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3 Ways Video Elevates Business Connections

Video for Growing Business Connections

Business Connections & Video Production You would probably surprise yourself if you found out how much time you spend on the internet watching videos. While traditional media advertisements are still important, it’s becoming clear that video ads are rising in popularity. In 2021, it is expected that television ads will make up about a third of advertising budgets. On the

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Video Project: Travel Safe to Sisseton, SD

Sisseton, SD social media Video Project in South Dakota

Celebrating A Unique South Dakota Town Sisseton, SD is a vibrant town full of wonderful small businesses, beautiful art, and wondrous culture. It’s a great place to visit in northeast South Dakota. Recently, they needed to create a social media campaign to urge travelers to visit safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. They heard about the wonderful work we’ve done to

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5 Great Apps for Small Business Marketing

Small Business Marketing

There are lots of apps out there that can help with small business marketing. The tricky part is figuring out what’s useful for each part of your business. I had a conversation yesterday with a colleague about how it’s hard to imagine how I’d fall out of step with technological advances. For my sake, I hope I don’t lose touch

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Are you marketing like a scientist? Here are 4 smart tips

marketing like a scientist

What do we mean by “marketing like a scientist?” It’s not as ridiculous as it sounds, but marketing can be boiled down to a science. It’s why McQuillen Creative Group was created. The owner, Troy McQuillen likes to tinker with ideas in the design, development, and marketing world. And the reason why MCG has been in business for over 25

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How to plan marketing for social causes

Marketing for Social Causes

Marketing for Social Causes: Like Pieces of a Puzzle McQuillen Creative is dedicated to marketing for social causes as much as businesses. We have learned a lot from working with non-profits and fundraising consultants. When you’re putting together a campaign, it’s important to keep a few things in mind for your initial push. Your first posts are supposed to set

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Social Media Advertising: 5 Keys to Success

digital social media advertising

How to win at social media advertising Social media advertising and digital marketing is not rocket science. But you should always have a strategy for reaching goals. It’s an integral part of growing your social media following and reaching a more engaged audience in the process. There are two ways that a page can grow: organic reach and paid boosts.

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Online Conference Marketing for GSB

Online Conference Marketing

How We Did Non-profit Online Conference Marketing Businesses are seeing a need for online conference marketing in a new post-pandemic world. Fortunately, MCG’s marketing is ideal for businesses and non-profits. The novel coronavirus pandemic raged throughout the country in 2020. A longtime partner of ours, GSB, a non-profit fundraising organization, saw the need to reach its network of charitable and

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Greetings from Aberdeen: A Social Contest

We just wrapped up the ‘Greetings from Aberdeen’ mural contest that helped our town beat back the pandemic blues and unite in a fun and social activity. We recently started up a social media and online marketing service at McQuillen Creative, and this was a great first test for us. Troy McQuillen had a great idea to bring the town

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Content Strategy: 4 Key Marketing Steps

Content Strategy for Social Media

Your content strategy is what separates your business from the pack. You should plan social media content ahead of time to succeed in online marketing. Less digitally savvy people have a common misconception about social media. They believe that social media posts are just created on a whim. However, that’s not the case, at least among the businesses and organizations

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How to use Logos for Social Media: 3 Lessons

logos for social media

Using Logos for Social Media Explained There are 3.6 billion people on social media platforms worldwide. It’s important to stand apart by including your company’s logo when you’re creating branded content for social media. Images can be shared widely across social media platforms or even on Emails. So a branded image is important for letting people know who made it.

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Website Maintenance: Affordable vs Cheap

website maintenance header

Website maintenance that’s affordable without being cheap. That’s what McQuillen does. When you’ve built your website, the work has only just begun. Website maintenance is crucial to keeping your site fast, secure, and optimized. For instance, your website may crash and you’ll be left to deal with your hosting service’s customer support line. You’re losing business on a couple of

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3 Rules for a Great Newsletter Campaign

newsletter campaign

Newsletter Campaigns for the Uninitiated Before I joined McQuillen Creative Group, I started my career nearly a decade ago with a role creating email newsletter campaigns at a trade association in Washington, DC. A trade association, which was losing engagement with its members, hired me to boost its content delivery to its members. Through careful planning and strategic planning, we

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What it means when your website says “connection is not secure.”

Secure

It simply means that you are using an insecure HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) rather than the protected Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to transmit data between your website and its server. Secure connection: why does it suddenly matter? Lately, all major web browsers, including Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome, are pressing for a more secure web experience. In doing

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McQuillen Creative Gives SPURS a FREE Website

Non Profits Need Effective Websites. It’s almost unheard of now days to run into a company or organization that doesn’t have a website of any sorts. Usually a company will have a crude, late 1990s website or one they cobbled together on a free website platform. Or they have one that the boss’s nephew’s son created, but has since joined

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Is Your Local Marketing Difficult?

Local Marketing Made Easy

Advertising is Changing. Local Marketing is Different. You may be realizing that the way to market and advertise your business is a bit different these days. We have been in the marketing game for over 25 years, and we have striven to stay ahead of the game. Fortunately, our company gets how small businesses work. We’re not here to chew

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Privacy

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The Apostrophe – The Most Elusive Punctuation Mark

Apostrophe

The proper right-hand curly apostrophe is the go-to mark when making contractions or indicating possession. For the most part, all of our software can produce the proper curled apostrophe when that key is typed. However, often when text is copied and pasted between programs, the apostrophe often gets converted to a “tick” mark or a mere vertical stroke. Unfortunately, few

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Schwab Audiology Brand Development

Schwab Audiology Brand Development

We recently had the pleasure of creating the brand for Schwab Audiology. As a native of Aberdeen, Dr. Elizabeth Falk Schwab returned to the area to open her own hearing healthcare clinic. Elizabeth brought us on board to help with designing her logo, stationery items, and print advertising as well as developing her website. Schwab Audiology Brand Development in Review When creating the logo, it was

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