10 Website Metrics You Must Be Measuring - Blackwood Creative

10 Website Metrics You Must Be Measuring

When you’re looking at reports of the traffic you’ve seen on your website during the last period of time, it’s important that you know what you’re looking at! Each different number is an incredibly valuable metric and insight into your audience. Every little bit of...
Copywriting & Blogging - The Big Brand Theory - Blackwood Creative

Copywriting, Blogs, & The Power of Words: The Big Brand Theory

Editor’s note: Hey, hey! Our team at Blackwood has launched a podcast called The Big Brand Theory! This episode, our host, Ryan Zerfas, spoke with Dan Marzullo, founder and CEO of Marzullo & Associates, a content agency in Colorado Springs, CO, as well as one of...
Your Business's Privacy on Social Media - Blackwood Creative

Your Business’s Privacy On Social Media

With the recent release of Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma,” data privacy is something on the forefront of everyone’s minds, and business owners are no exception. Now that the spotlight is shining bright on privacy (or lack thereof), it’s important to make sure you’re...
10 Website Metrics You Must Be Measuring

10 Website Metrics You Must Be Measuring

When you’re looking at reports of the traffic you’ve seen on your website during the last period of time, it’s important that you know what you’re looking at! Each different number is an incredibly valuable metric and insight into your audience. Every little bit of...

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Your Business’s Privacy On Social Media

Your Business’s Privacy On Social Media

With the recent release of Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma,” data privacy is something on the forefront of everyone’s minds, and business owners are no exception. Now that the spotlight is shining bright on privacy (or lack thereof), it’s important to make sure you’re...

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Video Marketing For Your Brand: The Big Brand Theory

Video Marketing For Your Brand: The Big Brand Theory

Editor’s note: Hey, hey! Our team at Blackwood has launched a podcast called The Big Brand Theory! This episode, our host, Ryan Zerfas, spoke with Zac Nelson, who currently works for Transpo, but has been doing video work since the early days of YouTube. If you’d...

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Emojis: Their Impact On Engagement & Marketing Strategy

Emojis: Their Impact On Engagement & Marketing Strategy

Emojis are the most entertaining way to let people know how you’re feeling. Since iPhones began supporting them in late 2008, emojis have become a staple in most forms of online communication. They’ve even begun infiltrating the captions and descriptions of social...

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Four Tips For Stellar Customer Service On Social Media

Four Tips For Stellar Customer Service On Social Media

Along with the growth of the internet, customer service has taken on a new form. Gone are the days of relying solely on 800 numbers for help - now you can type a quick email or DM to a company, and you’ve got assistance in a snap. In fact, nowadays 80% of consumers...

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Best Practices for Facebook: The Big Brand Theory

Best Practices for Facebook: The Big Brand Theory

Editor’s note: Hey, hey! Our team at Blackwood has launched a podcast called The Big Brand Theory! This episode, our host, Ryan Zerfas, spoke with Blackwood Creative’s Content Creator, Karli Saner, about the expansive world of Facebook. If you’d prefer to listen to...

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Evergreen Content: It’s Not Just For Trees

Evergreen Content: It’s Not Just For Trees

The holiday season may be approaching faster than any of us are ready for, but today, we’re not talking about evergreen trees. You may have heard the term “evergreen content” before; it’s something that many content writers and content creators strive for constantly,...

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Battle Of The Social Media Stories

Battle Of The Social Media Stories

Lately, social media stories seem to be the craze amongst the most popular platforms. Pioneered by Snapchat back in 2013, stories are full-screen, vertical pictures and videos outside of the regular feed which only last 24 hours before disappearing. They provide a...

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Should You Be Automating Email Campaigns?

Should You Be Automating Email Campaigns?

As technology has changed and evolved, so have our methods of marketing. Email marketing has been around since the 1970s, and it has certainly changed a lot since then. When automating email campaigns became possible, it was like a whole new world had been opened up...

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All Things Podcasting: The Big Brand Theory

All Things Podcasting: The Big Brand Theory

Editor’s note: Hey, hey! Our team at Blackwood has launched a podcast called The Big Brand Theory! This episode, our host, Ryan Zerfas, spoke with Michael Yoder of Truth Work Media about the very activity they were engaged in: podcasting. If you’d prefer to listen to...

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Why Blog Formatting Is So Important

Why Blog Formatting Is So Important

As you read more and more blogs, you’ll probably start to notice patterns in formatting. Not only have certain formatting practices become the standard because it’s easier for anyone to read, but blog formatting actually plays a very important role in your SEO...

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What Is Company Culture & Why Should You Care?

What Is Company Culture & Why Should You Care?

In the business world, it’s relatively common to hear conversations come up surrounding “company culture.” Often, it’s a factor that can make or break a prospective employee’s decision to accept a job offer - so it’s majorly important. What is company culture, and how...

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Everything You Need To Know About A/B Testing

Everything You Need To Know About A/B Testing

On social media, your audience can make or break you. One of the most surefire ways to grow your business is to know what your audience likes to see! But how do you even figure it out? If only there was a way to just ask them what they want. Lucky for us, there’s sort...

