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Markruiting: A Better Path to Employee Recruitment and Retention

July 27, 2021

Over the past few months as I’ve spoken with local business owners and corporate decision makers, one common topic and challenge has surfaced: the need for more qualified candidates to fill roles in the workforce.


We All Know That Content is King. (Now How Will You Make It Serve You and Your Audience?)

October 14, 2020

Speak directly to customers, brand followers and prospects in a way that initiates a productive dialogue and builds brand relationships.


Marketing Tools Are No Match for Customer Power

December 5, 2019

Consumers have more power than ever before. When they’re upset, they can do incredible harm to your brand (through things such as online reviews and even your social media), and they have access to more information (mostly true) about your products and services at their fingertips.


Marketing During a Recession

November 12, 2019

Growing share during a booming economy is difficult (everyone is spending). Gaining market share during a recession requires capital, but the eventual ROI can’t be beat.


Those Darned Kids (And Grandparents)

October 15, 2018

Like many things, marketing used to be much simpler; the days of brands targeting broad categories (i.e., adults 18-49 years old) are long gone. Today, there are three distinct generations within that one category (GenX, Millennials, and GenZ), each with a completely different set of values.


Funk? No!

August 14, 2018

Keeping burnout at bay. After 35 years in the industry (did I just write that?), I’ve been fortunate to have seen some fascinating changes; new technology, new ways to slice and dice messaging, and new techniques.


Why Austin Is Becoming One Of The Best Cities for Creatives

August 14, 2018

If you’ve opened a national newspaper, INC, Fortune, Fast Company, Wired or read any news story about fastest growing cities in the last few years, each recognizes Austin as a great place to live. But why? The cost of living is rising, traffic is a nightmare, and the city is in constant change.


"Bees Knees" to Bring You to Your Knees

September 18, 2018

Spoke Friday has been a tradition going back since we opened in 2008.

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