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Creating Compelling Pictures

Social Media Photography

We live in a visual world. If we don’t have pictures, it didn’t happen. This rule is especially important to social media, where we rely on pictures to tell a story. In our multi-screen world (phones, computers, laptops, tablets, TVs) social media photography is a vital component of any marketing strategy.

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Understanding the Power of SEO

Sometimes it only takes three little letters to scare the heck out of you. Mention the IRS and people feel faint. The FBI is outside your door? Yeah, that’s never good news. And when you’re talking about websites, SEO is often viewed as the big bad wolf.

SEO, or search engine optimization, is one of the most misunderstood, yet most important digital marketing topics out there. There’s a misconception that harnessing the power of SEO is quick and easy. Not true! SEO is a process that takes time to yield results. It can take months to see results.

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The Tourism Industry

Consumers use digital throughout every step of their travel journey, from dreaming about destinations, to vacation research and booking. Your job as a tourism industry marketer doesn’t end once a visitor finally reaches your location.

Take a look at all the ways travelers use mobile once they’ve arrived and are ready to enjoy their experience. Are you missing out on any of these opportunities?

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5 Best Practices when Creating Social Media Video

There’s no denying it, social media video is the king of content right now. From “live-as-it-happens” videos to eye-catching mini-movies, consumers are watching closely. Visual trends are growing and platforms like Instagram and Facebook play an important role in this shift. Consumers are viewing more video, so brands are creating even more social media video marketing for them to view. And where they watch is extremely important.

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Innovative Advertising: Business of the Year Winners

It was a wonderful way to wrap up an amazing year. The People Who Think team was honored to receive the 2016 Tammany Award from the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce. The Tammany Award is presented each year to a business that has demonstrated leadership and drive, making it a leader in its field and in the community. And making it even more special, the award was presented to us by our valued client, Cathy Deano, co-founder of Painting with a Twist. Painting with a Twist was the recipient of the award in 2015.

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Standing with a Community

What happens to your advertising plans when the surrounding community is devastated by a natural disaster? That’s the question Essential Federal Credit Union faced this year because of the 2016 floods in Louisiana.

As a credit union, Essential is a vital part of its community and when it was threatened, Essential sprung into action. The branding campaign Innovative Advertising had planned for the credit union was quickly revamped to focus on helping its customers through the rebuilding process.

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Combining Traditional & Digital Media for Enhanced Results

Media buying used to be simple. Well, maybe not simple, but it was definitely more straightforward than it is today. You had fewer outlets to choose from — Print (newspaper and/or magazine), Radio, Billboard, and TV. You could compare each channel’s reach into your geographic market and amongst your ideal customers’ demographics with relative ease, and you could allocate your media buying budget accordingly.

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