Business Basics: Navigating the Digital World

For some of us, “going to work” isn’t a reality anymore. Many people have left their offices to work from home, and this isn’t always an easy transition to make, especially for those who have never worked remotely. Similarly, this can be difficult for business owners who run their business entirely or predominantly face-to-face. Adjusting to the online space can be difficult especially with the pressures of staying organized, productive, and in constant communication with your customers. To make it easier, we’re sharing some of our favorite online tools to help you and your team navigate the digital world.


What We Learned From Launching a Webinar Series

At HMG Creative, our vision is to erase barriers to growth by being the go-to partner for brand development, website design and development, and marketing support. Our team works together under one roof in south-central Austin. Together, we’ve cultivated a fun and comfortable work environment where we work, eat, play plenty of ping pong, and grow as a team. Working under the same roof means smooth and effective communication with our clients and a seamless process within our own team.  Continue…

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!


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.


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:


Key Things to Know About Google Analytics to Improve your Website Analysis

Utilising Google Analytics is a necessity for any business website. But sometimes it can be overwhelming in terms of actually getting usable information from this powerful platform. In this article, we take a look at four key functions in Google Analytics that you can use to improve your analysis. 


How to Optimize for Conversions Without Ruining your SEO

Conversion rate optimization (CRO) and search engine optimization (SEO) are seen as integral to the success of a business online. However, this can sometimes cause problems, as the best practice guidelines for each can contradict each other.

SEO focuses on making changes to a website to help it it rank higher on Google. This is vital in getting more traffic to your site — and more traffic means more potential customers. Then, we have CRO. This is a system for increasing the percentage of site visitors that take a desired action. These actions could be anything from completing an order to filling out a form.

But the real task is managing both of these activities at once. Each of them is necessary for the smooth running of your website – so how do you deal with the fact that they don’t always like to work together? Here we take a look at some of the important ways that you can optimize for conversions while still improving your SEO.


Conquering an Email Marketing Campaign

Email Marketing

It is estimated that by 2022, the number of email users will grow to 4.3 billion people – that’s half of the world population. *Cough, cough* that’s a lot of potential customers. If you aren’t using email marketing to reach your customers, then you are missing out on a multitude of benefits for your business.


Make It or Break It: Company Culture

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” – Peter Drucker

There is some debate whether Drucker actually said this but since his passing, we’ll never know. Either way, it’s a safe assumption that he believed it.

The Importance of Company Culture

If culture is so important, do you think it’s disingenuous to strategize it? After all, transforming a company’s culture can be one of the toughest undertakings an organization can assume. I’ve seen plenty of organizations that have tried basically everything with little success.


HMG Favorites: Our Top Ted Talks

If you’re anything like us, you see Ted talks as a black vortex of motivational lessons that are powerful enough to give you a new perspective on life every single day. Just when you think you know it all, a simple new Ted Talk can make you rethink your whole thought process.  Continue…