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Blogs are boring. Ours isn't. Browse through our collection of thought-provoking and off the wall articles, brought to you from the creative minds at Midwest Marketing!

What Show Choir Taught Me About Marketing

Extracurriculars were, for many of us, a significant part of our High School careers. Whether you were part of a sports team, a yearbook committee, or drama club, there are plenty of life lessons learned from the activities in which we have partaken in our youth. Personally, I was a show choir kid. Singing and …

Marketing Tips from The 2010s

The past 10 years have been arguably the strangest decade we have ever seen. We’ve gone from getting our hands on the very first iPad to playing with fidget spinners, experiencing a solar eclipse, and even watching Garth Brooks return to music. The world of marketing has seen a monumental shift in the way people/businesses …

Stick With It – How Persistence in Advertising Pays Off

When I was a boy my family had horses and we would ride these mighty steeds every single weekend that the weather permitted us to. The idea was to get our horses in shape before we took them on a two week long trip to the mountains. Depending on the year we would go to …

Zero to Hero

First is the worst, second is the best, third is the one with the hairy chest! This little rhyme has been said on playgrounds across the country for generations and I’m sure will be said for many more to come. However, in the world of SEO, Google says that you don’t want first, second or …

Death, Taxes & Advertising

Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter in 1789 that stated, “in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” The quote has become a staple in everyday life and something that most people have said themselves or heard someone else say at some point in time. However, I believe that if …

The Halfway Mark – Music Report

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AI: Robots Inside Your Phone

Merriam Webster dictionary defines a robot as a machine that resembles a living creature in being capable to perform complex actions. Now that I have started my subpar best man speech, let’s get into what my grandma refers to as the nitty-gritty. Around this time last year, Google published a blog, much like the one …

Vilhjalmur and the Ethics of Advertising

In the early 1900s, an Icelandic explorer named Vilhjalmur Stefansson traveled to the Arctic lands of northern Canada and Alaska to live with, learn from, and study the Inuit people that called these unforgiving lands home. His time spent in these far-away places is documented meticulously in his many works of literature, including his masterpiece, …

Why Use Email Marketing

Back when Lynyrd Skynyrd was the king of rock and roll, John Travolta was greased with lightin’, and Space Invaders were taking over arcades nationwide, something else was brewing in the world of marketing. 1978 feels like it was both forever ago and just yesterday, but way back in 1978 the very first marketing email …

Direct Mail Comeback

Back when I was a boy, I attended college at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD. When I was at DWU I would always look forward to going down to the mailroom, opening up my mailbox and seeing if there were any surprises inside. Often times I was disappointed, as the only thing waiting for …

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