Thousands of new words are added to English dictionaries each year. Humans really have a knack for imagining names for things. So many in fact, we can hardly keep up. Kinda makes you feel terrible for all of the people out there trying their best to learn the English language without losing their minds over how many dang words we invent. Some of these added words are great, and we’re…

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The Remote Work Revolution

Guess what? I’m writing this blog from the comfort of a cozy coffee shop near my house, miles away from the office. I also have amazing and talented coworkers who live in California, Tennessee, the Philippines, Egypt, etc. And we all get to be employed by the same, kickass agency because we have the ability to work from virtually anywhere in the world, any time we want. This is just…

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You’ve done it. You’re officially a college graduate: diploma in hand, thousands of dollars in debt and a caffeine addiction later. Making it through college is no easy feat. In fact, according to College Atlas, 70% of Americans will study at a four-year college, but less than two-thirds will graduate with a degree, and 30% of first-year students drop out after their first year of school. Getting a college degree…

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Welcome to The World Wide Web

…Welcome back, we should say! The wonderful world wide web (that’s a mouthful, huh?) showed up on August 6, 1991 – almost 28 years to the date. Without the incredible creativity and tenacity of the men and women who paved this digital path for us, WIDSIX would not be a company. Not only do many of our clients utilize our website design and development services,  but they also bring us…

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The Evolution of Social Media

In this *special edition* of WIDSIX Written Word, we’re celebrating World Social Media Day 2019 by diving into a timeline of the most influential social media networks in the brief yet rich history of the Internet. Because we’re an advertising agency (duh) we know better than anyone just how important social media is to successful marketing endeavors. For that reason, we’re paying homage to the pioneers, pathfinders, and powerhouses of…

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Some may say that the best part of creating a budget is getting it over with. And yes, budgeting may force you to confront the fact that you simply don’t have the funds to put all of your best marketing schemes into action. It’s a huge bummer having to “kill your darlings” when it comes to all of your brand development aspirations for the sake of allocating funds appropriately. However,…

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Meta Descriptions: yet another complicated element of the ever-elusive SEO. But despite its name, this is perhaps one of the more straightforward aspects of optimizing search engine results. With the right keywords and solid copy, a good meta description can land your website a top spot on Google search results, leading to increased traffic to your page. What is a Meta Description? A meta description is text within the HTML…

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How to Define Your Audience

Here at WIDSIX Written Word, we talk a lot (and I mean a lot) about how important it is to “know your audience.” But we promise this stuff’s important. In fact, it’s the very foundation of all highly successful marketing campaigns — provided you do it right. And we want to help you do it right. Therefore, this week’s blog is all about how to nail down who your audience…

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WIDSIX Free Resources for DIY-ers

We get it, sometimes you can’t (or don’t want to) relinquish power over to an advertising agency to handle your communications. Perhaps it’s just not in the budget, or you’re not quite ready to give someone else a hand in developing your brand — it’s fine, we’re not bitter… we’ll be here when you’re ready 😉 Jokes aside, there are so many of those out there who really want to…

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The Power of Infographics

in·fo·graph·ic /ˌinfōˈɡrafik/ noun a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data. “a good infographic is worth a thousand words”   Infographics are all the rage in the design and development world nowadays. And it’s clear to see why: they encompass everything that is hip in the modern age of marketing. Impressive visuals combined with helpful tidbits of information, presented in a simple and…

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