How to Get the Most Out of Your Marketing Agency

What you get depends a lot on what you give. Here's how to maximize your agency relationship.

You’re in love. You met over coffee and you’ve progressed from lunch meetings to quality time spent at each other’s places. You’ve learned about each other’s past. You’ve shared your goals. Rose colored glasses firmly in place, you commit, sign some paperwork, and together take that leap of faith that signals both parties’ mutual commitment… Read more »

All Industrial Websites Need These Features

If it's missing any of these components, your industrial website isn't as effective as it could be.

Today’s industrial websites are similar to most other sites, but they have specific features that help users get the most out of them. The purpose of most industrial websites is to attract and convert visitors as leads, or to drive sales directly through eCommerce. The features listed below will help all industrial websites reach these… Read more »

Project Management Software: Four Solutions for Project Success

Here are four great tools for keeping complex projects on schedule and on budget.

When you’re dealing with multifaceted integrated marketing, project management software is just as important to a marketing agency as the team members who contribute to the actual work. These tools lay the groundwork for entire projects, from start to finish, and the right tools allow for the seamless management of team members, clients, budgets, and deliverables…. Read more »

Using Business Chat Software to Create Efficiencies

Trouble collaborating with just a phone and email? Sign on with chat to get results.

We’ve all had the experience of sifting through email trying to find that thread you had with a co-worker about last month’s TPS reports. When you finally find the last message in the chain, you open it up to begin the next phase of your archaeological mission: scrolling through message upon message, signature upon signature,… Read more »

Mobile Email Marketing Is the New Standard

Most people now open email using mobile devices. Better adjust your emails accordingly.

At the beginning of the year, Litmus, the premier email testing service, released its “2016 State of Email Report.” The report’s 55 pages are full of all sorts of detailed information about how to handle the oddities of different email clients such as AOL’s Alto Mail App, but they also contain a rather amazing, paradigm-shifting… Read more »

WYSIWYG Editor Flaws and How to Handle Them

Pasting text from Word to your website is frustrating. Well, it's not you. It's the WYSIWYG.

Content creators want an easy way to edit and style text. Developers want bug-free websites. SEO mavens want clean semantic HTML markup. The go-to solution for these groups is typically a rich text editor similar to Microsoft Word, often called a WYSIWYG editor. However, the sad truth is that most WYSIWYG editors are awful. The go-to… Read more »

Why I Love Trello

Here are four ways this simple app based on kanban can make your life better. Seriously.

Man, I love Trello. It’s a free, easy-to-use, collaborative, and highly visual tool with more than 10 million users around the world. I use it to help organize both my personal and professional life, and I evangelize about it often. Co-workers say I have a crush — they even teased me at the annual holiday party… Read more »

5 Ways Homepage Design Has Changed

The homepage carousel is dead. Here's why, plus a few more tips for updating your homepage.

Homepage design is important because your homepage is the front door to your website, the welcome mat, the first impression. Well, not entirely. Not anymore. In today’s content-heavy, search-laden web, websites are rarely experienced in a linear manner. Users might land on your site through an article link, a social post, or a specific search… Read more »