Higher Marketing

Higher Marketing – Introducing the Abra Marketing Ethics Spectrum

Is Advertising Good Or Is Advertising Bad?

The simple answer is that advertising can be both good and bad. Like anything, it really depends on how it’s being used.

Higher Marketing

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This question led me to the concept of Higher Marketing.

There is marketing for good and there is marketing for evil and to help assess marketing activities, I’ve created the Abra Marketing Ethics Spectrum.

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Sonoma County Marketing Agency

Marketing Concepts: Blazing Mental Paths

“Never underestimate how invisible your business is.” – Kurt Hoffmann

Sonoma County Marketing Agency

Santa Rosa California based Abra Marketing explores the marketing concept of blazing mental paths.

Just speaking from personal experience, it’s amazing to me how I will drive a certain road for years before finally noticing a business I drove by every day. It can be the most random incident that finally makes me take notice, but suddenly I’m a regular customer.

What a failure of marketing that a business that 1) I fully appreciate and makes my life better and 2) is conveniently located somehow stayed off my radar for all that time. What is the cost of that to that business?

So here is the opportunity for businesses: do whatever you can to get people into your business.

Next time you’re out hiking, take a moment to ponder the path. That space was once uniform wilderness and obstacles. Someone forged a path and now, people can’t help but follow it, further establishing the flow it has created it.

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Jongsanan Woodenman from a scene in the muay thai documentary "Win. Lose. Forgive."

‘Win. Lose. Forgive.’ – Abra Marketing’s Muay Thai Documentary now Online

In December 2012, Abra Marketing embarked on a very special project that says a lot about us as an agency. We were approached by Ben Brown, owner of PHAS3 Martial Arts to help with a press release. He had achieved the honor of being the first coach in North America to be certified by muay thai coach Jongsanan “Woodenman.”

The Significance of Jongsanan “Woodenman”
Jongsanan “Woodenman” (previously known as Jongsanan Fairtex) is one of the most legendary fighters and coaches of the sport of muay thai, the national sport of Thailand. He was one of the most prolific champions during what many consider muay thai’s golden era of the 1990s. One of his fights – known as “The Elbow Fight” is considered one of the greatest fights of all time. Since retiring as a fighter he has become famous as a coach. He has coached many champions including Gilbert Melendez with whom – as of this writing – he is appearing on the current season (Season 20) of Fox Sports’ The Ultimate Fighter.

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Think Pink Day 2014

Think Pink Day 2014

Five years ago, Abra Marketing helped lead the effort to light the Sundial Bridge pink for Nor-Cal Think Pink Day. At the time they said it would only be for that one time. Tonight it will happen for the 5th time in what has become an annual North State event. Abra is honored to continue to support Nor-Cal Think Pink Day.

Abra also continues to support Think Pink by providing web development services, and putting on the yearly “Think Pink Photo Calendar Contest” where members of the community submit “pink” and breast cancer awareness themed photos to be used in a calendar that raises awareness for breast cancer. This year, as with every year, saw awesome photo submissions from members of the Northern California community, and 40,000 calendars are being distributed today. Check out some of the contest winners below, and visit the NorCal Think Pink website to view all of this year’s winners.

 

Benefits Of WordPress

What Is The Best CMS System?

Benefits Of WordPress CMS System

CMS Systems have become a mainstay in web development within the past 5 or so years, and we get why. With the boom of social media and common blogging, the average person is becoming more "web savvy". Over the years that has influenced the desire for more and more web development clients to take some of their website maintenance into their own hands. This has made working with and understanding CMS Systems a critical part of our business.

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California Instagram Marketing

Abra Marketing Is On Instagram

Bay Area Instagram Marketing

Abra Marketing is now on Instagram. We’re excited to be adding to the ways we can share the work we’re doing to help promote our clients and the incredible things happening in Sonoma County.

At Abra Marketing, it’s not just “do as we say”, it’s “do as we do”. If there is a marketing tool we believe can work for your business, we’re most likely using it as a tool for our own marketing. Now that Instagram has started taking over the world, it was time for us to get our own account going. We’ll be sharing photos from our clients, and giving you a look into the life of Abra by sharing photos from our own adventures.

If you are a Northern California business in search of creative marketing that keeps you in touch with the most current marketing trends, contact us to see if Abra Marketing is the right agency to represent you.

 

Using Photos In Marketing

The Power Of The Photo – Part 1

Using Photos In Marketing

What you have to say with your marketing message is incredibly important, but the quality of your message wont matter if no one is listening. In the age of Instagram and photo blogging, great photographs have become even more of an essential part of marketing. Chances are, if there isn’t an eye-catching image, you wont be catching any eyes.

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California Breast Cancer Awareness

Abra Thinks Pink For The Community

Northern California Breast Cancer Awareness

Since 2009, Abra has been giving back to the Northern California community by donating it’s services to Nor-cal Think Pink, a breast cancer awareness organization based out of Redding, California. Every year Abra takes care of the web development needs, provides the capability for a custom online photo contest, and in 2009, Abra worked closely with members of Nor-Cal Think Pink to help get approval to light the Sundial Bridge in pink lights on Think Pink Day. The lighting of the Sundial Bridge is now an annual Think Pink Day event.

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Organic Search Engine Optimization

A Truly Organic Approach To SEO

Organic & Integrative SEO

Abra’s Integrative Approach To SEO

There are thousands of SEO service specific companies, and they boast the premise of their success as coming from the complete focus on SEO only. While there is definitely value in strengthening your expertise in a service by focusing on it, at Abra, we believe that the most successful approach to SEO is to continuously integrate it with all of your marketing efforts. Being a full-service marketing firm, we have created the perfect environment to carry out that SEO philosophy.

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