There is a myriad of things the District Maven team loves about our job, but perhaps our favorite is the fact that we get to work with all types of business owners daily. These people are our proverbial spirit animals, individuals who are motivated, innovative, and live to hustle. Entrepreneurship is more a state of mind rather than a state of being, which explains the insatiable desire to hit the ground running – especially when starting something new.
Forgive us for sounding basic and cliche, but it is hard to believe that the year is nearly over. In addition to the constantly evolving “new normal” due to the Coronavirus, District Maven expanded our client roster significantly in 2021. It must be true what they say: time really does fly when you’re having fun — or, in our case, really busy.
Effective marketing and branding is critical for every company or brand, but is one of the most difficult investments for a business owner to make. In our experience, there are many reasons for this, but it basically comes down to this: it is really hard to find a good digital marketing agency. New District Maven clients often join our family with years worth of horror stories about the time and money wasted with “expert” companies that produced no tangible, money-making results.
As a digital marketing agency, so much of what we do at District Maven involves Google in some shape or form. We regularly optimize our client’s sites and campaigns to perform better within its search engine pages. Google Workspace is our platform of choice for email, sharing documents, and communicating as a team and with clients.
Trends and stylistic preferences come and go, and this is especially true with website design. Change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, either. The District Maven team often tells clients that websites are like computers in the sense that they do require refreshing to ensure digital platforms continue to operate and appear as desired. One could have many reasons for giving their page a makeover; often the site is old and lacks modern, mobile-friendly design or pays little attention to business conversion goals.
Recently, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, announced that the platform would follow in Youtube and Tiktok’s lead and move toward being a video-focused app.
Attention online retailers: it’s time to take your website store to the masses. Thanks to the recent launch of WooCommerce’ s Google Listings & Ads extension, it is now easier than ever to increase visibility for your products across the search engines.
Well, well, well — if this isn’t a loaded question. If you’ve found yourself wondering how long it will actually take for your SEO efforts to pay off, you’re not alone. The District Maven team is frequently asked about Google’s timeline and we hate to tell you, the answer is less than satisfying.
To say that the COVID-19 pandemic changed life as we know it is an understatement — but it is especially true for one’s typical work day. Before March, 2020, nearly half of American professionals never worked outside the office and were brand new to the work-from-home lifestyle. A year and a half later, it is clear that telecommuting is here to stay. Not only are the vast majority of Americans continuing to operate remotely (approximately 71% according to Pew Research Center), but people have come to love and find immense value in the shift in work environment.
We at District Maven know that sometimes, life throws us some curveballs– pesky obstacles that get in the way of things being easy. Wouldn’t it be great if everything in life was carefree? We put our heads together and came up with the (insert number here) best life hacks that will help take away the stresses of daily life. From mental health tips to helpful marketing tidbits, we know these tricks will work for you like they work for us!