Business Advice


Writing for the Web Means New Rules

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Dec 2017

Writing for the Web Means New Rules

I spent Thursday evening editing a blog post for a new client looking to re-establish his online presence. His original draft contained the primary elements to convey his message, but like many people who don’t write for a living, he struggled to make it ‘blog-worthy.’ What we learned about writing in school is not the same as writing for the web. That’s where I come...

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Commitment to Excellence: The Details Matter

12

Nov 2017

Commitment to Excellence: The Details Matter

At Strella Social Media, we are passionate about our core values! Our top value, commitment to excellence, exemplifies pride in our work. It’s challenging to showcase this value, because it’s so intrinsic to our daily activities. But, let me give you an example of one of the many details that help us solidify our commitment to excellence. When a client asks us to promote an...

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Is Content Marketing Dead?

05

Nov 2017

Is Content Marketing Dead?

It’s clear why people are confused about what social media can do for a business… much of the information is contradictory. On the same day, I read two posts related to the effectiveness of social media, both showcasing different – and even conflicting – examples.  The first post, B2B Social Media Marketing: What’s the Real Deal on Effectiveness, shares mixed results of  success with social...

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How to Balance Customer Wants with Needs

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Oct 2017

How to Balance Customer Wants with Needs

In any business, there are times when we struggle between giving the client what they want vs. what will generate the best outcome for them. I encounter this dilemma often, primarily because people see something working for another business and they want to replicate that formula for themselves. This is a slippery slope simply because every business is different. The service or product, the target...

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Business Owners: Clarity Is Closer Than You Think

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Oct 2017

Business Owners: Clarity Is Closer Than You Think

We just had our fourth quarter leadership meeting, which serves as a lesson for me to keep my focus.  It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of running a business. My biggest takeaway from this meeting is the importance of being crystal clear on your core values. Any time I’ve lost my way, it’s because I was out of touch with my ‘why.’...

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