5 Critical Considerations for Your Integrated Inbound Marketing Program

Inbound marketing focuses on creating quality content that naturally pulls people toward a company, product or service. While inbound marketing is a valuable and highly productive element of the marketing mix, it cannot stand entirely on its own. In today’s marketing ecosystem, integrating inbound marketing with outbound marketing mainstays – like direct mail, advertising, public […]

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STIR Staff
Jan 24

Online Reputation Management: Balancing Reactive and Proactive Across PR, Social and Digital

Online reputation management (ORM) is often misunderstood, as many see it only as a social media effort or a public relations crisis management tactic. It’s really an integrated approach, when done thoroughly, that a brand should use proactively every day. This requires planning ahead and dedicated strategies to develop positive online assets. The background The […]

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STIR Staff
Sep 14

Eight Steps to a Successful Rebrand

When is it time to rebrand? Companies look at a multitude of factors, such as market research, market share trends and changing demographics, to determine if it’s time to reposition. But what many don’t realize is that a rebrand is more than just a new name and logo. It’s an opportunity to redefine and improve […]

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Brian Bennett
Jun 12

Short Attention Span Theatre

Our attention spans and patience are short. We delete unopened emails, speed date, order food from smart phone apps to avoid waiting in line, pay extra for same day shipping, and even communicate using single letters, like “k”. Not only do these behaviors apply to our everyday lives, but also influence our attitudes towards advertising. […]

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Brian Bennett
Jun 27

The 7 Steps to Branding Redesign

Find out the 7 steps we go through when STIR is brought in to evaluate and recommend how a company can reposition itself for the future.

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Brian Bennett
Apr 12

The Importance of Internal Branding

As vital as it is to showcase the capabilities of your agency through great client work, it’s just as important to have strong internal branding.

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STIR Staff
Mar 1

Why You Need a Strong Brand Voice on Social Media

Social media is a space where brands truly come to life. It’s also a space many of us use primarily in our personal lives. We share engagements and new babies on Facebook, filter our family photos on Instagram and dig for the perfect reaction GIFs on Tumblr. When we interact with brands on social media, […]

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STIR Staff
Jun 23

Four Ways to Leverage LinkedIn to Increase Brand Awareness

All good marketers know their business must have a presence on social media. Whether your brand is new to social media marketing or you’ve been marketing your business through social media since day one, you understand the effort and time it takes to set up and maintain a social media platform. A platform that tends […]

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STIR Staff
Oct 7

Activate Your Marketing Plan For Amazing ROI

Building a marketing plan and fully activating a marketing plan are two completely different things, but it can make the difference between moderate and outstanding brand performance and ROI. The difference is what we will call “Marketing Plan Activation.” Marketing Plan Activation requires equal parts effort and imagination. Usually, a small incremental investment will give […]

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Brian Bennett
Dec 5