Advice for New CEOs and Founders, from KWSM’s CEO

Advice for New CEOs

Updated August 8, 2023 While the journey to leading a company looks different for everyone, each CEO experiences their own successes, challenges, and failures that teach them valuable lessons along the way. These moments help mold them into better leaders, improving their own work and their ability to lead their teams. KWSM President and CEO, […]

Should I Hire a Digital Marketing Agency for My Startup?

Did you know that 90% of all startups fail? You may have unique ideas and an outstanding service or product, but as a new business owner, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed or like there isn’t enough time to get everything done.

What Does it Cost to Send a Press Release?

A message lost at sea, which is why hiring quality press release distribution services are important when answering the question, What does it cost to send a press release?

Are you on the brink of a big breakthrough for your business, or are you ready to launch a new product but don’t know how to announce it from the rooftops? A press release is a great way to get in front of the media and your target audience and gain much-needed credibility. This is […]

How Employer Branding Helps Attract New Talent and Retain Top Talent

A person building a birdhouse so birds seek them out and not the other way around, which is a fitting metaphor for how employer branding helps attract new talent and retain top talent.

Employer branding is a lot like building a birdhouse. It requires considerable time and effort to make your raw materials match the vision in your head.  But when you build a birdhouse (and maybe even a birdbath for added aviary luxury), the birds will come to you. More importantly, they’re far more likely to build […]

Should You Hire A Digital Marketing Agency?

As a business owner, you are likely wearing a lot of different hats at your company. It can be overwhelming to take on responsibilities that don’t fall in line with your core strengths or passions.  Marketing tends to be one of those tasks that business owners know is necessary for the health of the company, […]

Brand Journalism in Action: Using Story to Grow Sales

Journalism and marketing have worked hand-in-hand together since the horse-and-buggy days. Brand journalism, however, takes marketing to the next level by using story to grow sales directly. As a Senior Copywriter at KWSM, I’ve seen brand journalism generate successful results for companies of all shapes and sizes. From marketplace awareness to product sales, brand journalism […]

How to Find the Right Fit with a Digital Marketing Agency

An image of people working at a digital marketing company, embodying the different things to look for when determining how to find the right fit with a digital marketing agency.

As an organization, you are only as successful as the company you keep, which is why understanding how to find the right fit with a digital marketing agency is essential.  Partnering with an agency that aligns with your values can help you reach your goals so your business thrives and stays ahead of the competition. […]

Do Press Releases Still Work in 2023?

It’s 2023 and the way people source their news has changed dramatically. It’s natural for businesses to ask: “Do press releases still work?” As digital marketers and brand journalists, we know firsthand how media is constantly evolving. While the way people source their news has changed, research shows us that press releases still drive remarkable […]

Why Do I Have So Much Website Traffic From Ashburn?

Why Do I Have So Much Website Traffic From Ashburn?

Updated on June 1th, 2023: This post was originally published March 7th, 2019 and has been revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.   If you are using Google Analytics to analyze your website traffic, you may have noticed an increase in your overall website traffic these last few months. While that is great, you […]

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