Does Your Brand Have Enough Sizzle?
Dec14

Does Your Brand Have Enough Sizzle?

Imagine you’ve recently moved to a new city, or maybe you’re on vacation in a state or even country you’ve never visited before. It’s a new area and you’re unfamiliar, perhaps even a little culturally shocked. You’ve just landed and you hear that grumble in your stomach. You’re thinking it would be great to have a home-cooked meal, but you know that isn’t going to happen. So, what do you do? You look for something you can relate to,...

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How Using Snapchat Can Help Your Business
May23

How Using Snapchat Can Help Your Business

Social media is viewed and used by people on a daily basis. Over the last 10 years, social media applications like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have become easily accessible to anyone with a smartphone or tablet. These social media applications have become great platforms for major businesses to advertise and connect with customers and clients. In September of 2011 the social media application Snapchat was launched and soon became...

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Mickle Communications Voted Most Loved Video Production Company Again
Nov12

Mickle Communications Voted Most Loved Video Production Company Again

Chopper from Locals Love Us presents Mike Mickle the 2017 Locals Love Us award for favorite Video Production company. This is the fourth time Mickle Communications has been voted most loved Video Production Company. Thank you for your support again this year. What can we do for your business? E-mail Mike Mickle at mike@micklecommunications to setup a time to talk about how we can help your business in 2017.  ...

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What Green Day Can Teach You About Brand Loyality
Oct27

What Green Day Can Teach You About Brand Loyality

What can three alternative rock stars who are now in their mid 40’s teach you about brand loyality and creating dedicated fans? Last night as I was watching Green Day at the last of their seven club dates to promote their new album Bang Bang, I watched the other 2000 loyal fans there go crazy for song after song and asked myself the above question. The answer is a lot if you look at how the band approaches their craft and how...

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22 Marketing Tactics If You Have A Limited Budget
Oct22

22 Marketing Tactics If You Have A Limited Budget

Don’t have an unlimited marketing budget? WordStream, an online advertising blog, lists 22 of their favorite ways small business can save money on their marketing. 1. Publish Great Content. I don’t think I even need to say this, but it’d be neglectful not to mention the importance of kick-ass content. If you can create it yourself, all the better (isn’t free always better?). Even if writing isn’t your strong point, you shouldn’t...

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97th Annual Mississippi Valley Fair is Right Around the Corner
Jul27

97th Annual Mississippi Valley Fair is Right Around the Corner

This year’s Mississippi Valley Fair will take place from August 2 through 7 and will feature a variety of carnival rides, attractions, and food vendors, in addition to agriculture, home arts, and leisure time exhibits. Each evening will showcase a grandstand music act from some of the biggest names in the music industry.

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Food Truck Trend Comes to the Quad Cities
Jul27

Food Truck Trend Comes to the Quad Cities

Food trucks are a dining trend that is starting to gain traction in the Quad Cities. Offering affordable meals on wheels, these vendors are selling a variety of foods throughout the Quad Cities. Be sure to check some of them out and enjoy the new dining options the area has to offer!

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Restaurants to Discover in the Quad Cities
Jul27

Restaurants to Discover in the Quad Cities

With so many great places to eat inside the Quad Cities look at what we think you should check out!

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Marketing to Millennials in the Age of Social Media
Jun27

Marketing to Millennials in the Age of Social Media

The marketing and advertising strategies that thrived among past generations of consumers do not have the same influence among millennials, as millennial consumers are more likely to respond to campaigns that align with the channels they gravitate towards, social media and other online platforms, rather than the traditional marketing methods of television and print.

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What Business Owners Can Learn from Country Music
Jun27

What Business Owners Can Learn from Country Music

Giving glory to God leads to cheers erupting throughout the stands and the suggestion to drink will lead to droves of people heading to the concession stand. The bands not only play music but they play to their audience.

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5 Reasons You Need a Marketing Video
Jun27

5 Reasons You Need a Marketing Video

YouTube now has more than a billion users. Read about a few ideas for bringing your company to the forefront with compelling video that’s watched and shared.

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Moving Forward Full Throttle
Jun10

Moving Forward Full Throttle

You’ve probably heard a lot about Q2030 lately. It’s a massive undertaking by the Quad Cities Chamber. Experts are working tirelessly to grow our region. I believe the key to our future success lies in the past. John Deere World Headquarters calls the Quad Cities home. How did that happen?

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