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December 2015

Food for thought

Merry Christmas and Have a Cookie!

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…
Mike Morris
December 21, 2015
Web Design

Don’t Whine About Bad Web Design

Are you proud of your website? Or do you cower behind it hoping no one will actually see it? One of the goals of any entrepreneur is to be seen and heard in the online space utilizing their website. If you feel shame when people mention it, or worse yet, you refrain from giving out the web address at all, then your website is not doing all it can to promote your hard work. What may lift your spirits is that bad web design is something that can be fixed when you have the proper team on your side. Here are three common web design mistakes made by many Raleigh businesses -- along with what can be done to make…
Mike Morris
December 17, 2015

5 Mistakes Businesses Make in Email Marketing Campaigns

We know that all the excitement and focus these days is on social media. But consider this fact: ROI is approximately $40 for every $1 spent on email marketing. That alone is proof that email marketing campaigns still work! How are they working for your business? If you’re not completely satisfied with your email marketing results, read on. Think about how your email inbox(es) exploded over Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Did you click through to any of the sales? Did you make purchases? Is your UPS man wishing your driveway was not so steep? (mine sure is!) If you viewed a lot of marketing emails, think about what you liked and what you didn’t like. With those things…
Mike Morris
December 14, 2015

Is Your Business Ready for a Fresh Website Design?

As your business grows and changes over time, your website must change with it. Whether you do most of your business online, or you have a brick and mortar location, you can no longer afford to ignore how you appear to your customers online as we move into 2016. If your website still reads like a business card from the 1990’s then it is definitely time for an upgrade. Here are a few questions that will help you determine if it is time to give your web design for your Raleigh business a fresh look. #1 Is your website mobile ready? One of the biggest elements to affect website design for Raleigh businesses is the increased use of mobile technology…
Mike Morris
December 3, 2015

Three Steps to Virtual Branding through Social Media

You are already on the social media bandwagon with your business, right? You’ve set up a Facebook page and asked your customers to “Like” it, you do a little tweeting here and there. But is it really increasing your revenue? Social media continues to evolve. Newbies like SnapChat and Periscope are already changing the marketing world. Nothing stays the same for long in social media; trends and user preferences change frequently. So, in the constantly shifting sands of this kind of landscape, how do you develop and promote your brand successfully? 1 - GO VISUAL Visual marketing will be king in 2016. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what about a video? Think about how a short…
Mike Morris
December 3, 2015

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