Social Media Plan


When is the last time you clicked on the social media icons on your website? Does your website even have social media links? Are you or your management team skeptical of the importance of social media for your business? There are more than two billion active social media users worldwide. 1.23 billion users log into their social media sites for … Read More

Sales + Marketing = Smarketing


Integrating the sales and marketing process can lead to annual revenue growth. One study establishes revenue growth of up to 20 percent. Unfortunately, all too often there is friction between sales and marketing. How aligned are your sales and marketing teams? Are your sales people creating their own marketing materials because the company’s message isn’t on target? Does sales complain … Read More

New Year’s Traditions from Around the World


  Belgium: Farmers wish their cows a Happy New Year. Family have parties where everyone kisses and exchanges fortune greetings and toasts to welcome the New Year.   Bolivia: Coins are baked into sweets, and whoever finds the coins has good luck for the next year.   Chile: Families spend the night sleeping at the cemetery.     China: Every … Read More

Black Isn’t the New Clear


Interplastic Corporation develops and manufactures resins, gel-coats, colorants and related products used to produce a wide range of innovative composite components, such as countertops, shower stalls, boats and automotive parts. One of Interplastic’s competitive advantages is that the company’s resin formulations are clearer in color. This minimizes discoloration of colorants and pigments added to the resin during manufacturing. The company … Read More

Strategic Marketing Plan for 2016


Proceeding without a strategic marketing plan is like shopping at the home improvement store without a list. It costs you more, it takes longer, you forget to buy necessities, and you make purchases that aren’t needed. A good strategic marketing plan brings the future to the present and gives you an efficient roadmap for getting to your destination—increased sales and profits. The process … Read More

Rebranding: Polk County Pond Scum Green to Technology Innovation

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Founded in 1972 and transitioning from second- to third-generation ownership in 2010, Northwire decided it was time to make some changes. The company wanted to update the website. Veritas Marketing recommended a corporate identity and positioning renovation at the same time. The management team agreed. Having worked with Northwire since 2005, Veritas started the rebranding process with a strategy discovery … Read More

In the News: 11 Tips for Gaining Media Coverage

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A press release is often the first step in securing a feature article or gaining media coverage that generates leads and builds awareness. Some press releases are picked-up and others hit the recycle bin. Many never make it to the intended media inbox in the first place. Here are some best practices for gaining more press coverage. Write an attention-grabbing headline. … Read More

Avoid Marketing Pitfalls

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It is third quarter. Do you know where your marketing plan is? Have the strategies been followed? Has the plan been updated during the year? Here are some common pitfalls that even the most seasoned professionals can fall prey to. Failing to monitor your marketing programs. You can only manage what you measure. Marketing automation, campaign tracking and website analytics allow … Read More

Buzzword or Bunk?


Growth Hacking Native Advertising Snackable Content Newsjacking It Factor As a marketing agency, we often get unusual requests. When the cloud first started emerging as a new buzzword, we received a call from a manufacturer that wanted the cloud. Some years later, a few IT professionals at a hosting company created an exceptional depiction of the cloud. They put white … Read More

Google AdWords Optimization


Google AdWords can be a powerful marketing tool that adds real value to a robust marketing campaign. However, as with many tools, it must be used correctly or it can waste resources. Google AdWords is set up on the basis of you paying per click. That’s good and bad. It’s good if you are driving qualified prospects to your website. But … Read More