Growing an Email List Organically: 4 Proven Approaches

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

We are often approached by clients who are interested in reaching their customers and targets through email marketing, but they aren’t sure how to get started. The very first thing you must do to engage in email marketing is build your target list. It’s best to build your list organically…

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Getting Things Done with Trello

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

As a marketing and communications firm, our team members collaborate on a variety of projects on a daily basis: PR, rebranding, web design and development, and email marketing to name just a few. Some of our team members work remotely, so it’s crucial that we have a web-based tool that…

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What Do The City of Terrell and Sir Winston Churchill Have in Common?

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Most know the U.S. joined WWII a few years after it began. But did you know that earlier we participated through the Lend-Lease Act of 1941, a means for the U.S. to provide military aid to foreign nations during the war? The United Kingdom recognized they would need to train…

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Try This on for Size: A Tip Sheet for Social Media Images

Friday, March 24th, 2017

UPDATED JULY 26, 2017: Due to social media platforms changing their image requirements frequently, we recommend checking the FAQ pages linked below for the latest sizing updates. All sizes are measured in pixels unless noted otherwise. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Google+ YouTube Pinterest   Finding or creating the right profile…

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Increase Customer Visits With FiveStars Customer Reward Program

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Just about every brick-and-mortar shop or restaurant has a customer reward program these days. Loyal customers receive points during each visit, ultimately earning a reward or discount of some sort. I recall card-based loyalty programs dating back to the early 90s when I worked for a retail bookstore at the…

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A Millennial Perspective of Simon Sinek’s Take on the “Me” Generation

Friday, February 17th, 2017

At MPD Ventures, we periodically open up our blog to share insights from our current interns who tend to be about two decades younger than us (hard to imagine, I know). Today please meet Jamie Boelens who shares her own millennial take on a video trending these days by Simon Sinek. Recently,…

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Reflecting on a Decade at MPD Ventures Company

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

This month I reached a milestone work anniversary with MPD Ventures Company. 10 years! As I reflect on these years I realize that even though a decade has passed very quickly, so much has evolved…both in life and the world of marketing. Me in 2006 In late 2006 I was…

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Why You Should Claim & Update Your Google My Business Listing

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

In today’s digital world, people often turn to Google to find information for local businesses, whether it’s a phone number, website, or hours of operation. If you’re a business owner, certainly you want to be sure you can easily be found. But it’s equally important to be sure your information…

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Celebrating 75 Years of Aviation History; Sharing Event Planning Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

We are honored to have been a part of a milestone celebration and event for our client, Terrell Municipal Airport. Recently the airport held the 9th Annual Flights of Our Fathers Air Show & Fly-In, and what a grand event it was! This is our fourth year working with Terrell…

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Facebook Updates that Impact Business Users… and why you should try Facebook Advertising

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Facebook is at it again. The most recent updates have a significant impact on brands that use Facebook as a marketing tool. If you have a Facebook Page for your business, you’ll immediately notice a different layout when accessing on your desktop, including: The profile pic no longer overlaps the…

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