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2016: The Year of Video Marketing

Silas Linsley Blogging, Business, Marketing, Michigan Creative, Social Media, Video

It’s here. The year of 2016 is the year of video. In 2015, video trends were only emerging. Twitter launched its live video-streaming app Periscope. The Meerkat app allowed social media users to stream video on mobile. Autoplay video trickled into your Facebook and Twitter feeds, and now they’re here to stay. Video is not just for YouTube anymore.   …

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The Importance of Strategy

Siobhan Fin Blogging, Business, Marketing

Strategy is, first of all, a state of mind, because a strategist is relentlessly and pragmatically results oriented. Strategy is the combination of attitudes, purposes, possible actions, and decisions bundled together as options for decision and implementation by management.  -Jim Lukaszewski. Building a successful strategy is essential to both the long term goals and short term projects of any organization. Here …

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Email Marketing Is Not Dead: How to maximize subscribers for your business

Silas Linsley Business, Marketing, Technology

With the rise of social media and content marketing for business, it’s no surprise that many professionals have their doubts about email marketing. Isn’t it outdated? Who would want to spend more time reading emails? After all, half our work days dissolve into a balancing act of deleting and responding to emails. And yet, as an aspiring writer, I am subscribed to 10+ authors on …

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Four Rules for Using Stock Photos

Siobhan Fin Blogging, Marketing, Social Media

  In this day and age with the use of the Internet, we basically have the whole world at our fingertips. But that doesn’t mean all of the content you find is up for grabs to use as you please. When working at a project for yourself or work, it is important to know how to use stock graphics legally. …

The Best Marketing Automation Softwares

The Best Marketing Automation Software Systems

Marissa Katz Blogging, Marketing Automation

Here at Michigan Creative, we consider ourselves pretty handy when it comes to marketing automation. So, when it comes to marketing automation software, we figured it was best to detail some of the top software systems in order to help you decide which one is best for your own business! It seemed best to detail the number one rated software …

Creativity In The Workplace

Creativity In The Workplace

Siobhan Fin Blogging, Creative

Look, we get it. Being at work is not the same as sitting on an island looking at an easel and painting a watercolor of the beach. Before you zone off into a daydream about that what colors you want to put into your island painting, remember that you can be creative at work, too! I know, you were hoping …

How To Write A Great Blog

How To Write A Great Blog

Alli Myers Blogging

Writing a great blog post sounds easy enough, right? You can write about something cool you did, something you want to do, your job, what you ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner… But is that really what your audience wants to read? If you’re blogging just for fun and to keep friends and family in the loop, then the answer …