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Posted by Paul Regensburg on Jul 22, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Do We Work On Your Business or Your Website?

The other day, I saw a website for an agency that uses the tagline, "We Work on Your Business, Not Just Your Website." I related to the line's strategic positioning and have to admit to being disappointed that I hadn't come up with it myself.

What's In a Headline?

When I shared this with my team, I was surprised and intrigued to find that the headline sparked a debate, with several people noting that creative firms, including ours, collaborate more often with Marketing rather than the C-suite — unless the company is relatively small — and therefore saying, "We work on and solve marketing problems," would be more to the point; distinct from "business" problems.

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Tags: marketing / web design / B2B / branding / brand messaging / design / rebranding / website / brand / taglines
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Posted by Paul Regensburg on Jun 24, 2015 1:45:00 PM

The 5 Aspects of a Strategic Inbound Marketing Campaign

Inbound marketing is often passed over in favor of traditional marketing because it seems too complex or involving too much time. But in most cases it's is more cost-effective, measurable, and successful… when done correctly.

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Tags: marketing / marketing ecosystem / Internet marketing / measurement / brand messaging / content creation / inbound marketing
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Posted by Paul Regensburg on Dec 3, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Six Branding & Marketing Tips for Consultants

If we concur that in today's business climate, change is the only constant, then we can understand why, to some degree, branding & marketing need to become fluid practices. For product companies, this is not as amorphous as it sounds, because a product is something tangible and even as the world changes, these companies always have the product to anchor and focus their branding and marketing efforts.

But for consultants and, in general, Professional Services organizations, which don't have products, how do you incorporate change and a flexible approach in your own branding and marketing efforts, in order to stand apart?

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Tags: marketing / branding / content marketing / differentiation / Marketing for Consultants / Professional Services Marketing
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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 Oct 16, 2014 8:18:00 AM

The Secret World of Social Media Strategy

Entering the social media world without a clearly defined strategy is full of perils. Clients who come to us for branding or a website or marketing programs sometimes want to throw in a little social media, lest they be left behind or miss out on an important channel.

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Tags: marketing / client relationships / branding / social media / content strategy
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