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(Good) Marketing is Communication

Marketing often feels like a dirty word. It conjures images of slick slogans, manipulative tricks, and relentless tactics to get people to click and buy things they don’t really need.

It doesn’t have to be a maze, does it?

What if marketing didn’t have to be that way? What if we could recognize the value of marketing while embracing honesty, authenticity, and a more human approach?

We’re constantly pushing against being too sales-forward and instead lean into fostering creative solutions. But we recognize the need and function of effective marketing for both. Sometimes, these two approaches seem at odds with each other. So, how do we strike a balance? How do we meet in the middle? How do we ensure your company is searchable and gets clicks and conversions without all the fast talk and jargon while maintaining clever wit and creativity?

Let’s reframe our perspective on marketing. Instead of viewing it as a tool for pushing products, let’s see it as a form of communication. Marketing is about telling a story, sharing a message, and connecting with people. When we approach it from this angle, authenticity becomes foundational, guiding every decision and action we take.

To reach people authentically, we have to prioritize honesty. This means no shortcuts, overpromising, or gimmicks. Instead, we focus on creating content that resonates, adds value, and genuinely reflects your brand’s voice. It’s about being transparent with our clients, acknowledging their needs, and offering solutions that truly benefit them.

So, let’s reclaim marketing from its dirty word connotations! We’re taking it back! We’re not a bunch of smarmy hucksters (haha, we really like that word), and we’re not about empty guarantees. Instead, we want to make marketing a force for good and a tool for genuine connection. By prioritizing honesty and authentic communication, we can create marketing that feels good and does good.

And isn’t that what we all want?

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