Self Serve Advertising Is The Future

Let’s talk about advertising. No, not digital channels. I want to talk about traditional channels. For most organizations, running ads on traditional channels like radio, TV, or even billboards is still a part of an effective communications campaigns. However, those channels are usually expensive and time-consuming to book. I’ve got nothing against ad reps but, without fail, there is a lot of back and forth during the process and they will try to get you into a plan with the largest spend possible. In the past couple of years, forward thinking companies … Read more

Tools To Help De-Jargon Your Messaging

Note: There are no affiliate links included in this post.  In my war against jargon, I’ve come across a couple of tools that can help simplify our messaging quickly and easily. Neither are free, but they are affordable and you may find them well worth the cost. Both of these first options are AI powered copywriting assistance. They will take copy you provide and improve, expand, or, for today’s purposes, simplify it. Conversion.ai I use this software just about daily. Not only can it help improve messaging across the board, but it … Read more

Another New SBA Funding Program You Should Be Aware Of (With A Bonus Resource Hidden Gem)

In early April, 2021 the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it was expanding the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program and as this last weekend, they announced another program that might help some arts and culture organizations. The new programs are called the Targeted EIDL Advance and Supplemental Targeted Advance. Compared to the previous programs, these are actual grants and have more narrowly defined qualifications. Full program details per the SBA are below but I wanted to point out a hidden gem in that material by way of this remarkably … Read more

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