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What is Google Screened, and should I use it?

The Google Screened badge is another way you can show potential clients that your business provides the highest ...
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Taking Care of Your Website

You’ve had a website for a few years now and you’ve noticed there’s been less traffic. How do ...
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Google Continuous Scroll – What does it mean for your website?

For years, digital marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) centralized around the fact that your website must show ...
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Basic SEO Terms

Maybe you’ve heard of SEO before and want to learn more, or maybe you’re not sure what SEO ...
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How to Make Your Business Card Stand Out

Business card design can be challenging. To make this process less challenging, here are some tips to make ...
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How Search Engines Really Work

As a business owner, you want to rank the highest in Google and bring in the most business. ...
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Facebook for Small Business

We know how much of an influence Facebook has on social media. It’s one of the most popular ...
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Are You Looking to Succeed?

Are you looking to succeed? Pinnacle Marketing Group is a full-service marketing company that works to help businesses ...
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Turning Leads Into Sales

Let’s face it, turning leads into sales isn’t an easy task. It takes hard work, dedication, and a ...
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Don’t Be Fooled: Three Common Website Phishing Scams

Don't get fooled by common phishing scams. We frequently get asked by clients “Is this a scam?” The ...
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Do You Have a Winning Website?

A business website is one of the most important tools you can have. With so many consumers turning ...
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Reevaluating the Hiring Process

As the covid pandemic seemingly slows down, and with restrictions being lifted, many businesses have found themselves desperate ...
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The Power of Words

A single word holds the power to unlock any number of emotions; happy, sad, joyous, anger, curiosity. When ...
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Getting The Most Out of Your Video

As more small businesses turn to websites to help sell their services and products, it’s even more important ...
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Creating A Marketing Plan

Knowing the right marketing steps for your specific business can be a frustrating and time-consuming thing. What do ...
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The Importance of Testimonials

We all read testimonials. Whether you’re shopping on Amazon, looking for a hotel to stay at during your ...
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The Art of Listening

We’ve talked about the importance of customer service in previous blog posts, but we can’t stress enough how ...
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Marketing Basics

In order to help have a strong connection with your audience, you must have a strong marketing platform. ...
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Achieving Outstanding Customer Service

We all know that customer service is vital to a company and its reputation. But giving outstanding customer ...
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How to Market on Social Media

You want to be able to reach as much of the population as possible when marketing on social ...
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How to Create Engaging Content

Content may be king, but only good content can reign in the fast-paced world of social media. Social ...
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Instagram Tools for Businesses

When it comes to your business, Instagram can be a game-changer. From construction companies to hair salons, Instagram ...
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Power of the Business Review

With the amount of technology giving customers the ability to read and write business reviews, a business must ...
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Pinterest: Why Your Business Should be Using it

When it comes to social media marketing, platforms like Facebook and Instagram seem to rule the game, causing ...
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Branding and Advertising: Twins of the Marketing World

For the success of any business, companies must consider branding and promoting that branding throughout their advertising. Branding ...
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Google My Business

Having a digital presence is a necessity in today’s technology driven world. Making sure your business information is ...
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Creating A Dynamic E-Newsletter

Email newsletters are a fantastic way to keep your customers in the know when it comes to events, ...
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3 Questions Your Website Homepage Should Answer

Your website’s homepage is often people’s first impression of your business. When a potential customer is in need ...
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Your Marketing Experts

Marketing is a concept that is growing in leaps and bounds. There are so many different ways to ...
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Mobile-friendly Websites: Why You Need One

So many potential customers are using their mobile devices to search out their next purchase, that if you ...
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Creating the Right Photos for Your Website

When it comes to your business, having appealing photos on your website is essential. Stock photos are okay, ...
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SEO Strategies for 2021

Now that we have flipped the calendar to a new year, have you thought about your 2021 SEO ...
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Instagram: Marketing for Your Business

Did you know that out of all the social media platforms out there, Instagram is the most popular ...
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Importance of Video Use in Marketing

Videos are a great way to capture the consumer's attention. They have the potential to reach more people, ...
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Important Information to Have on Your Website

Creating a website is a huge part of growing your business, and having an online presence can take ...
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5 Marketing Mistakes Businesses Make On Facebook

Facebook is a giant, and by now you probably have an account on this media jammed social platform. ...
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How to Gain Search Engine Optimization for Your Website

To begin, let us discuss what SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is. According to the dictionary, SEO is defined ...
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A Fresh New Look: Logo Makeover

Freshening up your business logo design helps dust off the cobwebs and get rid of elements that might ...
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5 Social Media Tactics to Attract Customers

Social Media marketing is a popular business tool because it has the potential to create and increase customer ...
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Transferring from In-Person to Virtual Sales

Many businesses have had to close their doors for an extended period of time due to the pandemic. ...
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Turn Online Complaints into Positives

Reviewing a business and its practices has never been easier through the use of social media and business ...
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Apps That Can Bring Your Business Success

Business apps can make quite a difference in your company’s efficiency levels. These apps are truly changing the ...
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How to Get Customers to Return

