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January 27, 2017

Stories That *Clicked* With Us (1/27/17)

  Justin Timberlake is blaring in the office, which can only mean one thing: It’s Friday, and it’s time to share our favorite reads from the last week!   Stories That *Clicked* With Us – 1/27/17   What’s trending? How about what’s not trending? Facebook has adjusted its algorithm to reflect more real news and less fake […]

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January 20, 2017

Stories That *Clicked* With Us (1/20/17)

Good morning, Marketing Mavens! It’s Friday, and you know what that means. And if you don’t, it means that we’re sharing a few of the stories that really clicked with us this week. It’s also Inauguration Day, and we’re honored that you took a moment to step away from the live broadcasts to read our blog. […]

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January 13, 2017

Stories That *Clicked* With Us (1/13/17)

What a week! We don’t know about you, but this week has been jam-packed with excitement. From client grand-openings to launching social media campaigns to exploring client facilities and learning more about them, we all collapsed in contented exhaustion into our chairs this morning. But the week’s not over, and there’s still more work to be done! […]

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January 6, 2017

Stories That *Clicked* With Us (1/6/17)

It’s Friday, and the not-so-official weather forecast for this weekend is… Yes. It’s about to get really frostin’ cold in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas. If you’re planning on letting the predicted one inch of snow be your excuse for staying in (we are), warm yourself up with a few of our favorite articles from […]

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January 3, 2017

5 Digital Marketing Trends to Watch in 2017

Happy New Year! If you’re putting the finishing touches on your digital marketing strategy for 2017, be sure to keep an eye out for these five trends. 5 Digital Marketing Trends to Watch in 2017 1. Influencers will be influencin’. Influencer marketing is a branch of marketing that relies on people who have the power […]

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December 12, 2016

Sorry Snapchat, Brands Chose Instagram

At the end of summer, Instagram released an update that allowed users to share stories to their platform. Just like Snapchat. And everyone freaked out. Like with most social media changes, many users hated Instagram’s update mainly because… But here we are, just a little more than three months later, and we’re posting and viewing Instagram […]

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December 2, 2016

“I’m am ’16, going on ’17.” – 2016

CGR’s President & Founder, Julio Colmenares, has told us today that he’s planning a surprise outing for our annual holiday party, and to say that we are excited is a massive understatement. The suspense is killing us! As we talked about the upcoming surprise party, we started reminiscing on the year as a whole. In […]

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November 21, 2016

5 Reasons Your Message Isn’t Reaching Your Target Audience

You tried to deliver a message that really spoke to your customers and compelled them to act, but for whatever reason, people aren’t engaging. There’s nothing more frustrating than developing a brand message that just isn’t resonating with your customers. But before you can come up with a plan to fix the problem, you need to figure out why your current […]

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November 14, 2016

Facebook’s Memorial Glitch Told Me I Was Dead

On Friday, I died. At least according to Facebook. At first, I thought it was because of the last blog I’d written (I take it back! I take it back!), but I quickly realized that, nope, this was just a glitch. Thanks to a bug in the system, 1.7 billion Facebook users received the option to […]

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November 11, 2016

You Don’t Need to Be On Facebook

Your business might not need Facebook. Did you hear that explosion? That’s just the sound of the major truth bomb we just dropped. Before you deactivate your account and tell all our friends that “CGR said,” we’re going to stop you right there. Because just as there are businesses that might not need Facebook and social […]

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