Tagged 'tips'

Making the Most Out of LinkedIn

Posted by Emily Weeks on February 11th, 2014 at 9:55 am

Do you have a LinkedIn account? If the answer is yes, continue on. If no, stop what you’re doing (presumably reading this blog post), and take 5 minutes to create an account – trust me – you’ll thank me in the future.
Now, safely assuming everyone reading this has a LinkedIn account, the question remains: “How can I make the most out of my time on it?” It doesn’t have the entertainment appeal of Facebook or Twitter, it doesn’t have the visual appeal of Instagram or Pinterest. Truth be told, it might not be the social media site you spend hours a day on. But that being said, the value you get out of 30 minutes on LinkedIn may be far greater than the 2 hours you spend mindlessly scrolling through your Instagram feed.
One of the downfalls of LinkedIn is its connotation—people often think of it as just an online resume – but it’s much, much more than that. While it does serve this purpose, it also functions as an online networking portal, a news source, and a search engine for individuals, companies and even jobs themselves. After all, it is the world’s largest professional network. Did you know LinkedIn is... Read more

The 7 Tips to Building Relationships, Not Barriers.

Posted by Daniel Alvarez on October 17th, 2013 at 10:00 am

In a sales-driven world, it can be hard to remember that the majority of salespersons are not the run-of-the-mill wheeling and dealing sharks you may have heard of. In fact, the best salespersons are the complete opposite. They have mastered what the stereotypical salespeople have not: listening. Yes, you read that right- listening is the cornerstone to building a business relationship. Hell, it’s probably the foundation for any type of relationship but I’ll leave that for a future post.
Sales drive businesses to improve their offerings, it’s what create competition between companies and it’s the reason the majority of us have a job. Because at the end of the day, somewhere down the pipeline, someone is making a sale. And the creative space is no different.
In our space, creating lasting relationships with clients and potential clients is of utmost importance. The main reason being we’re not in a transactional environment, we rely on ongoing business dealings with the same client rather than a turn and burn approach. In addition, our sales cycle is much longer; we have many meetings prior to the start of a project and finally, sell through education. As you educate your client, you’ll become a resource, an... Read more

Six Tips to Make a Great Video

Posted by Dan Nuckolls on May 21st, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Keep it Simple
A one-minute video is a recommended start, and you might find yourself liking that length, viewers do. You’ve got to keep things simple being careful not to over saturate the viewer with too much content. To retain what they are watching, people need “nuggets” if information so they can consume and think about it.

Structure the Video
The structure of your video is like a program at a play with a beginning, middle and an end. If you ramble on and leave people hanging, you’re better off not doing a video. It might make you look bad. Hire a professional copywriter that knows video. It’s worth the effort.
Develop Your Story
With every presentation, try to make it into a story. Give your information purpose for even being put into a video. People follow stories, they like to hear the conclusion, and they like to know you have things well thought out too. Stories that are communicated well can influence others. Use emotion to help stamp the video into the viewers’ mind.
Use Plain Terminology
You may be talking to people that know your industry, but some won’t or may not know what you know. Be inclusive and if you need to use an “industry... Read more

4 Tips to Get Mass Traffic on Your Social Media Pages

Posted by Drew Hendricks on October 30th, 2012 at 9:50 am

Social Media is a fantastic way to spread the word about your products, services, or brand. That’s because social media makes it so much easier for you to connect with your customers, fans and target audiences.
Nowadays, almost every business has their Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ accounts set up and optimized with their various target keywords and company information. But that wasn’t enough.
Unless they already had a strong brand name, these businesses didn’t instantly gain followers, likes, and a large fan base. So how did they do it?
Through promotion of course!
But the whole point of having these social media accounts to begin with was to promote your business, and now you have to figure out how to build traffic on these platforms too?
Well, the good news is that’s it’s not that difficult to do. In this post we’ll go over 4 simple marketing strategies you can implement to build a stronger social media following and get mass traffic going to your website. With these tactics, a little hard work, and consistency, you’ll notice a difference in your social media pages in no time.
Add Social Media On Your Website
Your website is the number one place visitors will look to find your social... Read more

9 Tips for Driving Traffic with Twitter

Posted by Meghan Bender on September 21st, 2012 at 8:30 am

Twitter can be a powerful tool for communicating with your readers, finding inspiration, and getting new users. Here are nine tips for driving traffic to your site with Twitter; give them a shot and shoot us a tweet @imediatweet and @Skimlinks !