We know that COVID-19 has done damage to our local businesses, and many businesses want to know ways ...
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The Ins and Outs of Social Media for Your Business

As people, we are very curious. We want to know what businesses are like on the inside. Use ...
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Products and Your Customer

Stay-at-home and social distancing rules are forcing small businesses to rethink how they will continue to provide products ...
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What Your Small Business Needs to Do (During the Coronavirus Pandemic)

We know that the Coronavirus pandemic is causing havoc on small business operations, but there are things your ...
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5 Ways to Stay Connected with Customers (Through the Coronavirus Outbreak)

Over the last few weeks, our daily lives have seen dramatic shifts. Businesses are seeing less foot traffic ...
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Keeping Your Doors Open, Virtually

With the outbreak of COVID-19, small businesses have been forced to shut their doors for a limited amount ...
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Rank Top on Google

Want your business to show up higher on Google search? We can help you to succeed on the ...
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Tips for An Engaging Recruitment Video

In the modern world, it can be difficult to fill employment positions. The competition is fierce in this ...
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The Customer Journey

Do you know what your customers want? You are going above and beyond, yet they still go to ...
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Top 5 Design Tips for Website UI/UX

Your customers should enjoy the experience of visiting your website as well as being able to access all ...
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Having a Mobile-Friendly Website

The use of the smartphone or tablet to look up businesses on the go has drastically exceeded the ...
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Google Ads – What You Need to Know

Reach more relevant customers within your budget by utilizing Google Ads. As we know, Google is the most ...
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Using SEO For the Holidays

With the holiday’s fast approaching, now is the time to update your SEO efforts to include the holiday ...
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Reading Your Google Analytics Report

If you are a Pinnacle Marketing Group website client, we will set up your Google Analytics account and ...
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Do More with Google Analytics

Google Analytics is an ocean of data, giving insight on your website’s performance and search behavior. While most ...
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8 Google Analytics Terms to Know

Most of us know Google Analytics is a powerful tool for gathering data on website performance. But this ...
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Improving Your SEO Strategies

Now that the year is winding down, it’s a great time to take a look at your website ...
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Using Google Analytics for Your Business

If you are looking at improving your website, but aren’t sure where to start, the first step is ...
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What To Expect From A Marketing Provider

There comes a time when you may need a marketing provider to help provide your business with an ...
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How to Be the Best Client

You’ve decided on having a website created or have signed up for social media management with a marketing ...
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Avoiding Facebook Marketing Mistakes

Facebook has become extremely popular as a marketing tool for small businesses. It offers the ability to reach ...
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Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

Small businesses may be looking at ways to cut back expenses, but your marketing shouldn’t be one of ...
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What to do with the Review

So, you’ve asked your customers for reviews, and they’ve started pouring in. You’re averaging 4+ stars, engaging with ...
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Asking for the review

Asking for business reviews may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are ...
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Business Reviews

You’re receiving reviews about your business but you’re not sure what to do with them now that you ...
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Staying on Top

Most businesses understand how important marketing is to their growth and success, but are you up to speed ...
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Retaining the Loyalty

How are some ways you can retain existing customers and strengthen brand loyalty? We’ve come up with 5 ...
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Are You Being Found?

We know how important it is to be found online, but do we take the time to see ...
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10 Ideas for Video Posts You Can Do Today

Contrary to popular belief, filming a video for your next social media post doesn’t always take a lot ...
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Our Favorite Video Accessories (For Smartphones and Cameras)

https://youtu.be/8iBSSHgG8CQ Videographers would be lost without the camera accessories that support their films. From the bags used to ...
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Spicing It Up: Changing out your digital advertising

Take advantage of online advertising and you will deliver the right message to the right customers. With the ...
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(Facebook) Friends in All Places

Businesses are turning to Facebook to grow their online presence and by doing so are opening their doors ...
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Technology is Changing, So Should Your Ads

The current trends in technology reflect the need to have everything right now. Convenience and instant gratification are ...
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#InstagramforDummies: (Instagram best posting practices)

Maintaining your brand is always the most important thing you can do for your business and having that ...
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The Business Side of Pinterest

Pinterest isn’t just about DIY projects and recipe ideas for cooking. It’s about creating a creative community where ...
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Creating Eye-Catching Ads

When it’s time to advertise in your local telephone directory, or anywhere for that matter, there are some ...
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Remotely Yours

With the advancement in technology, remote jobs have been growing. Internet and mobile devices allow an employee to ...
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Targeted Marketing

We’ve all seen it. You’re bored one day, and you start thinking, “Hmm, maybe I need a new ...
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Consistency is Key

If you take a look at any well-established brand, you’ll find a few simple things run true when ...
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When Luck Isn’t Enough

March may be the month of luck, but when luck isn't enough you can’t rely on that alone ...
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The Wonders of Instagram

Social media platforms are all communities and Instagram is one of the faster growing ones. Businesses today should ...
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When to Call the Plumber

It’s a Sunday morning. Your toilet is backed up and won’t flush. It’s your day off and all ...
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Top to Bottom: From Pens to Trucks

Have you ever needed to write something down and scramble through your junk drawer until you found that ...
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Top 5 Questions to Assess Your Brand

