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In today’s fast-paced world, perception is reality. On average, you only have a mere 7 seconds to capture someone’s attention through any marketing tactic. According to the Harvard Business Review, your long-term success depends on winning the attention of others. What sets most successful businesses apart is an ability to capture others’ attention visually and through the written word. These businesses understand that if no one is paying attention to them in a meaningful way, no one will invest in their products or services. Steve Rubel, chief content strategist at Edelman (one of the world’s leading global communications firms), says it best. “Attention is the most important currency that anybody can give you,” he says. “It’s worth more than money, possessions or things.”

So, we ask, what perception are you giving your clients or customers? Are you taking your marketing seriously? Have you paid real attention to your message and look? Does your marketing make an impact?

Lucky for you, Minute Print is here to help. Through our “Be Bold” campaign, our talented staff is committed to bringing your company’s brand to life through exceptional customer service, impeccable design, and the highest quality printing services.

Wondering what this means exactly? It means we’re here to get the job done no matter what it takes. We’re asking you to trust our bold approach to your marketing. Whether it be a flyer or brochure, or a simple business card, we believe every element of your company’s identity is critical in the eyes of your audience. Our experienced design and print team will work directly with you to make sure every aspect of a project is handled with a strategy that aligns with your business goals.

The amazing part is that our talents and abilities are matched with unparalleled efficiency. We have the manpower and ability to be detail-oriented while still delivering a flawless product. Armed with a vision for our customers, along with the most advanced technology in the printing industry, our team thrives on a pure boldness for innovation that prevails in everything we do.  

Are you ready to get bold with your marketing? Explore the possibilities with Minute Print and let our team bring your brand to a whole new level.   

 

Outsourcing v. Insourcing Your Business Blog

Outsourcing v. Insourcing Your Business Blog

So, you have a website, analytics and maybe even some social media channels. You finally feel like you’re starting to get the hang of this “marketing” thing, and really learning how to grow your team and customers. But then, you heard about blogging. Almost all businesses, organizations and professional individuals should have a consistently maintained blog on their website.

According to Hubspot, 53% of marketers say blog content creation is their top inbound marketing priority. In 205 alone, companies that published 16 or more blog posts per month got almost 3.5 times more traffic than companies that published less than four monthly posts. Clearly, blogging has a major impact on inbound marketing efforts. The more consistent, relative and current a blog is on a website, the better the traffic will be and more overall growth for the business. But still, the greatest question remains: who should actually write blog posts?

When it comes to blogging, there are two main options: insourcing or outsourcing your blog. Insourcing refers to having current employees or leaders within the organization take on the responsibility of blogging. On the other hand, outsourcing means—you guessed it—hiring an outside party handle it. Both insourcing and outsourcing a business blog have their advantages in business, so today we’re going to take a deeper look and see which is the better fit.

1. Insourcing
One extremely helpful way in managing your website’s writing is through insourcing writing. When internal leaders or team members—or you—manage the blog, you can feel confident they have the necessary knowledge base of the product or service, as well as a solid background mindset for the brand you want to promote. It can also be easier to communicate about then blog when it’s managed in-house. For example, through meetings in person.

However, there are two great disadvantages when trying to manage your blog in-house: (1) blogs require a lot of work; (2) designating this work to employees who are already busy can be difficult. Consistent topic generation, blog writing, posting and sharing creates extra responsibility for team members who already have very busy schedules. Furthermore, assessing who has the best knowledge, time and competent writing skills within a business can be a challenge, and create further frustration or tension later on.

2. Outsourcing
On the other hand, outsourcing your blog efforts to a freelancer or marketing company can be a great alternative. Outsourcing guarantees working with professionals in the marketing fields, who know when, what and how to consistently keep your blog updated with engaging content. Most importantly, outsourcing your blog responsibilities have an exceptional ROI. Not only do you free up time within your own organization, but by bringing in professionals at a respectful price, you can be guaranteed to grow blog viewers, website visitors and business overall.

So, the biggest question is: does a business have the financial, time and marketing resources to insource a website blog? If not, then it may be best to outsource the work. While insourcing allows you full control of all content, outsourcing produces the same great content but without the added responsibility. Evaluate your current blogging needs to see if insourcing or outsourcing your blog is best for you, and continue to grow your business.

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