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Thoughts From The Cloud: 5 Clients to Keep, 5 Clients to Dump

As I sit here wondering how I’m on the fourth iteration of this week’s blog and eating all the Halloween candy that was probably supposed to be for Trick O’ Treaters, I have only just realized that this month has been a really busy one with a lot of really vital decisions having to be…
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Thoughts From The Cloud: Get Off That Marketing Hamster Wheel

I’m noticing a really terrible trend among SMBs these days.  You’re not going to admit it if you’re having this problem, so I shouldn’t even ask, but hey, it couldn’t hurt anything. Are You on a Marketing Hamster Wheel? Are you running your bejeesus off just to get nowhere?  Do you run and run and…
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Thoughts From The Cloud: Negotiating Severe Natural Disasters

When I chose the name “In The Cloud” for this company, I wanted it to evoke the power of the tornadoes in my native Ozarks, as well as the safety and convenience that The Cloud has brought to computing.  I mean, who doesn’t want their marketing efforts to make an impact, right?  Well, as it…
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Thoughts From The Cloud: It Doesn’t Take Perfection, Just a Decent Net

Just yesterday I found myself in a tiger trap.  There I was, going along just fine as you please and BAM! down in a hole.  I thought it was pretty odd, since there aren’t really a lot of tigers in north Texas, but you know how it is… No, this tiger trap was one that…
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Making Marketing a Priority

There comes a time in every business’ life that the owner or principal has to start making hard choices.  Do you do the bookkeeping or go out and sell another six refrigerators today?  They both have to be done, but you only have so much time to work with.  You haven’t totally given up sleeping…
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5 Tips for the Best Content Creation of Your Career

So much of digital marketing revolves around content creation, which often leaves people asking just how they can do it better.  With almost a decade of experience creating web content, In The Cloud (powered by Waterworth Writes) has the answers you and your contemporaries are looking for.  Hold on to your hats, this is gonna…
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Thoughts From The Cloud: Marketing Should Be Simple and Powerful

Picture this: a man in white board shorts enters the screen from the left, his body glistening in the sun.  He spins in the sand, reaches down and grabs a handful, then rubs it on his head.  He exits the black and white frame to the right as the camera zooms in on the foam…
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Thoughts From The Cloud: Who’s Your Website For?

A friend and I were looking at a website that I was bidding the other day when she asked me, “Who is this website for?”  because it appeared to her to be the most generic site in the world.  After we finished making notes, that question was still rattling around in my brain.  I got…
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Who Said Print is Dead? Amazon Brings Back the Holiday Wish Book

The Sears Wish Book debuted in 1933.  It was a small catalog, but it kicked off something really big.  Since Sears was already the most popular name in ordering anything you could imagine, from a whole house to all the furniture and dishes you’d need to go inside of it, breaking out a specific issue…
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Thoughts From The Cloud: Barriers to Purchase

I won’t lie, this week has been sort of a huge mess, but it did give me a rare opportunity to really ponder the concept of barriers to purchase.  If you don’t know what I mean, this is a term that marketers and behavioral economists use in reference to just how hard it is for…
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