Elevate your business.

Do you have the time and staff to manage social media, content creation, and online marketing for your business? As a business owner you know the importance of having a good online presence. Also, relevant online strategy includes social media marketing, search engine optimization for your website, and content creation to engage your current and potential customers. In addition, are you doing weekly or monthly email newsletter marketing and drip campaigns?

You probably want to be more consistent with your online marketing, yet you’re not sure what that strategy should be, and how you should be doing it. Do you delegate it to an employee? Are they trained in all areas of online marketing or are you giving them the task because you see them on Facebook or Twitter while at work? Hint: that doesn’t make them an expert.

The problem for most businesses that struggle online is that they don’t have the time or the trained staff to handle all areas of their online marketing.

At Graphic Zen, we’ve created a way for you to outsource online marketing, and as a result you can focus on the core of your business. It’s called Elevate by Graphic Zen, and you can see what it’s all about by visiting //elevate.graphiczen.com. No monthly contracts, no hourly pricing, no time tracking, just simple flat-rate pricing.

Elevate by Graphic Zen provides:

  • 3 levels of Social Media Management
  • Facebook Ad Management
  • Adwords Management
  • Content writing for blogs
  • Website copy writing
  • LinkedIn article writing
  • On-Page Search Engine Optimization
  • Off-Site Search Engine Optimization
  • PR Email Management
  • Email Newsletter Management
  • & more!

Finally, you now have the ability to increase your online marketing at a fraction of the cost of a full-time staff member. Reaching more potential customers and engaging your current customers is key in today’s online business world. Elevate by Graphic Zen gives you the tools to compete online and elevate your business! Take us for a test drive today by visiting //elevate.graphiczen.com.

Cliff Marks Jr. Photography

cliff_marks_jr_photographyWe recently had the chance to create a fun ad design for a fellow creative, Cliff Marks Jr. Photography. Cliff is the exclusive photographer for the Treasure Valley Children’s Theater and this fun shot of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ that we used for the ad is perfect to show the fun side of photography. Cliff Marks Jr. Photography provides individual and family portraits, fashion, senior portraits, personal and professional headshots (Cliff got to photo the Romney campaign when they were in Idaho). Cliff also takes some wonderful natural and action/sports images, which you can check out by visiting his Facebook page at facebook.com/cliffmarksjrphotography. Thanks for allowing us to create this ad for you Cliff!

Social Media Integration

How do you share your blog posts with your audience? We are currently testing a service called dlvr.it (Deliver It) to see how well the service handles blog posts and places them into our social media accounts automatically. We were using Twitterfeed, though lately their service has been pulling old blog posts and not updating as it should. Both Twitterfeed and dlvr.it offer free services to start, and dlvr.it has a nice graphic interface that show clicks and network updates for your social media accounts. I’m going to give dlvr.it a try for a week and see if it handles posts like Twitterfeed. If it works well, I’ll stick with it because of the information in the graphic interface. Update to follow.

Looking forward to 2012!

Cleaning out some files for the new year, and ran across a handwritten sheet of inspirational thoughts gathered from various friends, sites and seminars. Thought I would share them with you as you plan for 2012. May it be your best year yet!

  • Have a mind open to everything and closed to nothing.
  • Be free of attachment.
  • You’re not able to give away what you don’t have.
  • There are no justified resentments.
  • Send blame out of your life.
  • Take responsibility for your life and situation.
  • Don’t die with your best music left in you.
  • You are not able to solve a problem with the same mind that created it. Change your point of view.
  • Love a person or thing for what they are, not what you want them to be.
  • Treat yourself as if you already are what you want to become.
  • You are no accident on this planet.
  • Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you. Shift your thoughts to empowering ones.

Everyone is creative – so let yourself go and express yourself!