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Build a Movement, Not a Brand

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Crowds are never a good thing for business unless it's outside your front door. How do you stand out in today's tech drenched smartphone in hand world full of noisy content?

Why Brands Have Kicked Traditional Marketing to the Side of the Road

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Digital has clearly usurped traditional marketing methods. Remember the ubiquitous fax machine? To be successful, your businesses must understand ma...

30-Plus Apps that Will Help You Grow Your Business and Leverage Technology

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Lee Traupel

In our work building marketing stacks for clients we use an ever-changing suite of apps and products. Here are 30 of our favorites with a functional...

The Best All Frills, No Chills Way to Build Brand Awareness

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

A buyer persona identifies who you are targeting with marketing initiatives. It's the go-to foundation of all your marketing. You may have more than one.

Web Site Design Killers Lurk in the Shadows & Conference Rooms

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.04.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

The easiest part of web site design is the design itself. Sounds like an oxymoron but it's not. The real holy terror smacking brands and design agenc...

Top 10 Characteristics of Resilient Professionals

Neil Seligman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Neil Seligman

Attempting to control the world is always going to be futile. Yet there is one common factor within the ever-changing Universe that you can rely upon. You.

How GoPro Is Redefining Brand Immersion in Today's Tech Drenched World

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

As the web morphs to a more visual medium, creative storytelling is moving front and center as way for brands to build engagement and virality. GoPro...

Marketing Sages are an Endangered Species for Good Reason

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

I can't believe the amount of content targeting small business rhapsodizing the endless rewards bigger brands are generating with social media marke...

Future Proofing Your Brand Strategy

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

"The future has already arrived. It's just not evenly distributed yet." William Gibson Future proofing your brand strategy is a constantly moving tar...

Ten Ways to be a Mythic Content Whisperer

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Rule #1 - blog with the absolute best content you can produce, don't waste valuable time or resources on social media until your business has 30-50 blog posts completed.

5 Key Tactics for Improving Your Marketing Platform Strategy

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Every business today, regardless of size needs a marketing platform strategy to get your content "heard" on the right social channel.

How to Redefine Your Marketing Strategy in Today's Tech Drenched World

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

"There's many a slip twixt cup and the lip" is erroneously attributed to Shakespeare throughout history. The origins can be traced back to Greek myth...

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

David Miles | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
David Miles

John Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt.

Getting Attention in Today's Social Media Tower of Babel

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

One of our greatest challenges working with clients is getting their attention, let alone their target market demographics. Some see this shiny mark...

Businesses From Across America Are Investing in Britain

Patrick Davies | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Patrick Davies

As we at the Embassy are very fond of repeating, Britain and the US do a huge amount of business together. Perhaps that's what you would expect from two of the largest, most advanced and most open economies in the world. But you needn't take my word for it: The investment numbers for 2013-14 are in, and they are impressive.

Marketing Prerequisites for Businesses in the Billion Dollar Age

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.02.2014 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Digital silos are collapsing right in front of us. Today's social curated, lean, API-hungry businesses built at the blurred intersection of design and user experience are forcing CMOs and CEOs to adjust their marketing strategy accordingly.

Argentina Slides Into Default As Debt Talks Fail

AP | ALMUDENA CALATRAVA | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina entered economic limbo Thursday, forced into a default that could undermine an already frail economy if a d...

Twitter Is Still the Best Water Cooler Ever for Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.27.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

How much time is Twitter going to take to be effective for your business? The simple answer is probably an hour or two a day, depending on your products and services, community service sophistication, how you're using the platform and how aggressively you want to grow your brand.

Why Content and Social Media Marketing are the New SEO

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

SEO is the process of making your web site more accessible to search engines. Google's algorithmic updates the last 3-5 years ("panda" "penguin" "hu...

Content Marketing Best Practices for B2B Brands

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

I wish I could tell you it is this easy. It's not; but, here are critical benchmarks you should be aware of to create meaningful content.

The Only Social Network You'll Ever Need How to Feed & Take Care of It

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

LinkedIn has over 300 plus million users, doubling in size the last calendar year, adding 2 new members per second and an estimated 180M unique visit...

Why Many Social Media Experts are Selling Snake Oil

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

So much content written today by social media "experts" featuring Toms, McDonalds, Pepsi, Cisco, SalesForce, Intel, Zappos is a false line on the ho...

Is Your Business Attention Starved In Today's Always-On World?

Lee Traupel | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

It's a noisy world, your marketing resources and headcount are limited and in some case, you're still defining who your customers are. How Mark...

Content Heroes and Heroines are Made not Born

Lee Traupel | Posted 08.30.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

The heat, light, buzz and hype about all things social has overshadowed plain old content marketing for much of the last 2-3 years. But social media has failed to deliver for many businesses and for good reason.

What I Learned about Social Media from Andy Warhol

Lee Traupel | Posted 08.23.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Women rock social media marketing and for good reason. They intuitively know how to build "community" into any marketing process, are empathic, goal oriented, nurturing and much more. Brands: market accordingly.