It’s Time to Fire Facebook and Meta

It’s 2022. Small businesses are being crushed by bigger businesses, governments, changing economies, pandemic, and their own stagnation. Since the pandemic has forced advertisement to be more digital, we need to address the stinky elephant in the room. I think I speak for the majority of us, but I’ll keep it to the businesses I know of- it’s time to fire Facebook, Meta, or whatever they want to call themselves.

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In-house Agency vs. Outsourcing Digital Marketing

As a veteran digital marketer based in Portland, OR, I’ve seen the world of search engine marketing, social media, analytics and conversion optimization evolve since optimizing my first website in 1996. One of the more prominent trends affecting digital marketing agencies I’ve personally experienced in the last few years is the client’s increasing desire to take search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click (PPC) and social media marketing in-house. The trend, while logical, has dangerous implications for corporations and agencies alike.

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Branding 101: Own Your Name

In 2001, I was hired at Nike while I was going to college. After a few years of working at the sports juggernaut, Nike, the hoopla of telling all my family and close friends wore off. However, I never got tired of telling anyone I was a Nike employee.  My prior knowledge of Nike’s brand

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The 4 Ps of Marketing

One of the core principles of marketing is the 4 Ps. In the digital era of non-stop constant ads, we’re being bombarded with it. Every company has a strategy and if the budget allows, there is a mass amount of dollars being invested to get you to buy.

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