Ellen McBride

Feb15

Why You Should Be Writing This Blog

You’re busy. We get it. (Who isn’t?) And finding the time to write a blog as part of your content strategy—or finding someone on your team to do it—can be a monumental task. But here are a few reasons why should consider keeping it on your to-do list: You can position yourself and your company […]
Jan31

Your Brand’s Market Exposure

Back in 1964, a study carried out by Bauer and Greyser was reported in 1968 in Advertising in America: The Consumer View. (1) It showed that in four major media — magazines, newspapers, radio and television — the average number of exposures in a full waking day was, wait for it, 76 ads of which a person was […]
Jan29

Creative Agency Management Tools—It’s About Time

Quick question. How many balls do you have up in the air? How many plates are you spinning? How many people and projects are you juggling? If you’re like, well, most of us in this day and age, you’re so busy, it’s hard to stay organized. Red Chalk Studios is a very busy branding, marketing and […]
Dec30

A Brand New Year Deserves a Brand New Commitment to Your Brand

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for individual people like you and me. As businesses, we can also resolve to be smarter, more strategic, more profitable, more community-minded, and so on. And it starts with your brand. First, a successful brand comes from the inside, from a company’s core, and it’s infused throughout the organization. Your brand is […]
Dec20

Signs Your Brand May Need a Realignment Strategy

A strong brand that tells your story truthfully and powerfully is probably your business’s greatest asset. A brand that’s off course, isn’t a true reflection of who you are or what you do, or doesn’t mean much to your target market, can be a huge drag on your success. To be clear, if you’re not emphatically sure […]
Nov07

The World Wide Web And Your Place On It

YOU BETTER HAVE A WEBSITE. Let’s start with your website. If you have an existing business, you most certainly have a website. If you don’t have one, you most certainly should. This is where the majority of people go to search and find goods, services, reviews, work, help, the best chocolate in the world… So right […]
Oct20

#HashingOutHashtags

So. Hashtags. In ancient history—like, 10 years ago—the hashtag symbol only meant “number” or “pound.” These days, it’s all about the hashtag. To start, a hashtag is a keyword phrase, spelled without spaces, that has a pound or number sign (#) in front of it. It looks like this: #RedChalkStudios or #MoreCoffeePlease. And while the birthplace of hashtags is Twitter, they’re […]
Sep30

Give Every Employee a New Title: Ambassador

Word-of-mouth referrals. Advocates. Ambassadors. No matter what you call them, you have potential customers or clients out there who can be influenced by your carefully chosen, well-informed, passionate brand ambassadors, making your marketing efforts exponentially stronger. How do you feel when someone you like and trust tells you about something they think you would like? You’re more willing […]
Sep04

It’s Not Just What You Say, It’s How You Say It

“Tell us a story.” Most of us can relate to being on the giving or the receiving end of the plea for a story. It’s true in your personal life and it’s true in business. Stories capture our attention. Stories make presentations better. Stories make ideas stick. Stories help us be more persuasive. Smart leaders tell stories to inspire us, […]
Sep02

Give Your Brand Some Space

“Oh, wow.” “So cool.” “I love this place!” When clients first come into our office, more often than not, they say something about how it looks and how it makes them feel. Granted, there are a bunch of creative types here at Red Chalk Studios, and we don’t mean to be braggadocious (okay, maybe a […]

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