By Rachel Schack

Marketing Tips

4 Ways to Spread the Love to Your Customers This Valentine’s Day

If you’re single, anything associated with this holiday might make you wanna gag a little. All of those people on the obligatory February 14th dates, holding hands - yuck!! Or maybe you can’t wait to spend the day with that special someone and be all mushy-gushy together.

Regardless of whether you’re all coupled up, I have a newsflash coming your way. This holiday is no longer just about couples and lovey-dovey everything. It’s an ideal opportunity for everybody, including businesses, to celebrate love and appreciation too! Valentine’s Day is like a built-into-the-calendar excuse to show your customers how much you care for them.

Roses are red, violets are blue, we love our customers and so do you! Check out our 4 tips on how to spread the love this Valentine’s Day.

By Jenna Enright

Marketing Tips

These 5 Productivity Hackers Will Start Your New Year Off Right

Happy January, everyone!

That’s right, it’s that time of the year when gym gets extra crowded until mid-February.

It's also the time of resolving to better ourselves. In my own experience of goal chasing, I've found that the difference between success and failure often comes down to time management. So, I did some research into tools to help me schedule my time more efficiently, prioritize smarter, and hold myself accountable. And, I must say, I found some gems.

Many of the tools I found have a practical personal and professional use, and are ideal for busy marketing professionals looking to add some manageability and structure to their long to-do lists.

By Jenna Enright

Inbound Marketing

Your Favorite Stratus Blogs of 2017

Say what you will about 2017, no one will deny it was an eventful year. It was certainly one for the books for Stratus Interactive, as we were named to the Inc. 5000 list for the first time (and certainly not the last)!

Part of our literal award-winning strategy is to serve up interesting and educational content each and every week on the topic of inbound marketing, and we blogged our fingers off in 2017!

Now, as we get 2018 up and running, we’re taking time to look back at everything in 2017 that we found blog-worthy, and all the blogs you found read-worthy.

Spoiler alert: in 2017, readers were most interested in corporate and marketing lifestyle, social media, lead generation, and web design.

And now, without further ado, here are our top 7 blogs of 2017 for your perusing pleasure.

By Jenna Enright

Inbound Marketing

5 Reasons Why Santa Claus is a Master of Inbound Marketing

Happy ho-ho-holidays everyone!

Since I’ve been writing weekly blogs about inbound marketing, I’ve started to see it everywhere.

And I mean...everywhere. Like, even in places you’d never expect. The truth is, if you look for it, too, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that inbound marketing, actually, is all around. Sometimes, where you’d least expect it.

You know what I’ve realized in the wake of my holiday season merriment? Santa Claus is a gosh darn master of inbound marketing! (I gotta watch my language if I want to stay on the nice list this year).

Now before you click away or start leaving me comments that I should lay off the eggnog (never!), hear me out.

Below are 5 Reasons Why Santa Claus is a Master of Inbound Marketing