Category: Business Tips

What is Content?

Website Development and Why Content Marketing Is Important

Reading Time: 5 minutes What is Content Marketing?  You’ve been hearing about content creation, strategy, and marketing for years now. You’re told you need “it,” but what exactly is “it” and why is it so important?   Content is any text, images, or resources posted on your website that define who you are and provide value to your users. We’re not…

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A New Year and a New Trueline: Making Remote Work, Work

Reading Time: 4 minutes Trueline has evolved many times since our humble beginnings more than a decade ago in Washington, D.C. We started with a staff of eight in a small office space in Bethesda, Maryland. Since our founding in 2009, we’ve relocated to Portland, Maine, expanded our staff tenfold and opened several new office spaces as we’ve continued…

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What is a good marketing budget for 2021?

What Is A Good Marketing Budget For 2021?

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s that time of year again—when you and your company start making financial decisions for the year ahead. One of the biggest questions we find our clients tackle each year is, “What is a good marketing budget for 2021?” On any given year there are multiple factors to consider. Marketing during a global pandemic presents…

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Web Design Tips for SEO: A Marriage of Necessity

Reading Time: 5 minutes As a graphic designer, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with SEO. I love when people discover sites and pages I’ve designed. I’ve hated having to sacrifice aesthetics to make websites more “bot-friendly.” Now that’s all in the past. Recent advances in its algorithms have made Google smarter and faster. Today, successful SEO is about creating…

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The Not-So-Hidden Benefits Of Digital Marketing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Digital marketing has come a long way since its inception–and its evolution continues to amaze even the most seasoned digital marketers. We have access to data, analytics and placement tools that make consumers ask: How did they know I needed a landscaper? Or that I’ve been dreaming of an all-inclusive in Bora Bora?  What once…

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What is an online reputation?

What is an Online Reputation?

Reading Time: 5 minutes You know that businesses have brands. Logos, letterhead and marketing materials combine to create a visual representation of a company. Successful brands go even further by conveying a company’s core values and what it stands for. You may not realize that you—as an individual have a personal brand as well. What’s more, it’s directly tied…

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What si teh Buyer's Journey and why does it matter?

What is the Buyer’s Journey & Why Does it Matter?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Some people call it “the customer lifecycle.” Others know it as “the buyer’s journey.” No matter how you refer to it, knowing where your users are in the sales funnel is crucial to converting leads into customers. What is the Buyer’s Journey? Simply put, the buyer’s journey is the progression a person takes from discovering…

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Some lessons the Trueline staff is learning throughout the pandemic.

Dancing in the Rain: Lessons Learned Amid a Pandemic

Reading Time: 6 minutes Our household has co-opted a saying: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain. The quote is attributed to British author Vivian Green who died in 2003 at the age of 99. I wonder if she could have imagined the storm the world is presently…

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Logo design trends of 2020

6 Logo Design Trends of 2020 (and 5 Timeless Classics)

Reading Time: 6 minutes Branding is a craft that’s constantly evolving. Every year brings with it a new wave of logo design trends and this year is no different. In fact, we can’t help but notice a few styles are popping up again and again despite industry or sector. Periodically, we’ll take a look at what’s occurring in the…

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Why You Still Need Marketing

Why You Still Need Marketing

Reading Time: 5 minutes In 2008, with the world still mired in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, a small full-service marketing company in Bethesda, Maryland, opened for business. Its flagship product was a trade journal focused on the U.S. construction sector, which had been hit especially hard by the economic downturn.  That was us.  Twelve years…

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