Social media tip: Make news relevant to you

Facebook and Twitter feeds are sharing the “news” today that Hello Kitty is not a cat. Considering Hello Kitty’s longtime presence among kids and tweens of past and current generations (in America since 1976), the news traveled fast. In response to all of the commotion, Peanuts Worldwide threw itself into the mix by posting to…
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How much does this all cost?

“How much does this all cost?” That’s one of the most frequently asked questions in a potential client meeting or casual conversation about what we do. And the answer is almost always the same. “As much as you can afford to spend.” You see, there is no magic number on how much to spend on…
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Facebook stock decline proves goodwill important to companies’ long-term success

I don’t know anyone who really likes Facebook. Sure, it has close to a billion users who enjoy connecting with old and new friends alike. But I’m talking about the company itself. I think most of us use the service grudgingly, mainly because it’s the best available option. But just wait until something better comes…
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Marketing Geek Goes to Comic-Con

I’ve been a self-proclaimed “geek” for most of my life. While others shied away from their geekier side, I embraced mine. I worked with what I had. A few weeks ago, I fully embraced it and let my geek flag fly at San Diego Comic-Con for the first time. And while I was there, another side of…
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Making Imagine’s outside match what’s inside

When a business is born (especially of the entrepreneurial kind) a lot of effort is put into finding a name that truly matches the essence and spirit of what that business will offer, as well as a name that will stand the test of time. This is very true for Imagine. The dream for Imagine…
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It’s not about where you network, but how

Why do you network? Do you attend networking events to gather as many business cards as you possibly can? Or, do you attend them in hopes of finding key people you really like and want to do business with? Though the first option plays to my naturally competitive nature, I would rather leave a business…
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Market Research You CAN Afford

Before coming to Imagine, I worked as a marketing manager for a small business. Working for a small business meant that sometimes I had to get creative with ways to stretch our marketing dollar. We knew who we wanted to target and we knew who our customers were. Social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and…
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