The 5ives: Websites That Wow

In this month’s article, “Want a Smooth Website Build? Let’s Talk About Content!” Lis speaks to the importance of having a strong content strategy to guide the development of your website. When you take this approach and understand its value, you’re more likely to have a seamless website build and a final product that appeals … Read More

Strategy: Content Planning Tweak Makes Room for Innovation

I’ve been noticing a “Content-First” trend with our 2015 campaigns. In its simplest form, here’s the traditional disciplined approach to marketing campaign planning: Step #1:  Research Your Audience Step #2:  Pick Your Channels to Reach That Audience, Allocate Investment Step #3:  Develop Your Content to Fit the Channels During a few of our 2015 collaborations … Read More

5ives: Carving Out More Time for Content Marketing

Over the last five years, there’s been a lot of talk about Content Marketing, and as 2014 is fast approaching the actual implementation of this concept is gaining momentum with a greater consumer shift toward useful and convenient digital media. But even with all the buzz, do marketers really know what it means or, better … Read More

Billboard Copy: A Brand’s Seven-Word Salute

Some writers dream of penning scripts for Super Bowl ads. Some writers still salivate for a hearty sales brochure. Not me. Give me a 48′ x 14′ vinyl canvas, an audience traveling at 70 mph and you’ll have yourself one giddy wordsmith. No other advertising medium, to my knowledge, is as challenging for a copywriter as a billboard, because let’s … Read More

Why Blog?

Need a low-cost Web presence? You might want to consider a blog. Blog. It’s an Internet buzzword/phenomenon. Google the word “blog” and you’ll get over two billion results returned. Everyone’s talking about them, and it seems everyone’s got one. But what good are they to your small business or organization? You might be surprised to … Read More

WordPress MU – Taming the Beast

I just finished up a project that involved an impromptu introduction to WordPress MU – THE mother of all blog-related projects for Absolute (so far). In about one month, we set up 27 blog sites (one of which is a site to rule them all), developed 3 unique themes (with 16 different customizations for each … Read More

Your Web Site: The Importance of Content Before Design

You’ve decided to have your web site professionally designed and developed. Good decision! Now what? You might already be thinking about the look of your web site or thinking about some cool bells-and-whistles that would be fun to have on your web site. Stop now. First things first – you need to determine what content … Read More