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Social Talks – LinkedIn: The Big Brand Theory

Social Talks – LinkedIn: The Big Brand Theory

Editor’s note: Hey, hey! Our team at Blackwood has launched a podcast calledThe Big Brand Theory! This episode, our host, Ryan Zerfas, actually became the guest. If you’d prefer to listen to the episode where Ryan & Anna Letens, former Blackwood executive...

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Hiring Freelancers vs. Hiring A Marketing Agency

Hiring Freelancers vs. Hiring A Marketing Agency

Whether you’re just starting your business or simply vamping up your marketing strategy, you may find yourself in a bit of a pickle. Perhaps you have ideas for how you want to market your business, but no idea how to use Facebook Ads; you are faced with the decision...

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Tweet Like A Pro: Twitter For Your Business

Tweet Like A Pro: Twitter For Your Business

https://giphy.com/gifs/twitter-E9LqBgLJazAw8 GIPHY Because of its reputation as a place for political information and memes, Twitter may be one of the last social media platforms you think about incorporating into your business. However, with its business tools,...

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Marketing to Businesses vs. Marketing to Consumers

Marketing to Businesses vs. Marketing to Consumers

As we’ve mentioned in the past, the world of marketing is chock-full of acronyms. Perhaps two of the most common are B2B and B2C, and because they’re so widely used, it’s important to know what they stand for and how they differ from one another. Let’s look at 3...

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Brand Strategy: The Big Brand Theory

Brand Strategy: The Big Brand Theory

Editor’s note: Hey, hey! Our team at Blackwood has launched a podcast called The Big Brand Theory! This episode, our host, Ryan Zerfas, spoke with Matt Esau from The University of Notre Dame about the impact of perception and positioning in your brand strategy. If...

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6 Ways To Maximize Conversions & Drive Website Clicks

6 Ways To Maximize Conversions & Drive Website Clicks

One of the main benefits to having a website for your business is your ability to gain more customers through organic online traffic. But what happens when your website stops doing that for you? It’s probably time to go in and rework some things to make sure you’re...

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Should Your Business Go Live?: Benefits of Live Streaming

Should Your Business Go Live?: Benefits of Live Streaming

Shockingly, live streaming has been around longer than you may think - the first live stream occurred in 1993, and it has been evolving ever since! As far as social media goes, live streaming capabilities are a bit newer; Facebook Live came out in 2016, with Instagram...

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Is Boosting Facebook Posts Worth Your While?

Is Boosting Facebook Posts Worth Your While?

We talk a lot about Facebook ads and how great of an option they are for expanding the reach of your business. But what about that little “Boost” button you often see hovering over your posts? In a way, boosting Facebook posts is like the Lite version of advertising;...

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Hashtag Protocol: Facebook Edition

Hashtag Protocol: Facebook Edition

Hashtags have been around since 2007, and we’ve seen them rise and fall in popularity numerous times since. One thing has stayed the same: they get some results when used properly. Hashtags aren’t just reserved for Twitter and Instagram, though - have you ever used a...

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Instagram Reels vs. TikTok: Which Is Worth It?

Instagram Reels vs. TikTok: Which Is Worth It?

The last several years have truly been the era of short-form video sharing platforms. From the launch (and fall) of Vine to the more recent explosion of TikTok, it’s proven to be the primary choice of entertainment for an entire generation. Coming hot on the heels of...

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Pinterest For Marketing

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Pinterest For Marketing

With so many social media platforms being used and talked about on a daily basis, Pinterest may not be the first one that comes to mind. Often associated with crafty moms, this app isn’t typically viewed as one to include in your social media marketing plans. However,...

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Managing Multiple Brands: The Big Brand Theory

Managing Multiple Brands: The Big Brand Theory

Editor’s note: Hey, hey! Our team at Blackwood has launched a podcast called The Big Brand Theory! This past episode, our host, Ryan Zerfas, had the awesome opportunity to sit down with Tim Newton, the Senior Creative Officer at Ramsey Solutions! If you’d prefer to...

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Who Are Micro-Influencers & What Do They Do?

Who Are Micro-Influencers & What Do They Do?

In the world of social media, influencers (and people who call themselves influencers) are everywhere. Typically, influencers are regarded in a similar way to celebrities: they show up at events, are sponsored by brands, and live luxurious lives. However, there is a...

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What Belongs On Your Business’s “About” Page?

What Belongs On Your Business’s “About” Page?

For a lot of people, it can be difficult to talk about oneself. Sometimes it feels super awkward to talk about your accomplishments and all the things that make you such an awesome person. Writing the “About” page of your website can sometimes feel the same way! What...

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Does Social Media Marketing Play Into SEO?

Does Social Media Marketing Play Into SEO?

This is a surprisingly controversial topic in the marketing world - does social media actually affect your search engine ranking? There are plenty of people on both sides of the scale, and they’ve all got their reasons for thinking the way they do. Let’s explore this...

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3 Keys to Mastering Social Media for your Business

3 Keys to Mastering Social Media for your Business

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