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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

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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 Experts

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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This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for www.McQuillenCreative.com. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. Information Collection, Use, and Sharing We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contacts from you. We will not

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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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How MCG is Stopping Website Hackers

Stopping Website Hackers

Stopping Website Hackers: A Short Guide Criminal activity on the internet such as spamming and website hacking is, unfortunately, a fact of life. The reality is, if you have a website, it WILL be attacked by hackers or automated hacking software at some point. There are many reasons for this. In most cases, criminals like spammers and identity thieves are

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5 Great Websites from Aberdeen, SD

Great Websites from Aberdeen, SD You Won’t Want to Miss How are we to know about great websites from Aberdeen? You’ll never see an ad on TV for graphic design services. The same goes for video production services. So why are we being bombarded with online and TV ads for website design services? This might cause you to think that

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We Fix Website Problems When Your Web Designer is MIA

We fix website problems

Quick…if you need a new website, just call us now: 605-226-3481. We fix website problems so you can get back to doing business. That is the kind of reliability you can expect when you work with us. McQuillen Creative Group has been designing websites in Aberdeen, SD since 2001. Many, many other web providing companies have come and gone in

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Great Websites From Aberdeen, SD

You’ll never see an ad on TV for graphic design services. Same goes for video production services. So why are we being bombarded with online and TV ads for website design services? This might cause you to think that website production is easy. So easy in fact that any monkey in the world can whip them out. These companies have

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Moving to the Hip Hub City

Hub City: In the Beginning… Aberdeen, the Hub City of the Dakotas was the place to locate when Easterners looked to pioneer the West. The railroads were racing one another to blanket uncharted territory with a web of tracks and communities. If you build railroads, people will settle the land. If you establish towns for the trains to stop in,

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Mobilegeddon Is Upon Us! Mobile-Friendly Websites

Don’t you hate it when ads make you feel threatened, causing you to react out of fear. We certainly despise that. Google’s recent announcement that they are changing the way they deliver search results on mobile devices is causing panic among folks with websites. At least that’s what web developers want you to think. Granted, there is cause for alarm, and

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The Beauty of Simple One-Page Websites

one-page websites are an elegant solution for small businesses

One-Page Websites: A Quick Study on Elegant Simplicity One-page websites are becoming an increasingly attractive option for small businesses and organizations that have a focused mission or product. Needless to say, making an attractive and interesting website with only one true function proved to be a unique challenge. Our goal was to make an attractive, engaging site that looked impressive

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