Marketing Close in A Time of Social Distancing

Here’s something that you don’t need team meetings for: showing empathy to your customers. This is the time to turn off your regularly scheduled posts and to communicate as thoughtfully as possible. To be sure, it’s not insensitive to try to continue business while flattening curves and social distancing, but […]

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The Sweet Potato Story

We arrived in North Carolina on a Tuesday evening, ready to eat, understand, and film sweet potatoes in all their natural splendor. The eating went well (so, so well), and the understanding was a success (I didn’t know sweet potatoes are so delicate!), but filming the splendor, well, it rained […]

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Corporate video or dating profile?

Online dating is difficult due to (among other reasons) its dependence on the written word. It’s difficult, through writing alone, to communicate important things like tone, temperament, and personality—characteristics crucial for compatibility. Photos, too, have significant limitations. Early matching services knew this and used video profiles (a lot of mainstream […]

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Content Marketing is for the Dogs

Officially launching a website isn’t the exhale that it used to be. We certainly high-fived and enjoyed the moment recently after we hit the “Publish” button on a new social site for our client FURminator, but we sat right back in our seats after the high-five and got back to […]

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How to Bring Your Work Home (and Capture it on Video)

Probably the best thing about working at MarketPlace is that most of my passions converge in my office. I get to design websites, study analytics, stay current on social media and video marketing technology, to name a few. When I leave the office, I take those passions with me and […]

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Putting on our Dairy Shoes

“Bring rubber boots”—that was my only advice for Elliott, our multimedia producer, the day before we visited a dairy farm for a video we’re producing. Elliott didn’t listen. Poor Elliott’s shoes. Rough start. But the cows sure were cute. Right, Elliott? We started with an up-close and personal tour of […]

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