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Posted by Paul Regensburg on Feb 25, 2016 8:30:00 AM

What it Means to Be a Brand Agency in Boston

Above_the_neck.jpegEarlier in my career, I was part of a national organization of creative firms that met in different parts of the country. I recall sitting at bar in the French quarter of New Orleans, a few cocktails in, when a colleague from New Orleans said, "You know the difference between branding firms in Boston and those down here?" He paused, "Y'all live above the neck... we live...below the neck!"

As well as being highly amused, I recognized the depth of his colorful statement and it caused me to reflect upon the top ten attributes to look for in a Boston based branding agency:

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Tags: B2B / branding / rebranding / brand / blogging / brand storytelling
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Posted by Paul Regensburg on Oct 21, 2014 12:43:00 PM

How to Use Video as a Marketing Tool

The Benefits of Video Marketing for B2B Companies

video_iconAre you struggling with your company’s content strategy and social media strategy? Video is an effective way to elevate your social media plan and hook your viewers. Several of our clients are asking us to integrate video into their websites and social media and here’s why we recommend doing it.

A short video (up to two minutes) is an opportunity to tell your company’s story. We recently updated our website and by embedding a video on the "About RainCastle" page, we were able to tell our story in a new way. Within seconds, prospective clients and employees gain insight into our culture and team, even some of our technologists who often work behind the scene.

Video shows how your product or service works. In less than a minute, by showing a demo, a video can explain how a new technology or product works. Our client, AirStrip Technologies, creates medical software that allows healthcare providers to monitor patient data on their mobile devices. They use video to demo and promote the exciting new technology they've developed - technology that enables clinicians to interact with and respond rapidly to clinically relevant patient health information.

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Tags: marketing / B2B / branding / email marketing / lead generation / content creation / video / content marketing / trends / blogging
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Posted by Paul Regensburg on Feb 3, 2014 9:35:00 AM

Annual "State of the (B2B) Website"

I've never written an annual "State of the Website" blog and endeavor for it to be more relevant than the State of the Union speeches have become. As the leader of a company that has been designing websites for 20 years, a recent blogpost by Michael Brenner, titled "Is the corporate Website Dead?" certainly caught my eye.

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Tags: web design / B2B / SEO / social media / RainCastle / B2C / trends / blogging
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Posted by Paul Regensburg on Nov 17, 2009 9:36:00 AM

5 Things I’ve Learned about Blogging in the First Month

I've been blogging for a month and am taking a decidedly organic approach by writing about whatever issues are on my mind. This may be a bit scattershot, but it's natural to me and I am beginning to formulate thoughts about what will make the blog successful. Here are 5 things I've learned in creating an effective blog. 

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Tags: client relationships / writing / Mad Men / blogging
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