Chalk Talk

Apr11

Seven Digital Marketing Mistakes to Avoid

Sometimes the concept of “digital marketing” can seem chaotic, like the wild, wild west — it’s there and people are flocking to it, but no one’s really conquered it yet. An uncharted and continuously changing landscape can be quite intimidating. There are new rules, unfamiliar nuances, and misinformation out there. And that’s where mistakes can […]
Apr04

Three Reasons Why Your Business Needs Social Media Marketing

Your customers, your target audience, the eyeballs you want on your business are ALL on social media. They access social media on their phones while they’re walking, on their computers while they’re working, and on their tablets while they’re on the couch. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest… Social media is now so deeply integrated […]
Mar21

The All-You-Can-Eat “Google Campaign” Buffet

Ah, remember the good ol’ days when there was only one way to run paid ads on Google? Those were simpler times, back when we had Razor phones that didn’t connect to the internet, when most shopping was done in a store and Amazon was just for books. Before Snapchat filters and emojis… Wow, things […]
Mar15

SEO. In-House vs. Outsourcing: Closing Credits

Time, money, staffing, secret clues to buried treasure — it ALL has to be considered when deciding whether to hire an in-house SEO team or to outsource to an agency. In our previous posts, “SEO. In-House vs Outsource” and “The Sequel” we reviewed the major factors to consider such as budgeting, staff requirements, time and […]
Mar07

SEO. In-House or Outsource? The Sequel.

You’ve been going back and forth. Made pros and cons lists and we bet this has probably made your head spin — should you bring in your own SEO team from scratch or should you hire a top agency for your SEO campaign? Part one of our in-house/outsource discussion covered two foundational elements to consider […]
Feb28

SEO. In-House or Outsource?

In our previous article, “The Notorious SEO”, we talked about what the heck SEO is and why every business needs it. Think of it as a sort of introductory chapter in our story. (And if you don’t know what SEO is all about, you should read it.) Now, assuming that you understand what SEO is […]
Jan31

The Notorious SEO

You know its name. You’ve seen it on social media. You can’t go a day without hearing the word “Google.” But you’re still not quite sure what it all means. We get it, it’s a lot. And in this post, we’re going to break it down to help convey the importance and the nuances. So, […]
Dec31

Five Tips for Getting the Most From a Small PPC Budget

Your “small” could be someone else’s “big.” Who knows? What we do know is that “small” is subjective. Say you’re a small business. It’s probably not small to you… So, no matter the actual size of your business, it’s common to have a limited marketing budget. Splitting it among all the channels you want to […]
Dec31

Red Chalk Looks Back at 2018 — An Homage to Creativity

The business of creativity can be quite, well, interesting. And while ideas are meant to soar and explore possibilities, they have to be rooted in strong foundations. Which is why, we firmly believe, that you have to encourage adventurous opportunities to exercise the “imagination muscle,” but also have to have sensible, results-oriented goals. It’s a […]
Mar01

Why You Should Know About Ramona

Every design studio, every branding house, every advertising agency has one. You know, that one employee who has to be the center of attention, who comes in late and leaves early, that Queen B who lords over all, that creative mind that says one brilliant word in a meeting and leaves the rest of us […]

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