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Facebook Live Helps Mom of Six Build Her Business

There’s a house in Boardman, Ohio with a dual personality. Most of the time, it’s a family home. The family includes Colleen Thomas, her husband William, and their six children: Katie, age 16; William Jr., 7; Brooklyn, 6; Savannah, 4; Alexandria, 2; and one-year old Madison. Oh… they also have …

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Should it be an Ad…a Post…or PR?

God says to me with a kind of smile, “Hey how would you like to be God awhile And steer the world?” “Okay,” says I, “I’ll give it a try. Where do I set? How much do I get? What time is lunch? When can I quit?” “Gimme back that wheel,” says …

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Tracey Ramun Joins Farris Marketing

Oct 20, 2017 — Ms. Ramun named Account Manager/Social Media Director Tracey Ramun of Canfield has joined Farris Marketing as Account Manager and Social Media Director. An experienced marketing professional, Ms. Ramun started her career at WFMJ-TV and most recently ran her own branding firm. “We are thrilled to have Tracey,” …

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Jumping from a GOOD Idea to a BETTER Idea

Barbers Jump From A Good Idea To A Better Idea Luigi and Francisco were entrepreneurs living in a small village in Europe during the Middle Ages. One day in the spring of 1163 AD, they were sitting in the castle courtyard trying to come up with a small business idea. …

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How Halloween Became a Marketing Monster

Ok marketers, try this little one-question survey on your friends and their children: What kind of person traveled from town-to-town, usually riding in railroad box cars, working for short periods of time, but always moving on, because he loves adventure and the journey? (Correct Answer: “A hobo.”) For bonus points, …

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Get Past Your Middle with a Marketing Mindset

With the notable exception of Double Stuf Oreos, the middle is the worst part of most things. Consider the middle of your body — your waist — which acts like a billboard advertising “This person has not done a sit-up since high school.” How about the middle seat on an …

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Perception of Your Brand Changes as Your Story Unfolds

They say a story has no real beginning or end — only points at which you start and stop watching. If you began watching on March 30, 1981 at 3:34 pm, you’d see President Ronald Reagan being wheeled into an operating room at George Washington University Hospital.  The 40th president …

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Create a Niche to Get Rich, Happy — or Both

I drank my first six cans of Red Bull over the course of one very long night in Las Vegas in 2001. The Red Bull slogan was “It gives you wings.” In retrospect, “It gives you horns” might be more apropos. Prior to trying Red Bull, I had never heard …

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