Is Your Content Marketing Working? Here’s How to Tell.

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Is your content marketing REALLY working? This is a big question because content marketing isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. It’s not just about increased sales. You may be looking to build brand awareness through your social media and/or to gain subscribers to your blog. The key is to have a marketing strategy for creating specific goals […]

Brand Messaging: What It Is and Why It Matters

Brand Messaging - What it is and why it matters

What Is Brand Messaging? Brand messaging is the way your brand “talks” to your target audience. It tells your brand story … why your brand matters, what your values are, and what sets you apart from your competitors. Brand messaging is most effective when it’s simple, clear, and aligned with the goals and needs of […]

How to Create Your 2022 Content Marketing Plan

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It’s the New Year and you have big ideas for WHAT you want to achieve in your business in 2022. You know a good content marketing plan can help you achieve your business goals, but you may not know exactly HOW you’re going to get it all done … or maybe you’re not even sure […]

Assess Your 2021 Marketing Strategy

Assess Your 2021 Marketing Strategy

Ask yourself, did your marketing strategies and efforts pay off this year? Did they bring you more and new customers and good a return on your investment (ROI)? You can’t create the RIGHT marketing plan for next year UNTIL you assess the effectiveness of this year’s strategies. Does Your Marketing Measure Up? The way to […]

How to Achieve Brand Consistency Across All Platforms

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These days there are so many platforms you can use to share your message, your story, your business. That means lot of opportunities to get your brand in front of people. However, the multitude of options may feel daunting. At Message Artist Creative Group, we help our clients look at the process of sharing their […]

Right Speech and Your Brand Message

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How Right On Is Your Messaging and Communications? I find myself revisiting my philosophical Yoga days. This has me contemplating the concept of Right Speech with all its implications and applications. (I wrote a blog a LONG time ago that talks about what Right Speech is and how to practice it even in social media. Check […]

How Great Logos & Visual Brands Are Created

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I work with several great designers to provide brand design for clients. (Read my How to Hire a Graphic Designer post.) I’ve had a LOT of conversations with prospective clients about what goes into creating a great logo and how there’s actually quite a bit of “homework” that has to happen before I can turn to one […]

What’s Your Visibility Plan?

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We all know we should have a strategic marketing plan, but how many entrepreneurs and small businesses really do? I know a lot of business owners who are doing it all themselves and sometimes they just throw stuff out there because they don’t know what else to do. But a strategic marketing plan can make […]

11 Reasons to Use an Editorial Calendar

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If you’re like many entrepreneurs and business owners, knowing about an editorial calendar isn’t the same as using one. Creating and using this tool is often a tasks that gets put at the bottom of the To Do list — and this is a mistake! So, why exactly should you use an editorial calendar? Well, […]

Hiring a Graphic Designer: How to Find Your Perfect Fit

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When it comes to that perfect little black dress, or the custom-fitted suit, the perfect fit is literal. When it fits perfectly, we look and feel GREAT. But finding the perfect fit with the people who work on your brand is just as important. We know the right graphic designer is going to be a […]