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Artisan Talent’s designers blog offers a captivating look at the freelance creative and digital marketing industries—with blogs written by insiders who know the business.

Guest Blog: Final Thoughts on Marketing with GA

04/06/2017

This is week 5 of Changing Course to a Career in Marketing: Back in the Saddle by Guest Blogger and Artisan Talent Sarah Antao. Get up to date with her first post here, then read on to learn her final thoughts on General Assembly's marketing class.

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Guest Blog: Back To School in Digital Marketing, Week 4

03/30/2017

This is week four of Changing Course to a Career in Marketing: "Math on Purpose" by Guest Blogger and Artisan Talent Sarah Antao. Get up to date with her first post here, second, and last week's post here...then read on to learn about doing math on purpose!

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Guest Blog: Marketing Email Guilt Trip

03/23/2017

This is week 3 of Changing Course to a Career in Marketing: Back in the Saddle by Guest Blogger and Artisan Talent Sarah Antao. Get up to date with her first post here and last week's post here, then read on to learn about email marketing guilt.

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Guest Blog: Back to School In Marketing

03/16/2017

 

This is week 2 of Changing Course to a Career in Marketing: Back in the Saddle by Guest Blogger and Artisan Talent Sarah Antao. Get up to date with her first post here.

If there's one thing that became very obvious to me this week, it's that I haven't been a student in a long time. Granted, this course isn't like going back to grad school or even taking General Assembly's longer running classes. But I could still feel the "back to school" jitters in my stomach.

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What is a Net Promoter Score (And Why Does It Matter)?

01/30/2017

What is a "Net Promoter Score?"

Simply put: a "Net Promoter Score®" is the up and coming way to tell who's hot and who's not. Inavero, a satisfaction survey company, says: "a Net Promoter Score (NPS®) is a simple metric based on a question that asks how likely a person is to recommend a company to a friend or colleague using a numeric scale of 0-10, ten being extremely likely and zero being not at all likely."

The concept was created by Fred Reichheld and Bain & Company and introduced in 2003 in Fred's Harvard Business Review article “The One Number You Need to Grow”.

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Secrets the Pros Know About App Building

01/19/2017

Most new businesses fail. So do a lot of apps. Why? It’s not just about having a cool idea – the steps you take (or don’t take) to go to market are crucial to your success or failure.

We spoke with a software engineering firm, who shared some secrets for the process of building an app. Turns out the idea is key, but the steps that follow are even more important to your new product launch.

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Content Marketing Predictions

12/13/2016

In past years, marketing teams have focused on content creation as a way to educate their target audience. The idea was that just getting your story out there to surf the digital social media wave would create a brand presence that would lead to more sales.

Then the phrase “content fatigue” arrived. It was an apt descriptor for consumers who were skimming the volume of available content – or discarding most of it. Marketers had to come up with something fast to keep content in front of their targets and need to keep doing so in the upcoming year.

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How To Make a marketing career in Chicago

10/20/2016

Whether you're kicking off a new marketing career or hoping to transition to the Chicago area, the marketing industry in Chicago is booming--especially if you have digital skills. Here's what you need to know to succeed.

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Why You Should Hire a Marketing Generalist

07/20/2016

A few months ago, we introduced you to the Marketing Generalist: a corss-trained professional that reminds us of a plate spinner. Have you seen those plate spinners at the circus? They place a flat disc on a tall, wobbly stick, and spin the plate. Then, with great fanfare, they add more, until they have five or six spinning plates all in a row.

If you’re a small business looking for creative expertise, you probably need a plate spinner of your own.

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How To Hire a Freelance Copywriter in Chicago

07/15/2016

Decided you need some help with words for your website, social media, or newest marketing campaign? It's time to hire a Copywriter!

If you're in need of copywriting help in Chicago, there are three kinds of hiring methods. You can hire full-time copywriters, freelancers, or agency talent. Already know which kind you want? Skip the rest and click here to see who Artisan can match you with.

Not sure what type of copywriting employee you need? Read on!

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