For some organizations, establishing a brand can be one of the most challenging aspects of running a business. ...
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Video: Putting Yourself Behind the Screen

With the unimaginable amount of online content and advertisements, it’s easy for the message and personality of your ...
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Helping Us Help You

Every website client at Pinnacle is assigned an Account Manager, but I can honestly say I think a ...
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SEO and Social Media – Working Together

As we know, SEO is vital in helping grow your business in the digital world. But where does ...
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A Fresh Look: Building Your Business Brand

It’s a new year and a perfect time to take a step back and look at building your ...
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The “How To” Guide for Google My Business

Having a digital presence is a necessity in today’s technology driven world. Making sure your business information is ...
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Your Guide to Website Structure

Good websites are easy to navigate no matter how much information is contained within them. This is because ...
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SEO: Why it’s Important for Small Businesses

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is what helps websites get to the top of search results for search engines ...
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Hot Font or Not?

Choosing fonts is a fun, creative part of design. Here’s some advice especially tailored for good text uses. ...
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SEO Terms Marketers Should Know: The Essentials

SEO Terms Marketers Should Know: The Essentials Navigating the world wide web of SEO can be challenging and ...
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The Benefits of Professional Content Writers

The social media of your business is up and running but you’re lacking content rich material to share ...
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Boosting Your Post: Why you should do it

You spend many hours creating content for your Facebook page and you want to ensure it’s gaining the ...
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“Logos At Their Best”

Your business has a logo or some type of signage that helps customers to identify it. Looking for ...
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Email Marketing: How to Use It

Email Marketing can be one of the biggest assets for any business, large and small alike. Although there ...
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Social Media: Learning the Ropes

Social Media can be a great tool for marketing your business. It’s important to educate yourself and learning ...
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The Color Effect

Did you know that color can affect our emotions? That’s why specific colors are used (and not used) ...
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Making a Statement with Advertising

When it comes to advertising, making a statement to stand out from the rest of your competition is ...
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Customer Reviews: Defining Improvements

Did you know that 90% of people will hesitate to make a purchase, online or otherwise if there ...
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Filming Video for Beginners

You’re looking to showcase your business with video and want to make it yourself. We’re here to share ...
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Tips from Small Business Owners

Starting up your small business can be exciting and even a little scary. The one thing you shouldn’t ...
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Seasonal Businesses: Reminding Us You’re Open

The winter was long and brutal, but now the sun is out, flowers are blooming, and you are ...
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Photography Tips

You don’t have to be a pro to take great photos. The smartphone in your pocket has a ...
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“Eco-Friendly Marketing”

Whether you’ve been running an eco-friendly business for years or are just getting started, take advantage of promoting ...
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Websites: Flash or Substance?

Need a website? Are you tempted to try one of those template-based website builders such as WordPress or ...
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Your Brand Advocates

Branding your business takes an incredible amount of time and energy, but is essential to give your business ...
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What Are Long Tail Keywords?

In a typical conversation of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy, two terms you will hear often are “keyword” ...
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Cross-Promoting. Why It’s Helping Small Businesses Advertise

Advertising can be a tricky thing. Choosing where and how to spend those dollars can be frustrating and ...
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2 More Elements That Your Website Must Have

To read the first three things your website must have, take a look at our previous blog post, ...
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Do You Have a Winning Website?

A business website is one of the most important tools you can have. With so many consumers turning ...
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Reevaluating the Hiring Process

As the covid pandemic seemingly slows down, and with restrictions being lifted, many businesses have found themselves desperate ...
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The Power of Words

A single word holds the power to unlock any number of emotions; happy, sad, joyous, anger, curiosity. When ...
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Getting The Most Out of Your Video

As more small businesses turn to websites to help sell their services and products, it’s even more important ...
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Creating A Marketing Plan

Knowing the right marketing steps for your specific business can be a frustrating and time-consuming thing. What do ...
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The Importance of Testimonials

We all read testimonials. Whether you’re shopping on Amazon, looking for a hotel to stay at during your ...
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The Art of Listening

We’ve talked about the importance of customer service in previous blog posts, but we can’t stress enough how ...
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Marketing Basics

In order to help have a strong connection with your audience, you must have a strong marketing platform. ...
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Achieving Outstanding Customer Service

We all know that customer service is vital to a company and its reputation. But giving outstanding customer ...
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How to Market on Social Media

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News & Events

Pinnacle Marketing Group More Than Doubles Website Customer Base

­­­April 13, 2020: Pinnacle Marketing Group, a full-service marketing company headquartered in Bemidji, MN, has announced two acquisitions that will more than double their website customer base. The first purchase ...
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COVID-19 Update

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! Pinnacle Marketing Group has been closely monitoring the recent developments regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As your business continues to face the various challenges associated with the ...
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Pinnacle Marketing Group Acquires Hanson Directory Service

­­­Pinnacle Marketing Group, a Bemidji, MN based marketing company, has announced their acquisition of Hanson Directory Service (HDS) from DirecTech, LLC of Chicago, IL. The purchase of HDS will include ...
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