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June 5, 2017

5 Easy-to-Use Social Media Tools for Businesses

Social media already plays a major role in your online marketing strategy (and if it doesn’t, give us a call!). Outside of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, did you know that there are other online tools available that can help you change your habits to take your social media marketing to the next level? Here are just a […]

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May 18, 2017

15 Fun Facts About CGR Creative

This month, we’re celebrating 15 years in business! In 1997, Julio Colmenares came to Charlotte, North Carolina from Caracas, Venezuela on what was meant to be a temporary stay. If you live in Charlotte, or if you’ve ever visited, you know that it’s no surprise that he fell in love with everything the Queen City […]

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April 7, 2017

4 Reasons PPC Works

“Everywhere I go, I see one of my competitor’s ads. How can I do that?” Those competitor ads you’re seeing could be the result of a variety of strategies. For one, they could be remarketing ads. More than likely, you’ve been followed by remarketing ads before. Ever done some online shopping, and suddenly ads for that […]

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March 15, 2017

12 Reasons People Hate Your Blog

Okay, fine. This blog title is a little dramatic and click-baity (which, by the way, could very well be a reason people aren’t clicking with your blog). When it comes to blogging, you’re bombarded with articles about best practices for writing and for growing your audience and for engaging your readers. But with so many people telling […]

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February 24, 2017

you gonna ‘gram that?

That time we pretended to be stock photo models. #tbt A post shared by CGR Creative (@cgrcreative) on Jan 19, 2017 at 9:24am PST Instagram is a favorite among many of the CGR Creative team members, both professionally as well as in our personal lives. It’s all #instagood around here. You can post selfies and a bird’s […]

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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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