Your Mobile Website: Top 3 Do’s & Don’ts

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© Thinkstock Is your website mobile-optimized? In just 5 days Google is switching their search ranking algorithm to favor mobile websites! Being mobile-accessible is critical to life and business.  When Steve Jobs created the iPod, his vision was to make it easy for consumers to carry “1,000 songs in your pocket.” Today, our mobile phones essentially carry our “life in a pocket.”  In …

Google ALERT: Are You Mobile Ready?

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They’ve done it again. As soon as you get used to doing things one way, the “powers that be” make a change—for the better. Are you mobile ready? Read below. In late February, Google announced that starting April 21, their search engines would give ranking preference to websites that are mobile optimized. What do you need to know and what …

7 Best Practices for Membership Marketing

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©iStock Photos When I was finally ready to commit to a regular exercise routine in my schedule, I had lots of options.  I could continue walking in the neighborhood on a regular basis but find a group to walk with regularly and hold me accountable for showing up.  I could find a group exercise program that would have a strong …

They Call It the Celery Test

Have you ever stood in line at the grocery store and tried to guess what the person in front of you was planning on making?  Ingredients like chips, dip and soda are a good indicator of a party.  Rolls, hotdogs, napkins and some relish might clue you in to a picnic.  In his book, Start With WHY, Simon Sinek calls …

Mobile Behavior: From Angry Birds to Your Landing Page

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The mobile app, Angry Birds, is an occasional pastime of mine. There’s something indescribably satisfying about slinging kamikaze, frowning feather-balls at rickety structures on the other side of the screen. I love watching everything fall down. Why is this so much fun?! What can I say? Angry Birds is one of the most popular mobile games ever created, so I’m …

Create a Culture That Drives Success, Not Just Makes You Feel Good

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 © purestock   There are a lot of cliches out there about organizational culture: —Culture eats strategy for breakfast —People leave the culture, not the company —Your culture is your most valuable competitive asset And in 20 years of working with organizations as both an internal and external consultant, here’s what I’ve learned: those cliches are all true. They may …

Digital Marketing: 3 Things Dave Matthews Band Can Teach Us

Tuesday, December 18th was a big day for me. I turned 25, attended AMADC’s panel discussion on digital marketing  for non-profits, and topped the evening off with the Dave Matthews Band (DMB) concert at first Mariner Arena inBaltimore. I’m a huge DMB fan. Every time the band comes around the area, I make a point to attend his concerts. I …