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4 Budget-Friendly Day Trips near Raleigh, NC

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Summer is here and it’s time to take a trip! Does your wallet protest because your budget is tighter than last season’s skinny jeans? If you are lucky enough to live in Raleigh, North Carolina (like we do at Morris Marketing) then you still have lots of super-fun day trip options. Read on to find one or two that will please your family and your wallet! Duke Gardens, Durham, NC 420 Anderson Street, Durham Travel time from Raleigh: 30-45 minutes Cost: $2/hour to park, Gardens are free Kid friendly? Yes Even if you are not a total outdoor enthusiast, this place is for you. The gardens are exquisite and well-kept year round, and have easy walking paths throughout. Strollers are…

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Cybersecurity: Tips and Trends for 2016

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last several years, you already know that cybersecurity is a really big deal. Recently, the World Economic Forum held its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The theme this year was the global impact of the “4th Industrial Revolution,” which is being driven by technological change. Many experts in the field of cybersecurity attended this meeting and shared insights. Here are just a few of the important tips and trends in the ever-growing field of cybersecurity. Right now, there are upwards of 50 BILLION devices connected to the internet. That’s an astounding statistic when you realize there are “only” 7.13 billion people on earth in early 2016! In the future, every item…

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5 Annoying Website Mistakes That Drive Your Customers Away

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This month in our blog, we’ve looked at how to drive more traffic to your business website. Today, let’s examine some website issues that may unintentionally drive your customers away from your website. 1 – Pop-Up Ads. Top of the “annoying” list has to be pop-ups. Does anyone actually like these? Users quickly become frustrated and feel like they’ve lost control of their interaction with your website as soon as the pop-ups appear. There are much better ways to collect information from your users than pop-ups. Avoid them altogether and you’ll have happier website customers. 2 – Poor Text Appearance. Is the text font on your website tiny and hard to read? Your twenty-something programmer may not understand why that…

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Merry Christmas and Have a Cookie!

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Christmastime is magical. It involves family, gifts, worship, and… sugar. The most popular and traditional treat at Christmastime is Christmas cookies. Our Raleigh-based marketing and design team is sharing their favorite Christmas cookies and even a few recipes! Michael Morris is the founder and CEO of Morris Marketing. He is the brains and the super-power within our organization. So it’s no big surprise that Mike’s favorite Christmas cookie is a classic sugar cookie. According to HuffPo, those who like sugar cookies best are traditional, stable, and dependable people. That describes Mike perfectly, and that also explains why he serves his clients so well. Kristina Bynum is our VP and Director of Operations. She shares why her favorite Christmas cookie is…

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