There are a million articles on the internet right now about how to stay sane while in quarantine.

We’re told to use the time to rest.

Use the time to be super productive.

Set virtual happy hours.

Take some meditative alone time.

No matter how you plan to spend your social distance time, at some point, everyone needs a little human connection. Yes, even you, introverts. Obviously you, extroverts and of course those that fall somewhere in between.

Humans are a social species but not everyone is really interested in a million virtual happy hours serving “quarantinis.” So what else is there?

I’ve pulled together a few tools to help you navigate how you want to socialize from a distance.
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A new year always feels like a great time to hit the reset button. That is until we turn the page on the calendar and already start to feel behind! 

If you’re like me, you wanted to hit the gym more regularly, start a better meal prep routine, and get a head-start on creating new webinars and marketing content. And again, if you’re like me and 75% of Americans, statistics show we are going to fall short.

So let’s make sure that our marketing doesn’t fall into that category. Whether you’re working on building your personal brand, drawing an updated business development blueprint for your business, or even still trying to tackle that marketing to-do list from 2019 — I’m here for you.

To help you get on track, my team at mConnexions put together a list of top marketing trends for 2020. Pick the trends that resonate most for you, and create a plan to take steps toward your goals. 


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Do you get updates on your phone saying how much screen time you have in a day? 

The average adult spends 11 hours interacting with screens a day. We use the internet for work, for play, for communicating… it’s nearly impossible to escape this aspect of our lives. 

We’re spending so much time in the digital world, it’s easy to get caught up in using bad manners and losing sight of what’s going around you in the real world. 

Netiquette, or internet etiquette, is the unspoken code of polite behavior that should be practiced in cyberspace.  There are no official rules for netiquette, but if you follow common sense, essentially you should be respectful while online.


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Walking in to meet with a new client this week, I was greeted with a one-liner worth blogging about:

“Hi, great to meet you in person! You look just like your photo!”

We laughed — but he brings up an important point. In a world that’s dominated by filtered Instagram influencers, endless stock photos, and Photoshopped tabloids, what you see is rarely what you get. This makes authenticity the key to mastering the marketing fundamentals of know, like, and trust.

And let me tell you, it’s a lot harder than it sounds when it comes to design!

I grappled when it came to choosing a photo for this blog because, well, authenticity. So I’m going to just call myself out right off the bat.

“Hello, Pot here, nice to meet ya kettle!”

Some argue that there is a time and place for stock images when the image isn’t the focus of our message. Others argue there is never a place for generic, disingenuous design. Wherever you land in the debate, here’s a look at why authenticity is key, and how to achieve it.


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In the blink of an eye, we’ve entered the second quarter of the year.  How’s that marketing plan going? Are you bringing in new sales? Are your Facebook posts getting enough engagement? Are your ads generating quality leads? Are you struggling to know where to start?

Don’t let the start of Q2 add to the pressure! This is a great time of year to look at the goals you set for 2019, evaluate your progress, and determine how to make the biggest impact for your business in the coming months.
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The internet is overloaded with information, and the growing number of social platforms only means information will keep coming—at an even faster rate than it already is.

How do you make sure your messaging doesn’t get lost in the storm of internet information and algorithms? You already have a strong social presence, you are consistent with email marketing and blogging, and you focus on creating strong and quality content.

So, what could you be missing from your marketing strategy?


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2019 will soon be here — a new year, new challenges, new opportunities for growth, and a whole new set of digital marketing trends!

To help your business prepare for what the new year might bring, Think Tank of Three’s Julie Holton and her team at mConnexions put together a walk-through of some up-and-coming trends that you can expect to make a strong statement in 2019.
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You want to grow your brand and build name recognition for your business. But you don’t have much of a budget and just getting started gives you anxiety. Does this sound familiar? We get it!

Marketing yourself or your business can seem like an overwhelming feat – like one that only big businesses can afford to do.

Here’s the good news: You don’t need a lot money to build your online presence – especially when using social media. You need the right strategy and you need time. Yes, we know, time is money, so we’ll walk you through how to build that strategy so that you’re investing your time wisely.


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You want to stand out.
You know you need to write an attractive summary on LinkedIn to grab people…
But you don’t have a ton of experience.
Or you have TOO much experience?
Where do you start?
How do you write to attract hiring managers? Investors? Nonprofits looking for board-members…We’re helping you out in today’s “THINK TANK OF THREE.”


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