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September 22, 2016

Does Email Marketing Still Work?

“Does email marketing still work?” Someone asked me this the other day, and my response was, “What’s the first thing you do in the morning?” For most people in 2016, the answer is check my phone. You do it, too, don’t you? Because we know this to be true, and because we know that most people check their […]

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September 19, 2016

How to Eat An Elephant

CGR Creative Account Manager, Stephanie Auville, walks you through how to tackle big marketing projects. *Transcription coming soon!*

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September 9, 2016

Pros & Cons of Using a Hamburger Menu

In this episode, Hayley and Theresa discuss UX trends, hamburger menus and the biggest challenges users have when navigating through a website. Tune in now, or download it to listen later. Don’t want to listen? Read the transcription!  H: Welcome back to CGR Creative’s Oh, Snap! Marketing Podcast, where we spill out best kept marketing […]

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September 8, 2016

Social Media is Important, and Here’s Why

“I know social media is important, but I don’t know why.” If we had a nickel for every time we heard this, we’d have way too many nickels. Seriously, there aren’t enough CoinStars in the world to manage that many nickels, and besides, no one wants that many nickels clanging around their pockets. Anyway, “I know […]

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August 10, 2016

5 Tips for Using Instagram Stories

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on the fighting the old, but on building the new. A really wise man once said that. He had a big white beard and was known for his thoughts on things like ethics. You might have heard of him. His name was… If you […]

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July 27, 2016

5 Biggest Marketing Mistakes

“Take chances. Make mistakes. Get messy!” A wise red-headed teacher once said this. Most of you have probably heard of her. Her name was Ms. Frizzle, and she was a character on the animated series The Magic School Bus. When it comes to marketing, yes, you should take chances. You should try new things, research […]

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July 6, 2016

5 Tips for A More Secure Website

Our Content Marketing Strategist, Hayley, is currently, as we speak, this very minute, having a mental breakdown. “This is a sad world we live in,” she keeps saying, “when things like this can happen.” When we asked her what had happened, she simply replied, “I’m going off the grid!” before announcing her pending disappearance to […]

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June 16, 2016

What We’re Reading

One of the (many) fun things about working in marketing is that our industry is constantly changing. Once you think, “Okay, I’ve got it. I’ve figured out the secret to marketing,” the world as you know it changes (lookin’ at you, Google), and you find yourself (yet again) researching and experimenting with new ideas and […]

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June 3, 2016

CGR Founder Claims 2016 Charlotte Chamber YP Entrepreneur Award

On Thursday, May 27th, the CGR Creative team sat tensely in an auditorium at the NASCAR Hall of Fame amongst the ‘who’s-who’ of the Charlotte business community. Our fearless leader, Julio Colmenares, had been nominated for the Charlotte Chamber’s YP Entrepreneur Award, and the competition was fierce, to say the least. To us, Julio is […]

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May 13, 2016

Why, Instagram, WHY!

Like a sudden wave, a change slowly but steadily made its way through the CGR Creative office yesterday. One-by-one, choruses of “What is this?” and “Did you see?” sang through the office. You see, Instagram changed its logo, and for a moment of time, the marketing world stopped…and immediately took to Twitter to shake their fists and […]

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