Persistence is the Best Marketing Strategy of 2015

Wishing You Persistence in 2015!A few years ago, I decided to switch my New Year’s celebration. Rather than stay up late seeing out the old year, I decided to start getting up early and greet the new year by watching the sunrise.

I live in Maine, so sunrises are special, as we are one of the first places in the US to see the sun rise every morning. Early on January 1, I headed over to the Eastern Prom section of Portland Maine with my family.

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3 Lessons from Partying as a Web Designer

So You're a Web DesignerApparently, it’s common for a doctor to be at a cocktail party or other social gathering, and when people hear that he or she is a doctor they start describing their latest rash, cough or pain in the hopes of a little free advice.

For many years, when I told someone that I was a graphic designer, I got a standard “that sounds fun” type of response. Until the past ten years or so, most people never understood how a book cover, magazine or brochure got designed. With the advent of web sites, the term designer, especially web designer, is something that people are much more familiar with.

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Inbound: The Era of Small and Free is Over

Recently, I spent some of my time at the FutureM / Inbound conference(s) in Boston, MA. The two conferences were run jointly, sharing Key Note speakers and allowing participants to all mingle together.

There were thousands of people deeply involved with marketing, on both the agency or in-house side. As with any good conference, I was introduced to new ideas and strategies and brushed up on some techniques. I tried to walk away inspired, but honestly, I felt a bit saddened as I realized that the door has slammed close on an era of the free, level playing field in the areas of social media and some forms of content marketing.

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