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Five Pieces of Advice from One Company Owner to Another

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This year marks an exciting anniversary for Layer Cake Creative: 5 years! I feel fortunate that we have not only survived the “fatal five,” but we are thriving.  There were lean times in the early years, but we are growing by all measures and I’m incredibly proud of that. Of course, like any smart business [...]

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With Dialogue Comes Quality Control

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In general, I think World War Two dictators are a bad rhetorical tool. But in the case of the Swiss retailer Migros unfortunate mini-creamer decorations, Hitler isn’t just a hypothetical example. Migros actually printed the faces of Hitler and Mussolini on its mini-creamers. How did European dictators end up on mini-cream containers? Before this incident, [...]

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Keep Calm and Slide On: How to keep your cool when things go awry during a presentation

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Recently, I have had the pleasure – no, really! – of giving three presentations in as many weeks. One was a webinar; one was a more formal classroom-style seminar with slides; and one was a more interactive, conversational format. In truth, the third gig was supposed to use slides, too, but well. . . there [...]

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Marketing Nibbles: Custom Vs. Template Website Design

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Building a website is a big project, probably much larger than you even think. For the majority of our clients the first thing we consider for them is if a custom designed site is right for them or if we can create a site based on an already existing template.  This video goes over some [...]

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Email Marketing 101

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This week, Layer Cake sent out our seasonal newsletter. Not to brag or anything, but I’m the author. (In truth, I got a lot of help from Kimberly and Kyla.) Sending marketing newsletters is still somewhat new to me, but when Kimberly first asked me to handle ours, I wasn’t worried. After all, I’ve been [...]

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