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CEOs are asking one question – how do we return to work?

Listen to your team, communicate often and with transparency; prioritize strategy; invest in collaboration tools; and reimagine work through cross-functional teams.

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10 Ways to Boost Your Business Now

“Communication, proactive research and strategic action are all critically important to weather this storm and emerge strong on the other side. Knowing which mix of…

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Want to grow your business? Double down on marketing.

“We have been telling business owners of all sizes, all throughout the pandemic, that going dark is the absolute worst thing you could do for…

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Forbes Agency Council mention

10 Ways Get The Most Traction Out Of Any Agency Accomplishment

When an agency lands a prestigious award, a grant or a big investor, it can be a unique marketing opportunity for the company. Regardless of…

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15 Overlooked Best Practices For Managing A Small Business Website

In today’s digital age, it’s vital for your small business to have a fully functional website to attract and retain customers. While larger businesses are…

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15 Ways To Develop A Customer-Centric Content Strategy

Content marketing is a great way to get in front of and bring value to consumers without going overboard on your sales pitch. However, it…

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15 Smart Ways To Get Marketing And Sales Teams On The Same Page

Sales and marketing teams both play an integral role in generating and converting leads into sales for a business. However, these two departments may not…

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15 Tips Agency Pros Gleaned From Memorable Campaigns

With countless advertisements bombarding us every day, the success of any marketing campaign depends on how well it captures consumer attention. To cut through the…

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13 Tactics To Counter Negative Publicity When Internal Issues Become PR Crises

Unlike Vegas, sometimes what happens in a business doesn’t stay in the business. When internal issues make their way into the public sphere, what may…

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New Corporate Conundrum – Congratulate Biden?

“While a big brand like Walmart may make very modest comments or none at all on the election, privately, its brass can lean on the…

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Omnichannel to Omnipresent – How Retailers Should Navigate the Social Landscape to Drive Purchase Decisions This Holiday Season

Today, it’s not enough to be on every channel. Brands must be omnipresent. And not just omnipresent, but consistently authentic, meaningful and self-aware. It’s a…

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Does Your Brand Positioning Ring True With Your Customers Right Now?

Mary Ann O’Brien, CEO and founder of OBI Creative, explains why retailers can’t be afraid to stand out. When a retailer knows what they are,…

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How Entrepreneurs Give Back During the Pandemic

During this time of crisis, it’s easy to go to a dark place mentally. But if you are a business owner, leader, entrepreneur or marketer,…

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New Corporate Conundrum – Congratulate Biden?

Mary Ann O’Brien, CEO and founder of OBI creative, a strategic communications and advertising agency, suggests brands “tread carefully and remember that there are two…

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How to Let Your Customers Know You’ve Reopened

When you’re ready to reopen, getting the word out to customers as quickly and clearly as possible can go a long way in kickstarting your…

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How to Adjust Your Marketing and Messaging to Stand Out

Show that you’ve thought about what your customers are going through and offer products and services that can help them in real and meaningful ways…

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Banks Turn to Social Media to Build Buzz

Campaigns don’t always need a call to action, said Mary Ann O’Brien, founder of the advertising agency OBI Creative in Omaha, Neb. “You can just…

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Are Influencers Effective or All Hype?

The holiday season has always held the ability to make or break the year for retailers. A successful holiday blitz can mean the difference between…

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Mary Ann O’Brien on Miller Electric and Building Partnerships on Trust

Mary Ann O’Brien, Founder and CEO of OBI Creative, shares about the care Miller takes in not only their work, but their customers too.

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video ad campaign strategy

Evergreen Video Ad Campaign Strategy

Video can feel daunting for marketers. It requires a special skillset to produce and while we all know we need it, doing it and doing…

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in game advertising

Advertising in Gaming – is it in Your Media Buying Strategy?

As the CEO of a full service ad agency that runs winning integrated marketing campaigns for brands and businesses, I’m going to share a tactical…

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building community with influencers on social media

Building Community on Social Media

Using nano and micro influencers to build community and attract people to your brand is an excellent way to harness the power of social media…

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Customer journey insight-Mary Ann O'brien

Revamping your marketing funnel?

Understanding the journey a customer takes with your brand is critical to correcting costly errors and improving customer retention.

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Ecommerce tip Mary Ann O'brien

Focus on the Post-Sales Experience

Remember that online, the sale isn’t over until your product is in your customer’s hands.

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How to Avoid Cancel Culture and Win the Hearts of Younger Consumers

When did you start caring about workers forming unions and striking for better pay? How old were you when any alarm set in over the…

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customer centric selling

Put Your Customers Where They Belong with Customer-Centric Selling

If you’re not happy with your marketing results and you practice customer-centric selling, the problem may not be with your approach. It may be your…

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10 Ways To Create Engaging Audio Ads For Music Streaming Platforms

Interest in crafting the most effective digital audio ads has increased in tandem with the rise of streaming music services, such as Spotify, Pandora and…

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