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CRM Onboarding: Where to Start

Charlie Nadler | Thursday May 2, 2019

One of the most frequent initial recommendations we’ve made to clients over the years is to invest in a proper Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.

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How Long Does It Take to Make a Marketing Plan?

Charlie Nadler | Thursday April 11, 2019

If you’ve never really developed a marketing plan before, the prospect of creating your first one probably feels pretty intimidating. (In fact, I know it does — I remember the first time I was tasked with developing one.)

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The Fastest Way to Create a Professional Website: Announcing Website in a Day

Charlie Nadler | Thursday February 14, 2019

Historically, for businesses in need of a new website, it can feel like there are only two basic options available:

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How to Use Reverse IP Lookup for B2B Prospecting

Charlie Nadler | Thursday December 6, 2018

As a marketing agency that works closely with B2B companies, part of our job is to make our clients’ lives easier through technology and automation.

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Keep it Simple, Stupid: How to Use and Stick to a Creative Brief

Charlie Nadler | Thursday September 20, 2018

You’re probably familiar with K.I.S.S., short for “Keep it Simple, Stupid.”

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Deciding Between Marketing Channels? Start with Audience Data

Charlie Nadler | Thursday August 30, 2018

Figuring out which marketing channels to invest in is possibly the most common challenge we hear from clients when we first start working with them. 

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Excited About Geofencing Ads? Curb Your Enthusiasm

Charlie Nadler | Thursday July 12, 2018

On paper, geofencing advertising sounds cool, if a bit creepy. A location-based targeting tool, geofencing lets you put in your specific, strategically chosen longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates, attach a cookie to all the mobile devices in that location for a set period of time and deliver relevant ads to your target audience for the next few months.

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How to Create a Case Study Your Prospects Will Actually Want to Read

Charlie Nadler | Thursday June 28, 2018

I’ve read a lot of case studies. (It’s an occupational hazard; I’ll be okay.)

Most of them are instantly forgettable. Some are so bad they make my eyes glaze over before I’ve gotten past the first sentence. But, every now and then, I come across one that just works — and when that happens, it’s extremely effective. 

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Artificial Intelligence in Action: AdWords Optimization

Charlie Nadler | Thursday June 7, 2018

Depending on your disposition regarding technology and the amount of sci-fi you consume, reading and talking about artificial intelligence (AI) can either be exciting or nightmarish. 

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Hiring a Marketing Agency: Do You Need a Producer or an Engineer?

Charlie Nadler | Thursday May 17, 2018

A couple years ago, I had the opportunity to record an album at Electrical Audio in Chicago with one of my all-time favorite recording engineers: Steve Albini.

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Improving Your Business Website with Analytics, SEO and User Experience

Charlie Nadler | Thursday April 5, 2018

Left to my own devices, I probably wouldn’t have thought to spend last Wednesday night watching a panel give a live website review.

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Upcoming Event: Chicago HubSpot User Group’s Live Website Review Featuring Jill Wilson

Charlie Nadler | Thursday March 15, 2018

  

On Wednesday, March 28th, come see Simple Machines President Jill Wilson speak as she joins an expert panel for Chicago HubSpot User Group’s Live Website Review!

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