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Need A Brand Audit? 3 Dangerous Signs To Look For

brand audit warning signs

Table of Contents The Trap of the “Same Old” The Way it’s Always Been Done Blues Starting Off On The Right Foot Talking Strategy with McQuillen Creative Group Why Would You Need A Brand Audit Have you been able to align your brand across your workers, management, and customers? If it’s not, you may be wasting ad dollars. In another

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4 Tips for Super Effective Digital Advertising

Digital Advertising tips from MCG

Table of Contents The Value of Digital Advertising Digital Ads That Connect Keeping Tabs on Customers Digital Marketing with McQuillen Creative Digital Advertising: Are You Getting the Best Value? Digital advertising is becoming a bigger influence for marketing budgets. However, it’s really easy to get it wrong if you don’t have a plan. We’ve written about social advertising before, but

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3 Crucial Secrets to Successful Social Media Live Streams

Social media live streams made easy

Table of Contents: Catching the Stream Establishing Your Platform Growing Your Audience Creating a Streaming Plan Live Streams Are Huge Marketing Boons Have you heard of Twitch, IGTV, or Facebook Live? These are live streaming services that connects content producers, business owners, and influencers to an active audience. Live Streams are becoming an important marketing tool for small businesses and

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eCommerce Tips: 5 Ingenious Ways to Sell Online

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Table of Contents Update Your Website for eCommerce Select an eCommerce Platform Write Product Descriptions Create a Customer Experience eCommerce is crucial in the wake of COVID-19 eCommerce has come to the forefront of the minds of small business owners over the course of the COVID-19 Pandemic. People are spending more time online and that means advertisers are adjusting their

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Got a Big Printing Project? 3 Costly Mishaps to Avoid

Printing project mishaps

Printing projects can be easy to screw up if you miss the details… We understand that outside of basic office printing, it can feel daunting to work on a major printing project. For us, we work closely with clients and printing companies to make sure everything is accurate. But maybe you’re the DIY type of business owner. While there are

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3 Important Ways to Manage Marketing Automation

Marketing Automation made easy with MCG

What exactly is marketing automation? Let’s say you’re running your own business, which means that you’re not only the seller but you’re also your own marketer, customers service rep, and manager. That’s probably too many hats to wear at one time, but we totally understand. We wear tons of marketing hats at McQuillen Creative, and that is why we often

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3 Big Must-Know Secrets for Using Hashtags

Advice for using hashtags on instagram and facebook

Using Hashtags For Beginners Depending on what generation you belong to, you either know this symbol (#) as a pound sign or a hashtag. You often see them used as a string of words within social media posts, but what is the purpose of these words? I work with small business owners who want to get into the social media

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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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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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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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