The importance and purpose of brand guidelines for your business

Understanding the Purpose of Brand Guidelines

You work hard on your marketing. You try to keep everything consistent across your website, your digital marketing, your print collateral and even the signage in your office. However, it can be difficult to keep all the various details of your brand straight, especially if you don’t currently have set brand guidelines in place. This can become even more of…
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Marketing Strategies: Waterfall Model Advantages and Disadvantages

There are countless marketing strategies and project management philosophies out there and it can be hard to understand which one is best for your business. You can go to two resources to ask about the same tactic and one will swear devoutly that a particular methodology is the only one that works, while another resource will claim that it’s impossible…
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5 Tips for Better Visual Content Creation

Web pages are often only viewed for 10-20 seconds before users click away, making boosting engagement a key focus of digital marketing. Read on to learn more about how going visual can be one of the easiest and most effective ways to do this, and which types of visual content creation are most successful. The Importance of Different Types of…
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Fuel the Top of the Funnel with SharpSpring’s New Digital Advertising Platform, Perfect Audience

It’s official and we couldn’t be more excited: Perfect Audience, a digital advertising and remarketing platform, has been acquired by SharpSpring. The addition of Perfect Audience allows partners to reach beyond email and your own websites to reinforce branding and messaging across the web. It essentially supercharges the marketing automation benefits that you and your clients already enjoy. “The ability…
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Agency Tips: Navigating Difficult Client Conversations

It’s inevitable in agency life — at times you’ll have to communicate with problem clients, resolve tricky client issues, or talk with clients who are unhappy. In these situations, sweeping problems under the rug is the worst thing you can do. Instead, make sure you engage with your clients in a professional, constructive manner — even if the problem seems…
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Why Customer-Centric Work Culture Is the Way Forward for Young Businesses

Every business, whether small or enterprise, is following the customer-centric work culture today. Each decision is made by keeping a customer at the center. What’s more, the concept has gone way beyond the abstract as several organizations are making this shift towards having a more customer-centric work culture by 2020, says a survey by Gartner. In spite of the obvious…
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Spend Less Time Scheduling and More Time Selling with SharpSpring Meetings

“What time works best for you?” “I’m actually busy at that time, what about later in the day?” “I’m out of the office that afternoon. What about the following day?” “I’m in meetings all day, how does Friday morning look for you?” Ah, the dreaded back of forth of scheduling meetings. :cringe: Luckily there's an easy new way to solve…
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Part III: Prepping for Holiday Email Sends

In this third and final installment of SharpSpring’s Holiday Sending Preparation series, we're focused on design, testing, sending, and monitoring the results of your holiday email sends! You’re so close to enjoying Bubbe’s famous noodle kugel and sufganiyot, you can taste them! If you’ve followed the advice in part 1 and part 2 of our series, you’ve done a great…
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Part II: Prepping for Holiday Email Sending

Welcome back to SharpSpring’s Holiday Email Sending Preparation series. With November and December seeing the highest volumes of email sent around the world each year, it’s no secret holiday campaigns are often the bread and butter of a company’s sales efforts. Email practices of holidays past will not get you into the inbox in 2019. With SharpSpring’s full suite of…

6 Ways to Position Your Agency as a Thought Leader

Any agency interested in building a presence online invests in content marketing. So everyone writes about the same topics and uses the same promotion strategies to get reach. If you really want your agency to stand out from the competition, you need to become a thought leader. Illustrating expertise in your niche topic can help you build clout and attract…