Messaging Lessons from Election Season

Messaging Lessons from Election Season – Keep It Simple, Then Keep at It

We’re coming into election season, and with the sheer volume of eager presidential candidates throwing their hats in the ring for 2020, it’s a fascinating time to watch savvy campaign strategists and managers look at the polls, do the math,…

We May Not Be Your Best-Fit Marketing Firm

We may not be the best marketing firm for you. Not expecting that statement from a CEO who seeks to continue to service clients and grow her firm, were you? Like all companies we seek to grow our revenue, but we won’t do it at the expense…

Create Content That Matters

On Monday, my social media feeds were dominated with friends and celebrities sharing stories about the death of actor Luke Perry.   Perry, famous for playing Dylan McKay on the popular 1990s TV show “Beverly Hills, 90210,” had what…

What do Awards Mean?

As we wrap up the Oscar’s this past weekend, the topic of awards is filling the air. Who or what won? Who or what should or shouldn’t have won, and why? Everyone seems to have an opinion. I certainly do. This got me thinking about awards…

Using Industry Events to Showcase your Thought Leadership

Industry conferences and trade shows are a great educational and networking resource for your organization, as well as a source of leads for your company. The audiences at these events already have a vested interest in your mission, so it’s…

Three signs you are falling out of love with your brand

When was the last time you updated your website? Shared a creative post on social media? Ran a digital marketing campaign? If the answer is, “Geez, I don’t remember, it’s been so long,” then you may be…
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Top Takeaways for Winning Marketing Plays

The Super Bowl is always a hot topic here at Chartwell. Not for what did or did not happen during the game but for the commercials. We’ll save the discussion of the halftime show for another time. We all have our favorites and the ones that…
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Corporate Activism in Marketing – Civic Responsibility or Big Gamble?

There’s no doubt that brands today leverage an amazing amount of power. Their willingness to spend big dollars for the opportunity to present the public with their messages means they eat up a lot of our impression bandwidth. We click on…

Distracted by Tech? Be Purposeful About Focus

With the New Year already in full swing, so, too, are the numerous invitations for networking lunches and dinners. It’s an expected part of any business person’s life to attend these events, and, at times, they can get monotonous. But they…
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Press Releases Need Style – and Thought

When your organization has news to share or an announcement to make, a press release is the natural way – and still a useful way – to do that.