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Blog Entries - 2017

9 Business New Year's Resolutions to Consider

Posted on: December 29, 2017
Tags: Business tips

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, don’t overlook realistic and effective New Year’s resolutions for your business. Here are nine thought-provoking possibilities that’ll help you and your team thrive....

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Here's Why Your Social Media Plan Isn't Working

Posted on: December 5, 2017
Tags: Digital marketing strategy, Social media marketing

Are you struggling to get customers to engage with your social media posts? Here’s why you aren’t connecting—and what to do about it.

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Repositioning Your Brand to Attract Millennials

Posted on: November 8, 2017
Tags: Marketing strategy, Millennials

Not only is it important for brands to innovate in order to survive, they should consider developing a re-positioning strategy to appeal to millennials (those born between 1982 and 2004). Piece of cake? Not exactly. Below are five tips on how to attract millennials now: 

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5 Free SEO Tools that Drive Traffic to Your Website

Posted on: October 25, 2017
Tags: Digital marketing tactics, Search engine optimization

Search engine optimization is an important strategy for companies looking to drive traffic to their websites. However, most small businesses have limited resources, budget and expertise to incorporate SEO into their strategy; so these five FREE tools are really helpful...

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5 Review Sites that Can Make or Break Your Business

Managing your online reputation on these crucial review websites can build trust with customers and earn you more business...

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How to Turn Your Facebook Cover into a Dynamic Company Video

Posted on: September 27, 2017
Tags: Facebook marketing, Digital marketing tactics

Facebook is constantly experimenting with ways its users can better engage with their followers. To this end, the social media giant has quietly begun rolling out a new way for business pages to tell a better story...

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Tips for Developing Your Company's Unique Value Proposition

Posted on: September 13, 2017
Tags: Marketing strategy, Marketing tips

What sets your business apart? In marketing terms, this is known as finding your “unique value proposition.” In layman's terms, this helpful concept defines what you offer customers that your competitors don’t, and how you can solve your customers’ problems or improve their lives better than any other business. Here are easy to implement tips to create your company's unique value proposition...

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10 Little Known Facebook Marketing Secrets that Work

Let's "face"' it, Facebook is a targeted and cost effective way to get the word out about your business, whether it's BtoB or BtoC.  Here are 10 Little Known Facebook Marketing Secrets that Work...

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7 Local SEO Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on: August 9, 2017
Tags: Search engine optimization, Small business tips

If you want customers in your city or neighborhood to find your small business online, you need to avoid, or better yet, fix, these 7 common SEO problems...

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Kolar Design's President, Kelly Kolar, Receives SEGD's Distinguished Member Award

Posted on: July 27, 2017
Tags: Customer corner, Press releases

Cincinnati, Ohio, July 10, 2017 – Kelly Kolar, president and founder of Kolar Design, proudly accepted the prestigious SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design) Distinguished Member award during the Experience Miami Conference held June 8-10 at Lowes Miami Beach Hotel. The SEGD Distinguished Member Award...

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Tackling These 5 Business Challenges

Posted on: July 26, 2017
Tags: Small business tips

There's nothing quite like the excitement of owning your own business. But it also involves plenty of challenges you need to understand and be prepared to face. Here are five of the major ones and suggestions for how to handle them...

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Happy Homes Renovation Branding

Posted on: July 13, 2017
Tags: Branding

Congrats to Happy Homes Renovation!

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How to Make Your Business Stand Out with Google Posts

Google has introduced a new feature that helps you catch customers' attention. Post special events, promotions and more on your Google listing. Here's how...

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A Mini Guide to Boost Your Company's SEO on a Budget

Posted on: June 29, 2017
Tags: Digital marketing tactics, Digital marketing strategy, Seo

Let’s face it - Not every small business can afford to hire professionals for their search engine optimization needs. If you’re a small business owner who can’t afford to hire an SEO agency but can dedicate 15 to 30 minutes every day, this mini guide is for you!

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Electronic Registry Systems Successfully Rebrands

Posted on: June 15, 2017
Tags: Website development, Branding, Rebranding

Electronic Registry Systems (ERS), a national healthcare technology company recently approached Cincinnati Marketing Solutions (CMS) for assistance in rebranding. Here's how we helped...

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10 Tips for Creating a Memorable Brand Experience

Posted on: June 13, 2017
Tags: Branding, Branding strategy

Creating memorable brand experiences can set great brands apart from average and even good brands. Here are 10 tips for creating memorable brand experiences...

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4 Ways to Increase Your Google Web Traffic

Posted on: May 31, 2017
Tags: Digital marketing strategy, Digital marketing tactics, Seo

Your customers are looking for you. Not in the phonebook, but on Google. Are you doing everything you can to increase your chances of being featured on the first page of search engine results? These tactics will help get you there.

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Discover an Easier Way to Schedule Meetings

Posted on: May 16, 2017
Tags: Small business tools

Now you can schedule appointments and meetings at your convenience without the back and forth emails. See how...

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Free Tools and Resources to Celebrate National Small Business Week

It's National Small Business Week!  Here are free tools, resources and ways to celebrate this week...

