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There are a few new tools in the Facebook business world that you need to use.  Here they are.When your agency oversees the social media for hundreds of accounts, you learn a thing or two about what works and what doesn't work.And when you spend tens of thousands of dollars a month on Facebook Da...
Dear Baby Boomer,This is a message of love from a millennial.  I hope it doesn't hurt your feelings.  I simply want to suggest that maybe, just maybe, it's time to retire.  Call it quits.  Head out to pasture.  Perhaps it's time to throw in the towel.  Take a long walk down an empty beach.  Ride ...
By Kyle Reyes
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Facebook rolls out a potentially powerful new tool for select businesses.  Are you in?I guess one of the cool things about spending gobs of money on advertising on Facebook Dark Posts is that you get the hookup from time to time.Today, that hookup comes in the form of free Facebook Bluetooth Beac...
By Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert
(National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro)
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It was time for an office lunch.  This time we took a short trip to Oriental Cafe in Vernon CT.  I recommend their cocuout shrimp and scallops - simply to die for - best I have had anywhere. 
In the digital age, is the Board of Directors blocking your business from growing as quickly as it could be? I’ve read countless articles by consultants about how the creation of a Board of Directors will be the best thing to ever happen to your business. They bring diverse backgrounds.  They br...
By Kyle Reyes
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 In an age of "be your own boss"...a look at the value of becoming a freelancer.About eight years ago, a few colleagues and I were at the bar having a drink after our newscast.  At the time, I was producing for an NBC owned and operated television station.We started chatting with the guy next to ...
Is microblogging on Facebook the key to cutting through all of the noise?It seems as if everything is getting smaller this days.Don't believe me?  Look at a carton of ice cream.  Bet you still thought you were getting a half gallon, didn't ya?The whole concept of shortening things up created a mu...
By Kyle Reyes
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Many people tend to think that the boss is the only one who can do the firing.I'm sure you've all had that moment where you WISH you could turn the tables and fire your boss.But what if I told you that you can?Let's this about this for a second.  The act of letting someone go in business is nothi...
By Kyle Reyes
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 Even though I worked in journalism for nearly a decade, I didn't understand the power of a publicist.If anything, I hated them.When studying journalism in college, we were taught that journalists are good and public relations people are bad.  Many professors created this imaginary battle in whic...
Growing up, we were always taught how much trouble drugs can get you in.The message was reinforced by everyone from my parents to our D.A.R.E. program.After getting a big slap from Facebook last week, I wonder if perhaps I should have listened to them.But this isn't a story of drug use.  It's the...
By Kyle Reyes
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Man, there are a LOT of people hating on Millennials these days.I didn't even realize just how bad it was until the article I published last week - With the Rise of the Millennial Comes The Fall of the Suit.I'm not sure if it's anger, jealousy or perhaps ignorance.  But there seems to be a lot of...
By George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert
(George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut)
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This evening I had a great time at Eric Boucher's 2015 Spring ActiveRain MeetUp In Manchester, CT.  This was Eric's first time hosting an ActiveRain MeetUp and he handled it like he had done several ActiveRain Meetup's before.Tonight's ActiveRain MeetUp was at CW's Chops "n" Catch in Manchester, ...
Last week I told you all about our experience filming Superhero Day at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center.Today, we're proud to announce that acclaimed artist Rachel Platten has partnered with us to help spread the word about these incredible little heroes.Not long ago, Platten released a ...
Dress for success.  It was something that was always stressed to me growing up.  My parents.  My teachers.  My bosses. I was a rule breaker at a young age.  In Catholic school, my feet were so big that we had trouble finding affordable dress shoes that fit.  So my parents bought me black sneakers...
I once knew a guy who rarely needed to go to the store.Toilet paper.  Pens.  Bottles of water.  You name it.  If it was to be found in his office, it was also soon to be found in his house.He was one of countless employees out there stealing from his company.Last year, The Global Retail Barometer...
A couple of weeks ago, I gave a presentation to a huge group of people ranging in age from 40 to 75 about how millennials have fueled the massive expansion of technology and how we use it.  I asked this group (the topic was politics) why candidates spend so much money on traditional advertising? ...
Well, it’s official.  Facebook is taking aim at Google.  And if a patent that they just applied for goes through, it was drastically reshape the entire concept of digital advertising.Buckle up.  It’s time to go down a wormhole.Our agency has been creating Facebook Dark Posts for more than two yea...
I'll never forget the first time I asked my boss for a raise.  My palms were sweating.  I was trembling a little.  I had been working hard, damnit, and I deserved a big fat raise. I sat down with my manager and listed all of the ways I had gone above and beyond.  I talked about what I brought to ...
By Kyle Reyes
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In the world of advertising, YouTube pre-roll is hot, hot, hot.But in the world of basically everyone who hits play, pre-roll ads are something that typically bring out the most creative swears known to man.Today, Google Partners like The Silent Partner Marketing received an email from the big bo...
A few years ago, we were almost burned by a client. The guy ended up being slapped with a whole bunch of federal grand jury indictments, and a lot of my colleagues and other business owners DID suffer.That’s when I put the “morals and ethics” paragraph into our contracts. It basically says that i...

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