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Know Your Why

The world is overflowing with goods and services, and trying to set yours apart by simply explaining their features and benefits is no longer effective. There’s too much noise to cut through, and possibly a lot of competition in your field already. However, you do have something unique at your disposal. You have that beautiful moment of clarity when you realized WHY you wanted to start your company. You have your brand story. Continue…

Brand Story: The Foundation

People are storytellers. For thousands of years, we have used the power of story to preserve history, pass down lessons, and convey ideas. There’s no better way to get your message to stick than to frame it as a tale that is being spun – and a brand is no different. As consumers, we want to buy into a story. Continue…

Intro to Brand Story

Earlier this month, HMG Creative hosted our very first webinar, Brand Story: The Foundation. Led by our Senior Brand and Marketing Strategist, John Paulsen, this webinar was the first in a three-part series to help bolster brands. With a huge team effort, our first episode was a hit! We focused on helping businesses navigate their brand presence during this transitional time in our world. By sharing a sneak peek into our methodologies, we showed participants a few key steps to help their brand find its purpose again. Here’s how we did it:

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Why an External Marketing Team is the Right Move for Your Business

The importance of marketing for any business is no secret. The real issue can be deciding on whether to hire an external marketing team or to keep your efforts in-house. After all, your marketing strategy determines the overall success of your business, and you want to make the right choice. Ultimately, it’s important for business owners to do the research before deciding, so we broke it down for you!

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The Benefits of Having a Marketing Strategy

Having a clear and concise marketing strategy is essential to any business. A marketing strategy is the roadmap to overall success. Success can be measured in a multitude of ways, but often it means to reach a targeted audience. Whether you’re looking to gain new or returning customers or improve your online engagement, having a roadmap will ensure that you are adequately growing and evaluating your business and reaching your goals.

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Last Minute Black Friday Tips for your e-Commerce Website

Last year, Black Friday pulled in a record $6.22 billion in online sales. This is a 23.6 percent increase from the year prior. This year, Adobe Analytics predicts that online sales will reach a new record at $7.5 billion. We are now two weeks away from the busiest online shopping season in history. If you’ve not prepared your marketing strategy or tested your online performance, that’s okay! There are still ways to enhance your shop in time to make great sales this holiday season! Here are our last-minute tips for Black Friday 2019:

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Web Design Trends to Watch for in 2020

The new decade brings a new boldness with it. This new invigoration can be seen everywhere — from TV ads to billboards, and especially to web design. Each new year is an opportunity for reinvention, and that’s most true for 2020. The pressure is on to stand out in many saturated industries, but the one thing all businesses have in common is their brand. As businesses and web design companies aim to establish a robust online presence, here are some of the biggest web design trends to watch for in 2020. You just might be inspired to implement some of them!

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HMG Creative Unwrapped: The Whole Story

The Bold Beginning

At the age of 18, James Trumbly enlisted in the Marine Corps, kickstarting a lifetime of ambitious pursuits and bold endeavors. Four years later, after completing a tour in Iraq and Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, James returned home, wrapping up his military career and embarking on the next exciting phase of his life: business ventures. With an entrepreneurial spirit, James joined a friend in opening a car dealership and auto brokering business. The business flourished, bringing a host of opportunities and connections, as well as a need for improved marketing resources. James knew a web presence would be crucial to the business’ continued success, so he took on the task of designing and developing the company’s first website.  Continue…

How to Maintain Strong Brand Personality in Your Email Designs

Maintaining a brand identity is no easy feat. The biggest brands have had years to strengthen and build up how they present themselves. These brands have the reputation to change whenever they need to go in a new direction. Branding impacts nearly every facet of how you do business, such as how your business looks, how it communicates, and how it markets. That’s why it’s integral to build a brand that customers can easily connect with, and also why you should maintain a strong brand personality throughout all of your online activities.  Continue…