- By Sebastian Neri
- December 16, 2016
Standing Out From the Crowd With Compelling Visuals
If you want your small business to exist in the digital era, it almost certainly needs an online presence. If you want it to grow in the digital era, that presence needs to be exceptional.
Whether it’s a web page, social media feed, blog, or even something as simple as a Yelp listing, using professional photography has huge potential to increase consumer interest and to make your business stand out among competitors. Here’s why.
… And How to Get Started (A Guidebook for Good Things to Come)
Portland, Oregon has some of the most forward-thinking and creative entrepreneurs in the country, and you can see this clearly represented by exceptional branding and graphic design across PDX businesses of all sizes. You’re never too small for great branding, and there’s nowhere that this is more evident than here in Portland.
In fact, the sooner that you can get your visual branding elements where you need them to be (such that they resonate with your vision for the brand and its values), the further along you’ll be on your journey to manifesting your brand into the successful and influential organization that you’ve been dreaming of. But it all starts with one very important step.
We Live in the Age of Social… for Now
For businesses that are brand new, getting established online can be a daunting experience. And it doesn’t get that much easier for older businesses that are only just beginning to engage with an audience online. And last, if you’ve had an active presence but you don’t quite know how to take your brand to the next level, yet again, social media looks a lot like a puzzle that’s really tough to figure out.
But it isn’t. After all, the real world analogues are there to be learned from, and well worth paying attention to.
For example, if there are several different types of places where a person can socialize and be seen — let’s say, restaurants, places of worship, bars, local organizations like Rotary Club, fraternal organizations like the Elks, charity fundraisers, gyms and fitness centers, on and on — you’d be hard pressed to have a presence in every single one of those places. Good luck having a successful relationship or even a job, given how many different directions you’d be getting pulled in all at once.
And social media? It’s really no different. Read on for a few clues as to how to build out your brand’s social media presence.
Managing Your Marketing Business: Making Travel Plans.
It’s important to see the world, to take on new perspectives, to open up one’s mind and one’s business to things abroad. But if you run your own marketing business, especially one that demands your exclusive presence for client and project maintenance — how will it ever be possible for you to get away?
If you run a small SEO business, chances are you do a few things for a few different clients, and maybe you have a bit of help from a partner or an intern, but you might not have a person into whose hands you can safely entrust your entire empire. With the benefit of contract and work-for-hire freelance help, you can wear a bunch of hats while doing SEO. But is there any travel possibility in your future?
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