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Merit Mile Communications Shines Golden as the Winner of 3 Coveted 2010 Communicator Awards

The winners of The 2010 Communicator Awards have been announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, with Merit Mile Communications, on the list as an esteemed winner of 1 Gold Award of Excellence and 2 Silver Awards

Fri Sep 3rd 2010
John Sternal
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Merit Mile Communications Publishes Marketing Industry Best Practices, Client Case Studies, and Intel

Merit Mile Communications; a full-service provider of marketing, web, advertising and public relations services; announced today the unveiling of their much anticipated new website

Fri Aug 27th 2010
John Sternal
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Want Awareness and Demand in the Virtual World? Then Advertise in the Real World.

With the advent of Web 2.0, who needs offline advertising? You do. Read on to learn how offline awareness and demand generation tactics such as television, radio and outdoor advertising is still a critical part of the media mix equation. When e-commerce was younger

Fri Jun 4th 2010
John Sternal
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Macro Marketing: Ready for Your Mid-Year Review?

With only 6 weeks left until 2010 business half-time, there is no better time than the present to assess your work-in-progress marketing successes, challenges and balance of year opportunities. Here are 3 suggestions for your mid-year marketing review process

Sat May 15th 2010
John Sternal
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InterOrganization Network (ION) Executive Officers

Conducting research on the status of women participating on U.S. public company boards. bq. “2010 is proving to be an exciting year and one in which we hope to see some progress in achieving our mission. We will continue to benchmark our successes and challenges, and plan to accelerate our efforts

Tue May 11th 2010
Sarah Gibson
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Windows vs. Linux – The Right Fit for Your Business?

As things stand today, when it comes to web hosting & web development, there are two major platforms when selecting a base for your corporate website – Windows or Linux. As a SMB (small-midsize business) owner, selecting the right platform may seem like a tough decision.

Wed May 5th 2010
Sarah Gibson
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The Next Phase of Growth for Hosting University

The much anticipated next iteration of Microsoft Hosting University is now live and being adopted by Microsoft resellers worldwide. Read on to learn more about how this simple and effective Windows Server hosting portal has evolved. Out with the old and in with the new.

Tue May 4th 2010
Sarah Gibson
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Do You Hear Voices?

I once opined that there is no such thing as an Internet style of copywriting. There is only good and bad copywriting, and good copywriting is chiefly characterized by brevity and clarity, no matter what medium it appears in.

Fri Apr 30th 2010
John Sternal
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Marketing Cloud Computing to the SMB

The provisioning of dynamically scalable and often times virtualized resources as a service over the Internet – whoa – not exactly the most the consumable or actionable descriptor a cloud services provider should go to market with when targeting a SMB (small-to-medium sized business).

Sat Feb 13th 2010
Sarah Gibson
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Google Intelligence

Google has recently released a new feature called “Intelligence” (currently in Beta). Enterprise analytics companies including Coremetrics, Omniture and WebTrends must be left scratching their heads as Google has yet released another tool – FREE of charge.

Sat Dec 5th 2009
Sarah Gibson
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Women Executive Leadership CMS Case Study

In today’s world of web development there is no lack of Content Management Systems (CMS) from which to choose when developing a web site – either for internal use or for clients. How do you go about selecting the right CMS for the job? As with many development decisions

Thu Nov 12th 2009
Sarah Gibson
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Selecting the Right Web Programming Language

When approaching a web development project, whether it be for a public facing site or an intranet, one of the most important and often difficult decisions is selecting the right dynamic web development language. In today’s web development world, three major languages stand out – PHP, .NET, and ColdFusion. Each is suitable as a web […]

Tue Oct 13th 2009
Sarah Gibson
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Master New Tools for Effective Presentations

Business communications continue to evolve, and your ability to adapt may not only make for an effective presentation, but may also separate you from the pack in a volatile job climate. Most executives learned early on that a key to their success within their organization

Fri Sep 4th 2009
Sarah Gibson
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Merit Mile and Microsoft Hosting University

Satisfying one’s thirst for quality of work is typically compartmentalized into one or two categories. Our latest creation, Microsoft Hosting University, represents the perfect web-marketing trifecta for Merit Mile: highly strategic, uniquely creative, and an in partnership

Tue Aug 25th 2009
Sarah Gibson
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Mobile Marketing

With the incredibly increasing popularity of Twitter, more and more people are becoming aware of the power of what can be said in only 160 characters. In addition, business owners are realizing that SMS is a cost effective way of communicating with potential

Wed Jun 24th 2009
John Sternal
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The Twitter Phenomenon

How Tweet it is! Has Twitter become an essential part of life as we know it or is it simply the latest Chia Pet of the Internet? Twitter, a quirky online social networking community, is the hottest thing on the Internet right now. Essentially

Sun May 31st 2009
John Sternal
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Introducing, Florida Denture Institute

When a prominent Fort Lauderdale DMD arrived at Merit Mile to discuss her vision for a highly specialized “Turbyfill” dentures practice, first on the order of business was a name, tagline and brandmark. We hope you like them!

Thu May 21st 2009
John Sternal
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Email Headers In The Right Direction

Email may have supplanted snail mail for direct marketing, but the challenge remains the same: how to keep recipients from trashing your message before they read it. Here are a few best practices that may help your next campaign. We’ve all received plenty

Fri Apr 10th 2009
John Sternal
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Integrated PR and Marketing; a Grand Slam

As with anything in marketing, it’s always the best idea to have a very integrated approach that combines a multi-disciplinary focus to reach different levels of your target audience. This is especially true with your public relations efforts

Wed Mar 11th 2009
John Sternal
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A Few Words About Keywords

In my last blog I contended that there’s no such thing as an internet writing style. In response, a reader wondered if I “had purposely neglected to discuss the importance of taking effective print media copywriting and optimizing it for the search engines

Tue Mar 3rd 2009
John Sternal
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