CONTENT MARKETING 101: Understanding this modern marketing tactic [Part 1]

It’s annoying, and we’ve all been there.

You’re scrolling through your Facebook feed, enjoying your friends’ pictures and laughing at some recently uploaded Saturday Night Live videos. Suddenly, your enjoyment is interrupted by an ad for a new mattress cover that’s supposed to improve your sleep or the latest line of dresses at a local retailer.

These ads are interrupting your News Feed, and that’s why it’s called interruptive marketing. Other examples of interruptive marketing include traditional forms of advertising like television, radio and print ads.

How to successfully communicate with your freelance designer [Plus FREE Cheat Sheet Download]

Tired of the back-and-forth with your graphic designer? 

Whether you are a business owner or a nonprofit leader, chances are you will encounter a need for graphic design at some point in your career. To make that exchange as successful as possible, here a few tips for successfully communicating with your designer.

Allow us to clear up the confusion: The difference between marketing and communications

It’s easy to get the words marketing and communications confused, because the two terms are often used interchangeably in today’s business world. But there is a difference.  Allow us to explain.

Marketing vs. Communications

Marketing involves the creation of a high-level strategy or plan that a business will use to sell its product or service. It’s an umbrella term that includes many different functions. (Refer to the infographic below for a visual example of the functions that make up a marketing plan.)