Archive for December, 2014

December 2014 Newsletter

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Dear Friends,

 

The year 2014 is slowly drawing to an end, so we want to take the chance to say thank you. Thank you for your trust and for giving us the possibility to help you to improve and succeed.

 

A new year is often viewed as a new start in business, as time for changes and improvement. The business world is fast moving, and so are business trends. That is why we regularly share our advice, tips and thoughts with you on our blog – for our clients, business friends and everyone who is interested in business, marketing and entrepreneurship.

 

The value of mentoring

The passing on of knowledge and supporting of the next generation is a valuable experience for the mentee as well as for the mentor. Mentoring – a way to give back to your community and a chance for your personal growth.
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Why the understanding of basic accounting is vital for running a successful business

An outstanding business idea is the foundation for your business; however it does not guarantee success. Being financially literate is just as important.
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Advice for newcomers

Considering entrepreneurship? Advice is helpful, but what is really crucial for your success? Why high expectations hinder rather than help, and why a lifelong learning is vital for your success.
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Help us make a better website, Reframe Marketing

A vision has taken shape. Our improved and more accessible website will soon be launched. For the final-touch we need now your feedback. What would you like to have improved? Suggestions and wishes are welcomed!
Just email them to info@reframemarketing.com
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Look forward to staying in touch!

 

How to effectively use social media to promote your business

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Social media has made its way into today’s business world. The majority of companies, no matter which size, use one or more social media sites for its marketing, but hardly anyone is exploiting all of its potential. To benefit from social media marketing you have to invest time and effort. Post and period is the wrong way to succeed. You have to act, by posting, following and answering questions. Shortly said – be active.

Present your company and create a lasting relationship with your customers. Social media gives you the possibility to contact your clients directly and provide unique customer service. Listen to what people say about your company or products, reply to questions or complaints and show that customer care matters in your company.

Moreover, a social media presence contributes to drive traffic to your website. Maybe you operate a corporate blog? Refer to it on your social media account. Or you are about to launch a new product or service? Arouse attention on Twitter or Facebook to get interested people to learn more about it. Keep clients up to date about upcoming events or industry related news on youtube. But with all these, keep in mind that your social media account is not just an advertising platform but foremost a communication tool. So keep your posts informative and interesting, avoid direct promotions.

Another benefit of being active in social media is the increase of your web presence. Today a single website is often not enough. To stay relevant for search engines and to get visibility a social media account is an important key to success.

To gain the highest benefit of social media, businesses have to stop seeing it as an advertising tool or as a possibility to attract leads, but as an opportunity to increase customer loyalty and to improve their image.

 

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Reframe would like to wish all of our clients, friends and partners a very Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! The beautiful city of Vancouver is full of holiday activities for the entire family! Below we have a list of many of the beautiful, entertaining, holiday spirited events to enjoy in the beautiful city of Vancouver!

 

The Vancouver Christmas Market is a must see event. The market runs from November 22nd to December 24th. Located at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, this market is full of delicious foods and drinks, handmade crafts, live music and performances, and cultures from all over the world. Visit their website at http://vancouverchristmasmarket.com for more information!

 

The Festival of Lights at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens is a beautiful event that the entire family can enjoy! There are light shows throughout the night, pictures with Santa, dance performances, and varying themed areas. The Van Dusen Gardens has something that each member of your family will enjoy! Visit Vancouver’s city website at http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/festival-of-lights.aspx for more information on the event and to purchase tickets online!

 

The Bright Nights Christmas Train located in Stanley Park is an event that the kids will love! Open from November 27th to January 7th the Christmas Train can fit into all of your busy schedules! With a train ride, hot chocolate and treats, a petting zoo, and thousands of beautiful lights to look at the entire family will love a night at Stanley Park! Visit Vancouver’s city website for more information at http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/bright-nights-train.aspx.

 

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet will be performing the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker from December 12th to December 14th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Visit http://www.ticketmaster.ca/Queen-Elizabeth-Theatre-tickets-Vancouver/venue/139293 to purchase tickets and see more concerts and shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

 

A favorite for all ages over the holidays in Vancouver is a visit to the Robson Square ice rink. Located in the heart of downtown the outdoor ice rink makes it impossible for anyone to avoid holiday cheer. The ice rink allows people of all ages to enjoy themselves during the day or a romantic night visit! The best part is… it is free! Grab your skates, friends and family and head down to Robson Street from December 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015! Visit http://www.robsonsquare.com for more information.

 

Grouse Mountain offers a wide variety of holiday activities. From sleigh rides, outdoor skating, visiting Santa’s workshop and reindeers the entire family will enjoy a beautiful night bundled up with hot chocolate! Visit their website at https://www.grousemountain.com/peak-of-christmas for more information.

 

Vancouver is the perfect city to celebrate the holidays with family and friends! These are just a few of our favourite events and shows happening this holiday season in the city.

 

We at Reframe Marketing wish you all have a very Happy Holiday season and a Happy New Year!