Brian Morris

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.


Author Archive | Brian Morris

Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 20:22

Print and web marketing CAN get along after all.

I've heard the chants from the rooftops: “Print is dead! Print is dead!” Newspapers are struggling, the economy is sagging, and holiday spending is down. Even advertising is down, though companies undoubtedly know that marketing efforts should be vamped up in times like this.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 18:37

Use Adobe Photoshop to create gift cards for your clients and keep them coming back.

Don't let the headline fool you; I'm not giving away gift certificates for Adobe Photoshop. Instead, I'm telling you that you should use Adobe Photoshop to make gift certificates for your clients.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 22:41

As we turn the corner into 2009, we often reflect on what we would like to change or how we can make a positive impact. New Year's resolutions are rarely carried out in practice, mostly because we like to eat good food and jogging isn't exactly our cup of tea. There are, however, some resolutions we should all implement in 2009 – following through can empower us and fuel growth.  Here are my top five resolutions for 2009: Resolution no. 1: I will try a new marketing medium.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 18:20

The global economy suffers now, but there is hope for freelancers.

The recent economic downturn seems to have finally hit the freelance market.

Monday, January 12, 2009 - 19:23

Apple's Success: Marketing or Performance?

Apple's success: Marketing or performance?

With Apple quickly gaining 4 percent of the U.S.

Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 18:45

It's no secret that great software can increase productivity, especially for small businesses and freelancers that do not have a large hiring budget and are seeking to automate and streamline business processes.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 20:30

If you've struggled to come up with new marketing ideas or designs, check out the finalists of various marketing awards for inspiration.

Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 18:19

Help others achieve their goals, and they will help you achieve yours.

No matter how enthused you are with a project, if you're collaborating with others it can be a trial to keep the rest of the team similarly motivated.

Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 20:11

Happy employees bring loyalty and efficiency to the workplace.

How do you thank your staff? A restaurant reservation? A bottle of wine? A Secret Santa party?

Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 19:50

Strategize to win more freelance design jobs.

Sites such as Elance and ODesk have made it easier than ever to find new clients as a freelancer.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 21:28

Returning Email Isn't So Hard...

Returning e-mail isn't so hard.

How many e-mails are waiting for your response right now?  Three?  Ten?  More?  There's been a lot of talk lately about how much time is wasted answering e-mails, thus reducing productivity.

Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 19:47

Marketing Heart

Market to those who love you.

Ever notice how, in our youth, we always seemed to want to date the people who wouldn't give us the time of day, yet we ignored those who expressed adulation for us?


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