Your Marketing Agency Mysteries Solved

Impressions, engagement, attributions, SEM, SE—OH my! There are so many marketing terms that navigating the BS can be difficult. If you don’t know what you are actually buying, how can you hold your marketing agency accountable? I’m going to unpack some “marketing agency mysteries” so that you, the client, can hold your agency accountable or avoid getting taken advantage of. …

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Marketing Agency

Choosing the right marketing agency for your organization is as personal as online dating. Unfortunately, the vetting process doesn’t come with a detailed bio or a swipe right option! And choosing the wrong agency could mean thousands of dollars and time wasted on an agency that doesn’t have the enterprise or passion to fulfill your specific needs.  Before you hire a …

Your Mission Statement Doesn’t Matter

Newsflash your employees don’t care about your company’s mission statement. Mission statements tend to be corporate marketing jargon meant to align a team with an action oriented one-liner. Some of the world’s best-known brands have some of the world’s worst mission statements. Consider Amazon’s: “to be the Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might …

Haven Creative Agency Receives HUB Certification

Haven Creative Agency Receives HUB Certification

Waxhaw, NC (January 22, 2021): Haven Creative Agency has received certification as a Woman-Owned, Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) firm with the State of North Carolina. The agency is listed in the Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) Program database. As a result of North Carolina’s Executive Order #150, the Historically Underutilized Business Program was established in April 20, 1999. The North Carolina …

Haven Creative Must-See Communities

10 Must-See Charlotte-Metro Communities during the Holidays

‘Tis the season to be festive. And while the holiday season may look a little different this year, we still have plenty to do and celebrate. Why not celebrate in the communities we love so much?  At the Haven, we are all about creating community and nothing feels more like a celebration of community than a holiday community-wide event. While …

How Gratitude Can Improve Company Culture

Working remotely can strain company culture and complicate communications inside an organization if you don’t have a regular meeting routine. Since November is National Gratitude Month, we thought it was the perfect time to share our team’s daily gratitude practice with other organizations to improve their company culture. Gratitude is more than merely saying, “thank you.” Gratitude has the power …

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How Can I Stay on Brand During COVID-19?

The Japanese word for “crisis” is 危機 (“Kiki”). The first character (危) means “dangerous” while the second (機) means “opportunity”. That is what a crisis is after all. It is dangerous and scary, but it also represents an opportunity; it’s a chance for change and new beginnings. To communicate effectively in times of uncertainty,  it’s important to have a plan. …

Mask Together, Gaston

How to Use Federal Funding to Support COVID-19 Related Communications

Public Health Officials and Government Communications professionals have been working tirelessly to disseminate information to help slow and stop the spread of COVID-19 in their communities. Unfortunately, many residents have become tired of hearing repetitive COVID-19 related messaging. Now is the time to have a strategic communications campaign to help fight the fatigue. Your campaign should have through message testing, …