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Is Your Business Leveraging Social Media? You Should and Here’s Why

By Nicole Dicks

In our industry, a day doesn’t go by that we don’t hear about new social media sites, best practices and what businesses are doing (or in some cases not doing) with their social media program. Some businesses believe that a social media program just doesn’t make sense for them, or that they are “doing just fine without one”. And, that may be the case depending on your target audience, your consumers and the products or services you sell. Regardless, it’s always helpful to know what the competition may be doing and how marketing and advertising is evolving. Honestly, social media is a credible tool you can’t completely ignore. Cork Tree Creative is here to answer those social media uncertainties that you may have and steer you in the right direction.

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As A Business Owner, Going Out For Bid Makes Good Sense

By Nicole Dicks

There’s a good reason why Progressive Insurance has done so well with their commercials about car insurance. Flo, the main character and agent in the commercials, has a no-nonsense approach when finding the right car insurance for her customers. Why wouldn’t anyone want the same insurance for less money? Why not at least shop around and compare?

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Protect and Enhance your Organization’s Image with Media Training

By Laura Reed

One of the best ways a company can protect its public image is to develop a media protocol and prepare all staff for what to do in the event a member of the media should contact them for an interview. In good times and in bad, being prepared to talk to media is an essential component for any company or organization to have in their arsenal of resources. You should prepare yourself and your staff on how to field media calls and questions so together you can put your best foot forward in protecting your company’s reputation.

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How to Optimize Your Press Release for Social Media/SEO

By Laura Reed

I can remember the day when hand delivering and faxing a press release was the norm in the public relations industry. Headline, date line, a great lead sentence of newsworthiness and a comprehensive body of text with two quotes was pretty much all that you needed to complete a press release to appeal to the standards of the average reporter. Today, those same standards apply but there is so much more that can be done to maximize the effectiveness of a news release so you can get the attention your company deserves.

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Does Social Media in the Workplace Make Sense?

By Laura Reed

Published just this month, Fox Media reported that studies now indicate social media may actually have some tangible benefits in the workplace. This surprising study poses the important question: now that social networking is here to stay, is it better to offer employees appropriate training and etiquette for using social media instead of banning it from the workplace completely?

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Grow Your Business with Events Marketing

By Nicole Dicks

Going to a party can be a lot of fun. Hosting a party can be a lot of work! Many successful business owners understand the importance of events marketing to engage their existing client base, promote their business to new prospects and show appreciation for customers and/or employees. Often, events are used to raise money for not-for-profit organizations as well, gaining awareness for a good cause. An effective events marketing program doesn’t start with the invitation and end with last call – the pre- and post-party planning can take a team of marketers to ensure the event actually targeted the right people and influenced their buying decisions.

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