Creative marketing blog in 2019 for strategic communications.
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It’s a strange new world out there amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing hasn’t changed: video remains a valuable and effective way to reach your target audiences. From filming via Zoom to revisiting previous footage and combing the b-roll vaults – video marches on. At Creative Co-op, we’ve been using all of the above – and recently returned to shooting on location for clients while adhering to strict safety protocols. What does it take to...

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Julie working from home

It’s been almost three months now since I opened my eyes that first Tuesday morning when I began working from home: March 24, 2020. My daughter and I had been on a H4H medical trip in Honduras during her spring break when the country closed its borders. Getting back home to New Hampshire was a two-day adventure, but I’ll save that story for another time. However, I will share that I was ever so grateful...

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By now, most of us have experienced it. That uneasy feeling when we venture out to a store and we’re standing out front not sure what to expect. There are so many questions to be answered: Am I allowed in? Will people be wearing masks? What’s going to be different inside? What do I need to do differently? We’ve observed something interesting, too. Some smaller businesses are getting it right – preparing in advance for reopening...

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What do you do when your business is suddenly much slower than you anticipated? When you now have time on your hands that you hadn’t planned on having? Well, this week our landlord took the opportunity to start repaving the parking lot surrounding our offices. With most people in our building working from home, it was the perfect time to tackle the work. And when the pandemic eases – and it will – we’ll all return...

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We wanted to share something positive we’ve been working on in the hopes it can help you, too. Since winter, we’ve been helping clients with messaging strategy and fresh content to help them prepare for and now weather the pandemic. Messaging that was fresh just months ago has aged like milk, and it’s absolutely essential that your organization and brand update content and shift focus to be appropriate for today and the landscape ahead. We offer the...

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Achieving a great image is hard, but losing one is easy – just make a few typos. Sure, texting and social media have loosened editorial standards for marketers. But content and format errors are still credibility killers. Unfortunately, many errors aren't caught by automatic spell checkers or grammar plugins, so as you rush to produce fresh content on a deadline, keep this checklist handy to help you steer clear of common pitfalls - and big...

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