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Should You Use Stock Photos in Your Social Media Marketing?

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I recently got off the phone with a new client, and in the course of the call we discussed social media strategy, photos, and video content for his commercial painting company.

He raised an awesome question: “Can’t we just use stock images?”

The idea makes sense! Stock images are abundant, pretty cheap, and can be stunning. Conversely, getting photos from your team can be tough, especially when everyone is busy and focused on just getting through the day.

So, why wouldn’t you make life simpler and go stock?
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My Resolution? Talk Less, Listen More, and Stay Positive!

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While reading the book “Letters to the Church” by Francis Chan over the Christmas holiday season, I was reminded by the author of how easy it is for people (all of us) to be critical. Thanks to the power of digital technology, we can express our opinions more easily today than ever before. Social media in particular makes it a cinch to share a negative review, experience, or opinion for just about all areas of our lives: religion, politics, family, and so forth.

Francis Chan obviously pointed out ways Christians need to really be careful of how they express themselves online and in person.

This is not a book review, but it did make an impact and leave me with this takeaway: be more positive in 2019.
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“Things 3” For Getting Things Done

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Evernote, Remember the Milk, Google Tasks, Apple Reminders…

There are a plethora of productivity apps available on the market. In fact, just about all the big players out there have their own apps to help you get things done and remember the little details of life.

Over the years I have tried dozens of these options, always on the hunt for the ever-elusive “perfect app!”

Well, I have yet to find it.

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How Important Is “Seen Around Town” Marketing?

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How Signs and Trucks Can Help Grow a Businesslocal marketing tips for contractors

A few years ago, I started working with a painting contractor who got very few leads from his trucks and yard signs. He probably averaged a couple per month at most.

At the time, he had an annual revenue of just under $1.5 million. I believe his lack of Seen Around Town leads were really due to several reasons: his truck lettering and yard signs were hit-and-miss, his crews were not consistently putting up job signs, and his company vehicles had a boring logo that just didn’t stand out. It wasn’t memorable. Read More

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