Does Your Story Come to Life on the Digital Stage? Or, Is Your LinkedIn Profile Past Its Prime?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Executives understand the power of connections and building relationships to win business and grow their company. It’s why successful CEOs, owners and executives invest time to visit customers, attend conferences and get involved in local events. These in-person, face-to-face meetings are the hallmark of successful business leaders since the dawn…

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Maintaining Control of Your Social Media Profiles: A Guide for Small Business Owners

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

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If you’re a small business owner with a company social media presence, chances are you have a designated team member who manages those profiles—handling the posting, shares, follows, etc. Or, if there isn’t a team member with the time or skill set to manage your social media, perhaps you outsource…

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Stories Worth Sharing: The Making of a Video Testimonial

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

In a recent blog, our video whiz-in-residence Chris Kelley shared some guidelines on harnessing the power of video. Today we’ll take a look at one of the most common and effective ways we help clients leverage video: testimonials. You can talk about your company and its strengths all day, but…

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Harnessing the Power of Professional Video

Monday, March 18th, 2019

At MPD Ventures, we help you get your story told. We accomplish this through traditional media outlets—newspapers, magazines, and local news stations, through social media, and through other proven and optimized marketing strategies. And we help you tell your stories through multiple media formats—including highly influential and polished professional video….

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Marketing Lessons from Super Bowl Sunday

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Even though my hometown team won, in some ways this year’s Super Bowl felt a bit less than stellar.  Maybe it was the dismal lack of scoring, or perhaps the halftime festivities that featured way too much of Adam Levine’s bare torso. But let’s look for the positives!  Here are…

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Why B2B Businesses Should Consider LinkedIn Advertising

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

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Business-to-Business (B2B) marketers are constantly looking for the best ways to reach their audiences. Conventional methods such as direct mail, print advertising, tradeshow exhibits, and event sponsorships can sometimes be costly. However, digital advertising presents marketers with affordable alternatives to reach targets. In this blog, we’ll discuss one such digital…

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Latest Facebook Update Means Page Managers Need to Reevaluate their Strategy

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

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Is it the end of the [Facebook business Page] world as we know it? Well, it may not be the end, but business Page managers are going to have to up their game if they want their content to be seen according to a news announcement from Facebook last week….

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Setting up a YouTube Channel: Why and How

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Is your company using video as a marketing tool?  Many businesses are now leveraging the power of video content, whether promoting products and services, sharing client testimonials, or providing how-to videos for customers. The possibilities are endless, and it’s easier than ever to record and share video content. For clients…

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Does This Post Make My Personality Look Big?

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Social media platforms create a space for marketers to craft a personality for their companies that will be shared with the public directly and personally. There is wisdom to be gained by observing the unique personalities of a few of the giants in the realm of social media. Here are…

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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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