your input needed!

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Business Development, Social Media, Strategic Communication.

Today I’m asking for your feedback… What kind of information do you need help with? We love creating guides and content based on your specific needs. (Like our free guide with the top 5 website tips for Economic Developers — which was inspired after I led the Chesapeake Basic Economic Development Course on Marketing and …

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You’re talking – but can they hear you?

Posted on July 3, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Communications, Public Relations, Strategic Communication.

Different words and ways of speaking will resonate with different target audiences. You can talk in emojis and abbreviated words to millennials… But communicating in casual lingo to a seasoned CEO won’t resonate! Now, some people get hung up on this and worry about alienating other people in their audience by focusing on just one …

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How to keep up marketing momentum while you’re on vacation

Posted on June 13, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Economic Development, Social Media, Strategic Communication.

As summer approaches, it’s a chance to take some time off and recharge. Taking a vacation requires planning in advance — where you’ll go, what hotel to stay in, lining up the dog-sitter, etc. It’s no surprise that you’ll be taking time off work… So how can you plan in advance so that you have …

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Is there a secret formula to sharing content?

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Social Media, Strategic Communication, Websites.

Is there a secret formula to exactly how often you should be posting content or reaching out to people 1:1? Consider all the ways you create touch-points with your potential customers… Sending personal emails Connecting on Facebook or LinkedIn Sending personal messages on Facebook or LinkedIn Posting on social media Sending newsletters Posting on your …

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6 Tips For Pitching to the Media

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Advertising, Communications, Marketing Collateral, Public Relations, Strategic Communication.

Pitching to the media can be tricky business. Many people worry about annoying an editor or producer by contacting them, so they don’t take any action at all. Or they assume that the media is inundated with requests and that there’s no chance of getting featured. This also stops them from even trying. Unfortunately, this …

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Our favorite tips for creating content

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Communications, Public Relations, Social Media, Strategic Communication.

Nowadays, creating regular, original content is a non-negotiable. It’s a key way that potential customers can find you, learn about you, and begin to know, like, and trust you. Whether they end up reading your content after googling a question your article offers the answer to, or seeing an article of yours shared on social …

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