Why Your New Website May Never See the Light of Day

Building a successful and impactful web presence is more important than ever—especially for B2Bs and businesses with a complex product to sell or story to tell. Today, the “creative process” is more about solving the visitor’s problem than about whether the masthead should “pop” more. So why do so many well-intentioned, brilliant web projects fall…

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Take the Test: Is Your Content Tone Deaf?

As more companies discover the importance of Content Marketing, many race to the “publish” button without ever determining if their content is in tune with their brand—or diluted and boring. This is increasingly common for those who farm out content to firms or ghost writers who don’t have a proven Voice & Tone Definition process. Does…

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Why Your Blog Is Your Social Media Hub

“Smart social media marketing is always paired with a well-planned and well-maintained blog.” At Well Planned Web, we utter that phrase at least 10 times a week and include it in every presentation we give. Why? It’s simple. The Social Networks are swimming with partiers and elbow-rubbers. As I like to say, “Any Monkey Can Tweet.” But,…

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Is Your B2B Content Getting the Mileage it Deserves?

Business-to-Business (B2B) marketers are forever chasing the challenge of publishing valuable, relevant content to their blogs and websites. And for good reason. Companies with blogs gather 68% more leads than those without blogs (HubSpot). Those who turn a standard blog into a well-produced, highly-relevant content machine may even see that number rise to a whopping…

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Thank You for a GREAT 2010!

Today, we asked our Facebook Fans what they were most proud of in 2010 (Jeff Folkersen gets the biggest horn-toot, in our opinion!). It got us thinking about how terrific OUR year has been as a company! Most noteworthy–a series of awesome new clients, celebrating Well Planned Web’s 1-year Anniversary and speaking to some incredible…

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What Does Your Twitter Avatar Say About You?

Twitter avatars are more critical than some may think. In a terrific post on ThoughtPick, the author lists 5 reasons your avatar matters in your Twitter presence: Recognition Expression Intrusion Uniqueness Meaning & Relevancy We’d like to add a few more to this list. Most clients are a tad surprised when we spend a good…

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When Good Blogs Go Bad

Social Media has very few rules that are black and white. Which is why real-world examples tend to be the easiest way to demonstrate the power of these explosive marketing tools. That said, sometimes the best way to learn how to do something right is to see examples of what happens when it’s done wrong!…

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Shut Up, Listen Up, and Read!

For those of you who have endured my voice and tone workshops and training, brace yourself. Deana’s got her “rant” voice on today. If you’re a thought leader who’s genuinely ready to enlighten, educate and inspire others…awesome! Guess what? Your business will grow along with your online influence. This blog and my business are ALL…

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How to Mutilate a Social Media Contest

Okay, so I’m ALL for coming up with creative ways to engage customers online. In fact, as social media consultants we offer creative ideas and solutions every day. But, when does a creative contest simply become way too much work for the customer? Companies are forever talking about the ROI of social media. But what…

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Social Media: When Good Brands Go Bad [Event]

Social Media has very few rules that are black and white. Which is why real-world examples tend to easiest way to demonstrate the power of these explosive marketing tools. That said, sometimes the best way to learn how to do something right is to see examples of what happens when it’s done wrong! This Tuesday,…

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