Is It Time for a New Agency?

Here we are in February already. Wait, what?! February. Geesh. Well, while this may be starting off like a blog congratulating you on successfully getting through a dry January or, on the flip side of the coin, encouraging you to get back on that exercise regimen you undoubtedly fell off of a couple of weeks…

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Going Beyond Backlinks: The Strategic Impact of Brand Mentions on SEO

As with all digital marketing strategies, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is in a constant state of evolution. Behind every Google search, there’s a complex system at play determining which websites deserve to be in the top results—and Google is constantly moving the goalpost.  Unsurprising, this always leads to much speculation in the SEO world. What…

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Streets to Creeks Campaign Receives Award

TIV Branding is thrilled to announce our Streets to Creeks campaign, developed in partnership with the City of Santa Rosa and the Russian River Watershed Association, is receiving an award at the Annual CASQA Conference this year. We’re not really ones to brag, but… The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) 2023 Outstanding Public Outreach Project…

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Organic Vs. Paid ads translated by a Designer

Our Digital Director Eric is the first to admit that not every technique that we use for for-profit clients is applicable to digital marketing plans for nonprofits. The question of organic placement (when searching Google results appear lower on the page below the results that have “Sponsored” over them) versus paid ads (the results with…

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Brand Building Foundation

Brand building is essential for any organization. When the time comes for a sale, a donation or an engagement of any kind, a clear understanding of your brand will put your organization head and shoulders above the competition. In other words, the more your audience knows about you, the more likely they will be to…

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How Do I Start Marketing Online?

I was inspired to write this email by an article our digital team wrote for our sister company, Zenergy Works. Zenergy is entirely focused on digital marketing (not on brand building for nonprofits and government agencies like TIV Branding) but I thought the title was so intriguing that our TIV Branding audience deserved their own…

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Google Offers Free Ads For Qualified Nonprofits

Let’s start with the fact that I am by no means a techie. Techy? Not even sure how to spell it. But I write the content for TIV Branding so I’m going to embrace the opportunity to use what I’ve learned through hours of tech-focused meetings over the years and explain some important services we…

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Three Reasons Why You Should be Building Your Brand Now. And One Reason Why Not.

It’s noisy out there. The number of brands that demand your attention every hour is shocking. Don’t Google it. But the fact that it’s noisy doesn’t mean you need to yell louder as a brand. It means you need to be consistent and regular in your brand building approaches and playing the long game will…

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How We Became Nonprofit Experts

What makes an expert? Ten thousand hours? An advanced degree? A person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area? Thank you Oxford Dictionary for that last one. For me, expert has always been a tough term to use because it makes it sound like we have nothing left…

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TIV Branding’s Brand New Positioning

Positioning! How many people are bored of hearing Brandt talk about positioning? Well too bad, cuz I’m back at it! The difference? I’m talking about TIV Branding’s positioning this time. That’s right. TIV Branding has a more focused positioning and we’re thrilled to share. First a note on positioning, what it is, and how it…

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