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Revising Priorities: Social Media Strategy for Uncertain Times

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Apr 30 2020

Revising Priorities: Social Media Strategy for Uncertain Times

Remember January 2020? How excited we all were for a new year, a new decade even! Perhaps you spent significant time at the close of 2019 planning and creating fresh new content for your social media feeds to reflect your new 2020 vision. Or perhaps you started the new year with an outline and an […]

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Feb 27 2020

Social Media Science: Understanding the Algorithm

Ever wonder who the mad scientist hiding behind the curtain of your social media feeds is, determining what to show you next? He’s got a name, friends: Al. Al Gorithm. OKAY terrible jokes aside: what exactly is the algorithm, and why does it matter? I appreciate the simplicity of this definition from Pedro Domingos’s The […]

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Nov 07 2019

Is It Time to Give Up on Facebook?

I’d wager a guess that many of us spend more time on social media sites than we’re willing to admit publicly. Don’t worry; I’m not here to judge! If anything, I’m here to gently remind you, my small business owner friend, to use social media more to your advantage. According to the Pew Research Center, […]

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May 14 2019

More Joy, Less Stress: Decluttering Your Digital Space

Spring is traditionally the time of year for cleaning up and clearing out. We awaken from longer nights and cooler temperatures to more energy and more drive to get things done. We feel the urge to clear space for this newfound energy and drive. We clean up yards and gardens to encourage new growth; we […]

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Apr 23 2019

The Story Behind The Rebrand

If you’ve been following Upswept Creative for some time, you’ve likely noticed things look a bit different these days. Don’t fret – our purpose and mission haven’t changed; just our brand identity! Let’s be real, though: it’s not just a brand identity. It’s a first impression, an aesthetic, a mood, a visual representation of what […]

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Apr 06 2015

Pro Tips: Making the Most of professional services

It’s spring in Portland! And what says spring more than flowers and hayfever? Spring cleaning. Now is the time to dust off your website, or start that business you have been dreaming of. And when you do so, these Pro Tips will make make sure you have the best experience you can possibly have. While […]

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Feb 19 2015

Brand Exposure, The Old-Fashioned Way

Are you a small Portland business, a local start-up, a one woman (or man) band with an innovative product or a new idea? You’re not alone! Learn how to get your brand noticed the old fashioned way! The outset is familiar: Many of us who own and run small businesses are looking to connect with […]

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Nov 18 2013

Does Your Brand Design Make You Feel Something?

More than anything, your brand should create a feeling. Whether it’s a sense of whimsy or lightness, bold confidence, trust and wisdom, your brand should make you, and your audience, feel something. That feeling is what makes your audience want what you have to offer. When you’re rebranding or building a new brand, make sure […]

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