September 13th, 2017 by

The Importance of Staying Organized

In a world with thousands of different companies and strategies out there to be the best it can be hard to know where to start. There are a few common practices all successful businesses follow, and one of those is mastering organization. Finding a Program that Works for You Technology plays such an important role […]

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September 6th, 2017 by

To CRM, or not to CRM?

The subject of using a CRM comes up quite frequently when discussing the construction of a website. For those of you who aren’t aware, CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management or Customer Resource Management. In layman’s terms, this simply means how you communicate with your customer list or how you manage your customer list. When […]

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August 16th, 2017 by

Considering Your Competition

Marketing doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It is the height of folly to try and market something without studying the environment into which you are trying to market. Your competition is a big part of that environment. There is always competition. I don’t care how unique your product is, you are at least competing for […]

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July 13th, 2017 by

The Importance of Choosing the Right Business Partner

When it comes to rebranding your company, vamping up your website, or improving your SEO, we know it can make or break you. In today’s marketplace, there are very few things that are more important to your success than your online presence. But, with thousands of companies that offer web design and marketing services, how […]

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June 28th, 2017 by

Know Your Market

If you need or want more new customers, just about the first thing you need to know is: who are my customers? Usually, the easiest new customers to get are the people who are a lot like the ones you already have. The reasons aren’t hard to find. If your customers are mainly 65-year-old tennis […]

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May 17th, 2017 by

Meeting Demands

Here at thirteen05 creative, we are in the business of marketing. A website in nearly every case is a marketing tool. It isn’t just a pretty face. Yes, a website has to look good and work right. That is so it can do its job. The purpose of marketing is to create want and sell […]

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March 30th, 2017 by

Why You Should Be Protecting Your Online Reputation

Before the internet took over, local businesses survived by word of mouth; one person would recommend their service to another, and so on. These days, the internet has largely taken the place of those friendly recommendations. Though, unfortunately, a lot of small business owners overlook the power of online reviews. When’s the last time you […]

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March 22nd, 2017 by

The Benefits of Consistent Content Creation

Imagine you’re starting a new marketing project for you and your business or organization and the designers, developers, or marketers ask for the content you’d like to feature. What are you going to say next? Have you been prepared and kept an up-to-date repository of useful material that they can turn into marketing success for […]

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February 16th, 2017 by

Be Different – But Not TOO Different

Here’s a piece of marketing wisdom I think you’ll find useful. I do believe this is my own original discovery. In every aspect of marketing, you want to be different. If you look and sound the same as your competitors or everyone else, you don’t stand out. You won’t get noticed and it is almost […]

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February 9th, 2017 by

Knowing Right from Wrong: Is your SEO bad?!

It’s not always easy to tell, but the proof is always in the pudding. You may have taken a wrong turn somewhere, followed a recommendation that led you down the wrong path. Or, and this is the real kicker, maybe you paid someone to do SEO for you, only for them to completely botch your […]

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January 12th, 2017 by

New Year, New You?

Every year around this time, people make resolutions geared toward improving themselves in the New Year. The question is, is it the right one? Setting goals is important, but this attitude I believe sets you up for failure. I bet you didn’t know that only eight percent of people succeed in or stick to their […]

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December 21st, 2016 by

Link Building: Where should you start?

In my previous post, we explored backlinks and whether or not they were still relevant (if you missed it, you can find it here). Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. The idea of campaigning for links can seem overwhelming, especially since we don’t want to take any shortcuts here. […]

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November 17th, 2016 by

The Holidays Are Here!

What does that mean for your business? At this point, we are well into the 4th quarter and you may have already noticed it’s getting harder to get a hold of clients or simply complete a sale. This is because the holidays are all about family; this is just as true in business. So, I […]

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November 9th, 2016 by

Writing Content For Your Website

Everyone needs a website. For the small business owner, this is often a problem. You can hire someone to design and build a website, but that is like hiring someone to build you a house. It still has to be furnished. The words and images that constitute the content, that fill the pages of the […]

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September 21st, 2016 by

It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing

(with thanks to Ella Fitzgerald) Why are some commercials awful, and others make you want to reach for your wallet? If you are in the business of selling things, you’ve got to have someone to talk to, someone who might buy your product or service. Now sometimes that is just about getting your product in […]

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About 1305

thirteen05 creative is a marketing, web and design studio born and raised in Tampa, Florida specializing in Website Design / Development and Internet Marketing. We are creative professionals and experts in our industry; we are designers, artists, copywriters and programmers as well as business men and women.