Your Marketing Toolbox

May18

An Elephant is Making Your Financial Decisions • part 4/4

Red Chalk Studios presents our series on buyer, or customer, psychology — what it is, why it matters, and how understanding it can make a powerful difference in your business every day. If you haven’t read them yet, back up and start with: It’s Time to Talk About Your Elephant, part 1 Retain Customers By […]
May09

Oh, How Elephants Hate Losing Things • part 3/4

Red Chalk Studios presents our series on buyer, or customer, psychology — what it is, why it matters, and how understanding it can make a powerful difference in your business every day. If you haven’t read them yet, back up and start with: It’s Time to Talk About Your Elephant, part 1 Retain Customers By […]
May09

Retain Customers By Appealing to the Elephant • part 2/4

Red Chalk Studios presents our series on buyer, or customer, psychology — what it is, why it matters, and how understanding it can make a powerful difference in your business every day. If you haven’t read it yet, back up and start with: It’s Time to Talk About Your Elephant, part 1   We are […]
May09

It’s Time to Talk About Your Elephant • part 1/4

Red Chalk Studios presents our series on buyer, or customer, psychology — what it is, why it matters, and how understanding it can make a powerful difference in your business every day.   Introducing “The Elephant and the Rider” analogy. Let’s take our first look at this metaphorical mammoth in the room, or in this […]
Dec12

On Favorite Books, Facebook Seven-Day Challenges, and Writing Well

Have you been tagged in the “Seven-day Book Challenge”? It’s made the rounds on Facebook lately, as friends call out friends to post covers of their favorite books once a day for seven days running. No explanation, no words—just the cover. It’s intriguing to see the choices my friends make, as I wonder why they […]
Aug15

How to Get More Than “Fifteen Minutes of Fame”

  In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.   Whether Andy Warhol really uttered those words is uncertain, but the notion of experiencing a fleeting, celebratory 15 minutes of fame has been flying around since the artist’s celebrity rocket took off in the 1970s. The idea behind the catchphrase is that sooner […]
Jul19

Today’s Top Trends in Web Design

News flash, the world of the internet changes on a dime. (Wait, do dimes even still exist?) And when you’re moving forward with a brand new website or redesigning an existing site, there are many, many strategic decisions to be made. We’ll save most of those for another blog article, but for now, let’s talk […]
Jun13

In Today’s Digital Advertising Landscape, What Would Don Draper Do?

“Change is neither good nor bad. It simply is.” – Don Draper To say that advertising has come a long way since the 1960s-era series “Mad Men” is a total understatement. If you’re in marketing and advertising and have not seen the AMC award-winning series, go watch it now, it’s on Netflix. You’ll appreciate the […]
Jun06

Telling a Story Through Public Relations – Where to Start

When my daughters were little, they occasionally asked about my job. What do I do, what am I writing and who is it for? They loved to read and to be read to, and we three enjoyed escaping into the adventurous lives of Little Bear, Olivia and Poppleton, along with a whimsical cast of other […]
May23

The Right Way To Write For Social Media Success

Writing for social media is not any different than writing for any other content platform. There. There’s your answer. Thank you, and goodnight! Just kidding, that would have been a terrible article. The foundational principles of effective copywriting easily apply to the scan-able, swipe-able world of social media — with a few important tweaks to […]

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