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Don’t Let Cannabis Go Up in Smoke!

You heard right – cannabis. Marijuana, weed, Mary Jane, reefer…you get the idea. Many professionals in the food and beverage industry are still trying to understand the legality and logistics of using such a regulated (and until recently illegal) substance. The larger conversation has expanded beyond cannabis and really focuses on its family member, Cannabidiol (CBD) – mainly because it is legal in all 50 states, well mostly. CBD is one of the chemicals found in cannabis and hemp, but it doesn’t include enough THC (responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana) to cause mind-altering affects.1 The legality of CBD

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What is a Healthy Healthcare Marketing Budget?

If you’re a hospital or large physicians practice, you pride yourself on the depth of services you can provide to patients in your area. Your doctors may be some of the best in the nation, your ER wait times may be some of the shortest, and you may have thousands of happy former patients who literally owe you their lives. But what good is all of that if no one knows about it? Healthcare marketing can seem daunting when you’re standing at the starting line. There are so many moving parts that must be coordinated to make the investment worth

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How to Advertise on Facebook Like a Pro

Advertising has had many faces over the years. From hieroglyphics to sandwich boards to Super Bowl ads, the way we communicate has changed with the world around us. Most recently, the explosive popularity of social media has once again shifted the advertising world and created a new frontier of social media advertising. People spend, on average, over half an hour a day just on Facebook — and we know that number is probably on the low end for many! That is a huge amount of captive time in the eyes of an advertiser, but it is also highly competitive time.

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Domain Extensions: is .fun considered .cool?

When you think about a website, what comes to mind? Typically, you would picture the layout, the colors, maybe even the navigation or features. The URL is probably not high up on the list of things you think about, but it is arguably one of the most important parts of the site. And the same is true for your company’s website! When creating a new website, picking out the URL is often the fun but complicated step. The URL should represent either the brand, the services offered, or maybe even highlight a well-known catchphrase or slogan. But what about the

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“Hey, Siri, schedule my physical.”

Remember when Google became a verb? Any time you had a question, someone would inevitably ask, “Did you Google it?” Google’s creation gave birth to a whole new era of information harvesting, bringing the entire world within seconds of finding out basically anything they needed (or wanted) to know. Now the new kid on the block is voice technology, aka Siri, Alexa, and Cortana. Rather than type something into Google (how antiquated!), you just verbally get the attention of your device of choice and put it to work with a quick command. As this technology has become more mainstream and

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Chatbots — What You Need to Know

When you call a company’s customer service number, the last person you expect to hear on the other end of the line is the company’s CEO. Why? Because they’ve delegated the task of solving your issue or answering your question to someone better suited to quickly serve you. The CEO’s time is better spent elsewhere in serving and growing their company. So why shouldn’t the same principle apply to you? You don’t need to have a Fortune 500 company to have a customer service department. You don’t even need to hire another person! Your business can provide a friendly online

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