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Invest in Your Network

Instead of cold-messaging on LinkedIn, we recommend spending time building your network in a thoughtful and strategic way. If you’re early on in your career, or have just...

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How to be an Ally
How to be a Mental Health Ally

According to a 2021 Harvard Business Review study, sixty-eight percent of Millennials (50% in 2019) and 81% of Gen Zers (75% in 2019) have left roles for mental...

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Stop Procrastinating
3 Tips to Stop Procrastination

We all procrastinate and then we make excuses for it. We’re declaring May the month of “No Procrastination.” Catchy, right? Are you familiar with the feeling of knowing...

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Gaining Traction with EOS®

EOS®, how we love thee. We love it so much, we’re writing about it for the zillionth time. We even chatted with superstar EOS® implementer, Amy Courter, on...

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Why Design Matters to PR

This blog is dedicated to Frank Blossom, he was one seriously cool dude and our industry was better because of him. Below is a picture of him moderating...

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Marketing to Gen Z

Would you believe we consulted Rolling Stone for this blog? We did.  Everyone wants to unravel the mystery of Gen Z, totaling some 68 million people, Gen Z...

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Letter to my Younger Self

Hey there young Derk, Deek, Sterkenberger, Dstek…or whatever other nicknames you had back then. You’re an inquisitive little one and that’s okay! You’re asking the tough questions and...

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Our Favorite Spring Activities

Spring has arrived in Michigan to a flurry of snow, rain and sleet. Spring is drunk, but we’re excited anyways. In true 8THIRTYFOUR fashion, we’re sharing with you...

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Google Top 3

We are overachievers, which is why we didn’t narrow this down to three. We see soooo many businesses ignore their Google Business Profile. Google is the world’s most-visited...

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Our Month in Media
Our Month in Media

We do a bad job of celebrating our own successes and when we win for clients, it’s a win for us. We’ve had a busy March, announcing an...

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Email Best Practices

Welcome to part deux of Email Marketing Best Practices, read the first here and let us remind you to NEVER BUY AN EMAIL LIST.  You want all the...

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Website Quick Fixes

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: websites are living, breathing things. You can’t just “set it and forget it.” Well, okay, you can, but what...

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