How to Bolster your Brand and Maximize your Digital Presence in the New All-Digital Era

History will define this season as the time when interacting and engaging digitally became just as successful as direct contact. As challenging as it is to put a pause on life and daily activities, we find ourselves more grateful than ever for the digital connectedness that allows business, communication, and responsibilities to continue remotely. Although not every business is able to make this seamless transition, each does have the opportunity to get creative with their digital presence and find new ways to connect with its customers in the digital space. With digital marketing as our area of expertise, the team at HMG Creative is eager to share the opportunities and tools available to help businesses thrive with their brand, web presence, and digital marketing efforts as the world around us continues to evolve.


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:


Is Traditional Marketing Dead?

Spoiler Alert: No. But it’s changing.


It’s no secret that we are venturing ever-further into the digital realm. And if 2020 is any preview of what is to come, it doesn’t look like that progression is slowing down. As companies big and small continue to devote larger portions of their budgets to digital marketing, it might be tempting to assume that traditional marketing is going to be left in the dust.  Continue…

Saying “I Do” Over Zoom


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.


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.


9 Social Media Trends to Watch for in 2020

Do you want your brand to win on social media in 2020?

Are you looking to create a plan to engage your audience on social channels?

With the increasing influence of social media in our everyday lives, companies and marketers are looking to social media more than ever to connect with target prospects.

However, competition is steep. Social media is currently facing a content overload, and standing out will continue to be a challenge unless you have a clear and sharp social media marketing strategy.


Asana for Project Management – The Beginner’s Guide

What is Asana?
Asana is a web and mobile application designed to manage project productivity. Facebook co-founder, Dustin Moskovitz, and software engineer, Justin Rosenstein, saw a need to coordinate teams more effectively inside the social network’s operations, and from this, Asana was born.


The Importance of Wireframing—What You Need to Know

As consumer power continues to rise, it is imperative to create a seamless user experience throughout your website. Wireframing is an aspect of user experience design that includes developing a skeletal framework of the website, and maps out content for functionality with the user journey in mind. By breaking the site down into it’s basic elements, designers are able to layout the skeletal roadmap of the overall website navigation and page structure before any visual elements are implemented. The user’s journey should be top-of-mind in creating the blueprint for website navigation ensuring top-notch, seamless usability. This will make desired information much easier to find, and ultimately drive business.


What to Expect in the Next Decade of Web Trends

The Internet is all about finding the next big thing. This is one industry that never stays stagnant, it is constantly moving forward and adapting. The online world we live in now, is referred to as Web 2.0. This era is overflowing with user-generated content. We are living in the time of social media, blogs, and constant consumer interaction. Web 2.0 isn’t going anywhere, but it is evolving. As Web 3.0, also known as the semantic web, emerges, we are seeing more machine-generated content.