I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan. HUGE. Now, I will qualify that to superfans with the fact that I’m a fan of the TV show and haven’t finished the books (I will, though; please don’t burn me in effigy). I’m not the only one, though. Game of Thrones is an enormous cultural phenomenon, the…

email marketing tips on the Smarter Searches blog

Email marketing isn’t very sexy – we all know that – but it can be really effective when it’s done well. It often has a higher rate of ROI and conversions than social media, and it is an incredibly affordable component in your marketing budget. Keep in mind that people are inundated with email each…

how to overcome creative roadblocks on the Smarter Searches blog

Have you ever been stuck on a project, maybe writing a blog or creating a design, where you are struggling to find inspiration? Have you had one of those days where you’ve been at work all day, but you still can’t seem to harness your creativity? It can be hard — everyone’s been there. Whether…

how to pick colors for social media on the Smarter Searches blog

Instagram is an excellent social media platform for showcasing visual content, but when you scroll through an individual’s profile, you find something more — you find that the people and businesses are telling a visual story. Here’s how you can, too. When scrolling through Instagram, one thing you might notice is that celebrities and Instagram-famous…

history of women in technology

Have you ever heard of Ada Lovelace? If you said no, you’re probably not alone. What about Grace Hopper? No again? Well, what about Steve Jobs? Steve Wozniak? Bill Gates? The last three are almost all undoubtedly yeses. As we round out the end of March, another Women’s History Month is coming to a close….

5 social media tips to build better social media engagement on the smarter searches blog

We all know that social media isn’t going anywhere. I’ve been working on a ton of proposals lately, and when I do that, I always evaluate a potential client’s social media presence. What are they posting, how frequently, what types of content do they share, are they creating or curating? We look at these items…

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