How to make a great first impression while building deeper connections at your next business event by using non-verbal communication, a better business card and knowing what questions to ask

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What do you do when you go to a networking event? What are you doing to build relationships with your prospects to really stand out amongst the crowd and make yourself different than everybody else in the room? Continue reading

Close more sales, reward your employees and help Mother Earth with these Eco-friendly ideas for your business!

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Are you an Eco-friendly business? People are looking more and more, especially Millennials for products and companies that are Eco-friendly. Today we’re talking about the Eco-friendly marketing. Continue reading

Marketing getting stale? Generate leads and have fun with these tips for your next contest!

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Are you looking for a tool in your business that will create brand awareness, customer loyalty, and bring in more leads? Today, I will show you how to create an experience for your customers and make it more fun by doing contests. Here are eight steps that you can use when creating your contest. Continue reading

Three out of the box, fun ways a marketing expert advertises her business while making people smile and asking for more! Learn how you can do it too!

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Quick tips to save time and money while getting the results you want on your next graphic design project!

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What do you do when you need some graphic design work done? Whether that’s a logo, a business card, a postcard, some other marketing piece. How do you communicate with your graphic designer before and during the process to make sure that you’re efficient, that you’re on the budget, that everything is going smoothly so you save time you save money and most importantly you get the results that you’re looking for.

Here are four tips (from a graphic designer) that you can use for your next graphic design project to make sure it’s a raving success!

  1. Be realistic with your time frame and budget. Talk to the graphic designer before you start the project, in your planning stage. Ask them what the cost is going to be and their time frame. That way you two are on the same page and everything is done on the time and budget you agreed upon.
  2. Show examples of what you like. We’re visual, all of our work is visual, it’s the way we think and it’s much easier for us to understand if you show us examples of what you like instead of just saying, “Make it pop!”, “Give it the WOW factor!”. How we translate those statements visually can be different and showing us will help us get it right the first time! You can find visuals on:
    • Google searching for images you’d like
    • Pinterest
    • Dafont, if you’re looking for a certain font style then send the link.
    • Pixabay where you can look for free stock images but with few selections.
    • Shutterstock or Adobe Stock, if you want more variety, but we’d need to pay to use these images in your design piece.
  3. Make sure your new branding/marketing piece is cohesive with your other marketing. That way it’s a great and consistent representation of you and makes it easier for you to be remembered. If you have certain colors, feelings, etc. in your branding guidelines then tell the designer. Show them your branding guidelines and a marketing piece, website, etc. that you love.
  4. Don’t micro-manage the process and be open to suggestions. You want the piece to be the best it can be so let the design expert create the design so it’s the best it can be. Give them the main details, the main concepts, the main goals that you want to accomplish and let them go. When you receive the design piece back don’t overthink it. If you get stuck on whether to approve it or what changes to make then show it to three to five people. Get their input and give yourself a deadline that you have to respond back to the graphic designer by. If not, you can get stuck in analysis-paralysis and never get this out into the world.

Follow these 4 tips and it will help you save time, money and you’ll get the results you want.

Let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything I can do to help you with your graphic design projects. If you found this helpful share this out with some friends and also subscribe to our YouTube channel. That way you are the FIRST to get these marketing tips.

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Shana Anderson-Nute
www.SpitfireAdvertising.com

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1. Don’t forget to follow to our blog. That’s where you’re going to get these types of tips to help you with your business every time they’re posted.

2. Don’t have a marketing calendar? I have you covered! You know that people with systems have the greatest success. Click on the image below to download my FREE Monthly Marketing Calendar Worksheet. I’ve made it easy to plan out your monthly marketing activities.

  1.  Enter what marketing activity you’ll do and when
  2.  List  your top 3 priorities that month
  3.  The theme you’ll create that month’s marketing around then follow your plan.
  4.  When the month’s done, evaluate it and tweak what’s not working.

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We’re always on the go from starting early to working late, not taking a vacation, not putting enough FUN into our lives. That’s why I wanted to share this “tool” with you that can change your life. It’s called the Rest-Run Cycle and it will help you get your life into balance and stop the stress, the overwhelm, the feeling of being on life’s hamster wheel. I highly suggest you implement it and once you do, you’re going to see a big difference! Continue reading

What’cha doing this summer to make your employees smile, bond deeper and be more loyal to your biz? Here’s a fun idea for you!

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Then it’s the perfect time to throw a company picnic to help build your team, to be the high-performing, totally engaged team that you always wanted! I wanted to make it easy for you so here’s ideas on how to do a beach themed company picnic. Do

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From concept to completion-5 steps to creating a marketing piece that’s creative and will get you noticed.

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How do you come up with this stuff! I hear that all the time when I’m creating marketing pieces for myself and my clients. It is an awesome feeling and I want you to have that too!

Imagine sitting down to a project and you feel like “I got this! I know exactly what I’m going to do”, or at least know the process that you need to go through to get to where you want to be. Continue reading

Are you using this little-known tool to build relationships that WILL grow your business FASTER-if not you need to!

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Are you overwhelmed with the number of people in your database that you need to be building relationships with to grow your business? Then I have the solution for you! It’s my Top 10 Relationship Builder Tool. It changed my business from the time I started using it and I know it will change yours too. Continue reading

Pulling back the curtains! Showing you how to create an offline marketing piece to engage your target audience and drive sales online.

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Have you ever wondered how to use your offline marketing to drive people online so you can achieve better results and maximize your sales and marketing goals?

When people do their marketing they’re either doing online marketing or offline marketing. They make the mistake of not marrying them together so it’s more effective. Continue reading

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