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LinkedIn Has Great New Features

Posted on: April 18, 2017
Tags: In the news, Social media marketing

Take a look at some of the changes (for the better) made by LinkedIn...

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CMS Partners with DesignBuildCincy 2017 for Marketing Support

Our team recently partnered with Doug Hart to provide marketing support for this year's DesignBuildCincy weekend show at Music Hall October 28-29. We're assisting with...

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A Few Easter Fun Facts

Posted on: April 11, 2017
Tags: Holiday fun facts

Hoppy Easter from our team at CMS! I thought it would be fun to share a few fun facts about this wonderful holiday...

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Kolar Design Featured in the Business Courier for Graydon Rebrand Project

Posted on: March 30, 2017
Tags: Customer corner, In the news, Branding

One of my clients, Kolar Design, was recently featured in the Business Courier for awesome work on the Graydon Rebrand Project...

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3 Ways to Use Hashtags to Increase Social Media Traffic

Posted on: March 28, 2017
Tags: Online marketing strategy, Social media marketing

If you're confused about the use of #hashtags, you're not alone. The truth is, if used properly, they can boost your social media traffic.  Here's how...

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CMS Partners with Sympatico Resources for Marketing Support

CMS Partners with Sympatico Resources for Marketing Support - During my initial meeting with Nancy Postle, Sympatico Resources' president, I discovered they have been in business... 

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4 Steps for Writing an Engaging Sales Email

Posted on: March 20, 2017
Tags: Email marketing, Sales tips

The most common mistake in writing a sales email is making it too long. We forget that our prospects – like us – are very busy people and chances are they’re glancing at our message for just a few seconds. If it's too long, the email will get skipped.

So how do you squeeze an entire sales email into 3 or 4 sentences and still make it convincing? The answer is simple...

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David Costa General Contracting Launches New Website

Posted on: March 9, 2017
Tags: Website development

My longtime client, David Costa, with David Costa General Contracting LLC, was in need of website makeover. We worked with...

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Creating the Best Customer Experience with Omni-channel Marketing

In order to understand how omni-channel marketing will help you create the best customer experience, we first need to define the term...

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Amy Youngblood on FOX News Morning Show

Posted on: February 24, 2017
Tags: Customer corner, In the news, Cincinnati fashion blog

Amy Youngblood of Amy Youngblood Interiors shares the latest fashion trends from her "Cincinnista" blog with Charisse Gibson on Fox Morning News. Take a look!...

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Take a Look at Your New Business Card

Posted on: February 22, 2017
Tags: Online marketing strategy, Seo, Reputation management

When you do a search for your name, your company name, or your product or service names, the information you find on page one in the Google SERPs provides a snapshot of how others will come to view your brand. In essence, this becomes your company's business card. Check out these new rules you must follow: ...

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The Rubi Ho Group Featured on Star 93.3 Radio

Posted on: February 9, 2017
Tags: In the news, Customer corner, Radio advertising

The Rubi Ho Group was recently featured on Star 93.3 Radio for a full interview and corresponding radio spot. Check it out...

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Why Innovation is Critical to Your Business Success

Posted on: February 7, 2017
Tags: Marketing strategy, Innovation, Business tips

In the next few years much of what you do, make, fix, sell, and ship, won’t mean much to anyone. In fact, there’s a possibility that if you continue doing whatever it is your business does right now – you’ll be out of business.

If you want to thrive, let alone survive, you must tap into new trends and generate new ideas at a faster rate. Here are tips on how to become an innovation leader in your industry...

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Consider a Sponsorship with Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News

Posted on: February 2, 2017
Tags: Customer corner, Online advertising

If you do business with nonprofits, the Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News reaches your audience, and provides affordable sponsorship options...

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4 Surefire Ways to Get More Web Traffic from Google

Posted on: January 31, 2017
Tags: Online marketing strategy, Seo tips, Google

Your customers are looking for you. Not in the phone book, but on Google. Are you doing everything you can to increase your chances of being featured on the first page of search engine results? These 4 web traffic building tactics will help get you there...

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5 Tips for Working Smarter in the New Year

Posted on: January 19, 2017
Tags: Business tips

We all want to make our workday more productive without putting in extra hours, but sometimes it feels like an impossible task. Have no fear, here are 5 Tips for Working Smarter in 2017...

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Kolar Design Wins Three SEGD Awards at the 20th annual CDAs

Posted on: January 12, 2017
Tags: Customer corner, In the news, Design awards

Congratulations to Kolar Design's team for sweeping the SEGD Built Work category, receiving prestigious design awards for...

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6 Need-to-Know Marketing Growth Strategies for 2017

Posted on: January 10, 2017
Tags: Marketing strategy

As an innovative marketing firm, it's important to stay ahead of the curve on new trends, emerging marketing channels, and other fresh ideas to deliver brand messages. With 2016 behind us, and 2017 in full swing, it's a good time to examine your current marketing strategy and growth plan. Here are six marketing growth strategies to help your business succeed in 2017.

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