without an audience to read it, you might be wasting your time. Reaching your target audience and driving them to your pages is essential for a successful online marketing strategy, and there are some simple ways to achieve this. Try these four methods to increase the volume of… Continue Reading A Beginner’s Guide to Driving Website Traffic

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Marketing Memorial Day Without Losing Its Meaning

Memorial Day Communication

Memorial Day has become many things. It is often deemed the unofficial start of summer, a celebratory kick-off to barbeques, cold beer, summer sales and fireworks—all rolled in with a bit of red, white and blue. Of course, for many Americans, the true meaning of the national holiday is still, first and foremost, about honoring… Continue Reading Marketing Memorial Day Without Losing Its Meaning

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4 Reasons to Love GIFs

Reasons to Love Animated GIFs

Animated GIFs got their start back in 1987, but they have come a long way since the dancing banana. Akin to its illustrative cousins—static graphics and video—the GIF allows you to harness the power of visuals. However, the GIF adds a bit of magic with its simplicity and flexibility across platforms. In fact, 33.6 percent… Continue Reading 4 Reasons to Love GIFs

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Two Brains Are Better Than One for Automated Marketing 

Communications professionals know how important email campaigning is—it’s your direct line to your brand’s biggest fans. While internal and external lists and client information grow, our workload does too. That’s why it’s important to harness marketing automation tools, such as MailChimp, that effectively help us reach our target audience.   In recent months, Mailchimp has expanded its offerings into what it’s calling “second-brain” automation services, offering expanded creative tools, user-friendly distribution settings and more.   The email management and automation application… Continue Reading Two Brains Are Better Than One for Automated Marketing 

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