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Powerful Public Relations

Does your organization have a public relations strategy? Do you know how to build one? Or more fundamentally, do you know what public relations really means? For too many businesses, the answer to all three questions is, “Ummmm …. Maybe? Well, OK, no.” If this is you, don’t worry. You’re certainly not alone. Unfortunately, some …

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Loud and Proud: A Personal Story of Personal Branding

At Ad4! Group, we’re all about stories. We help businesses and individuals alike create, shape, and/or share the stories that make them who they are … or who they want to be. Those stories are an integral piece of building a brand, whether that brand is for an organization or a single person.  Another thing …

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Pitch Perfect: Mastering the Art of the Elevator Pitch (Part 1)

Fun fact: The average elevator ride lasts about 118 seconds. Why does this matter? Imagine this scenario… You step onto an elevator and there, right there just inches away from you, is the CEO you’ve been trying to get in front of for months but could never quite connect with. He will be trapped in …

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Does Your Business Really Have a Brand?

How would you describe your organization’s brand? Is it the tagline you created when you opened your very first location?  The logo that’s emblazoned on your fleet of vehicles? Or maybe you believe it’s simply your business name. In a way, none of these answers are wrong. However, they’re not exactly correct, either, because your …

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The Consultant-Leader Relationship

You don’t need a time machine to see how running a business has changed in just the last 40 years. New productivity methodologies have appeared (Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, total quality management, etc.). Advertising has evolved (social, digital, mobile, etc.). Computers and emerging technologies have completely upended the way everything is done, from communications to …

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5 Exceptional Reasons to Hire a Business Consultant

Here’s a question for you small to medium-sized business owners: Have you ever seriously considered hiring a business consultant? If your answer is no, I’ll bet I can guess at least some of your objections: They’re too expensive  We can solve our own problems in time I could just hire another employee with that expertise …

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Shoot Video Like a Pro

The latest marketing statistics prove what you’ve probably already realized — if you want to sell your product or service, you need video. But shooting a video people want to watch requires a massive budget, technical skills, and expensive equipment, right? Wrong! Chances are the equipment you need to create eye-catching video is something you’ve …

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