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The 12 (Internet Marketing) Days Of Christmas!

Posted by Amy Kauffman on December 26th, 2012 at 6:00 am

The best way to spread holiday cheer is to share marketing tips for all to hear! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your crew at HMG Creative. To celebrate the joyous season and year's end, we now present the 12 Days of Christmas in its entirety, a campaign that is sure to make you laugh, smile and think about marketing in a whole new light going into 2013. Did you miss the the fun festivities, the first time around? No problem! But be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter, so you aren't left out in the cold again. (You don’t want to be on that naughty list, do you?)

Enjoy our gift of discounts, actionable marketing ideas, Twitter tips, viral videos and more exciting content to take your business into the new year in style!

Now -- Without further delay -- may we present: The 12 Days of Christmas!

On the First Day of Christmas, HMG Gave to Me:
Business Cards Half Off…That’s Almost FREE!

On the Second Day of Christmas, HMG Gave to Me:
Two Tutorials

On the Third Day of Christmas, HMG Gave to Me:
Three Experts Blogging

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, HMG Gave to Me:
Four Calling... Read more

Ten Blogs a-Buzzing

Posted by Amy Kauffman on December 23rd, 2012 at 6:00 am

The voice of a consumer has proved to be the most powerful tool for the success of any business. The evolution of the internet has made several marketing solutions as simple as clicking a mouse; so let’s deck the halls with ten ways to integrate age old word of mouth marketing with modern social outlets!
1. On average, one of five customers will say something about your business just by asking them to. “Would you tell your friends and family about our service?” The trick? Just ask, every time!
2. Optimize the search engine effect; a product cannot be shared virtually if it cannot be found online. Optimize your website and online content with multi-word tag lines that can avoid vast competitions with companies shelling out the dollars for one key word.
3. If you choose to advertise on multiple social media sites, allocate time to update and engage with readers and followers daily. Consistency with posting ads and follower engagement is crucial for brand recognition.
4. Everyone wants to be heard; whether positive or constructive feedback is flowing in, always respond. Take time to address concerns and thank all customers for positive feedback, reviewers will be talking about the brand just by feeling... Read more

Seven Shows-a Streaming

Posted by Amy Kauffman on December 21st, 2012 at 6:00 am

What makes a video go viral? Perhaps it’s the catchy dance-inspired jingle or the tooth biting little brother. Whatever it is, we can all agree that they have one thing in common: originality. Add in some humor, sex appeal or complete random-ness and you have yourself a Grade-A viral anomaly. Here, take a look at seven of our favorite viral videos.
Isaac's Live Lip-Dub Proposal
I Told My Kid I Ate All Their Halloween Candy Again
Felix Baumgartner
Gangnam Style
Dollar Shave Club
Kony
The Dog Strikes Back
How can you be a part of the fun festivities of the 12 Days of Christmas, you ask? By Liking us on Facebook or Following us on Twitter, if you don't already. (You don’t want to be on that naughty list, do you?)
and follow me on Twitter, too! @amykauffman

Six Birds-a Tweeting

Posted by Amy Kauffman on December 20th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Twitter is gaining momentum at an alarming rate and more and more businesses are using Twitter to create new revenue, build relationships and solve customer issues. As a Twitter user for both personal and business use, I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t. Below are 6 tips to writing good tweets and getting more followers!
1. Keep it simple! Probably the most important piece of advice anyone can give you…no one wants to read a novel; especially on a network of fast-moving posts.
2. Be original. Yes, I know this is trivial but a lot of people forget to use their own thoughts.
3. Be personal. Bring your followers into your world, show them what YOU are about and make them feel welcome.
4. Make ‘em laugh. If you can’t come up with anything creative then default to a funny joke, everyone can appreciate a laugh now and then!
5. In conjunction with keeping it simple, make it catchy at the same time! Use words that define you and intrigue the reader. Separate yourself from the pack.
6. Hashtags. Another no-brainer in the Twittersphere; hashtags are to Twitter as SEO is to a solid website.
How can you be a... Read more

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, HMG Gave to Me: Four Calling Clients

Posted by Amy Kauffman on December 19th, 2012 at 6:00 am

The Client List: 4 Types of Clients, Pain Points and How to Deal
At HMG, we love our wonderful family of clients and customers. But, like any large family, there are a few that can, well, drive you a little crazy. Throughout my time working at PR, advertising and creative agencies I have noticed a distinctive trend in some of the “problem child” clients that take extra time, energy and effort to work with. While there are dozens of categories and sub-categories (I can’t wait to read the comments!), I have done my best to narrow down the 4 most common, and troublesome, types of clients that make Account Managers across the country face-palm almost every day.
1. The Defensive Line
Think 260+ lbs., Texas born and bred defensive players. Their goal? To keep the offense from proceeding down the field, of course. And this is exactly how most of us feel when faced with a Defensive Line client. These clients or individuals tend to halt any forward progress you and your agency tries to make on their behalf. But they hired you, right? Last you checked you were the expert on hand to provide guidance on communications and lead... Read more