Author Archives: Patti Minglin

Tuesday Tip: Qs You Should Ask Before You Post (video)

Our latest Tuesday Tip is from a presentation I did last Thursday for the Naperville Moms Network (I highly recommend you check them out!). One of the best ways we can help control the narrative of our own story is to pay attention to what we post on our social media networks. Discover if you should […]

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Content Marketing vs. Influencer Marketing

Over the weekend I read this great article in Forbes about why content is still king when it comes to influencer marketing. Influencer marketing is all the rage and I agree it works well with many campaigns and strategies; however, it is no replacement for content marketing. In fact, if your messaging is strong, your […]

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5 Myths about Millennials and Direct Mail (infographic)

We’ll admit that we’ve seen a decline in direct mail as a communication channel; however, with digital channels on the increase, direct mail–and other print marketing–may be on the upswing–especially with millennials.  Yes, millennials.  Before you ditch all of our print marketing options, check out this infographic from US Presort.    

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Marketing to Mom: September Content Ideas

Ahh…September. Kids are back at school, the air is getting a little less humid and brands are beginning to kick things in high gear as we head toward the end of the year. While our minds are racing to the holidays, September is actually the perfect time to connect with moms–it is that beautiful moment of […]

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Traditional Media Still Influences Moms

We already know that today’s moms are digital and mobile savvy, but a new study from SCG Advertising + Public Relations shows that they are also influenced by traditional media. Seventy-eight percent say social media is the most influential media form when they consider purchasing goods/services, but almost the same number say traditional media is still influential. […]

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Inspired by a Hashtag

When we say the word hashtag, do you immediately think of this video? We can all agree that hashtags can go from creative and useful to #TooMuchIsAGoodThing in #ZerotoSixtySeconds. We have watched brands use daily tags such as #MotivationMonday or #ThrowbackThursday with great ease, but the brands that really impress us are those who create […]

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How to Respond to Reviews

Think no one is looking at how you respond to negative reviews? Think again. According to G2 Crowd, negative reviews (those with 1 or 2 stars) on your site get 200% to 300% more clicks than positive reviews. Positive or negative, responding to reviews allows customers (or potential customers) to feel valued and heard–and, allows […]

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Why Your Brand Story Matters

I’ve always been a lover of stories.  I was the kid in your first-grade class that had to be reminded to leave the story rug because story time was over.  I was the girl in middle school who got overly excited about having a locker located close to the library.  And, during college, I was […]

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We’re Hiring!

Our favorite time of the year is fast approaching–SUMMER!  While everyone loves summer for its warm temps and relaxing days, there is one other big reason why we love this season:  Interns! Once again, the Go Girl team is looking for a Marketing Intern to join us this summer. This is a great opportunity for a […]

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Who Do Women Trust?

Some great insight (& infographic!) from our friends at Womenkind on how women are beginning to lose trust not only in the media but in brands. Looks like we all need to work a bit harder to maintain the trust of female consumers.

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