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Karen Kerski

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Website and Blog Content That Doesn't Work

Posted by Karen Kerski

Writing and posting to improve ranking is not just about the quantity. Many advisors will tell you more is better and that can be true. But the reality is that writing content that is not created around your SEO strategy will have limited ability to produce results. Frequency of posting new content has significant impact on the results of your SEO efforts efforts. Equally important is that the content supports the keywords you are claiming as your expertise.

I have seen a company providing deep tech support to clients posting blogs about accounting and tax strategy. They aren't accountants, CPA's nor offering small business operating consultation. A blog about tax deadlines is not supporting their core service ~ protecting their customers digital assets and computer hard and software function.

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Topics: Website Design, SEO, content, blog

Organic Brand Trend

Posted by Karen Kerski

As health issues increase organic solutions have increased. There has been a big growth spurt in gluten free products. Organic baby products led the way in gaining acceptance in grocery stores from consumers. Organic meats and foods for adults have grown at a slower pace. Setting organic products apart from the standard fare requires your graphics on your product packaging  look different from traditional foods. There is a style that has surfaced that consumers can look for to identify an organic product in a food store. They typically have a lot of white and show a picture of raw food. Brand name includes "organic" call out and the name could remind one of simple foods like "Wild Oats" and "Honest".

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Topics: Branding, Packaging Design

Why 4 Big Brands Failed

Posted by Karen Kerski

Could this happen to you?

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Topics: Branding, Business Management

5 Questions To Use To Define Your Customer Personas

Posted by Karen Kerski

Do you truly know who your best customers are? Do you know what motivates them to purchase? Most times I ask my clients this there often identify every demographic because they don't want to walk away from any prospect. Let's admit it is difficult to work on your own marketing. Running your business is more enjoyable than digging through dry facts or looking for data that is asked for by these 5 key questions. There will be a lot of similarities, common traits for your customers. It is the unique facts we want to uncover, things that will break down your customer list into multiple personas.

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Topics: Marketing, content

Recognizing Rebranding Mistakes

Posted by Karen Kerski

A longstanding luxury brand changes their logo and Twitter lights up with negativity.

Whether you are a loyal customer or not we all recognize Lord & Taylor. I personally prefer the classic script logo. The elegance and flow remind me of the their luxury brand image. It's saddens me when I read a post saying the reason for the update was the 20 and 30 year olds can't read script. Funny that you still are required to sign your name to important documents yet script is thought to be outdated.


It will be interesting to see whether their rebranding has an impact on the brands efforts to be contemporary. The reason to update a logo so drastically is to reinvent and re-engage. Tiffany hasn't felt the need to change tehir look with clean font on turquois box. Coca Cola Classic has kept their look as well.Do you have a strong opinion on these logos?

Does it stand up to the brand impression of make you think of a Sharpee marker?

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Topics: Branding

Avoid These Common Google AdWords Mistakes

Posted by Karen Kerski

It is one of the most powerful tools for advertising small business and won’t take a big investment to get more traffic to your website. Google AdWords gets you first page position immediately. You can target your advertising dollars towards prime customers. A small investment gets you in front of “your target” that you have qualified as ready to purchase. PPC can provide a steady stream of visitors to your site, prospects who are searching for your product or service. Google doesn’t require a minimum spend like newspapers, TV or radio. It all makes sense to market with Google pay-per-click, but beware that you don’t make these mistakes that waste those precious marketing dollars. If you plan to create your Adword campaign yourself you need to ask "How to manage Google Adwords?"

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Topics: Online Marketing, Inbound Marketing, PPC

Why Every Business Needs Market Research.

Posted by Karen Kerski

Sound business decisions come from knowledge, verifiable facts. Experience has value but it needs to be supported with proof that is why market research is considered so critical by every successful business. Research gives you the information to create and produce the right product.

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Topics: Marketing, Design, Product Development

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